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Anna Garrett's picture

Why Making Friends With Your Girls May Save Your Life

Love Your Girls

Breast self-exam (BSE) is widely promoted as a practice that helps women find breast cancer early. The idea is that finding it early will save lives.

There's just one problem: No study ever has found that BSE reduces breast cancer deaths. That's why after years of supporting BSE, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines in 2003 and now calls BSE "optional".

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Eric Nelson's picture

Can Spirituality Play A Role In Treating HIV?

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two teams of scientists with Bay Area connections are working like crazy on a new therapy that could provide a cure for those living with HIV – a revolutionary approach that involves nothing less than a complete “reengineering” of an individual’s immune system. What tends to attract less attention, however, are the more spiritually oriented discoveries being made by other researchers from the area that may prove to be just as effective at fending off a whole host of diseases, including HIV.

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Bernie Siegel MD's picture

I Hate You

Patient Doctor relationship

Many years ago I was asked to see a young woman everyone thought had appendicitis. I didn’t agree and after observing her it was apparent her problem was a ruptured ovarian cyst which did not require surgery. A few years later her younger sister, a talented musician, tripped at home and fell into the fireplace seriously burning her hands, arms, upper torso and neck. When she was sent to the Yale New Haven Hospital emergency room the family asked them to call me to care for her.

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Gabrielle Bernstein's picture

Create Change That Sticks In Your Diet

Many people struggle with their eating habits in some way. It’s easy for us to get stuck in the pattern of making poor food choices. In today’s vlog I share a simple suggestion for shifting your energy around food so that you can change your bad habits once and for all.

 

Anna Garrett's picture

Celebrating Menopause Awareness Month!

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September was Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called menopause each day.

I believe it's essential to provide valuable information and tips on how to manage menopause and maintain overall wellness because knowledge is power and bewilderment is not a fun place to be! Part of my mission is to encourage women to be their own healthcare advocates and to take greater responsibility for managing their health, physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Laurie Erdman's picture

How To Jumpstart Your Day: Drink The Ultimate Green Smoothie

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There are a lot of wild health claims out there, but I can assure you that starting your morning with a green smoothie will change your life.

Yes, I know this is a bold claim. And I have the evidence to back it up.

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Bernie Siegel MD's picture

Today's Prescription For The Soul - Stir The Pot

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The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones 
is the way one uses them.

- Anonymous

When you experience uncomfortable feelings such as growing unrest, sadness, irritation, or depression, do not label them as bad feelings. Your feelings are signs that something is stirring inside of you and seeking a response.

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Anna Garrett's picture

Why Can't I Lose Weight??? Could It Be My Thyroid?

Weight Gain

When I talk with women who are experiencing unexpected weight gain, often one of the first questions I am asked is "Could it be my thyroid?"

Sometimes, my answer is "yes". Our thyroid hormones play a huge role in regulating our metabolism and how our body uses nutrients. And as we age, our thyroid may get more sluggish. Cortisol (which you can read about here and here), can also affect the action of thyroid hormones by blocking the receptors in your body.
 
Research shows that even small changes in thyroid function can cause weight gain. In fact, many women who have been told their thyroid test results are "normal" may still have a reduced thyroid function (subclinical hypothyroidism) that's enough to cause weight gain and other bothersome symptoms. Unexpected weight gain and difficulty losing weight may be one of the first noticeable signals that something's amiss. 
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Laurie Erdman's picture

How To Create The Perfect Meal For A Warp Speed Life

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If your life seems to move at warp speed and you’re struggling to eat right, take a deep breath and read on. I’ve got the perfect meal formula for you.

Time is the chief “reason” people give for eating fast food, processed and pre-made meals or not eating at all. Between deadlines, meetings and getting the kids to bed, who has time to prepare a meal much less eat it?

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Eric Nelson's picture

Harvest Of Health Available To Anyone, Anytime

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For anyone who might have been listening, the exchange must have seemed pretty mundane.

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