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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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Encore Episode: Make Your Own Luck
December 5, 2019

You may be leaving opportunities on the table.Can you influence your own luck? We have more control over our lives than we think. Our attitude changes how we view opportunities. Luck is the convergence of random chance, talent and hard work.  Random chance is opportunity presenting itself. Talent is being open to possibilities, recognizing opportun…

Encore Episode: Emotional Success: Gratitude, Compassion & Pride
November 28, 2019

It takes more than drive to reach your goals.Grit and perseverance can drive you to success. But, many resolutions and goals peter out when willpower alone can’t do it. Emotions like gratitude, compassion and genuine pride help you invest in other people and yourself. You have to forego some pleasure in the moment for future gains. Emotions are a p…

Put Yourself First: Making Time for Your Health
November 21, 2019

Make time for yourself.Women are typically the caregivers in the household. They don’t tend to think of themselves, putting themselves last. To be your best self, you need to take care of yourself first. Take time for you. If you take a little time every day, that helps it become a habit. Even five minutes of personal time can make a difference. Yo…

How to Healthify Any Recipe
November 14, 2019

Make recipes your own and spruce them up with your favorite nutritious ingredients.You can modify recipes and make them your own, turning nutritious components into something delicious. Choose ingredients and dishes that make your body feel good. Swap out ingredients from those listed in your cookbook and get creative. Spend some time creating a me…

The Mediterranean DASH Diet
November 7, 2019

Lower your blood pressure and boost your wellness with smart dietary choices.Diet and nutrition influence your health. Your wellness depends on the choices you make in the kitchen. The Mediterranean DASH diet employs Mediterranean concepts (locally-sourced whole grains, lean meats, fish, fruits, and veggies) in combination with dietary approaches t…