Tag Archives | Stress

Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness

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Attention and focus are hard to come by. Starbucks built a $13 billion business because we need help paying attention. Psychiatrists increasingly diagnose “adult attention deficit disorder” and prescribe Ritalin for grownups who can’t focus or pay attention. But are coffee and prescription speed the answers to our modern distractions? Our attention is derailed by email, iPhones, the […]

How Chronic Stress Creates Hormonal Havoc

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“If you really knew what was happening to you when you are stressed, you would freak out. It’s not pretty,” I said during the 2013 Third Metric women’s conference. I wasn’t kidding. I could write several books about stress’s massive, chronic havoc on your body. If you want to avoid stress, you’ve been born in the […]

Think Yourself Thin? How About Think Yourself Well!

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We all have heard of the mind-body effect that says suggestions, desires, beliefs, expectations and fears influence what people experience.  We all know that thoughts and feelings affect our health. And, we all know that stress is bad for us.  I used to think this was soft science. But a few recent discoveries of how […]

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again

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Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is. Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less. If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us. The dictionary definition […]

Vitamin P: New Discovery—The Secret to Health and Longevity

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If we discovered a new vitamin that helped us live longer, prevent heart attacks, and cure depression, we would all want to take it. In fact, there is such a vitamin. It is called vitamin P. P stands for pets. Pet ownership provides multiple health benefits. And that is good news for Americans, because there […]

Why I Failed to Achieve My Goals ­­— And What I Did About It!

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Eat better, sleep more, exercise more, learn more, love more, love better, be a better son, father, friend, be a better doctor, reach more people, heal the planet, end obesity, starvation, and global warming – ARRRRRGGHHHHHHH!! It’s enough to make me want to stay in bed and watch movies on iTunes. How can I do […]

Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness

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Attention and focus are hard to come by.  Starbucks built a $13 billion business because we need help paying attention.  Psychiatrists increasingly diagnose “adult attention deficit disorder” and prescribe Ritalin for grown-ups who can’t focus or pay attention.  But is coffee and prescription “speed” the answer to our modern distraction? Distracted by email, iPhones, the […]

Why Stress Makes You Fat

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Get Your LYFE Back: Vote with Your Fork

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Everybody has thought of it, but no one has done it. And we desperately need it! How do we get food that tastes better than what you find in almost any restaurant or chain in America for a fraction of the cost? How do you “eat good, feel good and do good” when you eat […]

Mark Hyman Discusses a “Systems” Approach to Health Care

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Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

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Do vitamins kill people? How many people have died from taking vitamins? Should you stop your vitamins? It depends. To be exact, it depends on the quality of the science, and the very nature of scientific research.  It is very hard to know things exactly through science. The waste bin of science is full of […]

Back to School: How to Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children

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SCHOOLS HAVE BECOME HAZARDOUS health zones full of empty calories, junk food, and stripped-down physical education programs that are cultivating a nation of fatter, dumber, and more aggressive kids. In the film, The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg tells his friend that there are more geniuses in China than there are people in the United States. […]