Stress changes our DNA

Stress management is core for optimum performance and health. When we experience acute stress our gene receptors are changed. This change is known as the methylation of DNA and it is present in cancer and chronic disease. Researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Basel, Trier and London published the results of their study this week in Translational Psychiatry. (It’s complicated…just saying). … Continue reading Stress changes our DNA

Take a Breather

“I used to run from my yesterdays until… Marvelous moved in and turned all my attention toward possibles and purpose in my life. She is a wild and sensible guest.” -Rhana Pytell Marvelous often changes presence: Friend, lover, child, teacher, mentor, beloved puppy, et al. Each brings a message, a light that illumines the universe for us. One marvelous friend transitioned on August 18th along … Continue reading Take a Breather

Winning the Health Game

We munched our way around the fundraiser. Over the top grilled prawns, craft beers and a splash of elegant, gourmet, energetic offerings from our community businesses primed us for supporting our local non-profits. We sipped, perused and cheerfully gave up our contact information booth by booth. In one aphotic corner a young man stood behind his designated table and with the party well underway his … Continue reading Winning the Health Game

The Code of Self-Care

“There is rarely a “right” decision for any stage in disease. There’s one for you, but there is no single “right” decision. – David Agus MD According to author David Agus MD “The End of Illness” is a reachable state. Here is what we need to do: Eat nutrient dense foods every day on a schedule. It could be 2 meals and a snack, 3 … Continue reading The Code of Self-Care