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What do wispy cobwebs have to do with your health?

(Negative Self-Talk Part 1) This month’s topic is a little departure from the typical symptoms and conditions that I normally highlight each month. I want to talk about negative self-talk – you know, that critical voice in your head. We all have it. And some (most?) of us listen to it far too often. It’s…

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How to get past sleep frustrations: N=1 experiment

Trouble with sleeping? No problem, all you have to do is just simply…… ….. are you waiting with baited breath for THE answer? ……. ….. still waiting? ……. Ahhh, I don’t want to disappoint you, but I don’t have the one and only perfect answer. There are lots of people and companies on the internet…

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Are you falling for these 3 IBS myths?

Every month I like to post my favorite book on the current topic. But here’s the thing. I don’t have THE one and only best book for you for IBS. There are so many to choose from, it’s overwhelming. Instead, I would like to give you some myths to think about based on what I…

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Do you know why I’m thankful for IBS?

Let me set the scene: it was my early twenties – maybe 22 or 23. I was living in Chicago, working at my first full-time professional job. The job seemed wonderful – program coordinator for cross-cultural training programs. Ah yes, this was the type of job that made up for all of the “stay-in-school” jobs…

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Nose giving you trouble? 5 tips to clear your sinuses.

  Ahhhhh spring!  Warmer weather (except when we get snow or icy windy rain in Illinois), getting outdoors breathing in all that fresh air (or rather, pollen), smelling the pretty flowers (a.k.a. sneeze-bushes as my husband calls them).   Are you walking around giving the evil eye to your friends and family who are symptom-free…

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Do you know this amazing woman?

Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. Picking my book selection this month was so easy. And you wouldn’t think so given the number of books out there – type in “fertility books” on Amazon and there are over 14,000 results! I love…

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What if feeling better only took 3 minutes a day?

What if feeling better only took 3 minutes a day? Are you looking at me skeptically right now? Could it really be that easy? How many times have you heard (or said!) things like this… “No pain, no gain.” “If it doesn’t hurt, you’re not doing it right.” “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” “If…

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