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Help for handling stress

August 21, 2013

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by Ada Porat — Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours — or six hours 59 minutes to be precise — is the minimum we need for a perfect work/life balance. The reality, of course, is a different matter. On average, […]

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How hypnosis can help with childbirth

January 25, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  The fear of a painful childbirth that most women face today started long ago with the “Curse of Eve.” This belief that labor must be a painful experience has become embedded in many cultures — particularly in the Western world — across the centuries. But contrary to centuries of cultural […]

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The truth about stress

October 8, 2012

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by Dr. Barbara Hare —  Stress is the body’s alarm system. It is a physiological reaction to a threat in the environment. You might be familiar with the term “fight-or-flight response,” which means that when confronted with a threat, the brain instantaneously triggers a release of stress hormones, which in turn create a series of […]

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Sweet ‘N Dangerous

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Refined sugar is probably the single most important food to avoid, especially for children. It is harmful for everyone, addictive and probably the greatest cause of ill health in America and the world today. Why is sugar a problem food? • Provokes a fight-or-flight response. Sugars pass easily from the […]

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The oral effects of stress

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  We all know how bad stress can be on the body, and that it can manifest in any number of ways. Even the teeth and bones and the muscles they attach to are not immune from the ill effects of stress. It is well known that the human body is […]

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