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The answer—dehydration. In fact, feeling foggy, cranky, or hungry can be the first signs of your body’s cries for the most basic human must-have. Feeling thirsty? Then you already need water more than you think. Few habits are so simple, yet offer more direct benefits to our overall wellness than taking care to keep our… Read more »

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Did another month go by, “just like that”? (I’m snapping my fingers in the air here.) I feel as if I’m constantly on the go, hurrying from place to place, phone in hand—or just within reach. Sometimes it seems as if my mind is rushing even faster—so many thoughts and feelings per second! For the… Read more »

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“Morning is not my friend.” “I’m dragging…and it’s only 1 p.m.!” “Ugh. It’s the middle of the night. Why can’t I sleep?”   I’m guessing at least one statement in that bunch is all too familiar—if not all of them. Disruption of nighttime sleep followed by daytime consequences is a vicious cycle for so many…. Read more »

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Ugh. It happened again.   The company was delightful, the atmosphere was light and festive, and the meal was delicious…right through seconds and even thirds. Hours later, you’re still uncomfortably full and maybe experiencing reflux, restlessness, bloat, or soreness in the abdomen or back as well.   Or maybe your story goes more like this:… Read more »

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In Chinese tradition, every year is symbolized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature.   Were you born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006? If so, you were born in a Dog year…. Read more »

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2018 is several weeks old now, and I’m betting you’re still riding the wave of forward-leaning motivation that comes with a new year. A clean slate, a do-over, a chance to start fresh—and with it came a spark of confidence and optimism. Nothing can stop you now!   Well, nothing except reality. Once the celebrations… Read more »

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Watching the ball drop in Times Square, New York City, is a New Year’s Eve tradition around the country. The countdown from 10 to 1, glitter and confetti, corks popping, noisemakers squealing, kissing and hugging, shivering, people around the world celebrating, crowds cheering… The scenes and excitement are so spectacular, it’s hard to believe this… Read more »

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What are your numbers?   This has become a common question in the past month as doctors everywhere adjust their practices to new recommendations about blood pressure. Your blood pressure is likely to be given a second (or third) look now, and many patients may even be surprised to hear for the first time a… Read more »

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We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, yet a restful night is elusive for so many of us. The effects of poor sleep are vast, ranging from increased inflammation and pain, loss of productivity and focus, irritability, anxiety, overeating, and diminished regulation of the immune system. Just think of the last time you tossed and… Read more »