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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Running On Empty

If you ever questioned the effects of stress on your day-to-day life, read on. If ignored, the chronic thoughts, situation and/or behavior patterns may lead to the following sequence of events, resulting in “running on empty”. (And I’m not referring to that great Jackson Browne song!) Follow the succession of events: . . . → Read More: Running On Empty

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Prehab Beats Rehab

“Surgery is a major event – think of it as a marathon. Leading up to any major event, you need to prepare.” So says Francesco Carli, MD, one of the coauthors of a McGill University study that looked at the effects of prehabilitation (what you do before surgery to support your body) on patients’ recovery experiences. The study concluded that those who practiced a pre-op routine bounced back faster than those who didn’t. The four effective rehab actions identified in the study were: . . . → Read More: Prehab Beats Rehab

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Stories The Nails Can Tell

Like the rings of a tree, the bumps, dents, ridges and color of the toe and fingernails tell a story – of your health. Short or long, deep red or neon green, manicured or au natural, our nails not only reflect our personal tastes (think nail polish colors), our lifestyles (ever notice gardeners’ hands?), even our career choices (reflexology or massage anyone?). Nails help us manipulate small objects with our hands, and protect the soft tissues of our fingers and toes. More importantly, our nails often provide clues of underlying disease or medical conditions requiring attention. . . . → Read More: Stories The Nails Can Tell

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Flip-Flops and Your Feet

The warm weather has arrived in Florida (fortunately without the high humidity yet). If that’s not your experience where you live, can you imagine? Pretend that you’re trading in your wool socks and closed-in boots for “spring/summer attire”? Where I live, that means flip-flops and slides – the topic of my post today. So, what’s wrong with these free-wheeling shoes? Plenty. Especially if you’re someone who is on their feet a lot and doesn’t take preventative measures to keep them healthy and strong. As an experiment, don your fave flip-flops . . . → Read More: Flip-Flops and Your Feet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Reflexology After End-Stage Liver Disease and Transplant

How might living with a diseased liver and then a donated replacement affect someone, both physically and metaphysically? And how might foot reflexology, offered nearly four years post diagnosis and transplant, offer relief to the daily difficulties and symptoms. Please read this important study. . . . → Read More: Reflexology After End-Stage Liver Disease and Transplant

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