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Shopping In A Circle…

An e-mail the other day reminded me...I think it was Michael Pollan speaking...of the value of circular shopping, or selecting items from the perimeter of the store.  A common marketing technique is placing items that have the highest profit where we will notice,...

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Nitric Oxide…Did You Know?

Nitric oxide (NO) is a fascinating little molecule.  Simply the union of a nitrogen atom with one of oxygen, for years it was considered insignificant and even a bothersome pollutant to be avoided. As of this date, approximately 120,000 articles and papers...

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In the Bleak Midwinter…

One of my favorite seasonal carols is In the Bleak Midwinter.  While singing this song this past week at a caroling event, I was reminded of the seasonal cycle and how it can affect not only our moods but our physical health as well. It is officially...

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Stress and Why We Can’t Afford It

Stress.  Another word that is used so frequently that we have been de-sensitized to its meaning.  It comes in many forms.  Job, family, financial...and yes, health stress.  What I would like to discuss here a bit is how stress sets the stage for...

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A Healthy Balance…

As with most life processes, balance is the key.  Whether between work and play, light and dark, solitude and relationships...balance is the goal that the adaptive processes of the body utilize for optimal wellness. We are familiar with the balance necessary...

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Energy…You and Your Mitochondria…

So many magical things happen within human physiology that we are blissfully unaware of...yet are vital to our health and well-being. One example is the mitochondria...those microscopic powerhouses the provide cellular energy, neural and mental health and so much...

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Your Stress-Free Heart…

There seem to be many factors that can negatively affect the health of our heart.  Lack of exercise, sedentary work and life-style, poor nutrition, genetic tendencies...and stress. We have been screening patients in our office the past four weeks using a Pulse...

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The Dark Side of Hope…

The English language is full of four letter words.  Many of them not typically utilized in polite conversation by tacit agreement of society.  And some of them used so often that the meaning becomes diluted and obscured. Hope.  The Webster...

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Risk Markers…

There is a heart risk marker that has caught my attention lately that is reportedly very accurate in assessing the health of your endothelium. Remember my blog post a few weeks ago "Have You Hugged Your Endothelium Lately"?  In this short article I...

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Starving for Nutrition…

We live in the great US of A...land of opportunity, wealth, abundance...and VERY poor nutrition!  How can this be? I gave a short nutrition presentation, served along with a light meal of appropriately nutrient rich food items, to our practice members a few...

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