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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live with self-care mastery. It is for all medical patients, caregivers, and advocates who want to learn how to collaborate with physicians to optimize health. It is also for those living with a debilitating medical condition who want […]

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Skills Not Pills Part 2

 Simple Behavioral Changes and Physiological Functioning Even the simplest of behavioral changes such as varying our posture serve to alter cognition, emotion, and physiological functioning. For example, when we stand tall, we feel better than if we slump. When we intentionally practice maintaining good posture—this can serve as a mindfulness practice. One reason we feel […]

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Skills, Not Pills

Change in Response to Discomfort Discomfort or new signs or symptoms are often warnings that something needs to change. The reason for this is that all pathological conditions, no matter how minor, have come into existence in a very specific physiological environment. Although it is often difficult to uncover the cause of the new symptom […]

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