Mindset

With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, holiday 2017 has just begun. Holidays mean “more” for everyone. More family and friends, more food and wine, more shopping and celebrating, more decorating and entertaining – all wonderful, exciting things according to the songs, movies and books of the season. But with that, comes more stress. 

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Health

Brace yourselves…October signals the official start of weight gain season and it has come bearing no mercy. By now we’re all too familiar with the stereotypical weigh-gain pattern of the holiday season, that’s old news. What is unknown is why it needs to be that way. People tend to gain around seven pounds each holiday season, a staggering fact attributable to several factors.

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Mindset

Our bodies are a biological miracle of balance engaged in a constant search for homeostasis or internal equilibrium. But when we apply the concept of “balance” to the entirety of our lives, what does it mean? A sense of inner peace and calm? Contentment with the moment? Feeling harmonious with our environment? Whatever it signifies for you, balance is essential for functioning at our full potential. Like dancers or athletes, we all continually move in and out of balance throughout our years. How smoothly we make those transitions can vary.

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Health

Thanks to leading specialty store Saks Fifth Avenue, wearing glasses has never been more fashionable. So when Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park opened its new optical boutique last month, I jumped at the chance to schedule an appointment.

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Health

A recent study at the University of Edinburgh suggests that exposing skin to sunlight helps to reduce blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke and even prolongs life. Knowing the benefits of sun, the Valley sure is a great place to be. However, living in the desert does come with some unique health risks.

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Prevent Vacation Weight Gain

Finally…you’re taking that much needed vacation! Leaving behind work pressures, household chores and endless deadlines, you plan to escape your daily routine and indulge yourself a bit.

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Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a mystery. For many years, scientists believed that migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now, doctors believe genes that control the activity of some brain cells are the cause of migraines. Either way, abnormal brain activity may result in a migraine headache

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Take A Break

When was the last time you stopped and did something just for you? Yesterday? Last week? Good for you! Last month? Last season? Last year? Uh-Oh! I’m here to tell you that taking a break just for you is NOT a luxury in life, it is a necessity. You don’t have to fly to a faraway destination (although that would be a lovely gift to yourself), but you do need to stop, breathe and focus on meeting your own needs on a regular basis. If you don’t, you may just end up paying a price.

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The Patient Experience

You have a choice. There are many things to consider when deciding where to go to have a mammogram, MRI or CT scan. It is important to take into account the obvious, state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained physicians. But, what truly sets an imaging center apart from the rest? For many, it is the patient experience.

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5 Minute Health Fixes

By Reisha Zang “I don’t have time to breathe.” This is a feeling we can all relate to. With so many demands on our time, the days can get away from us, and we don’t even know where the hours went. When this happens, we neglect to take care of something very important...

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Detoxify Your Body

By Reisha Zang Do you suffer from headaches, fatigue, insomnia or unexplained aches and pains?  Perhaps your digestion is poor, you have bad breath or your skin isn’t quite as clear and smooth as you would like for it to be. These symptoms could be the result of...

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Karving A New Look

Kendra Jordan wants to make you look great. Great muscle tone. Great shoulders. Great thighs. Great behind. Step into one of her two workout studios and something is very evident: this isn’t your ordinary gym. No clunky workout machines. No funky gym smell. Inside one...

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Ageless Beauty

The etymology of hōraios, a Greek word for “beauty,” traces back to hōra, meaning “hour” and to the concept that beauty is living in one’s hour. In other words, ancient Greeks believed you should act your age — not try to look younger or, conversely, more mature — and...

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