The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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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 »

Sleep, Part 3: Do You Dream?

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Do you dream? Good question, especially if you are wondering about the quality and quantity of your sleep.  A “yes” answer is what we’re looking for. Remember the four stages of sleep I discussed before? If you dream, that could be an indication that your body and brain are successfully reaching at least Stage Two…. Read more »

Sleep, Part 2: Go to Your Room!

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In my last newsletter, I described the ways that sleep deprivation affects the body’s essential functions. In short, sleep is a key component to health. Getting under 8 hours of sleep can lead to illness, obesity, and poor overall daytime performance. Feeling trapped in a cycle of daily fatigue and nighttime wakefulness? Applying the 3Rs… Read more »

Healthy Eating, Part II: Use Your Intuition

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Who said you must lose weight to be healthy? They were dead wrong. It’s time to realize that you must get healthy in order to lose weight, not the reverse. The diet mentality doesn’t work because it offers false hope for losing weight quickly and permanently, often using recommendations that are boring, restrictive, and unsatisfying,… Read more »

Healthy Eating, Part I: Throw OUT the Diets

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I’m excited about my new way of looking at eating. I’ve decided to totally eliminate the concept of “bad” foods. I refuse to feel guilty if and when I splurge. So far I’ve resisted the impulse to buy every tabloid that highlights a new fad diet modeled by a svelte, bikini-clad starlet. I didn’t always… Read more »