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Don’t worry: You can still enjoy those green smoothies—but isn’t it time for some new foods to try? I’ve been seeing certain foods mentioned in articles, and I became curious about them. Yet I felt unsure about whether or not, or even how, I should experience each. Does that happen to you?   I compiled my… Read more »

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The name of that disease is osteoporosis. Equally silent is osteopenia, the condition that precedes osteoporosis—and for me, this story is personal. I was only in my 30s when I learned I had osteopenia. The diagnosis came as quite a shock. I had no symptoms, and I took great care of myself. Also, I was… Read more »

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According to the calendar, we’re more than halfway through spring. But ask anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, and you’ll hear that the prime period of ah-CHOO! is far from over. Nature, and our bodies’ responses to it, just won’t follow a manmade schedule. Fortunately, if you’re self-aware and purposeful in your self-care, you can… Read more »

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As I’ve explained in previous newsletters, honoring both your hunger and fullness is the best way to determine when to eat, or stop eating. But how do you decide how much to put on your plate to start? If you, like so many, could use some gentle guidance on how much to eat, having a… Read more »

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Ever since Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve been a fan. The promise of a gentle plan to organize and streamline possessions and clutter—to get that dream closet that looks like an ad in a magazine—was irresistible. Better yet, the concept at the root of Kondo’s philosophy resonated with… Read more »

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…In fact, in 2019, Pig is a very special thing to be. That’s because in Chinese tradition, every year is represented 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 1923, 1935,… Read more »

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It’s January, the beginning of a new year, and I’m feeling a kind of liberation. Is the source of my release a new declaration? Does it come from deciding to be more organized or take more time for vacations? Nope! My sense of freedom comes from ditching the weight-loss diet mentality once and for all,… Read more »

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In December, we all seem to think we receive an imaginary “report card” grading our accomplishments for the past year. Did you finally get that promotion that you’ve been hoping for? Did you lose the 20 pounds you swore you’d take off by last spring? Did you start that exercise program you promised yourself last… Read more »

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For some years now, health care practitioners have been noticing a new pattern: Liver disease is unquestionably on the rise. Liver disease is a well-known problem among certain groups of individuals, such as those who’ve contracted hepatitis or have a history of alcohol addiction. And patients who use a number of prescription and even over-the-counter… Read more »