Mindful Meditation and Stress

I personally feel that meditating is a great way to take a break from high levels of stress or anxiety. A lot of people have this misconception that in order to reap the benefits of meditation that it would require going on some kind of extended weekend retreat. According to research from Carnegie Mellon just…

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My Personal Challenges with Weightloss

For the past few months, I have been looking at weight loss programs. I have been researching weight loss programs because many of my patients come in and ask me about what would be the best one for them. Some diets suggest that you should not eat carbohydrates. Others say you can eat them. Some…

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Why a Fast-food ban in L.A. failed to curb obesity

On paper, this sounds like a great idea. People in low-income areas are always easy targets right? Cheap food with little access to good quality food is of course going to be fat because of the fast food chain restaurants that are so readily available. Again, look at the study and the idea behind it…

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What are the health benefits of Curcumin?

Tumeric powder is a popular spice in India and other parts of the world. Curcumin that is found in turmeric may help with reducing inflammation. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin may be used to treat: Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis. Tumors. Skin diseases Alzheimer’s disease, Stomach ulcers High cholesterol Diabetes It’s important to know that even though…

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Can Tai Chi help Breast Cancer survivors?

I suppose the first question many of you will have is what is Tai Chi and why should anyone do it?  Well, you might have seen people in a park doing martial art type movements in a very slow and deliberate fashion almost as if it were a kind of dance.  Tai Chi involves deep…

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Do Low Vitamin D Levels have a big impact on your Health?

Usually I try and avoid talking about dry subjects like vitamin D deficiency, but the amount of patients that I see lacking in Vitamin D in the Quad City area is significantly high and that concerns me. Low levels of vitamin D has can be linked to many health problems including increased risk of heart…

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Does worrying over getting sick make you sick?

I have told some of my loved ones about feeling this way, and they don’t seem quite to understand the concept. It’s not a good idea to worry about being sick or to take undue stress because of it. Those particular individuals will go unnamed, but they know who they are. According to a study…

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