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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.” ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Need to Make a Healthy Change? Start With Self-Care Sprints

You needn’t run a marathon to improve your wellness. Day after day, you’re deluged with all manner of media pushing you to do this or that to achieve your holy grail of optimal health and well-being. Guzzle the green shake, ...
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15 Self-Care Habits to Help You Achieve Your Wellness Goals

With so much complexity in our daily lives, it’s sometimes hard to remember what you need to do to stay on track with your wellness. So often, we get derailed by countless distractions tugging at us from every direction throughout ...
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Augie’s Quest: the Journey From Success to Significance

One man's fight to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Originally featured in U.S. News & World Report Helen Keller once noted that, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave ...
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Get Inspired to Perspire with These Top Fitness Trends for 2016

Winter is beginning to wrap up. Early blossoms are blooming, days are warming, and you are looking to get more active. Whether you’re a regular exerciser who wants to change things up or an absolute exercise newbie, it helps to ...
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You’ve Dropped the Weight—Here are 5 Ways to Keep It Off

In December of 2014, I had the pleasure of filming a segment for BBC’s Good Morning Britain on the science and treatment of overeating, food, and addiction. There, I was immediately drawn to Carla Andrews, one of the British women ...
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Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity

Originally featured in On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I visited Nicoya, one of the world’s most famous “hot spots of longevity,” commonly referred to as Blue Zones. The first Blue Zone was described in a 2004 study in ...
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The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being

Originally featured in When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, ...
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Power Is the New Thin

I’m not usually a fitness class person. Working out solo or with a trainer, whether I'm pumping iron or logging miles, is my modus operandi. Recently, though, I decided to change it up and scoped out the group classes at ...
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