Healthy Lifestyle

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Integrative medicine puts the patient at the center of the care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. This process enhances the ability of individuals, who may be affected by other health conditions, to stay as well as possible while the cope with their condition. In upcoming weeks and months, you can look forward to finding practical advice on creating a healthy balanced lifestyle with everyday tips for living well. Dr. Julie Rowin helps introduce our “Living Well” section with the article on the benefits of mindful breathing.

Self-Care for CarePartners: What? Why? How?

Self-Care for CarePartners: What? Why? How? On our website, the Foundation reminds GBS|CIDP CarePartners that no one can prepare you for the challenges you will face.  Though this journey is stressful, there are things you can do to help you manage.  One of the most important is taking care of yourself.  What is self-care?  …

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Building Muscle at Any Age

By Dr. Julie Rowin A publication from Dr. Julie Rowin’s Blog Post found at: The benefits of maintaining muscle mass at any age cannot be underestimated.Here’s why: Muscle is involved in brain function in a big way. Muscle directly communicates with the brain through chemicals and messengers such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). These chemicals…

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Our breath sustains us. It not only supplies our cells with life-giving oxygen; the mechanical act of breathing itself is intimately connected to our body’s basic physiology.  With every breath in our heart rate increases and with every breath out it slows.

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Mindful Breathing Exercises

Breath, well-being and energy are intrinsically connected. Mindful breathing can be performed anywhere and anytime. It’s all about bringing yourself to the present moment and focusing on a slower deeper belly breath.

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