IF: What’s the Buzz About?

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Someone brings up intermittent fasting at a party or event, and you start searching for something to contribute to the conversation. You’ve heard of it, you might have even tried it, but do you really understand it? Is it for weight loss? Is it for health benefits? Do you have to do it every day?… Read more »

Move Over, Kale, It’s Time For New Faves!

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Don’t worry: You can still enjoy those green smoothies—but isn’t it time for some new foods to try? I’ve been seeing certain foods mentioned in articles, and I became curious about them. Yet I felt unsure about whether or not, or even how, I should experience each. Does that happen to you?   I compiled my… Read more »

SOS for Allergies

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According to the calendar, we’re more than halfway through spring. But ask anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, and you’ll hear that the prime period of ah-CHOO! is far from over. Nature, and our bodies’ responses to it, just won’t follow a manmade schedule. Fortunately, if you’re self-aware and purposeful in your self-care, you can… Read more »

What’s NOT on MY Resolution List This Year!

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It’s January, the beginning of a new year, and I’m feeling a kind of liberation. Is the source of my release a new declaration? Does it come from deciding to be more organized or take more time for vacations? Nope! My sense of freedom comes from ditching the weight-loss diet mentality once and for all,… Read more »

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 »

I Refuse to Add to the Opioid Crisis!

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »