Tag Archives | Stress

Learn To Meditate with zivaMIND

Are real-life, day-to-day stressors getting in the way of making time for what is important to you?  I know that before I met Emily Fletcher, I had no clue just how true this was in my own life. Juggling a private practice and a Functional Medicine Clinic at a major hospital, writing books, and managing […]

7 Strategies to Reverse Infertility

“My husband and I are suffering from infertility,” my patient tells me. “Does this have to do with things like lifestyle, or is it just bad luck? Is there anything we can do to reverse this situation?” I’m sad to say today one in seven couples suffer from infertility, which researchers define as the diminished […]

Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness

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

“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!

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

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

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!

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

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

Get Your LYFE Back: Vote with Your Fork

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