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Touch, Caring and Cancer – Video

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

One of the most helpful forms of support you can offer a loved one with cancer is the use of touch. A simple 20 minute massage can reduce symptoms and side effects of cancer in half.

The video link below shows you that caregivers can learn some basic skills for touch and massage to use with their loved ones who are cancer patients.

Pass your love and good wishes through your hands.

Video Link: Touch, Caring and Cancer with William Collinge, PhD, MPH and others

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Good bacteria for IBS – Research Article

evidenceresearcharticles-blog“The American College of Gastroenterology has released a new scientific review of the research on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation that is not due to a known cause.” from a healthnotes® NEWSWIRE research article “New Scientific Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Features Diet, Probiotics.”

For more health conditions check out the Evidence-based Research Articles database.… Continue Reading →

From Loneliness to Solitude – Article

Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

The experience of being by yourself can feel painfully lonely or create nourishing, meaningful solitude.

The article link below describes the difference between loneliness and solitude, and ways you can transition from an unhealthy, overwhelming and intolerable feeling to one that includes positive emotions and loving thoughts.

Discover how you can find deep and lasting contentment in being alone.

Article Link: From Loneliness to Solitude by Payam Ghassemlou, MFT, PhD

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Simple Strategies For Healthy Eating

Judy E. Buss

Judy E. Buss

The Chinese have known for more than 5000 years that everyday food is medicine. (They had never heard of the Golden Arches!) Scientific research in our time has also confirmed that disease prevention and staying healthy depends, in large part, on good eating habits.

Individuals who wish to improve their diet, often ask how to go about doing so. The answer is quite simple: In the absence of a few basic, clear, and doable strategies, diet improvements cannot be realized. The following are some suggestions which help lead to success in this endeavor:

1) Eating in restaurants … Continue Reading →

Selective Awareness – Video

with Emmett Miller, MD

with Emmett Miller, MD

Play some mind games with Dr. Emmett Miller.

In the video link below learn about the differences between the conscious mind vs. unconscious mind, and how the unconscious mind avoids thinking about unpleasant things to protect the conscious mind.

It’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for.

Video Link: Selective Awareness with Emmett Miller, MD

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Laugh it Up

Marcey Shapiro, MD

Marcey Shapiro, MD

“I love to laugh, ha-ha ha-ha!”
—Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins

Laughter is a magical elixir of well-being. You cannot continue to feel anxious, depressed, irritated, or any other number of unpleasant emotions, while you are laughing. Laughter dissolves away anger, frustration, and worry. It helps us deal with life’s challenges, allowing us to take ourselves and our current experiences less seriously. Laughter helps us take a fresh look at a situation, allowing more perspective and a new, more lighthearted understanding of our condition. It boosts our sense of well-being.

When there is a stressor, laughter can … Continue Reading →

Why Are You Here? – Article

Leona J. Luyks, MEd

Leona J. Luyks, MEd

Have you discovered your real purpose in life?

The article linked offers you exercises for allowing this to be revealed to you.

Discover the true meaning and purpose for your life. Realize that there is much more to life than what we all experience on a day-to-day basis.

Article Link: Why Are You Here? Discovering the Meaning of and Purpose for Your Life by Leona J. Luyks, MEd

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Diet and Cholesterol – Video

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

Do you have high cholesterol readings? Did you know that this is probably caused by the starches, sugars,

and alcohols in your diet?

Imagine eating all of the eggs you want, leaving the skin on chicken, and using butter instead of margarine, and having your cholesterol readings lowered.

In the video link below learn how eating the opposite diet from the medical approach can get positive results.

Video Link: Diet and Cholesterol with David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

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Uplifting messages – AHHA Resource

AHHA offers a unique opportunity to send Get Well(ness) messages to someone you care about. You can find special messages on attractive backgrounds from the Get Well(ness) Messages section of the AHHA website. Pick the one you like and email the URL to your loved one.… Continue Reading →

Start Simple: A View of the New Year – Article

Charlotte Reznick, PhD

Charlotte Reznick, PhD

Do you make long lists of New Year’s resolutions and never are successful with any of them. Part of that is trying to take on too much. Your heart is in the right place, but your time schedule is not. Or do you write down things you think you should do, but don’t really want to or aren’t quite ready for.

The article link below offers you eight simple ideas that are easy enough for kids or adults. Pick one – just one!

Once this one idea is a habit, part of your nature, you can choose … Continue Reading →

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