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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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The Truth Found in Diet Books
August 15, 2019

What valuable information can you find in diet books?The diet industry is booming, and millions of Americans put their faith in popular diet books. In fact, many diet recommendations today are reshuffled versions of information available for decades. Cultural, medical and religious practices all influence diet. Listen as Dr. Adrienne Bitar joins Dr…

Improving Your Health Through Gratitude
August 8, 2019

Changing your perspective can influence your wellness.You want to live your life on your terms with purpose and possibility. You need a reason to get up every day and to watch for opportunity. Hard work is required to get the life you want. You can choose to be bitter about the life you live or to make the best of it. Change your perspective and op…

Encore Episode: Sexual Harassment
August 1, 2019

How can you interact with the opposite sex at work without worries about being harassed?In the months since #MeToo began trending in social media, advancements have been made. There is greater awareness about sexual harassment. Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault. However, not much has changed in the workplace. In fact, men are hesitant…

Encore Episode: Mental Strength for Women
July 25, 2019

Boost your mental strength.Bad habits hold you back. Eliminating those bad habits improve your chances at success and happiness.Amy Morin provides these tips: Know your values. Act according to those values. Don’t let the bad behavior of others bring out the worst in you. Take positive action. Set limits on your social media consumption. Don’t cons…

Preparing the Family for Life Without You
July 18, 2019

Live every day as if it is your last.Your hope is to be there for your family as they grow and change. But, sometimes life has other plans. Health conditions may mean you have to think about how your family will proceed without you. Each day could be your last day. Focus on what really matters to you. Live in the now and stay present. Listen as Mar…