holiday mindfulness

As we approach the end of the year, it’s easy to get over-stuffed, over-stimulated and over the holidays. Even if you don’t celebrate end of year holidays, it’s easy for all of the hustle and bustle to spill over into your daily routine and cause you to feel an increase in stress. As 2014 comes to a close and we get ready to begin again here are some tips that can help get you through.Pat yourself on the back! You deserve to acknowledge the things you love about yourself. Write down at least 3 of them when you need...

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healthier holidays

 the end of October officially ushers in the beginning of the holiday season.  this time of year tends to be a time when families are together, friends and loved ones spend time enjoying each other’s company and celebrating with decadent and plentiful food and drink. this can be a difficult time for those with food allergies, sensitivities and restrictions.  here are some tips to help you get through the season. first and foremost- don’t overeat.  take your time, enjoy every bit of food.  look forward to leftovers. if you indulge, make sure to balance it out with healthy choices.  so, if...

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warm foods for the cool season

earlier this year we talked about eating for the season and cooling summer foods.  well, it’s November and it’s finally starting to feel like fall.  so, let’s take some time to talk about warming foods.  these foods are considered to have yang qualities in Chinese medicine, meaning they have heat qualities that help maintain balance and health during colder months.  warming foods are typically dry and light and increase circulation and provide good energy to your organs keeping them from moving sluggishly.  remember, the gut is your key to immunity so it’s especially important to take care of it during...

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diet, stress and survivorship


your oncology team is happy with your progress and your status is stable.  you may have even come to the point when you finally have the ability to resume some semblance of life without a chemo calendar or routine weekly labs!one of the, seemingly, easiest ways to jump into a healthy routine that encourages healing and prevents recurrence is to do what healthcare professionals everywhere are recommending for the average American: eat well, exercise, manage stress and maintain some sort of meditative or spiritual practice.  it’s a short list, but sometimes, quite a tall order.  it’s your life! make...

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Dr. Rubin on Doctor Talk

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  Did you miss Dr. Rubin on Doctor Talk back in August?  If you did, you can listen to it now.  Below are some of the highlights.    4:58     what is an ND? 7:58     what is a FABNO? 9:33     what does board certification mean? 14:02   what you need to do to become a patient at NS? 15:00   Dr. Rubin talks about integrative care. 16:48   why it is important to work with a naturopathic oncologist that is board certified? 19:48   why you should integrate your oncology care? 22:35   is it ever too late to integrate? 43:55   what types of treatments...

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