August 31 2017
Healing Trauma and PTSD with Yoga

Healing Trauma and PTSD with Yoga

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common condition that occurs after surviving one or more traumatic experiences.  

April 13 2017
Essential Oils

Essential Oils

December 31 2016
Favorite Links— Dec 2016 edition

Favorite Links— Dec 2016 edition

The tradition continues! In lieu of the standard article, quiz, and dance link, December’s edition of Performing Healing contains a list of my favorite links this season, as well as of course, a dose of dance.

August 28 2016
Soy, Fermented foods, Obesity, Nutrition

Soy, Fermented foods, Obesity, Nutrition

Yet another study has come out that touts the health benefits of soy, specifically with regards to reducing body fat and inflammation.  Here are my take home points of the study as well as some of my cautions about soy:

 

    July 29 2016
    Vitamin D, Sun exposure, Cancer

    Vitamin D, Sun exposure, Cancer

    This month, I’m sharing what I think is a really important study that was recently published about the link between Vitamin D and cancer.

    Here are my take home points:

      June 29 2016
      Jogging, Running, Exercise, Longevity

      Jogging, Running, Exercise, Longevity

      A really interesting study about exercise came out of Denmark and was published in the Journal of  the American College of Cardiology in Spring 2015. It suggests  

      May 30 2016
      Nutrition, Hypertension, High Carb diets

      Nutrition, Hypertension, High Carb diets

      This study, published recently in the BMJ and reviewed in the NY Times, definitely caught my attention.  The study links the consumption of potatoes to high blood pressure and I have quite a few thoughts about it. Here are my take home  

      April 30 2016
      Posture, Back Pain, Neck Pain/Cervicalgia, Life Expectancy, Mindfulness

      Posture, Back Pain, Neck Pain/Cervicalgia, Life Expectancy, Mindfulness

      This study, which was published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, explores how something as small as just sitting can, over time, have huge consequences on our health.

      Here are the study’s take home points:

        March 27 2016
        Diet, fiber, cancer

        Diet, fiber, cancer

        This small but fascinating study published April 2015 in Nature Communications looked at what happened when 20 Americans switched their diet with 20 South Africans for 2 weeks.

        Here are my take home points.

          February 29 2016
          Yoga, Diabetes, Mindfulness

          Yoga, Diabetes, Mindfulness

          The health benefits of yoga are widespread and have been documented in medical literature especially when it comes to its effects on stress, mood, and  

          January 30 2016
          Supplements, Omega-3 fatty acid, Alzheimer’s dementia

          Supplements, Omega-3 fatty acid, Alzheimer’s dementia

          December 22 2015
          Favorite Links— Dec 2015 edition

          Favorite Links— Dec 2015 edition

          In lieu of the standard article, quiz, and dance link, December’s edition of Performing Healing will contain a list of my favorite links this season. 

          For the first December edition, I’ve included  

          November 22 2015
          Diet, Mindfulness, Weight

          Diet, Mindfulness, Weight

          An  

          October 19 2015
          Sleep, Infection, Viruses, Immune Health

          Sleep, Infection, Viruses, Immune Health

          As it turns out, when it comes to prevention from getting sick with a virus, what might be just as important as your hand washing hygiene is your SLEEP hygiene!

          September 20 2015
          Meditation, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression

          Meditation, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression

          The latest in medical research continues to strengthen the evidence of the health benefits of meditation.  JAMA Internal Medicine

          September 1 2015
          Nutrition, Low carb diets, Low fat diets

          Nutrition, Low carb diets, Low fat diets

          Below is an article published by the Annals of  Internal Medicine and presented in the New York Times.  It is offered as cautionary example of the importance of questioning what is often stated as truth.

          August 12 2015
          Fruit, Diabetes, Nutrition

          Fruit, Diabetes, Nutrition

          Here’s a limiting and false belief I’d like to see discarded:  fruit as a cause of