3 Sneaky Substances Affecting Your Day

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Sneaky. That’s what I call dependence on these three habits: coffee all morning, diet soda all day, and wine all night. Overindulgence in any of these drinks can creep up so subtly that we don’t even realize it until we’re in deep—or worse, someone points out this kind of unhealthy or even dangerous pattern to… Read more »

Are you hooked on “the new smoking”?

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For years, we’ve heard it: A sedentary lifestyle is a ticking health time-bomb. But recent studies have revealed that it’s not just the “couch potatoes” who are suffering from the effects of too much sitting. Hundreds of thousands of productive, active people are spending many more hours seated than they did a decade or two… Read more »

Menopausal? Feeling Old Is Strictly Optional.

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Many of my conversations with patients and clients in the 45-50 age range are centered around the types of symptoms that can arise at the end of menstruation. For some women, menopause is a challenge that is marked by discomfort. Others, though, simply glide through this transition gracefully, living a life rich in self-expression, wellbeing,… Read more »

A Peek Behind the Mystery of Yin and Yang

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“They are so Yin and Yang.” I’m sure you’ve heard that expression used to describe the two individuals in a couple who are seemingly very different in viewpoints or personality. According to 5,000-year-old Chinese medicine, everything in the universe is Yin and Yang. (Hint: Notice I said “and,” not “or”—more on that coming up.) Yin… Read more »

3 Leaks That Will Age You at Lightning Speed

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Staying youthful, vital, and strong is what we want as we age. A strong body, a positive mindset, nurturing relationships, and the energy to enjoy it all—these remain the marks of a luxuriously healthy, delicious, rewarding, and, most important of all, happy life, no matter whether we’re just beginning to approach midlife or have many… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2015: Stay Calm and Carry On!

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On February 19, 2015, the world will welcome the Year of the Sheep. Happy Chinese New Year! In Chinese tradition, each year is represented by one of twelve animals. Each animal is believed to lend its traits not only to the people born in that year but also to the year itself. If you were… Read more »

Get Fit. Don’t Quit.

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A few days after New Year’s, I went to my building’s gym for my customary workout. (Remember that exercise has always been a favorite activity of mine.) I proceeded to the elliptical machines for some cardio, and to my surprise, they were all taken. And so were the treadmills. And so were the areas for… Read more »

3 Tips to End THIS Holiday Distress

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I’ve noticed a surge of reports of one particular group of symptoms among my patients at my New York City office, as well as from my long-distance coaching clients: digestive issues. Whether these signs of distress come in the form of abdominal discomfort, reflux, bloating, or heartburn, trouble processing the fuel our bodies need is… Read more »