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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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Unlonely Planet: The Power of Friendships
May 12, 2022

When Jillian Richardson moved to New York City, she realized what it meant to be truly lonely for the first time.When Jillian Richardson moved to New York City, she realized what it meant to be truly lonely for the first time. She had no consistent community – people who would wonder where I was if I didn’t show up. Jillian was disconnected.Turns o…

Healthy Nutrition Nudges: Bone Health & Calcium Rich Foods
May 5, 2022

Let’s get down to the bone here. Many women are confused about how to optimize bone health.Let’s get down to the bone here. Many women are confused about how to optimize bone health.Well, we’re going to help you with this edition of Healthy Nutrition Nudges segment talking all about bone health and calcium-rich foods. Our chef in residence Chef Abb…

Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me?
April 28, 2022

Raw. Authentic. Witty. Those are just a few words that describe our guest Jen Mann.Raw. Authentic. Witty. Those are just a few words that describe our guest Jen Mann. And with a blog called “People I Want to Punch In The Throat,” they make sense.Jen Mann had what appeared to be a perfect life: a successful career as a bestselling author and award-w…

Create Your Destiny By Refining Your Health
April 21, 2022

As a gynecologist, our guest Dr. Jessica Shepherd has talked with women about their health issues over the last ten years.Most people don’t look forward to heading into their doctor’s office, or their annual OBGYN exam. Office spaces are often sterile environments, that aren’t exactly welcoming. But what if your OBGYN office offered yoga, ayurvedic…

The Lost Art of Dying
April 14, 2022

No one wants to talk about death. Hell, most physicians don’t want to cover the topic.No one wants to talk about death. Hell, most physicians don’t want to cover the topic. But today’s episode is all about just that, the art of dying.But don’t think of this as a complete downer episode.  It’s all part of our life journey.Today’s guest is an expert…