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The Nuances of Saying Sorry

Hey Dr. Ben,

Your vlog made me wonder if you've covered the importance of apologizing when you've done something wrong and how to apologize?  If not, I'd love to know your thoughts on this topic.  My fiance and I don't argue very often but when we do, the issue of who owes who an apology is usually a point we have tension over. Read more about The Nuances of Saying Sorry

 

How to Forgive Someone Who Isn't Sorry

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Hi Dr. Ben,

I'm 59 years old and am hoping that you can help me with an issue that has been a heavy burden almost all my life. Read more about How to Forgive Someone Who Isn't Sorry

 

Sometimes You Just Have To Say Good-Bye

When I was in graduate school, I was lucky to be grouped with a fellow intern who I'll call Jason. Not lucky as in blessed to have a friend who I enjoyed spending time with; lucky as in fortunate to learn what I should stay away from.

I'm not going to attempt to be generous in my recollection of Jason. He was a prototypical user, someone whose idea of being a good friend was gracing you with his good looks over lunch in exchange for you picking up the tab. Read more about Sometimes You Just Have To Say Good-Bye

 

More on Extracting Nutrients Out of What You Eat

As mentioned earlier in this series, cooking vegetables and other plant foods can soften naturally occurring fiber, which makes it easier for your digestive system to extract the many micronutrients that are abundant in plant foods. Read more about More on Extracting Nutrients Out of What You Eat

 

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

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Updated on January 27, 2019

To make soup that your family and friends will rave about, all you need are a handful of wholesome ingredients: two heads of cauliflower, a couple of Yukon gold potatoes, two shallots or a yellow onion, and a fresh bunch of any favorite herb.

As with most soups that include a healthy portion of cooked Yukon gold potatoes, I find that this soup is consistently helpful to those with an inflamed stomach or colon. Read more about Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

 

Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

Health enthusiasts are all too aware of the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods for fuel. There's no denying that we need a wide variety of nutrients from healthy food to create energy to fuel our daily activities.

It's worth remembering that nutrients on their own do not create energy. Read more about Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

 

Appearances Matter

Originally posted in July of 2014 after the passing of my friend, Dr. John. Updated on August 28, 2018.

When I moved to the suburbs of Chicago shortly after my 20th birthday to begin graduate school, as much as I needed to learn about human physiology and clinical sciences, I was in even greater need of general life guidance. Having been raised by ultra conservative immigrant parents, I had more than a few things to learn about how to understand and interact with people.

I had the great fortune of having as a classmate a fellow named John who was 47 years old and excited to begin a second career. He had done well as a real estate appraiser and property flipper on the east coast, and though he never boasted of his wealth, I knew that John had earned enough to be retired, and was pursuing a career as a health care provider because he had restored his own health with alternative therapies and wanted to share his passion for natural healing with others. Read more about Appearances Matter

 

The Dark Side of Junior Tennis

On Saturday September 7th, 2019, the headlines across Canada and the global tennis world captured the incredible accomplishment of Bianca Andreescu, who at 19 years of age, became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title.  

Those who aren't familiar with what it takes to journey through the junior tennis world to have a chance of standing where Bianca Andreescu is today likely cannot imagine the dark side of such a trek.  

Here's a headline that you won't see from any media outlet: Read more about The Dark Side of Junior Tennis

 

Roasted Tomatoes, Creamy Avocado Slices, and Lightly Scrambled Eggs

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Sautéed or roasted tomatoes add wonderful flavour and substantial nutrient value to any meal, and they’re super simple to make. Read more about Roasted Tomatoes, Creamy Avocado Slices, and Lightly Scrambled Eggs

 

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need To Be Healthy?

Few facets of your life have greater impact on your health status than the amount of quality rest that you get each night.

Why is your sleeping routine so important to your ability to prevent disease and be at your best? Read more about How Much Sleep Do You Really Need To Be Healthy?

 

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