Archive for May, 2021

Three Healing Steps to Stop Pouring from an Empty Cup

Six months before her 40th birthday, my patient June began to feel the changes in her body. June noticed that she craved sweets more, had gained a few more pounds than she wanted and was more prone to injury and creaky bones. One weird night’s sleep would have her neck aching for a week. Rather […]

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Archive for April, 2021

Lessen Migraine Pain, Improve Quality of Life

Headaches can be mysterious, frustrating, and painful. Why did it come on? When will it go away? Is there anything I can do to stop the pain? There are different kinds of headaches, and some are more serious than others. When dealing with headaches, we look at symptoms, severity, triggers, frequency, and life impact. Regular […]

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Archive for March, 2021

Walking Meetings: The Future of Safely Collaborating at Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us rethink where and how we do our work. For some, our “office” is now anywhere and everywhere. A study released in May 2020  shared that more than 74% of CEOs will be allowing remote work for their staff into the future as they have seen productivity maintained […]

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Archive for March, 2021

The Healing Power of the Outdoors

I have long been a proponent of spending time in nature as part of an integrative health plan. Even a small amount of time spent outdoors can physically, mentally, and spiritually impact health positively. Especially during difficult times, stepping away from the computer, phone, or TV, and taking advantage of outside activities can benefit your […]

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Archive for March, 2021

How the Right Relationships Can Help You Heal

Your personal support system consists of a number of relationships. These include your family, friends, doctor, pastor, neighbors, coworkers, boss and many others. They can support you, or they can add to your stress and burdens. An optimal interpersonal environment is made up of more positive relationships than burdensome ones. Those that are healing in […]

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Archive for August, 2019

Why Self-Care is So Important to Your Health

Self-care is often overlooked in discussions around healing, but it is a critical aspect of our health and well-being.  The best path to health is for physicians to work with patients so they can take control of their health.  This is most impactful when patients take an active part in their self-care to achieve and […]

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Archive for April, 2019

Four Steps to Launching a Successful Health Coaching Program

Half of all patients leave their medical visit without understanding what their physician said to them or what they’re supposed to do. Health coaching helps patients understand their treatment and actively participate in their care. Coaches support patients in developing and following action plans for healthier behaviors. Health coaching has clinical and operational benefits and […]

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Archive for April, 2019

How One Doctor Helped Change the Way Patients Experience Primary Care

As a primary care provider in San Francisco’s Mission District for 32 years, Dr. Bodenheimer took care of low-income, mostly Latina patients. He did his best to make their lives better. But as the years passed, Dr. Bodenheimer realized that he hadn’t been doing a very good job helping his patients, especially those with chronic […]

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Archive for March, 2019

Understanding How Your Weight Affects Your Chronic Pain 

Today, 1 in every 4 American adults has obesity. Yet, there are more health problems associated with obesity than just being over-weight. One way obesity can cause chronic pain is that the extra mass or amount of tissue on your body puts a heavier load on your bones and joints. Just like an overloaded piece […]

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Archive for January, 2019

Mediterranean is the Best Way to Eat in 2019

After an evaluation of 41 of the most popular eating plans, US News and World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet as #1—not only for the best overall diet of 2019 but in several subcategories including “best diet for healthy eating”, “best plant-based diet”, “best diet for diabetes” and “easiest diet to follow.” I have always been a huge […]

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