How Anger Is Linked to Your Health

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Have you ever considered how communication affects your health? Think about how many conversations you have every day— from one-word exchanges to hour-long talks. When communication breaks down— even if it’s momentary— your heart rate speeds up. Next, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels rise. And research shows that stress causes or exacerbates more than 90 percent of all illness. Under prolonged stress, people become susceptible to ailments such as headaches, digestive issues, diabetes, and heart disease.

A clear example of how communication is linked to your health is through your emotions.

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Effectively Managing a Teen Who’s Breaking the Rules

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Doctor Neha:  Hi. Welcome to Talk Rx with Doctor Neha. Today I have a special guest, Suzette, which is one of the people who was in one of my talks. I offered that if anyone in the audience had a question and would like to come on live on Talk Rx that they could join me. Welcome Suzette.

Suzette:  Thank you. Good morning. Nice to be here.

Doctor Neha:  You said this is something you’ve never done before so it feels a little awkward.

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Transforming Friction to Friendship

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Stan Mackey* was a physician who had joined the hospital team a few years earlier. His introverted nature and matter-of-fact answers rubbed a few of the nurses and physicians the wrong way. He didn’t seem to notice the wake he sometimes left in his path. Personally, I thought he was one of the smartest physicians I knew. I loved consulting with him because he was a human encyclopedia of the latest trials and research and his mannerisms reminded me of one of my favorite professors.

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What Do You Want to Know About Communicating More Effectively With Your Friends, Family, Boss and Colleagues?

I get questions every day about communication and how to communicate more effectively with the important (and sometimes not so important) people in our lives.

Here are some of the questions I receive most often:

  • My sister-in-law and I butt heads at every family dinner and it’s driving me crazy. She makes such underhanded and passive-aggressive comments and I don’t know how to handle it. I leave feeling infuriated. What should I say the next time she does it?
  • My boss never talks to me, just at me. How can I let him know without losing my job?

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Anger—Is it Better to Let It out or Hold It in?


Dr. Manny Alvarez: It’s no secret that how you handle stress has a big impact on your health; however, what if the key to having an optimal health is in how you communicate during those stressful times? My guest today says her patients’ inability to communicate was literally making them sick, Dr. Neha Sangwan is the author of Talk RX: Five Steps to Honest Conversations That Create Connections, Health & Happiness.

Communication is the key to good health. It is indeed. Tell me, how does communication directly affect anybody’s health?

Doctor Neha: When your communication breaks down,

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Are You Worrying Yourself Sick?

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Are you worrying yourself sick? via @drnehasangwan

We’re moving at lightning speed. We’re maxed out, overcommitted, and exhausted. It’s no wonder that one in eight Americans ages 18 and older suffers from an anxiety disorder, and over the last decade, the rates of anti-anxiety and insomnia medication use have skyrocketed.

Anxiety is rooted in a fear of what might happen in the future. I mean think about it—there are so many good things to worry about. They usually start with the words what if followed by some sort of catastrophic thinking:

  • What if the deal doesn’t go through?

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How to Manage Friends and Family During Divorce

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Dr. Neha: I have an amazing guest with us here today. Her name’s Lori. Hi, Lori. Tell me what’s on your mind.

Lori: Recently, my husband and I filed for divorce. It’s been coming for a while. I have found that telling people one-on-one has not been simple. Most of my friends have experienced the sadness. What is difficult is how to set expectations since our normal sense of social behaviors will be changing and it may or may not meet the expectations of our family and friends depending on where they are in processing this change in our relationship.

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Community in the Kitchen

You still have a few days to watch a replay of the webcast “Two Doctors Talk Detox Secrets,”  where Dr. Hyman and I talk through the challenges of sticking to a diet and how to outsmart the mental and emotional road bumps that can easily throw you off track.

Cooking for one can be a drag. Even if you’re a mom or dad cooking for many, spending hours alone in the kitchen can feel like a chore. And for something that you need to do day in and day out,

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Drs. Mark Hyman & Neha Sangwan Are Stopping By for a Home Visit


Have you ever wished your doctor would make a home visit? Or even if you could just say, “Hey, Doc, show me what you mean when you said I need to eat better! How do I start my day with something quick, but still healthy and delicious?” That would really help you achieve and sustain your health goals, right? Well, today, your wish is granted.

Sometimes you just need a boost to set yourself up for success. Today’s video blog will show you exactly how to do that. Join Dr. Mark Hyman and me in the kitchen,

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The Real Reason You Fall off the Health Wagon


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Reserve your spot for a free online event with myself and Mark Hyman, M.D. to explore what really undermines your ability to attain optimal health. It’s called “Two Doctors Talk Detox Secrets: De-Stress, Lose Weight, Feel Great!Claim your spot here (it’s free!).

After moving to NYC and experiencing one crazy winter—dare I say that I’m feeling a little spring fever? So much so, that I’ve committed to resetting my physical health by taking on a 10-day detox that my friend,

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