Archive for September, 2021

What is Kidney Disease and How Is It Typically Treated?

Although kidney disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is estimated that 90%[i] of the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are not aware that they have it, even those with severe cases,[ii] as the disease can progress undetected until it is in advanced stages.  This is because the […]

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Archive for August, 2021

Supplement Use Is On the Rise. Here’s Why

This summer, we partnered with Harris Polls to discover whether the COVID-19 pandemic affected the use of supplements or over-the-counter vitamins in this country. To this end, we surveyed 2,053 adults above the age of 18. The results were astounding. Supplement use in this country is up 29% with an estimated 76% of Americans now […]

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Archive for August, 2021

Legacy of Health Series: Self-care in Healthcare

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. When you’re on a plane, the preflight safety instructions include a directive to place your oxygen mask over your face before helping others. The idea is that you must first address your own health and safety […]

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Archive for July, 2021

Peri-what? Know Your Perimenopause

Co-authored by Genevieve Walker, PhD, a medical writer with more than 15 years of medical writing experience and 25 years of healthcare experience. Depression. Irritability. Your face, neck, and chest turning red as you experience a wave of heat followed by dripping sweat. Waking at 3 a.m. Putting on weight when you’re sure your eating […]

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Archive for June, 2021

10 Steps to a More Fulfilled and Healthier Post-Pandemic Life

People are creatures of habit. Science shows that self-regulating systems—like people—constantly work to return to the same form and behavior after they have been stressed or traumatized. That automatic rebound response—the same response that fuels healing and recovery—also makes behavioral changes uncomfortable and hard to implement for many people. Let’s face it, we all do […]

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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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