The Real Deal Blog

I am in the business of empowerment and I am a true consumer advocate. I truly strive to help folks “think things through” and put the dots really close together so people can own their own healthcare. I can’t do it without you so, come on in! Join the conversation!

WHAT DOES STRESS HAVE TO DO WITH DIGESTION?

Guest Post by Sarah Corey

Stressed may be “desserts” spelled backwards but that doesn’t make it any easier that we are constantly surrounded by stress. Just being alive is a stress on our body. Pile on the unreasonably high levels of chronic stress many of us are under in our daily lives and this can start to reek havoc on our bodies. Science indicates that stress affects four major systems in the body, our digestion, our immune systems, hormones and our nervous system.

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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

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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Modern Day Stress: A New Paradigm of Meaning For Clinical Practice

I always have thought that empathy is an essential quality of a superior and effective practitioner, noted here in an excerpt I wrote for an upcoming textbook. “We are the healing container that our patients seek out to get help and feel safe to partner with. In […]

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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

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

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

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! 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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