50 Shades of Decay

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How much sugar have you had today? None? I’m betting you have, though you may not know it. At least 50 different forms of sugar are out there—and the list continues to grow. Even savvy consumers who eat with a goal of healthful living can be unaware of the sugar traps lurking in the foods… Read more »

Light My Fire: Cool Grilling

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When I think of summer, I envision getting together with friends and family for a barbecue. The smell of fresh food cooking on the grill is so appetizing, and we all look forward to great conversation, sitting outside on a warm summer evening to enjoy our meal, and trying interesting new recipes that feature seasonal,… Read more »

“I’ll Have What She’s Having!”

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Remember that famous order from When Harry Met Sally? Yes, I know nutritional supplements aren’t exactly what Meg Ryan’s fellow diner was thinking of—wink—as she said, “I’ll have what she’s having.” Still, I remember that line and smile when patients in my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing and my coaching clients ask, “Roberta, you’re always… Read more »

Wake Up and Smell the…?

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The aroma of freshly brewed coffee signals the start of the day in many households. But too often, coffee consumption doesn’t end with that single cup in the morning. Drinking coffee—and all the caffeine it provides—is an American pastime and a popular social activity. Look around. Everywhere you see new coffee hangouts, specialty coffee drinks,… Read more »