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Month: June 2008

Are You Reluctant to Get Well?

It’s very possible that your immediate response to this question is anger, resentment, or hurt feelings. You might think to yourself, “I don’t need to hear this. I thought he was empathetic.” You may even be tempted to move your cursor to “unsubscribe” and click hard.

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A Quick and Easy Reflexology Self Treatment

Last time we explored reflexology. Today I’ll share a simple self treatment.

Obviously, take off your shoes and socks. Sit with your right foot resting comfortably on your left leg. Hold your foot with your left hand and do the thumb-walking with your right. When using your thumb, bend it slightly and work into the point with the fat pad of your thumb so you don’t inadvertently dig in with your nails.

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Stress Less: Reflexology

I personally postponed trying reflexology because of extreme ticklishness. Just the thought of something other than a floor or a pair of socks touching the soles of my feet sent shivers up my spine. It never dawned on me that connecting the soles of the feet to the meridians of Chinese medicine is the entire basis of reflexology.

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Your Brain: Is Low Thyroid a Factor?

We continue this month with our series on why your brain might not be functioning the way you feel it should.

Hypothyroidism, or an underfunctioning thyroid gland (commonly called low thyroid), is often overlooked by doctors as a cause of poor memory. It’s neglected because many physicians rely solely on a not-very-good blood test to confirm or reject a diagnosis of low thyroid.

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Brain-Boosting Supplements and Smart Drugs

If you feel that your thinking processes are on a slippery slope downward, take it seriously, especially since a few relatively simple steps can make a world of difference.

In this series of health tips, we’ve explored many of the reasons for compromised brain function. I’d like to close the series by listing five supplements I believe are your best bet for maintaining a healthy brain:

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Your Brain: Could an Undiagnosed Medical Problem Be to Blame?

We’ve been talking about the causes of brain fog, forgetfulness, and lack of focus these past weeks. My final suggestion isn’t likely, but it’s worth including.

An undiagnosed medical problem, such as high blood pressure or kidney or liver disease, could compromise your ability to think clearly.

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Your Brain: Could It Be Something You Ate?

Sensitivity to certain foods or to food additives/preservatives are less common causes of brain fog, but certainly possible. So is hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.

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Q&A: Exercise and a Healthy Brain

Q I’ve enjoyed your brain series, Dr Edelberg. Can you tell me if it’s true that physical exercise helps the brain work better?

Posted in B, Blog, E, Fitness & Exercise, Knowledge Base, Q

Your Brain: Could Prescription Drugs Be Affecting It?

Like low thyroid, prescription medication is an often missed cause of memory problems.

The eight-pound Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR), which describes all prescription drugs in meticulous detail, is basically a compendium of side effects.

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