Music Opens The Heart: A Cardiologist’s Joyful Yoga Playlist

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“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So said Maria von Trapp, and perhaps you have felt the same way during a yoga practice or workout filled with music. From the time I was a child I have found that a wide spectrum of musical styles speak to […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Eating Dark Chocolate!

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Dark chocolate is one of my favorite things to indulge in. When I found out that it actually had health benefits, I said “More please!”. This Valentine’s Day, ignore your inner nagging about dieting and have a day to treat yourself with this wonderful dessert. Some “Dark” History Chocolate history in general goes right back […]

A Reason To Smile

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He who laughs, lasts.” – Mary Pettibone Poole Do you want a guaranteed easy way to improve your mood and your health? Try smiling. Dr. William Fry, a physician and researcher, has studied humor for 20 years and found — that it is good for us — not only for our mood but for our […]

America’s Love Affair With Chili Peppers Grows Hotter

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Bored with comfort food, Americans crave hot chili peppers, the hotter the better. “Benign masochism,” a psychologist calls it. As in past recessions, chili sales are booming, making it the second most popular flavor, after chocolate. A nation on the rebound from its long affair with comfort food has a hot new love: chili pepper Once […]