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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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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…

MealEnders: Changing Dessert Habits
March 14, 2019

Enjoy the sweet after a meal without regret.It’s nice to cap a meal with something sweet. Of course, it’s all too easy to binge on dessert. MealEnders has created food-based lozenges that provide a measured dose of sweet with a stimulation for your nerves, cueing you to think about the next activity on your agenda. The lozenge meets the sweet need…

Sex Boosters: Clean Eating and Fitness
March 7, 2019

Improve your sex life with nutritious foods and fitness.What you eat can enhance your sexual health. Antioxidants, flavonoids and nitric oxide can boost the physiological aspects of your sex life. The standard American diet is filled with processed, packaged foods that are full of preservatives, excess sugars and added fats. These foods are pro-inf…

Caloric Timing: When to Eat
February 28, 2019

The value of a calorie for your body depends on when you eat it.While a calorie is a calorie in a test tube, its value to the body varies based on the body’s circadian rhythms.  Eating more food earlier in the day means you can maximize your health and weight loss. Ease up on the eating when the food goes down. While this breaks the norm of America…

Embrace Aging: Resilience of Older Women
February 21, 2019

Many women notice that their older years are the richest, most enjoyable phase of their lives.The cultural ideas of “old” women in the United States are toxic, so no one wants to grow “old.” Aging itself is not the enemy, but the cultural stereotypes of aging women vilify aging. Many women notice that their older years are the richest, most enjoyab…