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Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert

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Kevin has been a Medical Producer for a television station in San Francisco. Journalism is in his blood and now he has passed it on to the internet.  Finally, he gets to cover the stories that are useful and sometimes ridiculous, and it's so much cheaper than therapy. He has been a... Full Bio
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The salt of the earth by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In ancient times salt was highly valued. Some even consider it one of the essential founding elements of civilization. Salt enabled people to preserve food, meaning ... Read on »
Organize your life and your mind will follow by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was reading an article about the brain, it was all about how the brain  is not equipped to multi-task.  Then, I remembered a conversation I had with my daughter  a ... Read on »
Are you paying attention? Coz I’m not by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When was the last time you sat down at the computer and just focused on one project, one issue, for one hour, without being distracted or checking your email, or fin ... Read on »
The Day I Read a Book by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There’s a wonderful old song by Jimmy Durante about the pleasures of reading. It goes like this: Hey, I read a book! I’ll never forget the d ... Read on »
Out of the mouths by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When Shirley was growing up her mum once told her “Christmas is just around the corner.” Being a kid Shirley immediately ran out of the house and around the corner t ... Read on »
The Award You Really Don’t Want to Win by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Some awards are really sought after – the Nobel prize, an Oscar – and then there are those no one wants to win – such as the Golden Raspberry, the flip side of the O ... Read on »
To save your brain you gotta work your heart by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have this theory that the rising rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s are connected to the increasing use of computers. No, don’t go away, it’ll make sense when I exp ... Read on »
A Girlfriend Is Good For Your Health! by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hey kids!  Want to live longer, have a healthier body and mind, have a better outlook on life, and enjoy an enormous surge in endorphins, serotonins, and even, boost ... Read on »
Can’t Make Your Mind Up? Give it a Rest by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How many times have you thought “Oh my giddy aunt, what was I thinking?” after you have made a decision that was – in retrospect – clearly a big, fat blunder. We’ve ... Read on »
More TV Means Less Life by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you thought TV was bad for your brain a new study says it’s doing just as much damage to your heart! In fact this study says that if you watch TV for six hours a ... Read on »
Putting Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I work at a hospital where the staff who clean the patient’s rooms are encouraged, every once in a while, to lie down on the bed – before it’s made of course – and l ... Read on »
20 years and 20 pounds later by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember that old song “The Way We Were” – and I apologize in advance if this is now going to embed the tune in your brain for the rest of the day – where the lyrics ... Read on »
It Hurts When I Do This! by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A man goes to see his doctor and says ‘Doc, it hurts when I do this” and the doctor says “Then don’t do that” Turns out that advice is more than just the punchline f ... Read on »
Having Sex With the Kardashians by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I read something recently about ways to get more people to visit your website and read your blog. Most of them had nothing to do with improving the quality of your w ... Read on »
Bouncing Back – Again, and Again, and Again by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The human body is an amazing thing. Think of all the abuse it takes over the years and yet it still manages to perform into, in most cases, a ripe old age. Think ... Read on »
Silencing the Demons by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You’ve got to love a man who writes books about the Tour de France, King Arthur, horse racing and the fabulously titled tome “The Elderly Writer’s Guide to Indiffere ... Read on »
Motivating Ideas for Exercise by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kevin and I have an exercise routine!  That is the first step in getting motivated to exercise on a weekly basis, have some kind of routine.  Sometimes we play squas ... Read on »
A Salt On Our Intelligence! by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For years we have been told that salt is bad for us, that it increases our risk of high blood pressure, which in turn increases our risk of heart disease and stroke. ... Read on »
The Lazy Way to Write by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was going to write something about an amazing decision tree I came across but after hours of messing around with graphics and images I couldn’t get it to translate ... Read on »
Imagination Is Real! by Shirley Davalos & Kevin McCormack Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My hypnotherapy clients come in for all sorts of issues that are getting in the way of them living the life they want!  Whether their problem is poor self-esteem, we ... Read on »