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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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Sexual Harassment
May 24, 2018

How can you interact with the opposite sex at work without worries about being harassed?In the months since #MeToo began trending in social media, advancements have been made. There is greater awareness about sexual harassment. Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault. However, not much has changed in the workplace. In fact, men are hesitant…

Dirty Skin: Fix Your Gut & Stop Scrubbing
May 17, 2018

Don’t scrub the healthy bacteria from your skin!Your body is covered in bacteria, even when you hop out of the shower. These healthy bacteria care for your skin and fill your gut. If your gut is unhappy, your skin will reflect your inner health. You’re probably using some products and tools that strip your skin of healthy bugs. No need to be squeak…

Make Your Own Luck
May 10, 2018

You may be leaving opportunities on the table.Can you influence your own luck? We have more control over our lives than we think. Our attitude changes how we view opportunities. Luck is the convergence of random chance, talent and hard work.  Random chance is opportunity presenting itself. Talent is being open to possibilities, recognizing opportun…

Broken Heart Syndrome
May 3, 2018

What becomes of the brokenhearted?Yes, you can die of a broken heart.  Broken heart syndrome or cardio myopathy is an actual condition brought about by a traumatic event like the loss of a loved one.  Overwhelming grief leads stress hormones to flood the system. It stuns the heart and seems as if the person has experienced a heart attack. Ninety pe…

#MeToo for Men
April 26, 2018

Men, there’s a way to show your solidarity with women who have expressed #MeToo.The #MeToo movement has been capturing headlines for a while. Consent is key. The Consent Pledge was written by Michael Ellsworth. Many men have been persistent in dating situations, pushing for intercourse when women weren’t really into it. Michael’s Consent Pledge is…