Stress & Mood

Stress, anxiety and mood are becoming bigger issues for Americans as we find ourselves working harder and longer hours. Stress plays a much bigger role in your overall health than you may realize. These articles detail that connection, and provide some healthy ways to manage those ever-increasing stress levels.

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Benzodiazepine Dangers

Important new evidence links one of America’s favorite drugs with an increased risk of one of America’s most tragic diseases: Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Benzodiazepines act on the central nervous system to cause drowsiness, relax muscles and reduce | Read More…

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Reflexology: Alternative Stress Relief

Did you know that your feet can talk? It’s true—in the sense that they can tell a reflexologist—a trained practitioner of an ancient version of massage therapy—where your body needs healing. Better still, they can also be part of the | Read More…

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Depression and Brain Fog

Today, I want to talk with you about—hold on, I just had it a second ago—there definitely was something—oh yes. Today I want to talk to you about fuzzy thinking. Fuzzy thinking—when your thought feels dulled—has been in the news | Read More…

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9 Nervous System Supplements

Our nervous system is a bioengineering marvel that controls everything we do. Every step and breath we take. Every heartbeat, every laugh, every response to every stimulus, every thought.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a | Read More…

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Boredom Affects Mental Health

I live and work in a part of the world blessed by a large population of “older” people. They are magnificent—worldly, experienced, fascinating…and sometimes, bored. I understand. As we age, the range of things we can do often gradually contracts. | Read More…

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Calm Your Anxiety Naturally

Most people view anxiety in a negative light. After all, who really likes to experience a pounding heart, sweatiness, butterflies in the stomach, and muscle tension? However, acute (short-term) anxiety actually serves a purpose. Think of it as your body’s | Read More…

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Hearing Aids for Emotional Wellbeing

Too many people deal with hearing loss by turning up the TV or accusing others of mumbling. This is classic denial behavior. I see it in my patients all the time, and it creates real problems for the person with | Read More…

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Inflammation Causes Depression

Nearly everyone experiences occasional sadness that fades away after a couple hours or days. This is perfectly normal. But clinical depression is much more complicated and serious. You feel hopeless, helpless, exhausted. These feelings last for weeks, months, even years. | Read More…

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Meditation: A Prescription to Fight Stress

How were your holidays?  Celebratory?  Stressful?  A little (or a lot) of both? Today, I want to give you something you can really celebrate—for your whole life.  Something so important to your health that I don’t just recommend it, I | Read More…

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Natural Migraine Management

Grace’s husband, Hal, brought her to see me. He had been a patient of mine for years, but Grace was seeing a different doctor. Grace had debilitating migraines, and Hal couldn’t watch her suffer any longer. Based on her history, | Read More…