Epigenetics – Part 1 – You Can Control the Effects of Stress on Your Health

When I was in medical school, we were taught that our genes predict our future health, longevity and vitality. Many people believe this. The implications of this can lead us into a victim mentality – if you have bad genes, there is not much you can do to inspire a better health future…that your future…

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New Evidence Based Medicine Training Program

Teaching Evidence Based Medicine to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals all over the United States has been a significant part of my professional life over the past 12 years. After writing one of the early textbooks on this subject in 1998, I have seen the entire health care system transform from having…

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Humbled and Honored to Serve the ABIHM

In October 2012 at the 13th Annual Conference of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) I was both humbled and honored to be named President-Elect of the Board, and will take office as President in early 2015. The ABIHM is the premier educational body for integrative and holistic medicine practitioners across the country.

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Improve Your Brain Functioning with Mindful Walking

Earlier this summer I presented a workshop with the physician leaders of the Permanente Federation (the medical groups affiliated with Kaiser Permanente). I talked about “Leveraging Brain Science to Lead Change and Peak Performance.” The talk was based on my Achieve Peak Performance Program, which teaches you how your brain works so you can know…

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Wake Up Your Brain with Exercise!

Did you know that one of the best things you can do to stimulate brain health and to re-wire your brain is exercise? Exercise is not only good for your body, it is great for your brain. New brain science demonstrates that

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Brain Health & Sugar: Reward or Toxic?

If you’re interested in brain health, you may want to ask yourself, are you or your kids addicted to sugar? Do you crave dessert? Are you looking in the pantry for sweet things to munch on? Do your kids ratchet up in energy 10 minutes after consuming sugar, then crash hard, getting irritable, tired or…

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Daniel Friedland MD Joins with SpaFinder and Mariel Hemingway to Promote Wellness on Capitol Hill

Daniel Friedland MD, CEO of SuperSmartHealth, joined wellness activist, Mariel Hemingway and Sallie Fraenkel from SpaFinder on Capitol Hill today to meet with Representative Joe Pitts, Chair of the Health Committee, to promote the Wellness Week Pledge: 7 simple, powerful and evidence-based steps to optimize health and wellness. The next national Wellness Week takes place March 19-25.

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5 Simple Tips for Stress Management

Did you know that up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for complaints and conditions that are stress-related? If you could reduce your stress naturally, you may be able to avoid some of those doctors’ appointments. Every week, 112 million people take some form of medication for stress-related symptoms. If you…

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A Welcome Message from Daniel Friedland MD

Distraction and overwhelm causes stress and burnout for many healthcare providers, professionals and business executives these days. I want to inspire you to lead from your best self – the caring, compassionate, driven, focused, productive, authentic you. I want you to live a life full of energy and vitality. Hello! My name is Daniel Friedland and…

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Harnessing Health 2.0

The challenge in searching for health information doesn’t lie in the broad questions such as, “how do I treat diabetes,” but in asking narrow focused personalized questions like, “how does a brand new drug I’m taking interact with another specific drug in someone with a disease condition just like mine.” In Health 2.0 lingo these…

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