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Eric Nelson's picture

A Spiritual Approach To Dealing With The Flu

If my math is right, the last time I had the flu was almost 20 years ago.

It was early evening, during an executive board meeting at my church, when all of a sudden it seemed like the “off” switch had been flipped on my entire body. Fortunately I lived just a block or two away, so I politely excused myself and walked home. When I arrived, I went straight to bed.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

What Is "Whole Health?"

Whole Health

Years ago, when I was practicing medicine in an unusual way and trying to find language to describe what I was doing, I struggled through words that didn’t quite fit my definition. Although words like “integrative medicine” and “holistic health” got close, the way those words are understood in our culture wasn’t the same thing I envisioned. To me, “integrative medicine” meant you play nice in the medical sandbox with acupuncturists and homeopaths. “Holistic health” meant you recommend green juice cleanses and prescribe a lot of supplements. “Functional medicine” means you order a lot of unusual laboratory tests not usually covered by insurance, and you treat often neglected biochemical imbalances naturally. While I very much appreciate the value of natural medicines, green juice cleanses, non-mainstream lab tests, and alternative healers, and while I fully endorse the benefit of all of these interventions, I was more journeying down another rabbit hole, where patients were having “spontaneous remissions” without drugs, supplements, raw vegan diets, or acupuncture needles.

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Jennifer Livingston's picture

Ensuring Safety In The Workplace For Pregnant Women

Safety at Work while pregnant

While pregnant, today’s professional women may not be excluded from work until their pregnancies are in the third or fourth trimester. However, working expectant mothers still have some specialized needs that should be catered for. Ensuring the right safety procedures are put in place for pregnant women in the workplace is not just a good business practice, but also a legal requirement. According to the Health and Safety Authority, several legislative pieces protect pregnant women and employers are required to take necessary steps to protect the safety of pregnant women and their unborn children. There are various ways of ensuring safety for pregnant women while at work.

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Anna Garrett's picture

Why Your Hormones Want You to Break Up with Sugar

Too much sugar?

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are best known for their effects on weight gain, but these foods are frequently at the root of your worst PMS and menopause symptoms too - especially when it comes to fatigue, cravings, and mood swings.

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Bernie Siegel MD's picture

Information, Inspiration And Expiration – Part Two

Inspiration

(Here is the link to Part One of this article.)

I do, however, point out the benefits of love to the individual and those with whom they are in contact. When people are unwilling to do this, I let their families know that they need to take care of themselves, too. Why? Because there is something called Siegel’s sign in physical diagnosis. When a family walks into your office and everyone looks sick except one person, you can be sure the one who looks well is the one with the illness and is using it to manipulate everyone else in the family. I always guarantee them a cure on their next visit. They never come back to that office again and always arrange future meetings in the ER or other safe places where a cure is not available.

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Irene Carr's picture

What Supplements Should I Take?

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What supplements should I take?

I get asked that question all the time.  I even got asked that question several times during a workshop I gave that was titled “Ayurveda:  Food is Medicine.”  Based on the title of the workshop, you probably have guessed my answer, at least in part.

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Anna Garrett's picture

Make Friends With Your Girls: It May Save Your Life

Make Friends with Your Girls: It May Save Your Life

4 years ago, I walked 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day event in Atlanta with my dad (not pictured), my daughters, Caroline and Stephanie, and our friend Shannon, in memory of my mother who died of breast cancer in January of 2011 and in honor of my sister who was diagnosed when she was 40.

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Alicia Lawrence's picture

10 New Ways To Use Essential Oils

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The words “essential oils” probably conjure images of utter relaxation. Whether they’re slathered on someone’s back during a massage or used to stretch deeper during yoga class, essential oils certainly have power in aiding us as we seek serenity. It may come as a surprise to learn that they do more than waft these calming scents. In fact, essential oils have myriad uses that can be incorporated into your daily life. The following list covers only 10 of the potential ways that you can mix up your usage of essential oils, although there are hundreds out there. Experiment, take a deep breath and enjoy.

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Molly Gordon's picture

Radiation Therapy Is OVER!

Radiation Therapy is over.

YES!

Radiation therapy is complete! Although there will be periodic checkups in the months and years ahead, I feel a great sense of completion. Yahoo!

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Eric Nelson's picture

The Downside To Profanity

Most folks would probably say that using the occasional swear word has absolutely no bearing on their health. But ask these same people if they think that a regular injection of anger, cynicism or hopelessness is a good idea and you’d likely get a very different answer. And yet, once you realize that these are the very qualities of thought that often provoke such spirited outbursts, it becomes clear that there’s little, if any, difference.

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