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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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Cut the Crap: Clearing Out Emotional Clutter
April 18, 2019

It’s time to stop hanging on to the things that don’t serve you.Americans have too much stuff. We waste an hour a day due to a lack of organization. Storage units and overstuffed garages hide our shame, stashing away things we don’t necessarily need but are compelled to keep. 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks Fantasy stuff for a fantasy life: You buy thin…

Writing Your Own Wellness Prescription
April 11, 2019

Your job is to manage your health with what works best for you.Mindfulness, yoga and meditation give you some control over your health. There are lots of options to work on your wellness. To write your own wellness prescription, you have to find what’s right for you. What you eat, how you exercise and how you reduce stress all play a role. Listen a…

Dogs: Woman’s Best Friends
April 4, 2019

Dogs are great for our health.The human bond with canines is strong. Research continues to prove that a relationship with a dog is good for one’s health. The Good Dog Foundation is focused on helping humans heal, using dogs for therapy. They train, certify and schedule their dogs for populations who have a need for healing. You and your pup can get…

Let's Get Cliterate
March 28, 2019

Get to know the powerful bundle of nerves dedicated to sexual pleasure.Difficulty orgasming in partnered sex? It’s not you— it’s a lack of understanding about how the clitoris works. There is a cultural myth that women should orgasm through penetration alone. In fact, women more reliably reach climax through self-stimulation than through partnered…

Joyful Expression in Advanced Age
March 21, 2019

Creativity and happiness are not exclusively for young people.The media focus on youth does not present a beautiful picture of aging. In fact, many people feel invisible as they grow older. It is no surprise, since news features often focus on health and morbidity of aging. The beauty of aging is the freedom to express oneself openly without the sa…