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Posted: 2/11/2014 - Checking in on Your February Health and Wellness
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Six weeks into the New Year, many of you may be wondering, ?What happened to my resolutions to improve myself?? Even if you don?t believe in making January 1 self-improvement commitments, you might be starting to fret, knowing that spring is right around the corner, complete with sleeveless shirts and short shorts. Either way, you know you?d like to feel better, look great, and be healthier and more mentally/physically fit. In that spirit, let?s take a deep breath and regroup so that you can achieve your goals in a realistic and sustainable way.
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Posted: 1/31/2014 - Please, Carry Omm
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If you''re a high energy, quintuple A personality like me, then perhaps you can relate to my years of frustration, futilely embarking on countless quests to find a Holy Grail of inward bliss through meditation. I was a woman on a mission. Truth be told, I never lasted more than 10 seconds before I had to untwist myself from some distorted rendition of a lotus pose, hop up and run away. You''d think my years at Berkeley would have rubbed off, but my fellow pre-meds and I were more interested in acing the MCATs and getting into med school than chanting an ''Omm'' or two.
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Posted: 1/14/2014 - The Time Is NOW
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How many times have you cried in desperation, ?I?ve just got to change! I can?t stand the way things are!? But then, over time this cry becomes a whisper and nothing is done. Frustrated, you wonder why you keep deferring changes that logically make sense?beginning the practice of meditation, adopting a mindful lifestyle, starting to take that daily walk, taking the time to shop, prepare, and cook whole foods. The answer to this conundrum is complex, but usually involves an undercurrent of procrastination. This is the same ?putting off? that so many of us do when we fall off the healthy eating wagon and swear we?ll get right back on?tomorrow or Monday. Then, we either never get to it, or when we do it lasts a nanosecond and we?re right back where we started.
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Posted: 12/19/2013 - From Mayhem to Mindful
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Several months ago, I had an opportunity to attend an extraordinary conference at Harvard University, entitled Meditation and Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh. An advocate of all things meditation, I?d found that the foundation of most meditative techniques was the practice of mindfulness. Whether using focused breathing, yoga, Transcendental Meditation, or Zen or Taoist meditation, it seemed to me that the pursuit of the mindful lifestyle was the common goal. And, being a regular practitioner of mindful living, I wanted to hear further words of wisdom and encouragement from this revered 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?someone most would agree is one of the great masters of mindfulness.
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Posted: 12/19/2013 - Slipping Into Your Holiday Genes
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I''m going to tell you about how you can find last-minute gifts for the holidays feel happier and get healthy -- and never set foot in a mall. I hate shopping. I think we''re over-commercialized, and I''d rather have a root canal without the lidocaine than barge through department store doors at 2 a.m. on a "Black Friday." So a long time ago I gave up going out and buying useless gifts. Instead, I created my own form of gifting. And, as a scientist, I know something that very few people are aware of. You see, the kind of gifting I''m about to present affects our very genes. That''s right. It''s the gift-gene connection.
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Posted: 12/18/2013 - Ask Dr. Peeke: How Can I Stick To My Health Goals?
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Q: How can I stick to my health goals when life gets in the way? A: The real questions you need to ask are: "What''s preventing me from hitting my health goals?" and "Where''s my internal strength when I need to make healthy choices?" To access your buckle-down-and-make-it-happen motivation, you need to dig deeper. With a little help, you can strengthen your mental muscle.
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Posted: 12/12/2013 - Ask Dr. Peeke: How Can I Stay Slim In The Face Of Constant Temptation?
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Q: My friends socialize over trendy but fattening meals. How can I stay slim? ?Leonardo Walker, Los Angeles A: Today''s food trends favor fresh, organic veggies and fruits, grass-fed beef, and free-range poultry?along with roasted pork belly, duck-fat-fried potatoes, and growlers of craft beer. Being friends with a gourmet cook or having foodie friends can be a mixed, if delectable, blessing, especially when those gourmands aren''t focused on their waistlines?or yours (which we''ve previously reported on, here). With some wise management, here''s how you can edge your favorite foodies into delicious (not belly-busting) dishes.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 - It's not just Bank Dollars, it's Body Dollars: Dr. Pamela Peeke's Financial Advice
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Dr. Pamela Peeke- WebMD's lifestyle expert to their 90 million members, Discovery Health TV's Chief Medical Correspondent, and New York Times Best Selling Author- talks money, wellness and secret splurges in our latest Live From the Stoop.
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Posted: 11/14/2013 - You Are What Your Grandparents Ate
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At some point, you've learned that "you are what you eat." Consume junk food and your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer skyrockets. Grab an apple instead of a Twinkie, and your body rewards you with a strengthened immune system, as life-giving phytonutrients flood your tissues and organs. You feel empowered by your lifestyle choices. You are what you eat.
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Posted: 10/25/2013 - The Quest for a Quick Fix: For Health or Wealth
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"We lose our health to make money; then lose that money to restore our health. While worrying about the future, we forget to live." ? Senora Roy Roy?s right. Research has shown that it?s critical (and even life-saving) to integrate effectivelifestylestrategies to optimize health and wealth. Yet, most people haven?t yet made the connection between their mind-body wellbeing and money management. To help drive home the point, take a moment and do this simple exercise.
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Posted: 9/19/2013 - Food Addiction Is Real
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One year ago I launched my book, The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction (Rodale 2012), on Katie Couric''s show. Within five days it became a New York Times best seller. The overwhelming feedback makes it clear that I touched a collective nerve. Men and women are relieved to read the new groundbreaking science that explains the distressing mystery as to why one, two, or even six cupcakes can never satisfy: Your brain had been hacked and hijacked.
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Posted: 7/9/2013 - This Just In: Obesity Is a Disease
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In a landmark decision after years of arguments about whether or not obesity should be classified as a disease, the American Medical Association?s (AMA?s) House of Delegates voted to recognize obesity as a disease. As the dust settles on this heated debate, multimedia channels have lit up like Fourth of July firecrackers. Was this a good decision, and how will this potentially affect the millions of people designated obese?
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Posted: 5/22/2013 - The Angelina Jolie Challenge
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Who can forget the image of fearless archaeologist Lara Croft dangling from a rope two stories high, a gun and knife wedged in thigh holsters, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting enemy? Actress Angelina Jolie made being a strong woman look effortless. Now, faced with a potentially life-threatening challenge, she?s showing a new kind of strength.
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Posted: 5/21/2013 - Lessons From the "Weight-Release" Journey
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Remember Kris with the cookie jar filled with affirmations in place of cookies? As you may recall, she?d just begun her journey to finally confront lifelong binging and addiction to sweets. Witty and authentic-to-the-core, Kris has continued to strive to be mindful and vigilant in a literal battlefield of overwhelming cues to overeat. When we began together, Kris was within eyeshot of 300 lbs. Flash forward to the present, she?s released 31 pounds and for the first time in years, she?s south of 260 pounds. It?s time to pause on her journey and cherish hard won lessons. Kris and I team up to share some gems to help you along your way to greater health and wellness.
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Posted: 5/9/2013 - A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself
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Whip out a pen and paper and quickly write down the top 5 to 10 stresses that wear you down and always seem to be percolating in the back of your mind. When you?re done, look at each one to see if it has a time component. How about that commute? Are you slugging it out in traffic for hours every day? Or what about prodding your kids to get their homework done by dinnertime? Don?t forget the gift you have to buy for the party this weekend.
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Posted: 4/9/2013 - Spring Healing through the Arts
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Healers come in many forms, from traditional doctors and nurses to complementary practitioners like acupuncturists, yoga instructors, and massage therapists. There?s now plenty of science to show a whole range of positive benefits from regular use of each of these modalities. Flash-forward to the present and we?re witnessing the re-emergence of a whole new group of healers?artists.
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Posted: 3/13/2013 - Practice Self-Compassion for Lifelong Success
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?I?m such a loser. I can?t get it together. I?m always caving and binging and shooting myself in the foot. I start out OK and then in no time everything falls apart. I?m so ashamed of the way I look and live. This is all my fault. I feel hopeless.? Sound familiar? At some point most of us experiences this dark place of feeling helpless, hopeless and defeated. It?s a place of shame, blame and guilt. Often, our response is to escape into mindlessness once again, dissociated mind from body, eating whatever and whenever, praying for that magical moment when we snap out of it and flip back on track into self-discipline. Do you want to hop off this emotional roller coaster and head down a new path toward the achievement of sustainable better health and weight management?
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Posted: 3/5/2013 - Strong Mind, Stronger Body
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The majority of Americans committed to a New Years fitness resolution on January 1st. By January 10th, half of those had already thrown in the towel. A recent Golds Gym survey found that by February 7th, significant drops in gym check-ins began to occur, and it only got worse after that.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 - The Real Truths About Weight Loss
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For years, weight loss experts, medical practitioners and consumers alike have held certain beliefs about how to shed weight. Now, a new analysis of these long-held assumptions has cast doubt on many of them. Dr. David Allison and his team published a groundbreaking article in the New England Journal of Medicine in which myths, presumptions and facts about weight loss were scrutinized and presented in a brand new light. Here?s what they found, and my thoughts about how it impacts upon your our weight management journey.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 - 5 Weight-Loss Lessons
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Dr. Pamela Peeke shares tips from great-grandmother Betty Lou Sweeney to help you lose weight and achieve better health.
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