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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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Getting Fit During and After the COVID-19 Lockdown
May 28, 2020

Not being able to work out not only impacts your physical health, but your mental health as well.The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the fitness routines of many. Whether your gym has closed or you’re missing out on outdoor hikes, it’s highly frustrating to not be able to exercise. Not being able to work out not only impacts your physical health,…

COVID’s Wake-Up Call to Get Healthy Now
May 25, 2020

Dr. David Katz, preventive medicine specialist and globally-recognized authority on lifestyle medicine, has been one of the clearer voices of reason throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has been plagued by a great deal of misinformation.Dr. David Katz, preventive medicine specialist and globally-recognized authority on lifestyle m…

Build Resilience During COVID-19 and Beyond
May 21, 2020

How can you truthfully answer someone’s inquiry of “How are you doing?” when it feels like this crisis will never end?In the middle of this global pandemic, it’s understandable that people are experiencing fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. How can you truthfully answer someone’s inquiry of “How are you doing?” when it feels like this crisis will neve…

Break Your COVID-19 Anxiety Cycle
May 18, 2020

For many, anxiety begets anxiety. Which then leads to panic and other undesirable symptoms.A lot of negative emotions have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety is at the top of the list. For many, anxiety begets anxiety. Which then leads to panic and other undesirable symptoms. Dr. Jud Brewer, aka “Dr. Jud,” author of The Craving Mind, recent…

Senator Kay Kirkpatrick Shares Her COVID-19 Recovery Story
May 14, 2020

Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, a Republican Senator in the state of Georgia, shares her COVID-19 recovery story.Two days after being in the senate chamber with a man who eventually tested positive for COVID-19, Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, a Republican Senator in the state of Georgia, developed the tell-tale symptom of the virus — a fever.Four other…