Mind-Body Health

Restful sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. After a day of stimulating activity, your body needs deep sleep when your mind and body can rest and reset. When you’re well rested, you’re more alert, able to process new information more efficiently, and you make better... Read More
When you use a hormone-based birth control method like the pill, the patch, or the ring, your body receives a controlled dose of two hormones: estrogen and progesterone. Together, they have the power to prevent ovulation while thinning the uterine lining (endometrium) to make it harder for the... Read More
Losing a loved one is one of the most debilitating experiences you can go through. At times like this, it’s normal to feel confused or even disoriented. Life seems to stop in grief and it’s difficult to summon the energy to do even the most menial tasks. So how do you cope? Where do you go when you... Read More
As a practicing endocrinologist, my patients frequently ask why they continue to gain weight even when they’re eating healthy. There’s rarely a simple answer. A myriad of factors can contribute to weight gain among individuals who believe they’re eating wholesome foods. It’s not just what you eat,... Read More
Youth is as much an attitude as it is a number. With a more flexible mind and body, everyday living can be easier. Suddenly, the world is with—not against—you, and the years just fade away. These days, a flexible attitude and approach to living is more pertinent than ever. We’re living 15 to 20... Read More
The ancient teachings of Ayurveda tell us that our emotional state has a dramatic impact on our physical health; they reflect an understanding that human beings are emotional creatures and that there is an intricate connection between our emotions and what is happening in our physical body. There's... Read More
One of the human body’s most masterful tricks is its ability to give us clues about what’s going on inside. These biological breadcrumbs can alert us to potential health concerns before they become serious—and in many cases—give us a chance to reverse damage. Premature wrinkles, skin tone, the... Read More
Few physiological processes in life generate so many expectations as menopause. It encompasses a range of changes, from physical and psychological to social and cultural. Menopause is the process by which the female ovaries cease the hormonal production of estrogen and progesterone, and therefore... Read More