Lifestyle & Habits

Footprints in sand
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk in it.” That was the immortal advice given by Atticus Finch to Scout in the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the late Harper Lee. Scout’s journey would eventually become impactful, leading her to break down many stereotypes and preconceptions along the way, but only after she learned to see things from the...
Prescription Addiction Response Graphic
The recent airing of the CNN town hall discussion “Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA,” hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta seems to have captured the attention of chronic pain patients all across America based on what I have seen on social media over the last few days. I applaud all the experts who participated, not only for their commitment to addressing the deadly problem of painkiller addiction, but also for trying to...
There’s a misconception that hormonal acne is a teenage problem, but the truth of the matter is that it can affect anyone with a hormone imbalance. Even dermatologists are finding that late onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s.
This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: What to Expect When Heather is Expecting Guest Speaker: Heather Elledge
This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: Managing the Hormones Guest Speakers: Mariam Manoukian and Heather Elledge
Pouring buprenorphine pills into hand
Over the last few weeks, the CDC, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the President of the United States have all separately hit the emergency button over the subject of chronic pain treatment and opioid pain killers. Concerns over the rising tide of pain killer addiction, accidental overdose deaths, and a carryover effect causing a steep rise in heroin use have made this a “code blue” emergency for Washington. President...
Scars are not pretty. Burns, cuts, surgery, and abrasions can cause permanent damage in this amazing organ called the skin. The skin is just as much of a seamless tissue as the connective tissue beneath it. When we cut our skin, regardless of how deep it is, the amazing healing properties of our body go to work to pull the edges that have been damaged back together.
This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: Diabetes Guest Speaker: Dr. Mariam Manoukian
Power-over-Pain handouts were guided by the following book, a valuable source for understanding and managing pain: Turk DC, Winter F. (2006). The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association What Is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Life is full of ups and downs, and you are bound to have a few setbacks. Practicing your pain...
As many of you know, I took a big step in 2015 and got married. Chris Whelan asked me to marry him at Red Mountain Spa in Ivins, Utah, the exact same place where I had met him three years earlier. Just an hour before he asked for my hand in marriage, we were eating dinner and I out of the blue said to him, “Now that we are at the spa, this would be a great time to go gluten-free.”

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