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10 Life-Threatening Mistakes You Might Make With Your Doctor

With our health care system as broken as it is, it’s easy for patients – myself included – to fall into the role of victim and blame others when things don’t go our way. But are you doing what you can…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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The Annoying Secret to Finding Yourself

I’m not sure who learns more: the life coach or the client. Perhaps it’s how a teacher feels when a genius kid shows up in their classroom and starts to school them. Either that or they mix up a stiff…

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Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Bright and early Monday morning, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case histo…

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10 Things I Learned from Healing an Incurable Disease

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure. I was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of my life, still without the…

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One Father’s Struggle With Body Image

I was in the bathroom one morning a number of years ago getting ready for my day. As I was shaving and taking care of my morning routine, my inner critic was actively and negatively commenting about a…

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Book Review: Reaching Your Loved One in the Afterlife

She hooked me with a blurb: “And really, darling, there is no one to forgive, because we signed up to do this dance together before we were born. We weren’t acting out some type of I-did-somethi…

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6 Helpful Health Facts About Carrots

Carrots rank right up there with spinach among earth’s topmost health foods. These cold months are a wonderful time to enjoy them steamed, roasted, baked and grilled. My favorite way is to steam them …

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6 Things You Should Know the Difference Between

The new generation and its—well, for want of a better word—new ways, can be hard to deal with.  Now what is the word I am looking for here? Independent? Casual? Callous? The line between these is some…

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The Healing Power of Meditation

The body is equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that can be flipped on or off with thoughts, beliefs and feelings that originate in the mind. This is great news, because it means, in essence,…

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Thanks! The bit about chickpeas is interesting--I'll have to start eating more of them :)

Thanks for sharing.

You are what you eat. Don't be a french fry that's been fried in the same oil that's fried God know…