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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Debunk these 5 myths to jump-start your meditation practice

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“I SHOULD be meditating,” Lauren announced after we discussed ways to relieve stress in her chaotic life. That comment sounded very familiar. Meditation, for many of us, seems like a lofty, health-positive, mental health-positive goal, but one generally relegated to the “someday” list—that is, “Maybe I’ll try it on Monday…or the Monday after that.” If… Read more »