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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 Nature Fix: Let's Go Outside
April 24, 2017

It’s time to reconnect with nature.Our brains and bodies need a connection with nature. Unfortunately, we spend too much time indoors… worse, we don’t really even think about how little we’re outside.It’s time to get outside. Vitamin D from the sun can reduce your risk for chronic diseases. It’s also beneficial for your retinas, lowering chances…

How Much Sex Should You Have?
April 20, 2017

Find out how much sex you should be having.A 40-year study from 2015 surveyed more than 30,000 Americans and found that couples who have sex at least once a week are the happiest.  How much sex is enough? Should you put a number on happiness? Are you and your partner on the same page? Reflecting on your youth, you may find that intimacy and sexuali…

Get Primal: A Diet for Women
April 17, 2017

Learn about primal eating and how it may benefit you.The term “Paleo” gets tossed around without a full understanding.The Paleo diet references the Paleolithic Era, even though it actually refers to the diets of the Neolithic Era. It suggests the period in human development from 2.6 million years ago until 10,000 years ago.  “Primal” implies an ear…

Is Your Partner Emotionally Unavailable?
April 13, 2017

Does your partner seem distant and reluctant about emotional intimacy?Relationships are incredibly powerful. Chances are, the moments you were at your most joyful and most vulnerable revolved around relationships. Is your partner emotionally available? Emotional availability is the willingness to participate in a healthy, mutually gratifying relati…

Emotions: Why You React That Way
April 10, 2017

Human emotions are a tad more complex than you may have expected.You may be fairly adept at identifying emotions when you see or experience them. But, do you know how the mind and body create emotions? We’ve been taught that different switches are tripped, based on stimuli in your environment. The switches create your expressions and fuel your reac…