3 Ways to Find Peace Every Single Day

Zen stones

Over and over patients tell me they want peace and calmness in their life, but the highway of life keeps them moving. Meditation? Slowing down? Who has time to sit around?! So if waking up twenty minutes early for meditation seems impossible or has been a challenge, join the crowd. In our society, we … [Read more...]

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

Woman Looking At Health Monitoring App On Smartphone

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...]

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and How It Applies to Hormones and Aging  

Dr. Sara and Jo

The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I … [Read more...]

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Try These 3 Tips

Chocolate smoothie (milkshake)

Women are often on edge about the bathroom scale between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is there really any way to enjoy the holidays and avoid gaining weight? Hell, yes. This year, I’m going to clue you in on three—yes, just three—ways that you probably don’t know can help you stave off extra weight … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

gratitude

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...]

Cortisol & Cancer: How Lowering Stress Can Help Prevent Cancer

Cancer therapy word cloud

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...]