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In This Blog:

1. Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Fact: How Stress and Thinking Affects Your Health

2. Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul:

a. Body/Mind Dr. Northrup discusses the body's connection to the change of seasons

b. Soul Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles with Gabrielle Bernstein. Diane Ray interview Gabrielle on her road from NY party girl to enlightened teacher

3. Book of the week: Women's Body's Women's Wisdom

4. What's Up with Mold? Check out my answer and more on Dr. Oz's Sharecare.

5. Be sure to read my latest Blog: Trick or Treat? GMOs: Foods which are scary every day! and accessUpdated Link Resources on my homepage

Body-Mind or Mind-Body?
Excerpted Highlights of my weeks newsletters:

How does Stress impact our health? Dr. Hyman reports:

Just consider these facts:

95 percent of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Low socioeconomic status is associated with poorer health outcomes and higher risk of death from all causes. This is not because of poor health habits, but because of feelings of powerlessness and loss of control. Internalized racism and stress are associated with high amounts of belly fat.
Stress hormones damage the hippocampus -- the memory center in the brain -- causing memory loss and dementia.
In a study of people who volunteered to have cold viruses injected into their noses, only people with a high level of perceived stress got colds. Women with metastatic breast cancer survived twice as long if they were part of a support group.
Belonging to a group -- a religious group, a bowling club, a quilting group -- reduces risk of death from all causes and increases longevity, despite health habits.
In a study of doctors, those who scored high on hostility questionnaires had a higher risk of heart attacks than those who smoked, were overweight, had high blood pressure, or didn't exercise. So, if you don't think the mind has the power to influence your body, think again.
Source: Hyman, M. Stress Tips: Calm Your Brain, Heal Your Body. October 8, 2011.

Furthermore, you can be healthier, if you think you are...

According to a report in Science Daily:

People who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published in the October 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"Having people rate their own health may be a simple tool for doctors to determine a person's risk of dementia, especially for people with no symptoms or memory problems," said study author Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD, director of the Inserm unit 708 Neuroepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux 2 in France

Source: Think You're in Poor Health? It Could Increase Your Odds of Dementia. ScienceDaily (Oct. 6, 2011).

Body-Soul Filled Listening


October 13, 2011 The Rally of Autumn
Ever notice how the flies come into the house just as the weather turns colder? Nature has a rally of energy before quieting down for the winter. Where do your energies require a rally? Tune in as Dr. Northrup teaches you how to harness the energy of this season.


October 10, 2011 Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self Love and Miracles with Gabrielle Bernstein
How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go-to guide for the next generation? Gabrielle Bernstein tells you how she transformed her life and offers her wisdom on how you too can overcome fear, change your perceptions, and create a life you're psyched to wake up for!
Archive shows available for free one week post air date.

Book of the week:

Women's Body's Women's Wisdom

In lieu of October being Breast Health Month, Dr. Northrup's Women's Body Women's Wisdom provides a go to text on the body-mind-soul connection of all things related to being a women.
View my latest blog on GMOs and check my site for updated resource links.

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Dr. LoBisco has been in holistic healthcare for over 10 years. She became interested in holistic medicine when she was able to heal two herniated discs through nutrition, yoga, supplementation, and chiropractic. She has mentored with holistic practices throughout New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In addition to her Naturopathic and Functional Medical training, Dr. LoBisco has extensive training in a variety of healing modalities, including therapeutic essential oils, nutraceuticals, herbs, whole food supplements, nutritional medicine, and mind-body therapies. She is a graduate of the accredited, four year post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. This program includes clinical rotations and a demanding scientific curriculum in integrating conventional and natural medicine. Dr. LoBisco holds her license from the state of Vermont.

Dr. LoBisco is a candidate for certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr. LoBisco is also certified in Applied Kinesiology and holds a BA in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. She has contributed as an item writer for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)and has several articles that have been published in the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review Digest (NDNR) and the Townsend Letter, both physician- based journals. Dr. LoBisco is also a hired speaker on integrative medical topics for medical professionals.

Dr. LoBisco currently incorporates her training in holistic medical practices and conventional medicine through writing, researching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. She has a small, private wellness consultation practice through telephone and Skype. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs and social media. Her upcoming book, BreakFree Medicine, is set to release within the next year. Please inquire here for more specific information.