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Thriving through the Holidays: Gifts of Health, Wellness and Generosity

Thriving through the Holidays: Gifts of Health, Wellness and Generosity

Thriving through the Holidays: Gifts of Health, Wellness, and Generosity   The holiday season is marked by food, family and of course gifts. Gift-giving is not only a big contributor to the stress of the season but also a big contributor to trash and waste. Americans throw out 25 percent more garbage between Thanksgiving and […]

By Stephen Fogg | Posted in Dr NP, Healthy Life, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Monday Motivation: Holidays and Gift Giving

The holidays are stressful and giving gifts just ads to that stress. Did you also know it increases our waste up to 25% between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Dr. Palermo shares some tips on how to limit our waste and stress in this Monday Motivation.  

By Stephen Fogg | Posted in Dr NP, Monday Motivation, Nancy's articles, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response is a simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress.  Some qualities of the Relaxation Response include… Decreased heart rate Decreased blood pressure Lower respiratory rate Lower pulse rate Decreased oxygen consumption Decreased muscle tension Reduction of cortisol Reduction of noradrenaline Steps for the Relaxation Response Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Close […]

By Madeline Groves | Posted in Healthy Life, Lifestyle Medicine, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment
Our Diets Are Killing Us And Doctors Aren’t Trained To Help

Our Diets Are Killing Us And Doctors Aren’t Trained To Help

This article was published by The Hill on October 18, 2019. It was written by Emily M. Broad Lieb, Drs. Stephen DeVries and Walter Willet What if your doctor failed to talk to you about the most important threat to your health? Wouldn’t you worry about the quality of your health care? Poor quality diet […]

Monday Motivation: Probiotics During Cold & Flu Season

Cold & Flu season is here, and while we can follow the recommended guidelines, they’re not 100% guaranteed to keep the flu away. One thing being overlooked by Americans to help during cold & flu season are Probiotics. Dr. Palermo explains in this Monday Motivation.  

Thriver Spotlight: Debbie Cohen

Debbie Cohen, a fitness enthusiast from the suburbs of Boston, cannot remember a time when she wasn’t involved in some sort of sport. It wasn’t until college though, that she was introduced to yoga. It was one of those things where once she started, her passion for the practice was immediate. She got certified in […]

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Monday Motivation: Qi Gong and Breast Cancer – The Power of Movement

  All or most disease according to traditional Chinese medicine comes from blockage or stagnation of the body’s fluids, lymph flow, energy, breath, food, thoughts and emotional issues from the mind. All of these fall under the term “Qi” which is loosely translated as “life force, vapor, steam, and energy”. Most of the Chinese medicine […]

The Power of A Second Opinion

The Power of A Second Opinion

The Power of A Second Opinion by Dr. Nancy Palermo Lietz, MD Caroline was a healthy 46 year old diagnosed with breast carcinoma in situ following a radiology biopsy done after an abnormal mammogram. As with many women, she was eager to proceed with treatment and was quickly referred to a surgeon through her primary […]

My Health and the Health of the Planet: Small Changes with Big Results

My Health and the Health of the Planet: Small Changes with Big Results

My Health and the Health of the Planet: Small Changes with Big Results Individual choice is a vote for your own health as well as the health of the planet. While we may wait years to get lawmakers to agree on what is best for the health of Americans and the health of the planet, […]

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Thriver Spotlight: Braden Hamilton

Braden (Bray Bray or B-Dawg as we lovingly call her around the practice) has lived most of her life in Charlotte and is an active community volunteer. She has always had an interest in an active and healthy lifestyle. She is excited to help be a part of Thrive where patients can access alternatives to […]

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