Author Archives: Dr. Susan Mathison

Danger zone: 5 of the worst toxins that people ignore, forget, or simply don’t know about.

You might have missed National Poison Prevention Week. It just ended. It’s not exactly the “cheeriest” week on the calendar, but it’s a very important topic. Here’s why: “More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 … Continue reading

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Are you hearing yourself?

March is International Listening Awareness Month. From those earbuds blasting music from your iPod into your ears… to construction, rumbling trucks and other forms of noise pollution outside your office window… we live in a very noisy world! Our world … Continue reading

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Cocktails… with kale?! 6 unconventional spring drinks (… just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!)

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Here in Fargo, the celebration began early with a pub crawl and Parade!!! My son, Grant, and I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and some green and gold beads, with a little dose of candy! We did … Continue reading

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How to deliver compliments that people will never forget.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment.” ~ Leo Buscaglia I’ll admit it: I have a lot on my plate, and on my mind. Between running my … Continue reading

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Your heart is a very good doctor: 3 HeartMath practices for stress relief, strength and resilience.

Not too long ago, many western doctors held great skepticism about the connection between “emotions” and “physical health.” “There’s nothing wrong with you — it’s all in your head,” was a common “diagnosis.” Or: “You’ve just got a broken heart. … Continue reading

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Sweat, tears and chemical peels: What REALLY goes into creating a “red carpet look.”

On Sunday, February 22, thousands of people will tune into their televisions for one of the most exciting evenings of the year: The Academy Awards! It’s Hollywood’s biggest night; the most prestigious award show of its kind. And of course, … Continue reading

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Feeling unloved… or undervalued? It’s time to discover your Love Language!

Your best friend sends a bouquet of flowers for your birthday. “Nice,” you think to yourself, “But I would have appreciated a phone call so much more.” Your partner leaves a handwritten note on your pillow that says, I love … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup…. MD, DO, NP, DC, ND, PA….What?! How to determine which kind of “medicine” you really need.

As a physician, I cringe when I hear people say things like: “Western doctors only focus on Band-Aid solutions! They never treat the root cause of a problem, just the symptoms!” …because, that’s not accurate. The incredible majority of health-care … Continue reading

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How to get amazing skin (a stripped-down + simple regimen).

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.”  ~ Gwyneth Paltrow  I got a Facebook message recently… “I just want to know… what are some things I can do to get amazing skin?” That question didn’t surprise … Continue reading

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Sometimes Mom needs to work.

It was the phone call that no mom ever wants to get. “Grant just threw up his breakfast.” Uh oh. I glanced at my schedule for the day and felt my heart sinking. All I wanted to do was rush … Continue reading

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