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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 »

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My washing machine always makes me chuckle (good thing when you’re doing lots of laundry, right?). Take a look at the dial. There’s a setting for “normal.” Apparently, the manufacturer assumes that we, as intelligent consumers, identify, understand, and collectively agree that a certain kind of dirty laundry is normal. Personally, I’m not sure what… Read more »

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There are so many flight delays these days. That can add up to boredom. Take a walk to kill time, and you’ll find numerous concessions filled with rows of junky snack foods. Add a little apprehension or nerves to the process (claustrophobia or fear of flight or crowds, anyone?), and air travel can be a… Read more »

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Are you a summer-break martyr, one of those folks who wishes for and talks about taking a vacation but never seems to make the time? In the past, I myself have often said, “We have to try so-and-so this year,” and then before I knew it, it was Labor Day, and the opportunity was lost… Read more »

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In my last articles, I discussed some important—and surprising—things to know about your skin and the sun. Sun care, getting the appropriate amount of sun exposure, is a critical part of the skin health picture. But there are other elements to the formula, too, and many additional ways you can protect and nurture your skin…. Read more »

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In my last article, I talked about how to get the best protection from overexposure to the damaging rays of the sun. But there’s a flip side to that story: Not all sun exposure is excessive. Yes, you CAN have your sun and go burn-free, too. In fact, you should make a point of including… Read more »

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Summer is well underway already. Particularly at this time of year, the sun—and both the damage and the benefits it can offer—is intense. Are you taking good care of your skin? Here are twelve must-know facts and guidelines about the sun and your health. 1 ) The difference between the rays: In terms of skin… Read more »