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150630PatientProvider

I've had so many wonderful experiences working as a nurse. I continue to learn from patients and providers alike. I have heard the happy and thankful stories and the frustrating and sad ones.  In my experience, the good stories and the bad ones all have something in common, the relationship between the patient and the provider.  

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150616MeditationOver the past several years, I’ve become a proponent of practicing meditation and mindfulness. Shown to be healthy, therapeutic and good for one’s overall well-being, mindfulness and meditation can benefit anyone, including those with chronic illness or chronic pain. But it’s not as easy as you might think. In fact, one recent study showed that many people would rather experience pain than be alone with their thoughts.

Mindfulness and meditation

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150602Immunotherapy-300Those who suffer from grass or ragweed allergies and could benefit from immunotherapy treatment now have another option, one that doesn't involve shots or regular trips to the allergy office.

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) been used in Europe for more than a decade with success. Last spring, the FDA approved its use in the United States. For those with grass allergies, there are two products, Oralair and Grastek, and for those with ragweed allergy, Ragwitek is available. Like traditional allergy shots, SLIT is used to induce tolerance to a particular environmental allergen, changing the way a body reacts to an allergen over time.

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Tagged in: Allergies Immunology

150519FoodIntollerance-300People frequently come to us with digestive issues, wondering if they have food allergy. Food allergy in adults is uncommon. When it comes to recurrent bloating, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation, food intolerance is often to blame.
 
There are certain carbohydrates in foods that are considered FODMAPs, which is short for sugars that are highly osmotic, meaning they pull water into the intestine and are hard to digest or absorb.
 
Examples of such foods include:

  • Fructose (fruits, honey, high-fructose corn syrup)
  • Lactose (dairy)
  • Fructans (wheat, garlic, onions)
  • Galactans (beans, lentils, soybeans)
  • Polyols (sweeteners, such as isolate, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and stone fruits, such as cherries, peaches, plums, etc.)

Could one or more be the cause of your symptoms? The Stanford Digestive Health Center has come up with a low FODMAP diet that may help.

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Tagged in: Food Food Allergies

150505FifthyShadesofGrey2-300"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a hugely popular erotic best seller with a film version recently released. This book, which started out as "Twilight" fan fiction, is the U.K.'s fastest-selling paperback book of all time. Dubbed "mommy porn," the book has surpassed even "Harry Potter" in sales, with over 100 million copies worldwide.

One reason for its popularity is its depiction of sex, in our society, as abundant and highly charged. This myth is indicative of our prevailing culture. As women, we think we should be full of desire, and "swept away" by all sexual encounters. If we aren't, or don't, then there must be something wrong with us.

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