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Are you a healthy, fit individual who takes steps to stay that way? Or do you take your good health too much for granted? If you ever imagine that you’ll live forever in the same body, feeling exactly the same way you do now, those rose-colored glasses may not be a good thing. You may… Read more »

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All too often I hear, “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” When you’re referring to an old refrigerator or an outdated computer, avoiding investing more time and repair than the item is worth can be valid. Maybe you’ll be able to squeak by until it breaks down. Then, at that time, you can throw… Read more »

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How about a little holiday pop quiz? I’m thinking of a gift that has these qualities: It doesn’t have to cost a dime, yet is priceless; you may not recognize that you already possess it until you, or someone close to you, loses it. What is it? Drum roll, please. It’s your health. Good health… Read more »

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When it comes to your own wellness, it’s hard to be objective. So many of the mediocre-health signs I discussed in this month’s first article and second article are patterns that have developed in patients slowly over months or even years. That can make those routines not simply hard to change, but hard to even… Read more »

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In the last newsletter, I discussed how health that’s “just okay” is really not good enough. Not-quite-up-to-par health can cost you time, productivity, and money. How you treat yourself—including how much attention you give your physical and mental health—profoundly influences the results you get in your personal and professional life. “The way you do one… Read more »

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Have you ever seen an untuned engine provide extra mileage on a car, or a new computer perform seamlessly using outdated software? Like these machines, our bodies can limp along for a while under suboptimal conditions, but without attention, soon enough, our own systems will begin to seize up and eventually flounder. For people hoping… Read more »

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This month’s newsletters both highlighted some questions that I recommend asking yourself if you’ve ever struggled to achieve a healthful weight. If you’re ready to start on a journey to renewed wellness, these questions, and the resources that follow, are a great road map. Curious where this leads? Grab a paper and pen, and let’s… Read more »

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In the last newsletter, I asked two questions that reveal ways we can be less than kind, if not downright cruel to ourselves through negative self-talk about body image. Hanging on to those damaging thoughts can limit our possibility of success in weight loss as well as health and life in general. Here are three… Read more »

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When new patients come into my office at the Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing in New York City, I consult with them at great length about what makes them unique, including their medical, emotional, nutritional, physical, immune, and allergic history. When the conversation turns to weight and self-image, though, it’s as if a cloud has… Read more »

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When was the last time you found a piece of clothing marked “one-size-fits-all” that truly was a comfortable, flattering fit; the right color; the right fabric; and the right level of warmth for anyone who might wear it? Right. Me neither. One-size-fits-all doesn’t often work for clothing. And it  works even less in health and… Read more »