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DISCOVER THE POWER OF THE MIND TO HEAL
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Oprah – Is the Way You Breathe Bad for Your Health?

Dr. Andrew Weil and I were each asked “What one best thing can we do for our health?” Our answer appears in this article by Mark Matousek for Oprah Magazine. It’s among the most important physical functions our bodies perform. We do it about 20,000 times a day. And still, somehow, most of us get […]

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Good Housekeeping – Crisis Control

Ages ago Mark Matousek interviewed me for an article in Good Housekeeping magazine. It finally hit news stands this week and when I picked up my copy it was like opening a present–all this wonderful advice from a variety of experts–and inspiring stories too. For strategies that will help you quickly find your footing — […]

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Get Unstuck: 4 Steps to Creative Problem Solving (Or the Case of the Sticky notes)

It happens. You’ve done something so often and so well you’ve stopped thinking about it. And the next thing you know that assumption—that you know all this already—undercuts your performance while someone with half the experience and a quarter of the know-how creates a fresh spin no one’s thought of before. You were stuck; you […]

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3 Best Practices to Boost Your Health, Your Mood, Your Life–

And the key question to ask if you find yourself obsessing! First published on Sprout Savvy. 1) The first secret ingredient is to ditch the shape wear! Dr. Andrew Weil and I were interviewed for an article in Oprah magazine and we were each asked what best “one thing” we could do for our health. […]

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The Arts in Medicine: From Mozart to Monet–the Case for Creativity

As geneticist Bruce Lipton reports, DNA is not destiny! Since our body is engineered as a “conversation” the way our genes are expressed depends on the cues picked up from our environment. These include our thoughts, feelings, air, food and water quality, to name a few. Why, laughter alone has been shown to influence the […]

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A Busy Mind: A Prescription for Unhappiness?

A Busy Mind: A Prescription for Unhappiness? I could be accused of this. And that’s not good. Near an entrance to a Washington, D.C. subway station world class violinist Joshua Bell played a selection of “what he considered the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.” He played for hours while the reactions of commuters […]

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Turning Stress Into Strength™

A Busy Mind: A Prescription for Unhappiness? I could be accused of this. And that’s not good. Near an entrance to a Washington, D.C. subway station world class violinist Joshua Bell played a selection of “what he considered the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.” He played for hours while the reactions of commuters […]

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How to Overcome Chronic Illness — Or At Least Keep It In Check

Bottom Line/Health interviewed Brenda Stockdale, director of mind-body medicine at the RC Cancer Centers in Cumming, Georgia. This article was originally published here. Scientists have long known that our genes play a role in determining whether we develop various medical conditions, ranging from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and dementia. What’s new: Researchers are […]

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Building a Better Brain–Part I

From our integrative medicine newsletter. © 2011 Brenda Stockdale All Rights Reserved Blueberries for Your Brain A recent study found blueberry juice can improve learning, memory recall, decrease symptoms of depression and even lower blood sugar levels in as little as 12 weeks. Robert Krikorian, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Cognitive Disorders […]

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The Power of Words: Healing the Past in the Present

Editor’s Note from Barbara Lazarony: Be inspired and informed by Brenda Stockdale, Director of Mind/Body Medicine for RC Cancer Centers, as she shares more about the healing power of words. Reposted here from All Things Healing A first-rate storyteller, Nicholas Hall, PhD, put himself through school wrestling alligators and milking rattlesnakes. While he doesn’t need a cheap […]

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What Healthy People Know

It was Massage Envy on the line, reminding me of 4 unused, prepaid massages. My first thought was, “Can I get my money back?” Not so, for the healthy dynamos I interviewed a few days later. Not even close. It turns out these two very different women intuitively live life the way science shows we […]

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The Heart of the Matter: The New Cardiology–Part I of our Free Report

Shape-wear side-effects; toxic friendships; cortisol hair; old protocols that jeopardize heart health; and the new thinking on cholesterol. So much has changed in cardiology we created a special report for our subscribers. From our heart to yours! Cholesterol: Ain’t What it Used to Be. Heart disease may be the #1 killer but our traditional protocols–with […]

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Catching the Dream: The 5 Steps

The Great American Desert is nothing if not great. Stretching from the Sierra Nevada and reaching deep into the Rocky Mountains, these four great deserts—Mojave, Great Basin, Chihuahuan and Sonoran–encompass more than one million square miles. But of all the deserts in all the world only in the Sonoran do we find the Saguaro, symbol […]

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The Lonely Phone: Technology & Your Health

I like to think it wasn’t that long ago when the phone rang “lonely in the house” as Louis CK puts it. I realize now that as a teenager I must have missed calls. Imagine that. If sick at school I waited at the nurses station until my mom came home and happened to answer […]

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Coming of Age: Change the Course of Your Life Today, by Kristina Grish

Surprise yourself! 39 experts and I were interviewed by Kristina for this article appearing in Natural Health Magazine. And I was, indeed, surprised by some of what I read. I hope you are, too. (In a good way!) 1. Think young Perspectives on Psychological Science recently published a study by Ellen Langer, Ph.D., a mindbody […]

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Stress, antidepressants and self-care

Many thanks to Colleen Walsh Fong at Eve Laments–a site devoted to women–for a great interview. Brenda’s extraordinary book, “You Can Beat the Odds,” details the program she uses for sufferers of autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue and related syndromes, high blood pressure and diabetes. She chronicles her use of tools and techniques to deal with […]

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Create Havoc! by Carolyn Graham

Shaking ourselves up, every now and then, is a fabulous idea. We can do some productive “interior designing” when we take stock of an aspect of our lives that could use some changes and “have at it.” Turning everything related inside out and backwards, while remaining mindful of how our radical changes will affect others, […]

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The Sounds of Wellness

This article was published in “The Futurist,” magazine, by Rick Docksai Music may have charms to suppress the savage gene. One ancient therapy has been gaining increased currency among health practitioners in multiple fields of medicine: music. Doctors and nurses increasingly credit music with demonstrable healing powers and anticipate that it can play a major […]

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Paying Attention

Paying Attention by Sharon Bray I discovered this beautiful post by writer and educator, Sharon Bray. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Thank you, Sharon! There’s a book of poetry I love, one I return to from time to time to read in its entirety. Written during his recovery from cancer […]

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Weight Management: The Mystery Ingredient

After working at a cancer center for more than a decade weight loss isn’t something you’d expect I’d hear a lot about. But it is. We joked in one group that if you were a fly on the wall you’d think we’d gathered for a diet convention. The missing ingredient in weight loss isn’t knowledge: […]

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Warrior Women: What They Know—What We Need

Dedicated in honor of Tracy Fletcher Ellis– and the large army of women she represents There are warriors and then there are warriors. The term Amazon literally means “without breast” and legends of removing the female warrior’s right breast to better handle weaponry spread throughout the ancient world. While it appears to be just that—a […]

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But it was Only a Movie!–The Biochemistry of Emotional Contagion

Forty-two lactating women gathered in a laboratory at the the University of Virginia to watch TV. Half viewed an episode of Oprah involving a rehabilitated gang member while the others watched Seinfeld. Mark Matousek (Ethical Wisdom–What Makes Us Good) shares what happened next: “The Oprah-watching moms overwhelmingly leaked milk into their pads (the sign of […]

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New Hope in Prevention & Treatment of Cancer

Recently I joked with those in attendance at a presentation about our “quarterly newsletter that comes out twice a year!” While we fall behind on that goal we stay current posting compelling links and recent findings on Facebook and in our blog. We invite you to join the conversation by subscribing to either and share […]

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Heartbreak, Heart Disease and Statins

If you are old enough to remember the 1970s show “Hee Haw” you just might recall the two hill billies’ mournful lyrics, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all, gloom, despair and agony on me.” But today we know the way we respond to “bad luck” can be a make […]

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The Healing Power of Laughter & Play

My article, “The Healing Power of Laughter & Play,” was first published in Live Living. Enjoy–laugh loud and long! For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.—Proverbs 15:15, The New Living Translation Being fully engaged with life means packing in plenty of laughter and play. Humor not […]

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Building a Better Brain–Part II

From our integrative medicine newsletter. © 2011 Brenda Stockdale All Rights Reserved Growing New Nerve Tissue Evidence pinpoints several substances that stimulate the growth of neurons, in particular the synaptic membranes and dendritic spines. Long term intake of 3 substances: DHA (from fish oil), Uridine (brewers yeast is one of the most concentrated forms), and […]

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Put the Fire Out: 5 Steps to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the common denominator in most degenerative diseases; it’s the thing diseases seemingly as unrelated as cancer and autoimmunity have in common. So anti-inflammatory foods and supplements can be good preventive medicine for all of you! Of course, not all inflammation is bad. Inflammation is a natural and healthy process. For example, after cutting […]

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The Healing Power of Laughter & Play

My article, “The Healing Power of Laughter & Play,” was first published in Live Living. Enjoy–laugh loud and long! For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.—Proverbs 15:15, The New Living Translation Being fully engaged with life means packing in plenty of laughter and play. Humor not […]

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Fool Proofing Your Medical Results

If you’ve taken the time and trouble to fast with foul beverages for your colonoscopy, strip and position yourself in stirrups for an annual pap, or move into a most unnatural position for a mammogram then you might as well get a solid (read accurate) result for your efforts. With that in mind, did you […]

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Jump Start Your Creativity

Boosting Your Creativity by Diana Raab Whether you’re a writer, artist or businessperson, chances are creativity is vital to some part of your profession. Some of you may already have tricks on how to tap into your creativity, but what I suggest is to start with keeping a notebook or journal or daybook, whatever you […]

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The Joanie Greggains’ Show – It’s Not Just Mind Over Matter

I had a great time with Joanie on her up-to-the-minute health and fitness show. Listen in as we discuss my book, what both mind/body medicine is really all about and what it means for you and your future well-being.

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Diana Raab on “Wellness & Writing”

“Wellness & Writing,” by award winning author, poet and teacher Diana Raab. For more see Dianaraab.com/blog. This past weekend, and for the third year in a row, I attended the Wellness and Writing Connections Conference in Atlanta. I also facilitated a workshop called, “From Journal to Memoir.” The Director of the Conference, John Evans, Ph.D. […]

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Calling all girlfriends… the healing power of just one good friend…

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Getting Your Groove Back

© 2010 Brenda Stockdale All Rights Reserved The small subdivision had eyes and folks had begun to talk. Each day at dawn the 6’3” lanky man could be spotted running around the neighborhood in shorts and a t-shirt. The year was 1966 and the man–my father–was ahead of his time. Years later the hoopla over […]

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