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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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Snacks for Dinner?
April 19, 2018

Control portion sizes and enjoy convenience with snacks for dinner.More and more products are being designed for folks on the go. People are less inclined to cook but don’t want to give in by resorting to takeout. Enter the snacks for dinner concept. A typical snack dinner should be half veggies, one quarter protein and one quarter starch. Hummus d…

The Effects of Online Porn
April 12, 2018

What is porn doing to today’s kids?The average age of first exposure to online pornography is 13 to 14 years old. Most of that exposure is unwanted. The trick is to have an open line of communication so your teen can discuss things they’ve seen online. Sex education doesn’t cover pleasure or anything beyond reproduction. Where do kids find this inf…

Finding Ways to Beat Porn & Sex Addiction
April 5, 2018

What is behind porn and sex addiction?A traumatic past or difficult childhood aren’t required for sex addiction in adults. Chasing online porn may be easier than social interactions. If one feels isolated already, it’s harder to get out into the world and foster real world relationships. Short-term relationships and one-night stands are easier for…

Get to Know Your Menstrual Cycle
March 29, 2018

Periods are no picnic. You’ve probably gathered that by this point in life.Periods are no picnic. You’ve probably gathered that by this point in life. Still, it’s probably not too late to get to know your period. Eggs & Such You’re born with all the eggs you get. Puberty triggers the ripening of eggs in the ovaries. Typically, one egg is released p…

Alopecia & Beauty
March 22, 2018

Hair loss doesn’t negate beauty.Feminine beauty is often associated with long, luxurious locks. How does hair loss affect one’s beauty? Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Hairlessness can occur in patches or all over the body. It can come on at any point in life. Alopecia can lead to anxiety, do…