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Coping Strategies

What comes to mind when you hear the word “health”? For me, I think of eating clean, regular exercise, drinking more water than I knew existed, and sleeping 8 hours a night. Heard this list before? It’s well-known for a reason; these four key elements are crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. This list of tips to a healthier lifestyle…

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Let’s Talk

“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction.” –Michelle Obama I have always been a person who stresses a lot. Ever since I was in elementary school, I have always put…

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Momento Mori

Momento Mori. This is the practice of reflecting on your own death. Why the fuck would you ever want to do that, you may ask? Simple! Our time here on Earth is finite, and every day we move closer and closer towards death. All too often we forget to step back and truly think about it, but one day everyone you…

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East Vs West

In recent years, the battle between the right ways to practice medicine has been dichotomous, and holds a single truth in the minds of many people. Eastern and Western medicine in modernistic society has been engaged in a tug of war, with no balance in sight. Each practice of medicine holds its strengths and weaknesses. It is important for every…

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Setting Goals You Can Achieve

75% of chronic illnesses can be improved or cured with four lifestyle changes: reducing exposure to tobacco smoke, improving nutrition, getting more physical activity, and reducing stress. Obviously, many people recognize that implementing these changes is worthwhile. Still, many of us are falling short in these endeavours. As part of the theory of self concept, Carl Rogers identified three components:…

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Seeking Discomfort

Seek The Uncomfortable There has never been a time in human history when humans have lived as comfortable of a life as we do right now. Throughout history humans have experienced constant struggle. Famine, disease, genocide, drought, war, depressions and recessions, our time here on earth has been one of constant struggle. If you are alive and well, living a middle-class…

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Genetics and our Environments

Genetics and environment  In the year of 1953, Watson and Crick, two brilliant scientists, proved the existence of the DNA molecule. This was a monumental moment for science, this event gave rise to modern biology and influenced many scientists to look at how genetic information and its role within our bodies.For years DNA had been theoretical and unproven, much like…

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What Hurts the Bee Hurts the Hive.

The Systems Approach to Health      Our understanding of the human body has changed dramatically, systems biology has become the new way of thinking and a massive paradigm shift is underway.  I would go as far as saying the science emerging regarding the human body is creating almost the same shift in thinking as when we discovered the earth was…

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