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The Mind-Body Connection in a Clinical Setting

The Mind-Body Connection in a Clinical Setting

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel November 16, 2017

At The Morrison Center, we recognize that the mind-body connection can deeply influence health and wellness. In Dr.Morrison’s latest video, he explains the relationship between stress, emotions, illness, and wellness and the role of mind-body healing in a clinical setting.

When a person has a chronic condition, such as persistent symptoms related to postpartum depression, anxiety, fatigue, or chronic pain that may not be getting better, we acknowledge that it is worth considering whether stress, emotions, or past traumas may be playing a role. The integrative physicians at The Morrison Center always consider the mind-body connection when evaluating a person’s overall health, and when healing is stalled or “blocked,” we consider the role of stress, emotions and beliefs.

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You are what you eat - why biochemical individuality should impact food choices

You are what you eat - why biochemical individuality should impact food choices

by Stephanie Mandel October 10, 2017

The food you put in your body is more than the flavor you taste or the satisfaction you feel. Every single item of food that you eat has an impact on your health. There are so many different diet recommendations out there because there isn’t one diet that works for everyone.

Healthy eating is an essential step towards living a long and active life. Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, a physician, and nutritionist at the Morrison Center in New York City spoke to CBS News about the importance of a balanced diet as you age.

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What you need to know before your next summer shindig

What you need to know before your next summer shindig

by Stephanie Mandel June 20, 2017

Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:

1. Go “protein style” with your burger

Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!

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The top questions to ask yourself before taking vitamins

The top questions to ask yourself before taking vitamins

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan June 19, 2017

We know that vitamins and minerals are important, and nutrient deficiencies are rare, so are vitamin and mineral supplements necessary? If you’ve followed recent highly publicised research, there’s been a resounding NO of late. But does that conclusion follow the science?

In study after study, researchers and medical professionals acknowledge the biological need for vitamins and minerals, and the lack thereof in the diets of most Americans. And yet, they conclude that since deficiencies are rare nowadays, there is no real need for a vitamin or mineral supplement. Taking a closer look reveals a major flaw in this commonly held rationale.

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Stressed Out: Adrenal Fatigue and How to Heal

Stressed Out: Adrenal Fatigue and How to Heal

by Jeffrey Morrison November 01, 2016

Everyone gets stressed out from time to time, but did you know your body can get “stuck” in a stressed-out state? It comes down to an imbalance in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

The sympathetic nervous system is essentially the gas pedal of the body. It tells our body that there’s a (perceived) threat and we need to act accordingly. Our pulse quickens, our pupils dilate, we take in more oxygen, our adrenal glands start pumping out the “stress hormones” cortisol and adrenaline, as we prepare for a “fight or flight” response.

By contrast, our parasympathetic nervous system is akin to tapping on the breaks. It’s our “rest and digest” mode, and it’s where we want to be most of the time. Long periods of stress, both physical or emotional, can result in a dominant sympathetic nervous system, whereby the “gas pedal” overrides the “breaks,” and adrenal glands become overworked. This may manifest as exhaustion, sleep problems, anxiety, or the feeling of being “tired and wired.”

The good news is that certain herbs, along with stress management techniques, adequate rest and a healthy diet, can help rebalance and support a healthy stress response.

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Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

by Stephanie Mandel September 14, 2016

It’s that time of year: the crisp air and back-to-school mentality revitalize us to dive back into our lives and work with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality. Tucked between summer barbecues and family holidays, the fall presents a golden opportunity: to clear out leftover toxins from rooftop cocktail parties while bolstering the immune system for the coming winter. Here are our four top tips - plus a bonus for those with allergies - to optimize your health this fall.

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Summer Survival Guide: The 4 things you need before hitting the beach

Summer Survival Guide: The 4 things you need before hitting the beach

by Stephanie Mandel June 23, 2016 2 Comments

Summer is (finally!) here! Time to hit the beach, jump into the lake, and relish all the activities we wait all year to enjoy. The sun’s out and strong, so everyone knows to stock up on sunscreen, but what about the other must-haves to make the most out of the summer season? Check out our top 4 (plus a bonus #5) must-haves to live your #bestlife this summer!

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How to get healthier in 30 Days

How to get healthier in 30 Days

by Stephanie Mandel April 03, 2016

At the Morrison Center, we call this the Daily Benefit Detox Program. It’s a simple formula for success where we shift our focus on choosing nutritious whole foods that naturally “crowd out” foods that create inflammation, the underlying cause of all things that make us feel unwell. We then kick things up a notch by supporting liver detoxification with our Daily Benefit 30-Day Detox Set. Whether it’s a feeling of overall sluggishness, mental fogginess, gastrointestinal distress, fatigue or symptoms like joint pain, weight gain or dry skin, a diet that replenishes our cells with vital nutrients can have us feeling recharged in less than 30 days.

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