If you really want to relax, try this

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After last month’s introduction (Blog, August 24th) of learning to breathe deeply and kick on the relaxation response, now I want to teach you a more advanced technique called Alternate Nostril Breathing. It dates back thousands of years to India. See 1min 53 second video for some more background and a demonstration. Let’s try it together.
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Give soy a try for menopause

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Women suffering from hot flashes due to menopause might want to stroll down the grocery supplement aisle instead of the drug store. According to a meta-analysis of 17 previously published studies, researchers found that women, who used soy isoflavone extracts, on average, experienced a 21 percent reduction in hot flashes compared to women who received
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MSM for allergies

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Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound that is found naturally in many vegetables, fruits and in animals. In addition, MSM is the third largest existing mineral in the human body. There have been many scientific studies that clearly demonstrate MSM’s benefits for arthritis and joint problems. But, MSM also has a secondary benefit for
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Eat fruit separately for weight loss

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Eating fruit by itself can have a reduced impact on blood sugar and the corresponding insulin response, than if eaten with other types of carbs. The sugar in fruit is called fructose, which is different from glucose (most carbs other than fruit). Glucose can be digested from the small intestine directly into the blood stream
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Rinse those allergies away

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We all know that Houston’s allergies are bad. And, this summer we have had the African dust that has caused many to forgo being outside at all. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Allergic Rhinitis (AR) affects an estimated 60 million Americans. AR is the fancy term for those seasonal allergies
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Thirty percent more oxygen anyone?

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When you encounter a situation that invokes your flight-or-flight (stress) response, your body automatically goes into overdrive to help keep a sufficient supply of glucose and oxygen to the brain to make quick decisions for survival. Your breathing becomes rapid, shallow, noisy and irregular and deprives your system of up to 30% of your available
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Coin operated elevators anyone?

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Sitting is the new smoking of our generation This cliché has become a new cultural icon that warns of the deleterious effects of the modern sedentary lifestyle that most American office workers experience. Most knowledge-based workers now spend an average of 5 hours and 40 minutes per day sitting at the office. Since leaders work
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Executives in crisis

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In the course of a normal work day, an average executive spends much of his or her time in a state of “fight-or-flight” adrenaline elevation, as though experiencing physical danger. Our bodies are built in such a way that physical release is required to recover from frequent adrenaline rushes, literally by fighting or fleeing. But
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GET ENOUGH VITAMIN D?

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*Probably not! Some truly disturbing research has come to light (pun intended) that suggests as many as three quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is the only vitamin that is also a hormone and until recently, medical researchers believed its main biological function was to assist the body
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WELCOME TO MY BLOG: FROM THE CORNER OFFICE

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Welcome to my blog — From the Corner Office. To halt escalating health care costs, many companies and organizations like yours have launched onsite wellness programs for employees. As it turns out, the overall results are disappointing. And if you’re like most executives in the V and C suites–corner office decision-makers–you’re not making use of your
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