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Passion Fit: Reduce risk of breast cancer via exercise, nutrition

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s important to understand the risks associated with the disease and what can be done to reduce them.

According to breastcancer.org, approximately 12 percent of women – that’s one in eight – in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in 2017 alone. While these statistics are concerning, my goal as a yoga and wellness instructor is to educate, motivate and develop a sense of empowerment to create or maintain the lifestyle needed for risk reduction and prevention purposes. Exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits could prevent 25-30 percent of cases of breast cancer, according to many studies.

Staying Active: How exercise counters cognitive decline

Research and clinical studies from several disciplines of science have recently revealed that increased physical activity reduces aging effects that slow down the brain as well as mobility.

So how does physical fitness add up to 10 years of a more active lifestyle and 36 percent more brain efficiency to seniors’ quality of life?

Couples Counseling: Childproofing your marriage post-baby

 

Babies should come with a warning label that says: May be hazardous to your marriage.

Author shows link between climate change, health in new book


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In a world where climate change has become a hot topic as a result of increasingly common environmental disasters, physicians Paul Auerbach and Jay Lemery aim to shift the conversation from the environment to health impacts with their new book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.”

Auerbach, a Los Altos resident, and Lemery, from Colorado, said they coined the term “enviromedics,” defined in the book as “the effects, consequences, and study of the impacts of environmental change upon human health.”

LA clinician uses neurofeedback for eating disorders


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Technician Clay Jorgenson shows Town Crier reporter Grace Hase the different brain waves from her EEG. Los Altos clinician Theresa Chesnut is using neurofeedback to treat patients.

The brain of someone with an eating disorder is fear-based, according to Los Altos clinician Theresa Chesnut.

It’s why sufferers starve themselves, binge and purge their food or compulsively exercise to lose an amount of weight that will never be satisfying.

Local woman makes 155-mile journey to raise money to fight Lyme Disease


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Debbie Nelson, center in green, takes a break from her fundraising hike along the Camino Portugués. For part of her journey, she hiked with three supporters of Lyme disease research from Denmark.

Mountain View resident Debbie Nelson recently turned her vacation in Spain and Portugal into a mission, walking a 155-mile stretch of the Camino Portugués last month while raising money for and educating people about Lyme disease.

“I was planning to do this as a vacation, and then as I was thinking about it, I thought, ‘If I could raise money doing this for Lyme disease, I’m going to do it,’” she said. “And then I also wanted to talk to people from different parts of the world to see what they’re doing for it.”


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