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Rest & Digest: Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic

I was explaining that cortisol is the instant, it’s the preliminary stress indicator. It is the first thing that happens to send you into a state of alert. I’ll give you another quick story. Three years or four years ago, I was on the Beltway, a big rainstorm. The rain had subsided. Came over the ridge doing about 50 miles an hour.

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How That Cortisol Rush is Key to Our Survival

In this story, I remembered it just the other morning, it takes us back about 50, 60 years, I was about 10 years old. We had moved outside of Washington, DC about a mile outside of the city limits, which meant I had a mile walk to get to the city line, to grab the DC transit public bus, to get to school.

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Joy Is The Center Of Life

Emotional Health Philosophy: Joy IS the center of LIFE

We want to be healthy, we want to be pain-free, we want to live an enjoyable life. Actually, that is a really good point: joy should be the center of your life. And if it’s not, you need to identify what portion of your life is not working well for you, because it does affect your health.

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Food Allergies And Our Family History

Have you ever wondered why you have a certain reaction to a new food being introduced to your diet? Well, allergies to food and our presumption that food is good for us, like we have that presumption, food is actually the fuel that we run on, right?

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What Does a Blood Lipid Profile Really Say About Your Health?

It’s going to happen. I guarantee you, at some point in your life, when you’re in your 40s or 50s, sometimes even in your 30s, you’re going to go in to see your doctor and they’re going to want to do a blood lipid profile, which is a blood test which is supposed to give you an indication of the health of your cardiovascular system.

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