The Melatonin Effect: Could Nighttime Light Cause Female Cancers?

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Are you routinely awake at night with the lights on? Your health might be more at risk. For one, studies on almost two hundred thousand [1] night-shift workers showed increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. Other studies show correlations between night-shift work and higher rates of … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Health Lessons of the Year: HIIT, Blood Glucose, Divine Unrest and More!

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As I close out this year and look toward next year, I want to continue what was good and improve upon it. I have a vision of myself, fully expressed, beaming love and kindness to my family, friends, and community. But I started the year not in that state. So I took the vision of my future self, and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

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Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in … [Read more...]

The Natural Sleep Cure: How to Get Restful, Rejuvenating Sleep Without Popping a Sleeping Pill

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We're all aware of the common breakfast cereal commercials that show a bowlful of bran flakes with milk, topped with banana slices, with a side glass of orange juice, accompanied by the phrase, “Part of a balanced breakfast!" Instead of claiming such a breakfast starts your day energized, I wish to … [Read more...]

Cortisol & Cancer: How Lowering Stress Can Help Prevent Cancer

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Every week on the news, online, in a magazine, we hear or read about the ever-elusive “cure for cancer.” So far, it’s still a far-off medical goal. While I think it’s important for us to keep researching treatment options for all the men and women affected by cancer, I also want people to focus on an … [Read more...]

10 Surprising Facts about How Hormones Disrupt Your Health and Weight

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Do any of these feel familiar?  I’m so tired when I wake up, all I can think about is coffee. I crave sugar, and must eat chocolate every day. My hair is thinning, and my doctor says I’m just getting older. That doesn’t seem right to me. No matter what I try, I can’t lose weight. I’m hungrier … [Read more...]

12 Signs You Need to Detox

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I didn’t learn about detox at medical school or residency; I learned about it first through yoga, particularly during my years at Kripalu in Western Massachusetts. My detox education began via the Ayurvedic principles of Panchakarma. I learned about detox from feeling sluggish and like my liver was … [Read more...]