Though she is at the forefront of functional medicine, what sets Dr. Wahls apart is her experience using nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat progressive health problems and heal her own MS, and later that of others.

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  Yes, you read that headline right. Stress can actually be a positive thing if we respond to it in a mindful way, says mindfulness and leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron. She’s the founder and CEO of PurposeBlue and the author of the The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening, and today we have her three tips for using those stressors to your advantage. 3 Mindfulness Keys to Turn Stress to Your Advantage The body’s response to stress — rapid heartbeat and breathing, narrowed vision, and a jolt of adrenaline — is…

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. A few extra this week since I missed last week.

This week how to keep your heart 30 yrs younger, hunger induces risky eating behavior, and climate change makes oysters more dangerous.

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Can we talk about using high-intensity workouts to deal with stress, please? It’s come up several times recently with a few of my clients and friends and I think it’s definitely something that we should talk about it on a broader scale. I absolutely think exercise is an excellent tool for managing day-to-day stress. And in the times we live in, it’s so critical that we have positive outlets for stress relief. It might go unnoticed when you’re consistently putting in the gym time day in and day out, but if you’ve ever been injured or otherwise unable to workout in…

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