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The Mind/Body Connection, Part II

Welcome back to Part II of The Mind/Body Connection. (Click here to brush up on Part I.) Now that you know all of the major players in the study of PNI (Psycho-neuro-immunology), I’ll connect the dots and recommend some strategies for staying positive and healthy! -So...

The Mind/Body Connection, Part I

Have you ever heard the term, “You are what you think”?  It may sound silly to most, but what if I told you that this is not a myth, and there is scientific evidence that proves this to be true. The actual medical term that is used to describe the study of the...

The Holistic Approach

What does Holistic mean? Merriam-Webster defines Holistic Medicine as treatment of the mind and body as a “complete system”, rather than the dissection of parts.  This non-traditional philosophy of well-being considers the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of...

Summer and Hydration

With summer upon us, it’s time to talk about hydration, and the Arizona heat! Our beautiful Arizona desert is known for reaching the triple digits May- September, so it’s important that one hydrate properly in order to tolerate such extreme heat. Although all persons...

Eat Right this Fourth of July!

Fourth of July is this weekend! For many of us, that means it is time to barbeque-but that doesn’t mean just burgers and hot dogs. There are still opportunities to be healthy and have a good filling meal. Consider grilling some fish, including the healthier options of...

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

As the triple digit temperatures are upon us again, it is important to remember to stay hydrated! Whether you are working outside, playing outside, or just walking from your house to your car; it is certain that you will begin sweating. When you sweat, you lose water...