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Have a Mindful Christmas

During the holiday season, there is a tendency for the pressure of life to drain away the joy, magic, and meaning of the season.  When our opportunity to enjoy the season is replaced by an overload of stress, then something is amiss. As a reminder that we have a choice about how we respond to […]

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Can Chronic Diseases Be Reversed?

            When Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne Ornish released their book “UnDo It! – How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases,” it received quite a bit of positive attention from the mainstream medical field including endorsements from medical professors at leading universities, editors of leading medical journals, presidents of medical associations, […]

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Marriageology – The Art and Science of Staying Together

            For anyone married or planning to get married, the book “Marriageology – The Art and Science of Staying Together” by Belinda Luscombe is a must-read book.  Not since the book “Five Love Languages” has there been a book I felt like recommending to patients seeking help to understand their marriage better.  The book is […]

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How Not To Die

The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers – A Book by Dr. Michael Greger             The book “How Not To Die” is a reminder that lifestyle matters.  As Dr. Michael Greger takes the reader through the 15 most likely causes of death in America, it becomes clear that something […]

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The Lifestyle Medicine Revolution

We live in an age of amazing medical technologies that help with a wide range of circumstances.  Still, it’s hard to not be disappointed with the high cost and the notion that very few of these technologies address the root causes of disease.  This isn’t a surprise given that what most people suffer from is […]

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The Value of Social Connections

            Recent research points to loneliness as being on par with diabetes and smoking as a health concern.  Lonely people generate more inflammation-related proteins in stressful situations than socially connected people.  Inflammation can lead to other health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression.             Part of the problem is the unprecedented […]