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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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Dating While Dying
October 10, 2019

A terminal diagnosis doesn’t eliminate the social possibilities of dating.When you’re facing a terminal illness, getting and keeping a partner is a unique challenge. Dating is hard enough, but singles with a limited time left may want to have some social fun while they can. Taking a light-hearted approach to dating while dying makes it simpler and…

More than Pretty
October 3, 2019

You are more than just a pretty face.Every challenge is an opportunity for you to share with someone else how you became a champion. There’s nothing wrong with being pretty, but don’t let others manipulate you into becoming something you aren’t. Women take ownership of negative things that other people say, assuming they’re the subject of the negat…

How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma
September 26, 2019

Consider yoga to help work through your trauma.Yoga helps restore the mind-body connection that can support healing from trauma. Taking the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) test can help you assess earlier trauma. Trauma can contribute to addiction. Listen as Beth Shaw joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss how yoga can help healing from trauma. Spon…

The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office
September 19, 2019

Interested in running for office but don’t know how to play the campaign game?Women are underrepresented in politics. Even if your desire is not to run for office, politics and campaigns play a role in regular living. One unique challenge women face in politics is fundraising. This space has been exclusive to men for a long time. Campaigns cost mon…

Encore Episode: Have You Been Duped?
September 12, 2019

Have you ever gotten caught up in someone’s web of lies without realizing it? You are not alone.“How could someone as smart as you fall for that?” It’s embarrassing to admit you’ve been duped. People are quick to point out how gullible you were and how there’s no way they would’ve ever fallen for something like this. The truth is that smart people…