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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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Changing Gender Roles: A Man's Perspective
March 27, 2017

New cultural shifts within men’s gender roles are making it an exciting time to be a woman.Men’s gender roles are changing. It’s a confusing time, because while women have been discussing and invested in gender for the past 70 years, men haven’t. It’s time to talk about the changes. Men have no way to negotiate the new reality where women are going…

Brotox & Cosmetic Surgery for Men: What Women Think
March 23, 2017

Dudes are getting into cosmetic treatments.No matter how well you take care of yourself, inside and out, age is bound to rear its ugly head sooner or later.Now more than ever, individuals are turning to cosmetic procedures.Botox is a neuro-modulator, injected to diminish the pull of the muscles that show age lines. It usually lasts three to four mo…

Cervical Cancer Death: Why a Racial Gap?
March 20, 2017

Why is there a gap between the races in cervical cancer death? How can we reduce the cervical cancer death rate?There’s a significant gap between white women and women of color dying from cervical cancer.Overall, cervical cancer prevalence has decreased. About 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Approximately 4,000 of those…

Ketogenic Diet: Help Your Body Burn Its Own Fat
March 16, 2017

How does the ketogenic diet work? Is it right for you?What’s the deal with the ketogenic diet? Sugar causes inflammation. Complex carbohydrates break down into sugar when entering your bloodstream. Protein your body doesn’t use immediately turns into sugar. The ketogenic diet limits all of these things. This diet also endorses consumption of satura…

Red Alert: Warning Signs for Dangerous Partners
March 13, 2017

Watch for these red flags in potentially dangerous relationships.It’s a good thing to want to see the best in people.  But, are you ignoring the red flags of a potentially abusive relationship? Are you viewing your partner with rose-colored glasses? Most women who find themselves in abusive relationships are repeating patterns from their own histor…