Employers HAVE to Change Mindset on Mental Health

Stress levels at work on the rise. It may be that people are more comfortable discussing stress today than in previous years, it may be that there are increasing stressors at work today compared with yesterday, or it may be that stress mitigation techniques are waning. Whatever the cause, stress at work is a BIG…

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How is Wellness Different?

When you go to the doctor today, there are 2 goals today. “Prevention” of developing disease. You are feeling fine, but due to your age, you doctor recommends preventative care. This typically involves screening exams and attempts for early detection of development of disease. Diagnosis of episodic problems. You have an ache, pain, or complaint…

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Decompression of Stress

As an ER physician, I have become very good at concealing my personal emotions. After all, no one wants to hear their doctor’s emotions, especially during a time of crisis. I suspect most of you have become good at this too. Perhaps, you work in an environment where your emotions are unwelcome. We are taught…

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Is it time to ask for help with your health?

We all need help in finding health and wellness. Isn’t it time, we admit we can’t go it alone?

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Work Weighs on our Hearts

We spend A LOT of Time at Work The average American spends 100,000 hours of their lives at work. To put it in perspective, you have 157,600 hours of live before the age of 18 years old. From 18-65 year old, you have 411,720 hours of life. You sleep for 1/3 of your life, so…

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Weight Loss Starts at Work

Fat Shaming at Work The whole world has gone mad! I was recently discussing the issue of health and wellness with a business owner. He told me that his company was doing great with their health and wellness programs. It occurred to me, knowing this individual, that he was significantly overweight. I thought to myself,…

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Wellness Starts with Spiritual Connections

When I first started down the path to health and wellness, I wondered how spirituality fit in. It’s interesting, because for years in the ER, I heard people talking about spirituality.  Here are a few tidbits which are not exact, but as I recall them.  “I guess I am paying for my sins, by getting…

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What is a Wellness Plan?

One of the greatest tragedies of in the world of wellness is the general lack of personal insight. We are all guilty of this. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates. When we think about our lives, we are quick to draw conclusions about how we are doing, but there is tremendous bias in…

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Two Weeks to Plant Based

Wellness is achieving one’s maximal potential. It’s hard to do this, when you don’t eat right. What we eat determines a lot about how we will live. A huge study funded by Bill Gates from 2017 looked at the impact of 79 factors on death and disability for people from over 188 countries. Poor diet…

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You Are More Than Your Genes

Welcome to the beginning of a several part posts on how we can beat predetermination, by consuming a lifestyle that is proven to reduce the incidence of numerous chronic diseases. We all have DNA. DNA is the script for our very selves. We often think of DNA as being the recipe for life. It determines…

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