"Oh, It's Just Stress!"
Is it Really? What You Should Know About Hypoadrenalism
Have you ever mentioned a health issue to your doctor, or a friend or relative, only to be told that it's probably just related to stress? Perhaps they've even suggested that your health problem would most likely go away if you simply reduced the amount of stress in your life?
Many of us have heard this at one time or another and, for some, that "diagnosis" may be correct. For others, there may be more to the story.... Read more.
Are you Tired and Wired?
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
Reviewed by Carol Petersen, RPh,CNP
Marcelle Pick is a nurse practitioner and cofounder of
a medical clinic called Women to Women in Yarmouth,
Maine.This pioneering practice provides functional
medicine to prevent and treat a variety of health
disorders. In her practice and in her book, she weaves
the physical aspects of health disorders together with
emotional ties that often accompany them.
The primary focus of Marcelle's book is a comprehensive review of "adrenal dysfunction." However, she doesn't just define the problem
medically. Because she holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, she is also able to outline a program that readers can use for emotional self-help or to seek out a practitioner to coach them in solving their problems.
July is UV Safety Month
Summer is now in full swing and warmer weather means more time spent outside. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin. Join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.
Be proactive by taking the following steps to help prevent skin cancer:
- Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m.and 4p.m
- Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. (For more information, see the Pharmacist Corner)
- Cover up with long sleeves and a hat
- Check your skin regularly for any changes.
Protect your skin form skin cancer by doing a skin self-exam.
Learn how at: www.cancer.gov