Stress-related

Thinning, brittle hair? Check your hormones!

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on Thinning, brittle hair? Check your hormones!

Want some top tips for healthy hair? Read on! Luscious locks. Flowing tresses. Who doesn’t want to have a full head of shiny hair? Our culture certainly gives us the message that beautiful hair symbolizes youth and beauty. However, particularly as we age, many of us find that the soft, full hair we may have…

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How Blood Sugar Imbalances Create Havoc in Your Health

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on How Blood Sugar Imbalances Create Havoc in Your Health

Are you noticing more stubborn belly fat? Experiencing wild sugar cravings? Constant fatigue and sudden crashes in energy? Are you noticing more stubborn belly fat? Experiencing wild sugar cravings? Constant fatigue and sudden crashes in energy? Our dietary choices and lifestyle practices play a huge role in either maintaining balance or spiking blood sugar levels.…

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Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety: What You Can Do to Cope

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety: What You Can Do to Cope

Since the beginning of 2020, whenever we turned on the TV, listened to the radio, browsed social media, or even while speaking with our friends and co-workers we have been bombarded with COVID-19 information. Numbers of infected (‘cases’), numbers of deaths around the world, constantly changing restrictions, and more have flooded our minds daily. The…

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Healthy Aging and Longevity Secrets

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on Healthy Aging and Longevity Secrets

The search for the fountain of youth is as old as time. Here’s an idea. What if the fountain of youth is simply the sum of our decisions? If that’s the case, then the power to live long and well is (somewhat) in our hands! We can influence our longevity by making a daily commitment…

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The Most Under-Diagnosed Cause of Thyroid Problems – and What to Do About It

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on The Most Under-Diagnosed Cause of Thyroid Problems – and What to Do About It

Thyroid problems, both low and high thyroid hormone problems, are near epidemic proportions in this country today, particularly among women. I so often hear from women and from clients/patients who complain of symptoms from low thyroid conditions, such as: 1. Cold hands and feet 2. Dry skin and hair 3. Brittle nails 4. Hoarseness 5.…

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5 Common Foods that Trigger Stress and What to Choose Instead

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on 5 Common Foods that Trigger Stress and What to Choose Instead

Do you really realize what stress is and what causes it? Stress is a common occurrence in our high-paced, full of distraction culture. Many, if not most, women do not know that there are four key stressors that cause stress, and that we can actually learn how to reduce stress when we understand these factors.…

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What No One Tells You About Stress and Burnout

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Society is struggling with stress on a daily basis. When we realize what stress is and where it comes from, we are better enabled to avoid burnout.

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3 Surprising Reasons Why Self-Care is NOT Selfish

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on 3 Surprising Reasons Why Self-Care is NOT Selfish

To thrive nowadays…to free ourselves from the tyranny of stress and overwhelm…to live with a sense of purpose and healthy relationship – we must drop the either/or, black or white dualistic thinking of old. I will say upfront – no, self-care is not selfish. In fact, when we care for our body, our mind and…

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