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The Practice of Doing One Thing at a Time
There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means having full concentration on a single act. Zen master Sunryu Suzuki described the practice of being fully... Read more
How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease characterized by abnormally high blood sugar. If poorly controlled, it can lead to complications like heart disease, kidney disease and nerve... Read more
A Good Night’s Sleep Is Like Hitting the Jackpot
Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than quantity... Read more
Recipe: Fruit Nachos
Wait! What are fruit nachos you ask? This new way of snacking on fruit is great when entertaining, as an after school snack or whenever... Read more
Cholesterol: It’s All Good
You’ve heard it repeatedly, there are two kinds of cholesterol: the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now, a researcher at... Read more
How Touch Can Shape Babies’ Brain Development
Skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers may help newborns shape how their brains respond to touch—a sense necessary for social and emotional connections, a new... Read more
Exercise May Improve Fatigue Caused by Cancer
Cancer-related fatigue can last throughout treatment and into remission, but a new study has found that exercise may be the key to fighting this exhaustion... Read more
Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person?
The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer... Read more
Too Busy to Workout? Try This.
One of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise is because they believe they’re too busy. Finding the time to exercise can be a real scheduling... Read more
What We Want Most From Relationships But Rarely Get
Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills—or at least that’s what they say in the first session. What gets described as communication... Read more
Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad for Kids
If you want to get a soccer mom’s attention, bring up the subject of artificial turf, the preferred playing surface for kids—or at least preferred... Read more
Breathing Yourself to Sleep
Fifteen years of insomnia drove Anandi to despair. Her life and health were in pieces. She discovered using the breath as a healing tool and... Read more
The Compassionate Way to Health and Fitness
Most of us have an ideal when it comes to fitness. We want to be super fit, thin, or healthy, and we strive for it... Read more
Are You Cutting Back on Salt?
World Salt Awareness Week on 20-26th March is a good time to focus on how much salt you are eating and the effect it is... Read more
Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?
Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally? Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears;... Read more
These Two Types of Tuna Are Carrying More Mercury
Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising and mirror increases in North Pacific waters that have been linked to atmospheric mercury... Read more