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New Year, New You….. NOT!

New Year, New You….. NOT!

  Sure, I get it.  The slogan we hear year after year, “New Year, New You” is catchy.  It’s got the marketing marvel of simplicity and succinctness as well as the installation of hope to stick to those robust resolutions of becoming, a “NEW YOU”. It may […]

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The Healthy Benefits of Strength Training

The Healthy Benefits of Strength Training

Want to lose weight, feel stronger, healthier, and more vibrant? Pick up a dumbbell! While strength training is a good addition to anyone’s fitness routine, recent studies show that lifting weights may have special health benefits for women. And that’s particularly true for older women. Among its […]

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Top Foods That Prevent Wrinkles

Top Foods That Prevent Wrinkles

I have just returned from a glorious vacation in the Cayman Islands to witness one of my best friend’s wedding! Besides cool comfortable clothes, sunglasses and a hat, skin protection was certainly top of mind.  So much that I wanted to share these cool “FOOD AS MEDICINE” […]

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Confidence Is A Choice, Not A Symptom

Confidence Is A Choice, Not A Symptom

  The batter has already hit two home runs. When he gets up to bat for the third time, his confidence is running high… It’s easy to feel confident when we’re on a roll, when the cards are going our way, or we’re closing sales right and […]

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Metamorphosis: The Story Of Gentle Change & Patience

Metamorphosis: The Story Of Gentle Change & Patience

I first came across this story while researching and advocating for a postive outlook on the tranisiton into menopause. I had been growing increasingly tired of the way this very normal phase was being medicalized as I feel menopause is one of the most powerful transitions for […]

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Love, Hate & Mother Teresa

Love, Hate & Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people […]

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Are You A Victim Or A Creative Cause?

I belong to a “club” in my neighborhood that has fostered friendships, a community and social and emotional stimulation for me for over 2 years. It has been one of the best things that I have ever been a part of and I am so grateful that […]

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A Personal Note From Me

A Personal Note From Me

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my BLOG! I do love that word, as very few words are both a noun and a verb. Yes, this is my BLOG (noun) and I will BLOG (verb) on issues and topics, which I feel, will stimulate […]

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Comfrey is Back

Comfrey is Back

Comfrey is Back! I see a lot of active people in my practice. Many of them have sprains, cuts, bruises, scrapes, and all kinds of minor (and sometimes not so minor) trauma.  In times past, comfrey was considered a powerful healing plant and would have been a […]

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Avoid Statins, Let The Cats In!

Avoid Statins, Let The Cats In!

I have a radio show that airs every Wednesday at noon Pacific Time on RadioMD.com called “Mindful Medicine”.  It is simply another format for me to hopefully “knock ‘em alive” with empowering information that can help people be their own PCPs “primary care providers” and have their […]

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