Archive for May, 2021

Taking Care of Your Body and Your Mind

For millennia, the therapeutic encounter has remained largely the same: a person who had been functioning normally and without giving a thought to their health now notices that something is wrong—they don’t feel well. They seek someone to help. In various cultures and eras, this “practitioner” may have been called a shaman, a barber, a […]

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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 May, 2021

A Move from Burnout Culture to Wellness Culture

Burnout. More and more, I am seeing colleagues, friends, and my patients fraying at the edges. Some are on the edge of burnout and some are already there. More than a year after COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary, we are still seeing its effects in ways we might not have predicted. Women are leaving the […]

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Archive for November, 2020

Cancer-Fighting Foods for More Energy and Better Healing

When you have cancer, what you eat may not seem important. Cancer treatments and their side effects, and just having cancer, can change the way you eat and how your body uses nutrients. It can be difficult for you to eat well. Why should I eat healthy? You’ll feel better during and after treatment if […]

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Archive for September, 2020

We Are What We Eat. How Food Can Treat Chronic Pain.

Chronic pain is the medical term for pain that lasts more than about three months. The word “chronic” means “long-lasting.” Researchers estimate that more than 100 million American adults have chronic pain, so you are not alone. Chronic pain is one of the leading reasons we visit the doctor and take medication. It is extremely […]

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Archive for August, 2020

How You Eat is as Important as What You Eat During COVID-19

Being healthy during a pandemic is more than about making good food choices. Sure, buying or ordering the right food during this unique crisis is an important element to maintaining your health—both mental and physical—but it is your relationship with food that is so crucial in the era of COVID. As with other relationships in […]

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Archive for March, 2019

Three Reasons Why Eating Well Is Not Just About Food

The Mediterranean diet was voted the best diet in 2019 by US News and World Report and it includes many foods that can help your health—but when it comes to eating healthy, this diet shows that it is not just about the food. People who follow this diet in Greece, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries might be healthy […]

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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 March, 2019

Don’t Fall for Fad Diets—Find A Nutrition Plan Made For You

Don’t be fooled by fad diets! Finding the best nutrition plan for you starts with nutritional counseling. Extreme dietary changes can harm you—both physically and psychologically. Cyclical weight loss and regain is bad for health and makes permanent weight loss more difficult. That’s why it must be left up to the professionals to know the […]

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Archive for March, 2019

12 Foods You Should Eat to Reduce Chronic Pain

Research shows that foods and drinks that reduce inflammation can reduce chronic pain and improve your mood. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause inflammation can also help. In fact, changing your diet and lifestyle can allow you to work with your health care team to reduce the amount of medication you take or even stop […]

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