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Mild Sleep Problems Increase Blood Pressure in Women

Mild Sleep Problems Increase Blood Pressure in Women A recent study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, [...]

Are You A Stonewaller?

Are You A Stonewaller? As the word implies, stonewalling is building a figurative wall. It is an act of withdrawing from a conversation by refusing to engage or participate in whatever another person is discussing. Usually, that other person is asking something from the stonewaller. In simple terms, stonewalling is ignoring another person when [...]

Sex Addicts in Relationships

Relationships With Sex Addicts As a relationship and addiction specialist, I know how difficult it can be to be in a relationship with a sex addict. Many partners of sex addicts still want to be optimistic and think the best of their partner. If you are wondering if your significant other might [...]

The Most Common Eating Disorder

The Most Common Eating Disorder In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or EDNOS (eating disorders not otherwise specified). EDNOS, formerly called atypical eating disorder, refers to behavior [...]

Differences Between Fasting and Anorexia Nervosa

Differences Between Fasting and Anorexia Nervosa One the most significant differences between fasting and anorexic behavior is the belief that the anorexic does not fast voluntarily. In contrast to the restricting eating seen in anorexia nervosa, the non-anorectic person is making the choice to fast for medical, spiritual or psychological reasons. The [...]

The Best Exercise for Depression

The Best Exercise for Depression Depression is a disorder that requires action to be taken. People with depression who make dietary and lifestyle changes tend to recover quicker than those who do not. Additionally, maintaining an ongoing recovery treatment plan helps to reduce relapse. Virtually every type of exercise has been shown to significantly [...]

Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress

Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi and qigong. Originally developed for self-defense and self-healing, tai chi and qigong have evolved into a graceful form of exercise and meditation that is used for stress reduction as well as other health conditions. Often [...]

Reflexology and Anxiety

Reflexology and Anxiety If you are one of the thousands of people who struggle with severe anxiety, you know how painful it is to go on a number of different medications and still not find any relief. For many people, anxiety can become so crippling that it affects their ability to sleep, socialize, [...]

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD Most of us associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with veterans of war, but new studies are finding that a person doesn’t have to be a soldier to experience the condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic [...]

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs After spending ten years looking for the perfect breed of dog to be a therapy dog, I decided on a McNab Shepherd. The McNab is a herding dog, which can actually make for a very good therapy dog because of their attentive and sweet nature. When we think [...]

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