A Teenager’s Angst – And Healing

I stood in front of the mirror and hated what looked back at me: blotchy, puffy face, ridden with acne, and a non-skinny body I did not love. I am Diya Menon, a 19-year-old* Division 1 college athlete. I’ve been playing competitive tennis since I was seven. I never...

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Organizing and De-cluttering: Your Avenue to Healthy Living

In an attempt to reduce my footprint in 2018, after years of moving, sometimes across continents, and acquiring much more than wild and memorable experiences along the way, I decided to bite the bullet and start spring cleaning and de-cluttering. As any 4-year-old would remind you, “Try it, try it, you just might like it”.

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Yoga Offers New Hope for Victims of Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Yoga appears to be particularly beneficial when it comes to mental health, with studies showing it helps improve psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. Some of these studies suggest yoga can actually have an effect similar to that of antidepressants and psychotherapy.

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New Year Resillusions – a tongue-in-cheek look

I have observed that the week of December 28 to January 3 is a particularly testing time for those who’re battling ‘questionable’ habits and behaviours. They make resolutions. Also, the ubiquity of social media impels them to announce to the whole, wide world that...

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Make Your Own Natural, Homemade Odor Eliminator

If you’re like most people, you enjoy opening your dryer door and removing clothes, sheets and kitchen towels that have a fresh, clean scent. If you’re like most people, you may also find yourself reaching for the store-bought, chemically concocted fabric softeners,...

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The Link Between Stomach Acid And Optimal Health

The focus of my clinical practice and work is on cardio-metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, heart disease, insulin resistance, etc.), so why am I talking about acidity and digestion in this post? As I started seeing patients with...

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Ginger and Turmeric Super Roots to the Rescue!

I still can’t believe that the first time I bought fresh ginger and turmeric was well into my 50’s. My mother was Polish and well, ginger and turmeric weren’t high on her list of ingredients. In fact, I can’t ever remember seeing either of them in our kitchen. Ditto...

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How I Learned to Manage Pain with the Help of Ayurveda

I was 48 years old when I woke up one spring morning with a strange pain coursing through my body. The day before, I had thought I was coming down with the flu, but on this day, I felt fine except for the odd, inexplicable pain. When it didn’t go away after a week or...

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Wisdom From An Afternoon Car Wash

I did something yesterday I haven’t done in at least 3 years, but which I used to routinely do when I was a teenager. I washed our cars. Just like we’ve outsourced so many other parts of our life, my wife and I typically go to the local car wash to get our cars...

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