Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

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Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment From the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders Outpatient: Others are able to provide emotional support and structure. Patient lives near a treatment setting Fair-good motivation Self-sufficient Can manage compulsive exercise through self-control Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured […]

The Power and Possibility of Choice

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The practice of Yoga teaches us to be connected first and foremost to our own body and breath. From that basic connection we become aware of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and bodily sensations. As we intimately (into-me-see) connect to ourselves, we come home to our true essence and source. As this connection strengthens so does […]

Meditation is a Powerful Medication: A Cardiologist Explains

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On a visit to a cardiologist’s office with your elderly aunt just released from the hospital for heart issues, you carefully take notes. You record the recommendations to avoid smoking, to walk daily, and to eat a Mediterranean style diet. You write down the prescription medications that she is supposed to take each day. As […]

Light Your Fire: An Affirmation of Personal Power

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This mornings yoga class at Karma Yoga was hot and passionate; the “fun factor” was high and the music was right on cue! “Change” by Natalie Merchant was a particular favorite today – we placed it twice. Following a sequence of fiery core strengthening exercises all beings were able and ready to move from a […]

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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1. You don’t eat breakfast. Listen, this isn’t something you’re hearing for the very first time. I mean really, how many trainers, doctors or magazines have told you over and over (and over) again to make this your biggest and most important meal of the day. Maybe it’s time to start listening… Reasons to start […]

The 3 Pillars of Life: A Good Night’s Sleep

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Good morning everyone! I hope you had a very restful night’s sleep; all bright-eyed and bushy tailed as they say – ready to go! On my quest to help you get some much needed sleep, I will continue sending you helpful sleep advice. I’ve said this many times…living well and feeling your absolute best requires […]

10 Days To Change Your Ways

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“Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.” Too often the focus with exercise is about beating one’s self up while burning off yesterdays delicious indulgence. When, simply allowing a yummy splurge for the pure joy of it and acknowledging exercise for all it’s important health […]

Sleep Is My Lover & 8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

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Heads down, sleep is the great love of my life. And, when all is said and done, I will proudly, reflect upon this holy accomplishment, (just as I do now) knowing that I was an extremely well-rested being and a grateful recipient of it’s healing gifts. My understanding and reverence for a proper nights sleep, […]

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

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The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour — a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat. Losing an hour when we “spring forward” in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many people can’t get back to […]

Beware of High-Dose Flu Vaccine: Top Doctor Advises

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Older people are being urged this year to get a high-dose version of the flu shot. However, renowned holistic doctor Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., warns that seniors should be cautious about getting this relatively new and stronger version of the flu vaccine. “I’m telling my patients not to be guinea pigs for the drug companies,” he […]