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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 harm usually send young people on
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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 mean to be elderly? Turning to
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Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Originally featured in   On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I visited Nicoya, one of the world’s most famous “hot spots of longevity,” commonly referred to as Blue Zones. The first Blue Zone was described in a 2004 study in which researchers identified a distinct cluster of centenarians thriving in a mountainous region of Sardinia. Subsequently, Nicoya,
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The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
Originally featured in  When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, I’d often take long, reflective walks around campus, through eucalyptus groves populated by cackling blue
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Power Is the New Thin
Power Is the New Thin
I’m not usually a fitness class person. Working out solo or with a trainer, whether I’m pumping iron or logging miles, is my modus operandi. Recently, though, I decided to change it up and scoped out the group classes at my Equinox club. The first that caught my eye was a barre class. Having been trained in a ballet academy during
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Ask HER: Sex Drive, Signs of Miscarriage & Food Cravings
June 9, 2016

Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.It’s YOUR time on HER Radio. Be a part of the show… send your comments and ask your questions by email, AskHER@radiomd.com. It’s time to Ask HER. Today, on HER Radio you wanted to know: Does testosterone for women really bring back sex drive? Testosterone is known as the masculin

Summer Lovin’: Rise in Sexuality & Feeling Left Out
June 9, 2016

Summer time is great for sex. But, what if you just don’t feel like doing it?The weather is warmer and the outfits are skimpier. Smooth skin and summer bodies can spark the sexy times. It’s not unusual to be a little more frisky this time of year.What if you don’t feel ready for love?One in 15 women has a low sex drive. Some ladies have a lack of i

The Wedding is Off: Now What?
June 9, 2016

The wedding is off. What happens next?Stacey Becker was set to marry her best friend. They’d been together for a long time and everything was booked for the wedding. Months from the wedding, they discovered they were no longer on the same page about being married. They called it off.What if it happens to you?You need people to rally around you, esp

The Wedding Night: Setting Realistic Expectations
June 9, 2016

Make sure your expectations for the wedding night are realistic.You plan for a perfect wedding day, so you can ensure your “dream come true.” But, what about the wedding night?Keep your expectations low and keep the pressure off. You don’t want to start your married life with disappointment. You may not have the energy after the big day to pull out

Why Do You Pick the Wrong Partner?
June 9, 2016

You want a great relationship. So why do you keep picking the wrong partner?You make a neat little list of all the qualities you want in a partner and post it on your dating profile. Despite what you say you want, you go for the wrong person again. It’s become a bad habit.Why do you keep dating losers?There are four major concepts that could contai