Energy: SOS!

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Several years ago, I gave each patient who came into my office a survey that asked them to rate, by frequency and priority, which of an assortment of common health challenges they faced. I was surprised at the results: Lack of energy landed at #1, outranking even weight issues on my patients’ health radar! That… Read more »

Let’s Bust This BIG FAT MYTH Once and For All

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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 »

It Doesn’t Care About You— Even A Bit.

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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 »

3 Tech Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity

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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 »

Vacation Time? Don’t Forget to Pack This!

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Summer, and it’s time for adventure! What do you have planned for this travel season? No matter where vacations take us, time off lets us get caught up in things unusual and exciting: the stunning scenes, the local culture, the people, the sounds and movements, and patterns different from our everyday routines. What a wonderful… Read more »

No More Excuses! Easy, No-fuss Exercise Solutions

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It’s hard to keep up. I don’t want to injure myself. So much sweating is unpleasant. I don’t have time. I’m embarrassed to try. I’m such a klutz! And _________. Okay, fill in the blank. What’s YOUR biggest reason for avoiding exercise? In my more than two decades of guiding people toward greater wellness, I’ve… Read more »

Know the ABCs of Your ZZZs

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“Morning is not my friend.” “I’m dragging…and it’s only 1 p.m.!” “Ugh. It’s the middle of the night. Why can’t I sleep?”   I’m guessing at least one statement in that bunch is all too familiar—if not all of them. Disruption of nighttime sleep followed by daytime consequences is a vicious cycle for so many…. Read more »

Here’s a Way to Up Your “New Year, New You” Game

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2018 is several weeks old now, and I’m betting you’re still riding the wave of forward-leaning motivation that comes with a new year. A clean slate, a do-over, a chance to start fresh—and with it came a spark of confidence and optimism. Nothing can stop you now!   Well, nothing except reality. Once the celebrations… Read more »

Are These Losing Resolutions Trashing Your Vision for 2018?

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Watching the ball drop in Times Square, New York City, is a New Year’s Eve tradition around the country. The countdown from 10 to 1, glitter and confetti, corks popping, noisemakers squealing, kissing and hugging, shivering, people around the world celebrating, crowds cheering… The scenes and excitement are so spectacular, it’s hard to believe this… Read more »