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Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain

Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain
Even advocates for health have a hard time avoiding the fudge squares, peppermint sticks and egg nog that the holidays bring. The season is full of temptation at every turn. I mean honestly… what are you supposed to do when a patient thanks you with a huge tin, full of 3 flavors of delicious popcorn? Throw it away?! The Christmas spirit seems to bring about people showing each other gratitude, often in the form of parties, sugary snacks and gifts. You don’t want to offend anyone by not accepting their offerings, but also don’t want to hinder the body’s health...
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Benefits of Pranayama

Benefits of Pranayama
Have you ever heard of Pranayama? The word “prana” in sanskrit translates to life force, and “ayama” to control. With the breathing technique of Pranayama, we are learning to control our life force through the breath. It is very important for me, in my career as a physician, to have a clear mind which I can use to give my full attention to the patient at hand. Before I get all metaphysical, let me get back to the benefits of Pranayama, especially for physicians. Pranayama teaches us the proper way to breathe. Most of us are so used to breathing...
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The Power of Herbs and Spices

The Power of Herbs and Spices
Indian Spices by sara marlowe [https://flic.kr/p/ds3fm5] | CC BY 2.0 The great ancient Egyptian physician, Imhotep, would have agreed with the father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” While medicine has come a long way in helping with seemingly incurable diseases, herbs and spices are often passed over or dismissed, while all along containing the powers to heal. Learn how to promote a healthy body, while adding great flavors to your food. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone! As many of us are aware, these spices have...
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