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Chronic Health Conditions



Dealing with a chronic health condition is a marathon effort that can often be taxing on multiple fronts—issues stemming from the disease itself, as well as the stress and mental fatigue that can come from constantly coping with a life-altering illness. Finding an accurate diagnosis, navigating health care systems, acquiring the needed resources for treatment, and managing unreachable expectations from others can seem like never-ending struggles that few understand. Thankfully, many options exist for coming to terms with the nature of the condition and finding relief from it, handling the ins and outs of living with it, and sometimes thriving in the face of its difficulties. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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10 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Sound Mind, Sound Body: A New Model for Lifelong Health

In this dramatic new approach to understanding personal health, Dr. Pelletier shows how lifelong good health is far more dependent on a positive, purposeful life orientation than on aerobic workouts and rigid low-fat diets.

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Could inflammation be the cause of myriad chronic conditions?

The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.

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5 Foods That Can Help Lower Cholesterol | Today

TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer kicks off a new TODAY series about foods that can help your heart. In the first installment she spotlights foods that can help lower your cholesterol, including apples, lentils and avocados

Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse—undo!—the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

Is Sugar Killing Us?

Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes—thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease.

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Pema Chödrön: Coping with Chronic Illness

Excerpt from "The Freedom To Love" (c) 2015 Pema Chödrön, used with permission from the publisher, Sounds True. Pema discusses coping with chronic illness.

Yoga Cures: Simple Routines to Conquer Over 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free

In Yoga Cures, Tara Stiles—owner of Strala Yoga in Manhattan—offers an A-to-Z guide of the poses you can do to target specific problems in your body and get you feeling better right away.

How Treating the Mind Can Heal the Body

Health care providers are increasingly using wholistic approaches to treat chronic medical conditions. One new approach may have a significant impact for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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