More on What Health Anxiety Is As usual for me, I tend to take on a subject and dig into it so deeply it becomes many subtopics too vast to cover in one article. This occurred for me again on the topic of health anxiety. Anxiety is so prevalent, and so many are [...]
The Vicious Hamster Wheel in Your Head… Do you experience brain fog, fatigue, heart palpitations, sweating, muscle tension, and digestive issues? Are you having these and/or other continual symptoms only to run to the doctor and find everything is normal? If every ache and pain causes a whirlwind of thoughts to run through [...]
Trembling, Panic, Excessive Worrying about Bodily Symptoms…Is it Anxiety, Stress, or Something Else?
After all that we have gone through for the past two years, it's hard not to be hyper-focused on bodily symptoms. What if it's ruling your life, though? What if even after having a clean bill of health, it’s not enough to calm your mind? You may be constantly worrying… Every grumble, rumble, heartbeat, [...]
The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: Smile and Relax…You Can Change Your Gene Expression and Alter Your Health by Being Mindful! Discover More in Part III
Recently, I’ve been sharing how we can change our mindset and alter our biochemistry and brain functioning to shift our genetic destiny. Through integrative medicine (IM) and mindful-based practices, we have the ability to “turn on” genes that are health promoting and “turn down” molecular signals that are harmful. In fact, several mind-body practices [...]
The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part II
Did you meditate or do yoga today? If you did, you not only benefited your mind-body by inducing a more relaxed state, but you also changed your genetic expression for the better! It may sound strange, but it’s true. Various lifestyle and integrative medicine practices have been shown to “turn on” genes that are [...]
The Epigenetics of Mind-Body Medicine: How We Can Change Our Gene Expression and Alter Our Health by Being Mindful, Part I
Did you know that what you think about and your state of being can alter your physiology at the level of your DNA!? If you’ve been following my articles for a while, you’re probably now familiar with how fear and stress can perpetuate a negative cascade of biochemical alterations on the mind and body. [...]
Drops of Mindful Healing and Being “Purposely Positive”: Listen to These Podcasts: Essentially Everything About Essential Oils & Is Spirituality the Missing Link in Medicine?
As we continue to navigate our way through the fear epidemic, detaching ourselves from our amygdalas being hijacked by negative news and the weight of the world events can be challenging. The media, social networks, and advertisements are masterful at grabbing our attention and keeping us engaged. This is oftentimes to our detriment and [...]
Can We Emerge from the Fearedemic Unscathed? Mindset as Medicine and the Power of Hope and Belief in Healing Trauma
The Effects of Unrelenting Stress and Past Traumas on the Mind-Body In the preceding articles in this series, I discussed how past traumas impact our emotional and physical health. First, I demonstrated how childhood trauma is associated with various disease risks as evidenced by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study. Next, I explained [...]
Mindset is Medicine & The Barriers to Positive Thinking Part 2: How the Body Keeps Score of Trauma & Rewiring the Brain to Heal
Knowledge of the mind-body connection may cause a sense of uneasiness when one feels hopelessly inundated with negative news and stuck in a fearful thinking pattern. This results in a bombardment of stress hormones that can cause and perpetuate physical and mental suffering. Many may attempt to push through the distressing emotions and cover [...]