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At a time where everyone is putting off their “new selves” for New Year’s, are you determined to start feeling better today? It’s hard enough to make lifestyle and dietary changes as it is—but having to “give up” all of your holiday favorites can really stress you out!…
So, good news, you just had your colonoscopy and everything came back fine. Wonderful! That's what I love to hear; however, your colonoscopy isn’t perfect. What did they miss? They do miss a few things. I always encourage patients when they get the good news of having a clean colonoscopy (no polyps, no other lesions): what's the next step?…
The number one reason why most people either have difficulty falling asleep or have difficulty staying asleep is stress. Stressful feelings throw our hormonal system and nervous system out of sync, making it challenging to calm down and creating difficulties sleeping.
Our bodies are well adapted to dealing with acute stressors, but chronic stressors, not as much. Our society lives in a very sympathetic dominant state. We, more or less, live in fight or flight mode. The things that we stress over now are things like money, raising kids, school, family, relationships, work and driving on the interstates.
Autoimmune diseases are a cluster of more than 80 chronic, and often debilitating, diseases affecting 22.5 million Americans. Generally speaking, an autoimmune disease is a condition wherein the body’s immune system begins to attacks its own cells. The immune system is not “over-active”; rather, it is confused….