Dr. Mache Blog

13
Nov

“Inappropriate Touching” Song To Help Prevent Sexual Abuse in Kids

Last night on 60 Minutes one of the stories was about Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and her story of sexual abuse and inappropriate touching from the then Olympic doctor Larry Nassar.   Aly was a naïve young girl, and like many of her team mates and those before her, trusted Larry Nassar, even though …

7
Nov

Your Belly Fat a Clue to Metabolic Syndrome

Are you struggling with midlife belly fat? Belly fat can mean much more more than how you look or your jeans or dress size. Your jelly belly may be a clue you’ve got metabolic syndrome. I’m discussing metabolic syndrome in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the U.S., 114 million people either have diabetes or …

2
Nov

Diabetes Song in Honor of Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. And diabetes definitely needs more awareness. There are approximately 114 million people in the U.S. affected by diabetes. 30 million have the disease and 84 million more people have prediabetes meaning their blood sugar is elevated but not yet quite to the point that they are diagnosed with diabetes.   …

23
Oct

Accentuate the Positive Helps Eliminate the Negative

It seems most people today are feeling like the world’s a pretty stressful place. News stories keep the focus on negative things that make it difficult to feel relaxed.   We can’t avoid our realities – there are a lot of challenges and there is much work to be done to make the world a …

7
Oct

A Las Vegas Prayer

http://drmache.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Prayer-for-Las-Vegas.mp3 After the shooting in Las Vegas, I’ve felt a bit numb and in disbelief about the senseless violence that not only killed and wounded hundreds of innocent people, but also left our nation shocked and mourning.   I wrote this prayer for those killed in this shooting.   Hear me recite this over my …

3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

29
Sep

Hereditary Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

This month is very a big one in women’s health.   First of all, it is National Menopause Awareness Month. The second is that it is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week. So, I thought it would be good to discuss a topic that gets too little attention – the inherited potential risk …

23
Sep

9 Dots – How To Think Outside the Box and Lower Stress

Do you like doing puzzles? I was assigned one as part of a mindfulness class to help us lower stress by thinking “outside of the box.” It was three rows of three dots on top of each other. The task was to connect all 9 dots using 4 straight lines without ever picking up the …

19
Sep

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? New Book, The Estrogen Fix,Explains

In 2002 a study was published that changed my life and my career. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study was published to prove the benefits of estrogen. But the headlines were very different when that study was published …   “Medical community shocked!” “Estrogen increases risk of breast cancer!” “Women are angry and feel duped …