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 »

Ready to retrain your hunger signals?

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Ugh. It happened again.   The company was delightful, the atmosphere was light and festive, and the meal was delicious…right through seconds and even thirds. Hours later, you’re still uncomfortably full and maybe experiencing reflux, restlessness, bloat, or soreness in the abdomen or back as well.   Or maybe your story goes more like this:… 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 »

The Sleep Quiz: Rate Your ZZZ Powers!

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We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, yet a restful night is elusive for so many of us. The effects of poor sleep are vast, ranging from increased inflammation and pain, loss of productivity and focus, irritability, anxiety, overeating, and diminished regulation of the immune system. Just think of the last time you tossed and… Read more »

The Four-month-long Downhill Spiral Has Begun

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You may see that title and think, “What spiral would that be?” It’s about the food. Holiday to holiday. Meal to meal. Treat to treat. Although you might think “holiday eating” covers that stretch of time from Christmas to New Year’s, in reality, for most of us, it begins so much earlier and ends so… Read more »

Take a Bite out of Stress

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Imagine the scene…   You have just received the 5th project on your desk with a deadline marked “urgent.” You’re rushing to catch a plane, and you hit a traffic jam. Your kids are leaving their toys everywhere right after you’ve cleaned up. Your parent has just had a health scare. You’ve just had (another)… Read more »

Are You Confused, Too? Part II

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See also: https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/what-to-eat/spotted-new-nutrition-facts-label-yet/   A few weeks ago, I addressed the confusion that so often results from trendy, hypey terms splashed across package labels—“all natural,” “fat-free,” “no added sugar,” and the like. (Need a refresher? Click here to return to that recent article. I hope you found that last discussion enlightening, if disappointing in terms… Read more »