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Heartburn Meds Now — Alzheimer’s Later?

By Virginia Eaton — When you’re in the middle of a severe heartburn or acid reflux attack, you would sell your mother for some relief! Many people turn to over-the-counter heartburn medication, often with great success. Unfortunately, some startling research recently released suggests that the danger of sustained use of some heartburn drugs — such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium ...

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Let’s Talk About Coffee On An Empty Stomach

Coffee alternates between being reviled and exalted for its health benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants, gives a powerful energy boost and is a terrific appetite suppressant. As for its downside it can be quite hard on the stomach as it stimulates the release of stomach acids, which is why, if you are prone to acid reflux or heart burn your ...

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Be Selfish With Your Health

Lifestyle changes don’t always require a lifetime, but they do require a commitment, and often that is where people falter in their quest for a healthier body and mind. Often, breaking the inertia is the most difficult part of changing habits—where and when to start, how to identify your big goals rather than the safe goal. For example, a safe ...

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What We Choose To Focus On

Don’t you love how the universe offers you lessons when you least want to deal with them? This election season has been full of opportunities to examine and reexamine our politics, our beliefs, and our perspectives. In addition to the election craziness, I am in the process of winding down and closing my business, Class, The Body Pastiche. I opened ...

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Metaphors Are Key To Understanding Beliefs

Last week I talked about belief systems, and perception being the lens through which we see and understand the world (you may want to read my previous blog before reading this one). Our thoughts and imagination create our belief systems, and our belief systems are shared with the world through the words that we use. While some poets may believe ...

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Challenge Your Belief Systems Around Health

Imagine there are two people hanging out at a park enjoying lovely fall weather, when they see a dog in the near distance trotting toward them. The first person gets a big smile on his face, as warm and fuzzy hormones like oxytocin start flowing through his body. He squats down for some doggy love and is very happy about ...

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What’s The Deal With All These Delivered Dinners?

When I talk to clients about healthy eating and spending time in the home kitchen, I get lots of enthusiasm, until about the second or third week when the novelty of cooking from scratch begins to lose its shine. To make it less likely that a client will go for fast food temptations when in a rush, I coach them on the importance ...

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Training For The Holidays

Autumn is here with all its glory; the fall colors and the cooler temperatures are a welcome change from the summer’s heat. Soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us along with all the wonderful chaos of parties, family bonding, and holiday food overload! When I talk to my clients about holiday stress, their first response is often mouth-watering anticipation ...

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Time Starts Now

Written by Virginia Eaton — Glenn Raggio designed the look of wellness center Class, the Body Pastiche, from the color on the walls to the flooring, and the art throughout the space. He is a retired police officer from the Bay Area and it came as a surprise, to Glenn as much as anyone else, that he has an exquisite sense of style ...

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Holiday Sanity For Visitor And Visiting

I’m not sure which is more difficult — hosting houseguests, or being a houseguest. However, the key to enjoying either of these states of being is the same: maintain your rhythm and routine in spite of the chaos around you. If you’re an exerciser, don’t let the kids and grandkids knock you out of that routine. Go for your walk ...

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