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How to Own Your: Stress (exercises included)

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Can your body tell you more about how you’re doing managing stress? Our biochemistry is telling us yes.

You’ve probably heard cortisol referred to as the “stress hormone.” Your adrenal glands make cortisol in an attempt to help your body handle stressful situations. While a little spike of cortisol is good in response to short-term stressors, it starts to become a problem when the body starts making too much, too often. High cortisol is an overreaction to chronic stress. This can lead to a number of unhealthy issues. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Are You Unplugging On March 6-7? This Biomarker May Benefit From It

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Foomandoonian

When was the last time you powered down your phone or laptop? Do you often check messages when you find yourself with downtime? Binge watching TV shows via Netflix? Do you find yourself packing an iPad when heading on vacation?

undologoThis upcoming weekend may be for you. The folks at Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Tips to Combat Holiday Stress, Aches and Pains

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Credit: rachel_titiriga, Flickr Commons

Got back pain? Try eating some eggs.

Stress in the form of stiff necks and backs and weak immune systems doesn’t sound like a fun time. While the holidays mean exciting times with friends and family, the addition of travel, parties, and overall hustle and bustle can take a toll on our bodies. While it is common to blame it on lengthy layovers, cold and flu season, and cramped airplane seats, you may be overlooking what one billion worldwide are deficient in: Vitamin D. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

HDL 146 and TG 39 on a High-Fat Diet? How Ben Greenfield Does It (and More).

Ben Greenfield Tri RunningJoin Ben Greenfield—sports nutritionist, coach, and Ironman triathlete—as he shares his tips on using blood work for maximum health and performance in a short video walkthrough. Smart and methodical, his advice and methods will get you to Superman-status in no time. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Leaving OM—3 Meditations You’ll Actually Do

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Credit: Sebastien Wiertz

You’ve heard and read all there is to know about meditation, but for whatever reason, you’ve never been able to take the plunge.

Maybe sitting still makes you feel like you’re going to jump out of your skin. Or between work, exercise, and personal commitments, you just don’t have the time to set out your zafu and zabuton. Maybe you don’t actually have either a zafu or a zabuton, and get irritated when your friends get zenner-than thou just because they managed to sit cross-legged for a few minutes.

And all that’s okay. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to enjoy meditation’s many proven benefits without following the ancient masters to the letter.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Adrenal Fatigue: Why it’s a Controversial Label & What You Can Do to Alleviate the Symptoms

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Neal Sanche

Earlier this week we talked about the effects that high levels of cortisol can have on the body. Now let’s look what can happen at the other end of the spectrum.

In our work-centric culture, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of adrenal fatigue. Your naturopath or acupuncturist may have even suggested that you have it.

But what is adrenal fatigue? And what’s the controversy? Let’s take a closer look by answering some common questions.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.