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Are you ready for flu season?  Even though it’s only early October, I’ve noticed commercials about flu shots are in full swing. As noted in earlier blog posts, flu season does not happen because we’re indoors more-but due to our decreased exposure to sunshine and the drop in our vitamin D levels. Enhancing your immune […]




A study conducted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that women receiving radiation therapy for treating their breast cancer, experienced unique benefits while practicing yoga, including reducing fatigue. While simple stretching exercises improved fatigue, the women using yoga activities that included  yogic breathing, postures, meditation and relaxation techniques in to their […]



Researchers said the University of Texas in the Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston, and Baylor College of medicine created a study to determine whether stress management improved the outcomes in men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. A group of 169 man were assigned randomly to a two session pre-surgical stress management. Intervention, at two […]


Do you know that you have the power to improve your health, or do you believe that it’s your family history, your genes, your doctors,  your access to medical care, your health insurance plan that is most important? Many years ago when I was in medical school, I attended a lecture that was at the […]


While most of people, including doctors and medical researchers are well aware of the role that certain factors play in our chances of developing heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, a family history, etc., we don’t pay much attention to the role psychological factors such as distress plays.



Many people get massages as a part of their wellness and healing programs.  Getting a massage might alter the body’s immune response and lower stress-related hormones, a new U.S. study suggests.     A small study, the blood of 29 people who received 45-minute Swedish massages was tested five minutes and one minute before the massage […]

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