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Motivating Healthy Behavior Changes
July 9, 2017

What is the most effective way of motivating healthy behavior changes? And how does medical practice best  take advantage of information…

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Exercise Solutions
Exercise Solutions to Roadblocks
June 20, 2017

I was inspired to write this post on exercise solutions by a wonderful article in BP Hope that not only talks…

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Boost Creativity by Walking
May 1, 2017

“How can I get my creativity back?” One of my patients, who has been wrestling with depression for quite a…

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Move It
April 22, 2017

You have the potential to change your life. There is an almost magical system for activating hundreds of genes associated with…

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Exercise for Health
April 21, 2017

Exercise is essential to healthy life. It offers multiple rewards. It improves mood, lowers blood pressure, and improves blood cholesterol levels….

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Facebook Friends May Save Your Life
January 21, 2017

Facebook friends may help you live longer. This is the surprising result of a recent study that received a lot of…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Phosphatidylserine
September 3, 2016

Phosphatidylserine may help protect the body against stress and may improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. For the last month I…

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Depression and Inflammation Interactions
July 3, 2016

There has been a lot of interest in the last year in the idea that information or activation of the body’s…

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Exercise Dose – Update
May 4, 2016

A couple of months ago a writer who we have collaborated with in this blog (Eric) wrote an article summarizing some…

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Insomnia Causes the Munchies
March 9, 2016

In an article that appeared in the journal SLEEP in February, 2016, and which was summarized in a New York Times…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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Nature Advertisement
February 11, 2016

The family member of one of our patients sent me this link. It reminded me of the post about “awe” from…

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Autism
January 22, 2016

Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Is Excess Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Believable? Journal Watch Psychiatry editor, Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, reviewed a recent…

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Pregnancy and Mental Health
January 19, 2016

Pregnancy and mental health problems – how to reconcile the two – are often topics of discussion on this website and…

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Body Mindfulness and Peak Performance
January 17, 2016

If mindfulness training works to achieve peak performance in Navy SEALs and top athletes perhaps it’s not such a New Age…

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Psychiatric Disorders Are A World Public Health Problem
January 13, 2016

How can we start to better intervene with individuals facing psychiatric disorders in an effort to improve global health? Visibility is…

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Exercise Dose
December 15, 2015

What is the right dose of exercise, how much before you hurt yourself, or stop seeing more benefits? You could be…

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Awe Reduces Inflammation
December 6, 2015

What if you knew that the experience of awe could measurably improve your health, would you approach the world differently today?…

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