Victoria Maizes MD- Practicing Gratitude
One simple way to feel happier (and healthier) is to begin a gratitude practice. I like to practice gratitude before I go to bed at night. Turning over the events of the day in my mind, I acknowledge three people or events or things that I am grateful.Victoria Maizes MD- Reduce your Chemical Exposure
There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals on the market today. Only about 200 of them have been tested to be sure that they are safe when it comes to influencing human health. Does that surprise you? It did me! In 1976 Congress passed the Toxic Chemicals Substance Act which most experts agree has no “teeth.” This has left the chemical industry in the US to be mostly self-regulated with regard to human safety.Victoria Maizes MD- Preparing for Pregnancy
With excitement, joy, and perhaps a bit of trepidation, you’re considering having a baby. This primal urge is an intrinsic part of being human. What could be more natural or straightforward? Every day, women become pregnant, sometimes unintentionally. On the other hand, many women have difficulty conceiving, which can be emotionally traumatic, exhausting, or frustrating. My opinion is that pregnancy is well worth preparing for.Victoria Maizes MD- Facing Cancer
In integrative medicine, we usually recommend conventional treatment of the cancer and use the tools of nutrition, mind-body, and alternative systems to help support a person’s over all well-being and reduce treatment side effects.Victoria Maizes MD- Heart Health
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide in women and men (World health statistics, 2007) and in the United States, cardiovascular disease accounts for one third of all deaths in women.