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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Natural Depression Remedies

Depression begins with feelings of sadness or worthlessness that just won’t go away. Then, as the individual withdraws from family and friends, the process spins silently out of control. Isolation increases, as does hopelessness and depression. Untreated depression can devastate | Read More…

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Pillars of Health: Exercise, Relaxation, Detox, Sleep

If you’ve been following my advice for a while, you’ve likely heard about my Pillars of Health. But if you’re new to my health letter, the Pillars of Health are eight lifestyle choices providing the foundations for good health. You | Read More…

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Medical Emergencies: What You Should Do

Linda and her husband Dave, both long-time patients of mine, were getting ready to host an afternoon of what they called “football, food, and friends.” But in the midst of the preparations, Dave began having chest pains. Linda suggested he | Read More…

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Healing Touch for Stress and Pain

Sometimes we get so caught up in chasing after the latest and greatest that we forget about the good old tried and true. Pain, for example, sends millions of people to doctors every year. While most of them are looking | Read More…

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Prescription painkillers cause overdose and addiction

Each and every day, 46 Americans die from the same cause. That’s nearly 17,000 lives lost in one year. All of these deaths are completely preventable. I’m not talking about a dangerous new virus, out of control bacteria, or exotic | Read More…

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Ebola is No Problem in the U.S.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that the mass media fear machine is working overtime these days, using the Ebola outbreak to promote anxiety and paranoia. I’ve seen headlines claiming Ebola is “out of control” or that the spread of the disease | Read More…

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Mindfulness Meditation Fights Stress, Pain, and Blood Pressure

Imagine being able to repair health problems yourself – without a doctor or medication. Sounds like science-fiction, right? It’s not! You can have a better memory, improved concentration, less stress and anxiety, reductions in chronic pain, better blood pressure, weight management, | Read More…

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Fight Depression to Improve Your Health

When was the last time you laughed so hard you thought you’d cry? Or spent a carefree day without worrying about anything, just enjoying yourself? Or just smiled at someone you didn’t know? It might seem far-fetched, but simple acts | Read More…

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Exercise Cures Stress

What are you doing about the stress in your life? It’s a sad fact of life these days that too many people are ignoring this silent killer, instead of finding ways of managing and reducing stressors. I understand that it’s | Read More…

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Explosive Anger Causes Heart Attacks

How do you feel when you’re cut off in traffic or someone pushes their way to the front of a line you’re in? You get angry, right? That’s only natural. But then what? Do you let go of the anger | Read More…