Breathe Easy: Discover a Natural Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on How to Lower Your Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure is a medical condition that can increase a person’s risk of some serious, even life-threatening concerns such as heart attacks and strokes. A common cause or contributing factor to hypertension is stress.  When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system is activated and the blood in our body is directed to the heart to be able to beat it faster in anticipation of danger.  This mechanism also elevates our blood pressure. 

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Work-Related Stress and the 7 Types of Rest We Need to Stay Healthy

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
Work-Related Stress:

    • Studies suggest work-related stress is most often linked to heart disease when the job characteristics have a high level of performance demanded and a low level of control within the organization.

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Is Stress & Anxiety Slowly Killing You? 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
About Stress & Anxiety’s Impact on the Body:

What happens to your body when you are stressed or anxious? Your sympathetic nervous system gets activated. This is also known as your “Fight or Flight” Response. When a stressor or “threat” is present the amygdala in the brain sends a cascade of signals that end up causing the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. The purpose is to get a boost of energy to be able to fight or run.

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3 Red Flags: How Technology & Social Media Can Fuel Anxiety in Us

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira
On Technology & Social Media’s Negative Impact:

We live in a scary world and the 24/7 access to all of the scariness due to the technology era and social media is too much for anyone to handle. Most of us struggle to watch or read about real-life atrocities and may have some mild anxiety symptoms as a result. We may avoid the content entirely, experience intrusive and/or ruminating thoughts about the disaster, feel inclined to research it more, or talk about it excessively. When we witness or read about something incredibly disturbing, these are all commonplace and should fade in a matter of days.

How do we know when there’s an issue?  Here are 3 red flags to consider:

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8 Health Tips to Help You Live Your Best (Aging) Life

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on
Health & Aging:

We’re all aging.

Tomorrow you will be older than you are today. It’s sad but true. And while we can’t do anything to reverse this aging process, we can adopt a lifestyle now that will set us up for success later.

As we grow, we should ask ourselves, “What would my future self want me to be doing right now? What wouldn’t they want me to be doing?”

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Psychological Fitness: Adapting to the Accelerating Work & Life Pace

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Adapting to the Accelerating Work & Life Pace
:

    • The state of the workplace now is described as VUCA-volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. 
    • We are living in an unstable time of rapid change, uncertainty, confusion, and the reality that much of it we can’t control.
    • This makes it challenging to plan, prepare, or anticipate the consequences of our actions; therefore, it generates fear. Humans do not like feeling as though they have control.

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout After Work

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor is a Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years now, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

What Dr. Secor Can Say in an Interview on
Ways to Incorporate Exercise At the End of the Day:
Let’s face it: The last thing we want to do after exhausting ourselves after a long workday is exercise. Yet we all know that working out is so important for not only our bodies but for our minds and overall good health—this couldn’t be truer than it is today amidst the pandemic.

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How Prolonged Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Stress & Weight Gain
:

    • Prolonged chronic stress can cause or significantly contribute to weight gain. Many people already know and recognize that they make poor dietary choices when under high amounts of stress which will ultimately cause weight increases—the self-proclaimed “stress eaters.” 

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Mindfulness for Greater Wellness

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

 

We need more mindfulness in our lives more than ever. . .

Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being present and in the moment means we put aside any negative thoughts about the past or worries about the future—and just be. Thousands of studies have linked physical and mental benefits to mindfulness.

Here are 10 great ways to practice mindfulness in our everyday lives:

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5 Health Conditions That Could be Caused by Anxiety

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Anxiety
:

Anxiety is characterized by feelings of fear, worry, dread or uneasiness often as a result of difficult thoughts and/or life circumstances.  When a person feels anxious, their stress response gets activated, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. Staying in a prolonged state of anxiety or stress can lead to a lot of detrimental effects on the body and lead to certain medical conditions.  

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