Michael Dangovian

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Why Smart People Do So Many Stupid Things

We've all seen it. A very smart person who does very dumb things. The question, though, is why?
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The Low Tech Revolution (And What it Means for Your Health)

As doctors, we're not using all the tools at our disposal to help you live a better life. Here's how that needs to change...
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You Are Your Own Best Doctor

As a doctor, I can see it happening all around us. The medical system is failing. But we can reverse it if we're each able to make one simple change...
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Cards on the Table: Here's What We're All About at the Wellness Training Institute

When it comes to getting healthy, it seems like there are a lot of options out there. The diet industry itself, in fact, is worth over $60 billion according to the latest statistics. That's $60 billion worth of potential answers to the question: &ldq
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The Program-less Program: Why Healthful Evolutions Works

Because fad diets don't work. You might lose a little—or even a lot—of weight. But only for a short time.
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Health KickStart Series #5: Fuel Up

Your health journey never really ends, but you'll be amazed at how far you can go by taking these steps to heart and using them to take back your health, happiness, and your life... once and for all!
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Health KickStart Series #1: Frame the Day

Getting healthy and staying that way can seem like a big challenge. But here's where to start!
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The Second Brain: How What You Eat is the Secret to Lasting Happiness

The latest medical research is clear: You have a second brain! And it's even more important now to eat foods that bring you life. Here's what I mean...
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Happier Holidays: 15 Ways to Bring Joy to Your Life This Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time. But studies show that a lot of people experience acute depression during this season. Here are 15 ways to avoid being one of those statistics.
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Flipping the Switch: How to Turn Off Your Brain... and Just BE

Our world is a hectic, noisy one. And although you've probably heard that it's healthy to spend time each day in meditation, knowing where to start can be a challenge. So here are three ways to dial down the world around you and just BE...
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Kinetic Energy and the Meaning of Life

The most important question you can ask for your health is a very simple one...
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5 Habits for Happiness

The simple truth is this: Happiness is a choice. And your health depends on how you choose.
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Is Your Diet SAD?

If you view a change in diet as something you "get to" do, as opposed to something you "have to" do, you will be much more likely to one, stick with it and truly feel the benefits, and two, enjoy yourself as you go through
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How Mindfulness Can Reverse the Obesity Epidemic

So much of our health builds upon the patterns we either fall into or mold ourselves, slowly and over time.
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What Cookies and Cocaine Have in Common

How does sugar compare when it comes to cocaine addiction? You might be shocked...
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How to Keep the Belly Fat Away… For Good

Caught in the Yo-yoing cycle of fad dieting? Here's how to shed those pounds and keep them off!
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A Recipe for Happiness

Here's a simple recipe for lasting happiness.
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The One, Simple Step for Lasting Happiness

Here's a question we're asked all the time: Are we destined to be unhappy?
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Can You Really Change Your Life?

Change is hard. Or, at least, it is if you're focusing on the wrong things. Here's how very small changes can have huge benefits—and a huge influence on your happiness—in a very short amount of time.
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Does Your Doctor Understand Type 2 Diabetes?

According to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) most recent data, 29 million people in the US have type 2 diabetes. Alarmingly, roughly a quarter of those people don't even know it. Another 86 million Americans are classified as prediabetic...
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Can We Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

If you take a look at obesity trends over the last two decades, it's remarkably sad. In the 1990s, there were a lot of states in the U.S. where the obese segment of the population was below 10%. Fast forward to today, and there's not one state...
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If You're Confused About What to Eat, That's by Design

In 1919, half of every paycheck went toward buying food. Today that percentage is 6%. If you're asking why it was so expensive back then, you're not asking the right question. Instead, the question is, why is it so cheap now?
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Why Getting a Cold Might Actually Be a Good Thing

Colds are terrible. Fever, chills, that cough that won't ever go away, every available channel in your head clogged up with mucus... it's awful. No one wants them. But here's how a cold might actually be a GOOD thing...
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The Right Way to Do a Detox

There are a lot of options out there for detoxes. Obviously, some are better than others. But no matter which one you choose (if you choose one at all), there's a right way and a wrong way to do it.
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4 Member Success Stories!

Our goal at the Wellness Training Institute is to provide the knowledge and tools for our members to live a better life. So, when that happens, we celebrate it big time internally. Now, we're sharing it with you...
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The Real Truth About Cholesterol

If you were to ask a hundred people whether cholesterol is “good” or “bad,” all but a very few would instantly say “bad” and give you a look like you're either incredibly dumb or your question was a trick.
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The Power of Getting Quiet

Do you feel good? Right now, at this moment, do you feel good? As a cardiologist now halfway through my third decade of practice, I've noticed two things about the possible answers to that question...
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Why You Should Practice Present Moment Awareness

One of the hardest things to do in this day and age is slow down. Our phones constantly distract us, there are screens everywhere begging for our attention, and life doesn't exactly allow you to just hit the pause button...
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First Do No Harm: The One Things that Drives Me NUTS as a Doctor

Even after twenty-plus years as a practicing cardiologist, there is one thing that, above all else, drives me nuts. Before I get to that, though, let me make something very clear.
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The 5 Supplements that You Should (Probably) be Taking Every Day

Given our culture's current and collectively terrible diet, supplements are often necessary. Here are some of the essentials.
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Chill: How to Relax

I don't have to tell you that as a country we are “stressed out.” You hear it all the time. Whether we're worried about the political climate, aging, our jobs, all the uncertainties related to our families... the list is infinite.
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How to Develop New Habits that Transform Your Life

Before you begin figuring out how to replace your bad habits with good ones, you need to understand that everything you do for your health has to be a step toward nutrition.
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The Health Care System is Broken: Here's How YOU Can Fix It.

Doctors are there to make sure we don't get sick, right?The answer is, unfortunately: NOPE.Maybe that was true at some point, but take a look around you. Take a good hard look at your own health journey. The system, without question, is broken. And broken badly.
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The 5 Sneaky Signs of Metabolic Syndrome

You wouldn't know it from the way the job title is used these days, but the root word for "doctor" in Latin means "to teach." Maybe that's one of the big reasons our healthcare system is in disarray. Let's fix that.
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How to Develop a Habit of Health

The great thing about awareness is that once a bad habit is identified—and we understand the why behind it—we can change it, slowly, step by step.
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Sit Stand Stroll: A Yoga Revolution

When you think about yoga, what comes to mind? For most people, it's images of young women with ponytails sitting on the floor twisting themselves into human pret...
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Reinventing Wellness from the Ground Up

Let's say you're sick. Or overweight. Or just feel sluggish. Now, let's say you want to get better. Great! So what do you do?...
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Top 10 Grounding Techniques

In a previous post, I talked about how important it is for your health, no matter what state your well-being is in these days, to start from...
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4 Simple Steps to Cultivate Awareness

Health doesn't happen in a vacuum. It also doesn't happen just by yourself. You need community, because community breeds...
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ACT: How to Change Your Life in Three Simple Steps

Here are three simple steps you can take to build that habit—and revolutionize your life in ways you probably can't even imagine at this moment...
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The science of healthy aging

There's a science to staying healthy as you age. As your body changes, so do the requirements for diet and exercise.
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Medicine

What makes us different is our ability to integrate the best of conventional western medicine practices with the often overlooked, yet medically proven non-traditional practices, such as yoga, meditation, and realistic dietary recommendations.
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New technology can save lives and lower costs

Isansys Lifecare recently announced the world's first commercially available, wireless cardiac monitor which can provide low cost continuous ECG heart monitoring.
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