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Let’s slap down a very widespread misconception with a big dose of truth today. Here goes: “Eating fat” and “getting fat” are two completely different things.   When we talk about dietary fat, we mean a whole collection of substances. Some of these fats are harmful and best avoided, but many other fats have healthful… Read more »

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Sorry to say, the answer is food.   Why? Food itself just “is”—it’s an inanimate substance that has no emotion of its own and, honestly, doesn’t care about what’s going on in your head or health. (It doesn’t dislike you, either—it just doesn’t care.) The problem is that we’re so invested in food: We think… Read more »

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Pop quiz: How are you reading this newsletter? If you said “on my phone,” then I would guess you probably could use a break from that little miracle of modern technology.   Think about it. If you’re reading on a mobile device, there’s a good chance you’re multitasking (or even “dual-screening”), too. Are you squeezing… Read more »

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »

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From time to time, I find myself part of a familiar conversation with people I meet in my travels, as well as my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing patients and virtual coaching clients. That exchange often starts something like this: “Roberta, you’re always so healthy. How do you stay positive and energized and keep from… Read more »

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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.

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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 »

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“Food is medicine,” as the saying goes.   Yes, we have a place for medications in health and wellness, but what’s on your plate can have a tremendous impact on every cell of your body. Food makes nutrients available for sustaining function and wellbeing. By combining modern science and nutrition, we can directly affect many… Read more »

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Last week, Marissa came into the office with a surprising story to tell. This petite 30-year-old teacher had returned from a family barbeque over the holiday, which she enjoyed very much—until she experienced sharp pain in her chest and throat. Could she be having a heart attack at such a young age, she wondered, because… Read more »