Some people call it a “nervous stomach.” Others just chalk it up to indigestion. If you or someone you know lives with a persistent or frequent digestive disorder, you understand how digestive upsets can really disrupt day-to-day life. So many details of living are affected when someone has inconvenient, uncomfortable symptoms—from having to worry… Read more »
Posts By: RobertaVA
Looking for an outdoor cooking recipe designed both to fuel and to delight? The freshness and zing of citrus and spice combine beautifully in this winner-winner of a chicken dinner: Lemon-Ginger Grilled Chicken.
On a steamy July day, the idea of cooking over a hot stove can be almost too much to consider. Take out? Meh. Dinner at a favorite fresh-and-local specialty restaurant…again? Really? Ah, grill to the rescue! Besides the appeal of fresh air and the sense of festivity that just naturally comes with cooking outside, grilling… Read more »
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 »
“I SHOULD be meditating,” Lauren announced after we discussed ways to relieve stress in her chaotic life. That comment sounded very familiar. Meditation, for many of us, seems like a lofty, health-positive, mental health-positive goal, but one generally relegated to the “someday” list—that is, “Maybe I’ll try it on Monday…or the Monday after that.” If… Read more »
I look forward to summer for so many reasons—and the opportunity to hit the road to explore new places and experiences is way up on my list! I hope you, too, have planned to enjoy some time away during this season of adventure. One question I hear from clients and patients with a vacation in… Read more »
All morning, you’ve felt it coming on. You’ve tried to work around it, but gradually that hint of low-level discomfort has increased until you’ve got a splitting headache. Or do you? Maybe rather than “splitting,” you would describe your headache as “slight but persistent” or “like a band, squeezing.” Let’s look a little closer: Where… Read more »
Heard in the office this week: Who is going to win the election? What will happen after the other disgusting/deplorable person loses? What if my brother brings his girlfriend who no one likes to Thanksgiving? Suppose I can’t stop eating and gain 5 pounds? What if the snow or rain causes airline delays? What if… Read more »
A lot of information has been released over the past few months about fitness tracking devices, and sorry to say, much of it really isn’t very good news. One study found that the measurements a particular tracking model takes can be wildly erroneous, giving users a false view of how much they’re accomplishing. Other studies… Read more »
Think vegetables are “boring”? Maybe you just haven’t seen one at its versatile best lately. Here’s a delightfully fun twist on fresh summer veggies that’s sure to please both your senses and your body’s needs.