Precision Medicine Dr. Florence Comite talks about hydration therapy, which uses an IV to inject vitamins and needed nutrients right into the blood stream, bypassing the GI tract. By using hydration therapy there should be no absorption problem. www.comitemd.com
To make you more accountable over the holidays, Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier suggests weighing yourself more often. You can keep a better handle on your weight, rather than being surprised at the end of the year.
President and CEO of NutriSystem Dawn Zier says with all the socializing between Halloween and New Year's Day, it's easier to just not put those pounds on in the first place, than plot how to take them off afterward. It's estimated to take five months to lose that holiday weight. Zier says with a program like NutriSystem you can take it off much more quickly.
At the retreat, you have the chance to do a little bit of talking with your assigned spiritual director, who is an excellent listener and can sometimes lead you to answers by what you don't say. They also offer month-long silent retreats.
Chris Derby SJ, with the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth
Listen to Chris Derby SJ, with the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. They operate all sorts of retreats there at the monastery and Pat Farnack attended a silent weekend retreat there last weekend. No cellphones, media, no talking. Although it is Catholic and run by the Jesuits it is non-denominational, with all kinds of people looking for a few answers or a little peace attending. www.jesuitcenter.org
New York Times contributor Perry Garfinkel, who investigates the health and wellness movements all around the world, speaks with Pat Farnack. Recently, he looked into the Six Senses Wellness Program at luxury hotels worldwide. He went to Vietnam and their hotel at Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. www.sixsenses.comwww.wellnessvietnam.com
Perry Garfinkel was interested in wellness programs, especially at hotel chains around the world with an integration of eastern and western medicines. One important point, don't just check in at the hotel and stay at the spa the entire time, says Perry. Put your experience into context by familiarizing yourself with the country, too.
Carol E. Miller was depressed and not getting anywhere in life when her therapist figured out her survival of a small plane crash when she was 16 may have be the traumatic event which was keeping her from moving forward.
Author Carol E. Miller discusses EMDR, an eye movement therapy for those who've gone through traumatic events. The eye movement is similar to the movement during REM sleep except the person is awake. www.emdr.com
Dr. Hanscom says overcoming chronic pain starts with expressive writing. Picking up your pen and writing for several minutes every day and then being able to re-frame and decide who you choose to be on any given day.
Dr. Hanscom says you cannot conquer chronic pain unless you give your brain something else to think about. That's when new pathways in the brain can be created and pain can subside. In order to do this, a person has to stop being a victim, which Hanscom says he was for years.
Dr. Lim recommends you get a baseline eye exam at your eye doctor's. Keep in mind kids can get eye strain, too. Remember, they are often holding those devices up to their eyes more closely than we are.
Dr. Tommy Lim of Berryessa Optometry in Silicon Valley, California speaks with Pat Farnack about the additional screen time we are subjecting our eyes to now that the weather is turning cooler. Dr. Lim discusses how it can "stress" our eyes and how blue light from our devices can cause headaches and damage our sleep. www.berryessaoptometry.com
Dr. Lim describes how the relatively new BluTech lenses can calm the eye. With the new iPhone 7's "Retina HD Display," the colors are so much more vibrant. Plus, there is so much more that can be done as people experiment with their new phones it can lead to eye strain. TV screen time can also tire the eyes.