Tag Archive: stress management

Downtime

The Upside of Downtime

The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards. In the mid-1980s, physician and author Victoria Sweet, MD, was doing her internal-medicine residency at San Francisco’s Kaiser hospital. She worked 110 hours a week, getting time off only every fourth night, after a 34-hour shift. It was then that Sweet discovered the necessity of a little idleness.

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology:
A Healthier Way to Fight Cancer

DeAnne Salmon, a product designer from Jacksonville, Ore., comes from a family plagued by cancer. Her mother died from colon cancer at age 54. Salmon’s sister died from breast cancer at age 52. It’s no surprise that Salmon became something of a health fanatic, turning to exercise, organic foods and a raft of supplements in order to thwart the disease. “It never occurred to me that after doing everything right, I could get cancer, too,” she says. But in 2011, right on schedule at age 52, Salmon was diagnosed with breast cancer.