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Posted on September 12, 2011 | 7 CommentsToday many people find themselves attempting to complete mile long to-do lists while working a full-time job and maintaining a household which leads to exhaustion, stress and anxiety. Eating well,...
Posted on June 15, 2011 | 1 CommentConventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are emotionally, financially, and especially physically draining. Side effects like hair loss, fatigue, and nausea have left patients wondering if there are...
Posted on October 16, 2010 | 1 CommentMaximum Healing: Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal by H. Robert Silverstein, M.D. is a complete guide to improving your immune system by blending todayâ€™s conventional Western medicine with alternative...
Posted on September 2, 2010 | No CommentsItâ€™s that time of year again: with September, back to school season is in full swing. While school supplies and books fly off the shelf for those headed to class,...
Posted on June 9, 2010 | 6 CommentsLose Stress, Lose Weight. Article by Charles A. Moss MD, author of Power of the Five Elements: The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance. Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping the developed world. Excess weight is not only a risk for diabetes and heart disease, but recent research has shown obesity associated with increased cancer incidence and worse outcomes in those with cancer. Dietary habits are strongly linked to this new health challenge, especially the use of high glycemic foods (those that spike blood sugar), excess calories (supersized meals) and fats that stimulate inflammation (trans fats, baked goods, red meat and whole dairy not organically produced). One common thread in all these dietary indiscretions is the effect on blood chemistry including elevating cortisol levels, the main stress hormone from the adrenal gland. However, as Sarah now knows, it is not diet alone that raises cortisol and increases the risk for obesity and disease. The other major trigger is chronic stress.