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Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

On the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it says, “Don’t Panic.” That’s good advice at any time, but today especially. The novel coronavirus is scary mostly because we’ve never encountered it before. Most people who come down with the disease will survive it. Self-care, and specifically the self-care involved in strengthening your Read more…


Balance Diet, Exercise, and Stress Relief

Excessive stress can lead to fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. You probably already knew that. But did you know the process by which it happens? Excessive stress doesn’t actually cause fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. Rather, it depletes magnesium in the body; fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia are symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Diet and stress relief are interdependent Read more…




Compression for Lymphedema

Recent research shows that compression is effective for lymphedema. This is good news, because there are a number of conditions that can cause lymphedema, including cancer, cancer treatments, certain surgeries, and infections. The Lymphatic System Your lymphatic system is a critical part of your immune system. The lymph running through it distributes proteins to your Read more…



CBD for Cancer

A Google search on the phrase “CBD for Cancer” resulted in 44.8 million hits, a number I find somewhat staggering. But I couldn’t find any reports of clinical research. Nevertheless, the hope signified in the 44.8 million-hit search results seems justified. The first page of the search results, for example, contains many links from establishment Read more…