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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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Why Self-Care Is Critical During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 26, 2020

Dr. Peeke shares her top tips for taking care of yourself during this unprecedented era.It’s a time of uncertainty. A time of fear, anxiety, depression. We can easily get wrapped up in all the COVID-19 news reports, social media posts, and the murmurings of neighbors, family members, and friends. But, it’s important to lean on trusted sources, such…

Breaking Up with Sugar
March 19, 2020

In her book, Breaking Up With Sugar, Molly Carmel discusses her own controversial relationship with sugar, including how it impacted her physically, mentally, and emotionally.How much is sugar a part of your life? Aside from the occasional cookie, candy, cake, pastry… oh wait.Sugar is not only bad for your health, it’s also highly addictive. And,…

Top Secrets to Help Women Stay on Track
March 12, 2020

Getting off track with your healthy habits doesn’t mean you have to throw the baby out with the bathwater.It can be really difficult to stay on track with your healthy habits with all the interruptions of “life.”It’s important to recognize that getting off track is all part of the process. It doesn’t mean you have to throw the baby out with the bat…

Encore Episode: Get Out of Your Own Way
March 5, 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…

Encore Episode: Joyful Expression in Advanced Age
February 27, 2020

Creativity and happiness are not exclusively for young people.The media focus on youth does not present a beautiful picture of aging. In fact, many people feel invisible as they grow older. It is no surprise, since news features often focus on health and morbidity of aging. The beauty of aging is the freedom to express oneself openly without the sa…