The degree to which a patient’s nervous system is balanced and well-functioning – or not – is the degree to which they are healthy and able to function at maximum capacity in the world. This illuminates how a whole health coach can guide their patients in using stress reduction to avoid, or reduce the symptoms of, chronic disease. … More Using Stress Reduction To Avoid Disease
Over a decade ago, studies pointing to dark chocolate as a potent health food began. One study, published by researchers at the University of Nottingham, showed that eating chocolate could help boost blood flow to key areas of the brain, thus providing a powerful boost to one’s cognitive skill … More Why Dark Chocolate Is A Good Health Food Choice
Greater value is also being assigned to a healthy immune system as travel health becomes more prevention-based. While the body typically does a good job of keeping your immune system functioning well, the added stress associated with travel can put added pressure on it. Thankfully, there are a number of whole health solutions that can help a modern-day traveler remain healthy while journeying across the globe. … More Is a Healthy Immune System the New Focus of Travel Health?
It is widely known that women tend to gain weight after giving birth, but now a large study has found evidence that even among childless women, those who live with a mate put on more pounds than those who live without one. The differences, the scientists found, were stark. … More Warning! Being In Love Can Cause Weight Gain
Naturally, everyone feels lonely at one time or another. It may seem harmless, but loneliness and isolation are part of a fast-growing epidemic in this country. At any one time, 60 million Americans report feeling alone. It’s an invisible discomfort that can lead to physical disease. New research suggests that social isolation creates so much stress and strain that it might be a bigger threat to your health than obesity. … More How Loneliness and Isolation Affect Our Health
Health is made up of many things. Being productive, making a contribution, working hard and enjoying what you do are all part of a healthy lifestyle. If social networking and electronic communication are pulling you further away from a balanced and healthy work life, it may be time to unplug and unlink. … More Is Social Media Damaging Your Work Environment?
The typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels of added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat, according to data collated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Unfortunately, many of our favorite comfort foods – if we follow traditional recipes – can tip us over the edge in these categories. With some … More Food For Comfort, Food For Health
The holiday season is synonymous with family gatherings, spreading good cheer, and of course, enjoying holiday meals together. But for many healthcare professionals, the holidays also signal increased cases of poor eating habits, and more specifically, overeating … More 3 Handy Tips To Help Patients Avoid The Temptation To Overeat This Christmas
A statement by the well-known mind/body physician, Herb Benson, M.D. says that 60-90% of all visits to the doctor’s office are due to stress. We all hear about stress, experience stress, but what exactly is stress? Most of us think of stress as the emotional conflicts we experience in our daily lives, but our emotions are just one category or one type of “event” that can cause us to experience stress. … More The Secret To Reducing Stress: Balancing Life
Optimal nutrition is vital Many travelers fail to follow a healthy diet while traveling which leaves them at an increased risk of illness and injury. The longer a trip is, the greater the impact of a diet lacking in vital nutrients will be. Apart from affecting your immune system, a diet that lacks vitamins and … More Is a Healthy Immune System the New Focus of Travel Health?