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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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Power of When: Discovering Your Unique Chronotype
December 8, 2016

When do you perform best? When should you eat? When should you have sex?Have you ever referred to yourself as an early bird or a night owl? That may hint at your chronotype. A chronotype is a genetic classification of when your biology tells you to go to sleep. If you want to fall asleep at unconventional hours, you may need to adjust your life to…

Body Contouring: Restoring Form After Weight Loss Surgery
December 5, 2016

You’ve lost a considerable amount of weight, but your skin still seems loose. What comes next?Major weight loss can alleviate pressures on the body, both physical and of a mental nature. However, the extra skin doesn’t always tighten up when the weight is gone. Major weight gain and loss takes its toll on the skin. It can cause hygiene issues and r…

Women & Codependence
December 1, 2016

Are you simply helping someone out, or is it codependency?The lines can easily blur between being a loving, caring person and being codependent. Codependency is defined as the process of losing yourself in intimate relationships, friendships and parenting. It’s easy to lose yourself when you give so much.Women oftentimes become codependent because…

Early Childhood Trauma Manifests in Adulthood
November 28, 2016

Maybe your anxieties and fears aren’t your own. Traumatic experiences of your parents and grandparents can manifest in your life.Have you ever felt fearful, angry or depressed for no apparent reason?The study of epigentics is revealing that trauma (physical and mental) can be passed down a genetic line. It actually causes chemical changes in DNA, a…

Beautify Your Skin with Food
November 24, 2016

Eat your way to beautiful skin.A poor diet is linked to chronic disease. Common nutritional deficiencies plague millions of people every year. You may not have considered how your diet affects your skin. Many skin conditions are related to inflammation. Your diet contributes to inflammation. Your digestion slows down If you don’t drink enough water…