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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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Pregnancy & Eating: What You Should Know
May 22, 2017

Eat wisely for your baby’s best health.There’s a lot of information out there about what foods to avoid when pregnant. For one, you want to reduce toxicity prior to and while pregnant. Also, many women initiating a pregnancy are often overweight or obese. It’s time to find out what you should eat. How Much Weight Should You Gain?Babies usually weig…

How to Deal with Prolapse
May 18, 2017

If you have some sagging or bulging “down there,” you may have prolapse.The organs inside a woman’s pelvis are held in place by tissue and muscles. These organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, intestines and rectum. Prolapse occurs when the support system that holds these organs has been stretched or torn, leading to sagging….

Butter Gets a Pat on the Back
May 15, 2017

Put an end to butter shaming. It’s time to start enjoying this churned goodness.Butter has gotten a bad rap over the past 15-plus years. It’s time to set the record straight so you can enjoy butter without guilt. For a buttery experience like our ancestors enjoyed, seek out butter from grass-fed cows. You can also try butter from sheep and yaks. Bu…

Liberation from Others' Expectations
May 11, 2017

It’s time to let go of the shame and guilt of taking on too many obligations.Self-help books are everywhere. Trying to decide which advice to follow can make life more stressful. How can you succeed at everything, including self-care? Maybe you’d be happier if you did less. It might be time for mental decluttering. Ditch the obligations. Say “so lo…

What Your Bicycle Seat Does to Your Vagina
May 8, 2017

Reduce stress and strain on your lady business as you get fit.Getting fit isn’t always comfortable. That bicycle seat may be unkind to your lady business. The most important thing for comfort is proper placement of the bicycle seat. A saddle that is too high causes chaffing or pressure as you reach for the pedals. A saddle that is too low puts pres…