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How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science
How to Avoid Weight Regain, According to Science Follow these six research-backed strategies to keep those pounds off for good. Regardless of where you are on your weight-loss journey, you’re likely living with the constant fear of gaining it all back. Your worry is not unfounded: Research suggests men and women on most traditional diets drop 5
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To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’
To Eat Well, Ditch the Idea of ‘Cheating’ Instead of cycling between deprivation and eating poorly, take a balanced approach. My patient looked down with shame and despair and announced, “I was so bad – I cheated, and ate junk.” I cringed. There’s that word again: cheat. The notion of cheating is so often bundled with morally
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The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span As part of a routine checkup, health providers keep track of factors that can profoundly influence a person’s longevity and quality of life, from monitoring cholesterol and blood glucose levels to inquiring about diet and physical activity. In light of this information, we offer clinical advice based on the latest science, and many patients do
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I scheduled a visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O’Keeffe, known as the mother of American modernism, is most renowned for her extraordinary paintings of super-sized erotic flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. As I neared
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Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live?
Are You Fit to Live? Take steps to survive, thrive and realize your best life possible. Ask yourself this question, “Am I fit enough to survive the challenges of living in the 21st century?” Could you: Get up with no assistance after falling? Dash after a child who was running toward a busy intersection? Hoist your
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How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life
How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life You might not be aware, but in every nanosecond of your life, you’re actually experiencing countless never-ending cycles of mind-body recovery that run the gamut from grieving a broken heart to mending a pulled tendon. For instance, as you rest and recover after a long, sweaty hike, you’re probably
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Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds
Trauma, Food Addiction, and “Painful” Pounds For years I’ve listened to women and men recount an agonizing spectrum of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse and trauma that occurred during their childhood, often continuing through adolescence. Most remember that period in their life as the time when they began to overeat. Neglect, abandonment, isolation, and physical
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Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly” What thoughts and feelings do the word “elderly” conjure for you? Perhaps you immediately envision a frail man or woman in his or her 80s or 90s living with chronic disease and cognitive impairment. How many of you have a negative connotation of the term? What does it really
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Kitchen Control: The Mediterranean and DASH Diets
February 13, 2020

Take control in the kitchen with the Mediterranean DASH diet.A combination of the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet could improve your overall health. Adopting the Mediterranean DASH diet doesn’t necessarily mean spending hours in the kitchen.Sample Recipes Breakfast: One cup of your favorite plain yogurt, a handful of nuts, a handful of fruit and e…

The Power of Being Honest
February 6, 2020

How honest are you?It seems like we’re surrounded by dishonesty, especially if you turn on the news or spend time on social media. It can be hard to trust people.We’ve all told a white lie or two. Benevolent lies or pro-social lies are told for the benefit of someone else. Some white lies are pro-social lies. There are also white lies that are self…

Encore Episode: Putting the Joy into Exercise
January 30, 2020

Fitness should be fun for you.Your relationship with exercise is much better if you don’t think of it as something you have to do. Finding the joy in exercise makes it pleasure, not punishment. If you can’t fit all of your exercise for the day into one sitting, take a few five-minute fitness breaks. It all adds up. Invite a friend to join you for l…

Power of Healthy Hormone Balance
January 23, 2020

The foods you eat may throw your hormones out of balance.Many of your hormonal complaints are related to food. Nutrition affects symptoms. A plant-based diet may be the solution. Eliminating animal fat can support hormone health. Listen as Dr. Neal Barnard joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss hormone balance. Sponsor: Smarty Pants Vitamins…

Get Out of Your Own Way
January 16, 2020

Put a plan in place to stop self sabotage and reach your goals.People who self sabotage often blame themselves for the things they aren’t getting. Some self sabotage is biological. We’re built to avoid stress and seek rewards, so we don’t push to make change because of the stress. Self Sabotage Busters Be aware of your thoughts. Every negative emot…