Are Your Face Care Products Too Toxic To Use?

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Soap, or oil cleanser? Facial mask, or exfoliation? Wrinkle fighting, or skin plumping? So many facial care products on the shelves claim to save our skin, whether from dryness or oiliness (or both) or aging woes. It’s one challenge to figure out what to believe. But the bigger concern is that most … [Read more...]

How to Overcome PMS and Painful Periods

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You’re crampy and crabby, bloated and bothered. You sense that it’s that time of month again, and whoops! - you better buy tampons. Many of us view our periods as a routine nuisance. For some, the premenstrual and menstrual symptoms are particularly daunting: sore breasts, extreme mood swings, … [Read more...]

Foods That Make You Younger Versus Foods That Age You

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Five years ago, I found out my body was in a failure state as measured by my telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that reflect how fast you are aging. As with many stories of initiation, my failing telomeres started me on an unplanned journey of surrender and healing. You may wonder what my … [Read more...]

De-Stress to Look Younger: Top Health Apps That Beat Plastic Surgery

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Cathy fit an all-too-typical patient profile: beyond stressed, cursing at the bathroom scale, and spending far too much money on toxic beauty products. During our second visit, Cathy complained that the repercussions were showing up around her face with sagging, wrinkled skin. Then she dropped the bomb: … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vagus: How Vagal Tone Impacts Your Health (and 10 Ways to ‎Improve It)‎

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Sometimes I wonder how long I’ve had a problem with my vagus nerve. Years? Decades? Vagus means “wanderer.” This nerve—the longest one in your body—wanders all over your body to important organs such as the brain, neck, ears, tongue, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, … [Read more...]

‎5 Secrets to Turn Back the Clock

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Jennifer was a forty-four-year-old patient who arrived in my office feeling defeated, worn out, and “older than her years” as she put it. As a third-shift nurse who worked grueling twelve-hour nights - frequently picking up overtime - the stressful struggle to balance sleep, two kids, and an unemployed … [Read more...]

7 Ways Stress Jinxes Your Health, Waistline, and Aging

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Mary was a thirty-nine-year-old patient who visited me complaining she felt burned out.  Her sixty-hour workweeks left her beyond fatigued, with frequent headaches, miserable colds, and raging tension that cut into her sleep. On top of that, she confessed that lately life had become meaningless, which … [Read more...]