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When you are trying to lose weight, the scale can seem like a mortal enemy. But really, it is just a way of charting your progress, telling you how well you are doing. Or it shows you where you ...

How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

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If your family is like many other American families you are busy during the summer. You have planned a family vacation and you need to start thinking about what types of snacks you can take with ...

5 Essential Snacks You'll Love on Your Family Vacation

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One of the great things about summer time is dinner and drinks that start in the evening and go into the night. But this pleasure may come with some drawbacks. Are you wondering if eating late ...

Is Eating After 8 p.m. Putting on the Pounds?

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Are you one of those people who loves to spend the summer outside? What about your kids? Summertime makes us focus on the importance of skin protection. Why do we want to focus on skin ...

Know The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer

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If you have ever thought that stress could be causing your sleep problems, you could be right. Let’s take a closer look at how sleep works and how our stress hormones play a part in disturbing ...

Stress: Could it be the Reason You Can’t Sleep?

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Do you ever wonder if what you are eating is impacting your sleep? I routinely have patients who are having difficulty sleeping ask whether food might be playing a role in their inability to ...

Ever Wonder How Food Impacts Your Sleep?

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More and more Americans are becoming aware of the importance of vitamin D to our health, our bones and to our immune function. We actually absorb vitamin D through our skin from the ultraviolet B ...

Vitamin D Deficiency or Skin Cancer? How to Handle Sun Exposure

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This weekend I had the unexpected delight of seeing Russell Simmons while I was having dinner with friends. Why was I so excited to run into this hip-hop heavyweight and entrepreneur ...

Did You Know That Meditation is Good For You? Want to Learn How?

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When you hear the words "stressed out" what images pop into your mind? Do you imagine your blood pressure going up? Or do you start to feel really agitated and angry? Anxious? Or perhaps ...

Should 'Stressed Out' be a Diagnosis?

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I’m still obsessed, I mean fascinated, with how many steps I take each day now that I have a pedometer to play with. A pedometer is a way of measuring how many steps you take over a period of ...

Still Stepping! Increase Your Steps Every Day

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Do you know how many steps you take every day? Do you consider yourself an active person? I think of myself as being active. I eat a healthy whole foods diet, go to yoga two to three days ...

Step it Up! Improve your Health

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For the 25 million people that suffer from asthma, the inability to breathe during an asthma attack can be scary and even life-threatening. Of the 25 million people with asthma, 7 million are ...

How Does Asthma Show Up in Children?

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Do you ever think about your breath? Breathing is something you do 12-18 times per minute every day of your life. Most of us take this practice, which is essential for life, for granted every ...

Breathe Easier with Better Understanding and Treatment of Asthma

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Are you counting calories to try to lose weight? Do you actually know what a calorie is or why you are counting them to lose weight? It’s time for you to understand the accounting process ...

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Reach my Goal?

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If you are experiencing fertility issues, have you ever considered losing weight? I know that this might seem unrelated. But you might be surprised to learn that the more overweight or obese you ...

Improve Fertility Problems by Losing Weight

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In the weight loss discussion there is much talk about whether you should cut carbs to lose weight. My answer to that question is: yes and no. I answer no, because there are some carbs that ...

Should I Cut Carbs to Lose Weight?

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Food cravings can often sabotage your attempts to create healthy habits in your life. Have you ever caught someone with high cholesterol or heart disease eating something that they shouldn’t? Or ...

How Do I Conquer a Food Craving?

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If you are looking to get pregnant, consider these things about your health. Following some of these suggestions may help you get pregnant more easily. Create and maintain an ideal weight. ...

5 Little-known Factors that Could Affect your Fertility

Hot flashes are a common problem for women as they move through menopause. Hot flashes are sudden, brief sensations of heat in the face, neck and chest area, generally associated with menopause, ...

Get Rid of Hot Flashes Once and for All

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An autoimmune disease is a condition that occurs when our own immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Autoimmune diseases are often considered medical mysteries. ...

Autoimmune Diseases: Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

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If you are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause you might be feeling exhausted. And you may feel unable to get your energy and your life back. Perhaps you feel like your body ...

Taking Charge of your Menopausal Symptoms

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The month of March is National Nutrition Month. What better time to focus on nourishment? To nourish, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is "to provide (someone or something) with food and ...

Nourishing Yourself to Vibrant Health

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As women our beauty comes from our energy and joy of life! When we feel good on the inside it shows on the outside. Here are beauty secrets that can help you be your best from the inside ...

5 Self-Improvement Secrets for Feeling Great and Looking Younger

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Cholesterol. Does the word scare you? It strikes fear into many of my patients when I bring it up. When too much cholesterol is in the bloodstream we need to be concerned about our heart health. ...

Lowering Cholesterol Levels While Still Eating Delicious Foods

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When you hear self-care do you start to feel overwhelmed with how to add that to your long list of activities for everyone else? Here is your minimalist guide to self-care. According to the ...

Your Minimalist Guide to Self-Care

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As a woman maybe you do not think about a heart attack as a potential health problem. But perhaps you should. Heart disease is a health concern for all women and the earlier you become aware of ...

Women: What's Your Risk for a Heart Attack?

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In general we, as women, need to take better care of ourselves! We have the tendency to multitask ourselves into mental and physical exhaustion. We take care of our children, our husbands or ...

Self Care can be the Key to Heart Health

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The shocking truth about heart disease is that it is the number one killer of women in America. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined! Because of these ...

The Shocking Truth about Heart Disease

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How many times have you been engaged in or listening to a conversation about weight loss? If you are like most women it might be as often as once a month, maybe more. How often do you talk about ...

How Safe is Your Weight Loss Program for You?

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Have you ever tried to lose weight only to have it come right back a few months later? Do you know someone who is always on a diet, yet never loses any weight? Are you baffled by the your lack ...

Is Your Way of Thinking Keeping you Fat?

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Have you ever heard women in their thirties and forties talking about their metabolism slowing down? This is a common conversation when women have unexplained weight gain or are unable to lose ...

Hypothyroidism: Could This Be Causing Your Weight Loss Woes?

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If you are like many people you are considering a weight loss program since it is the beginning of the year. I want to share some common mistakes that I see in patients all the time. Skipping ...

Do You Make These 7 Weight Loss Mistakes?

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Have you been trying to lose weight but you just can’t seem to do it? Are you doing the things that used to take off the pounds, yet the scale will not budge? If you are having problems losing ...

Help! I Can’t Lose Weight!

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Do you want to achieve your health goals during 2014? There are three things that you need in your tool-kit to be successful. 1) You must be committed to your goal. You must have a desire ...

Making SMART Health Goals for the New Year

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Laughter is a powerful healing force. During the holiday season, laughing with friends and family is an excellent way to spend time. Laughing helps our seniors bring joy and health into their ...

Laughter is Healing During the Holiday Season

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The food we eat can be powerful medicine to help us boost our immune system, especially during the holidays. During the holiday season we are traveling, engaged in extra activities, eating more ...

Boost your Immunity During the Holidays

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While some love the holiday season it can be a time of isolation for others, especially the elderly. During this season memories of past holidays with friends and loved ones that are no longer in ...

Meditation to Reduce Loneliness in Elderly For the Holiday Season

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During the holiday season people deal with all sorts of emotions. Two of the most common emotions are depression and anxiety. Anxiety can be a normal part of our emotional experience. ...

Holiday Season Causing Anxiety? Simple Steps for Remaining Calm

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Thanksgiving is one of the biggest food holidays in America. It is a time when people look forward to getting together to eat themselves silly. For people that are concerned about their ...

Healthy Holiday Alternatives for Diabetics

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Insulin resistance is an underlying cause for diabetes and pre-diabetes. It is also an underlying cause for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, certain ...

How to Reduce Insulin Resistance with Whole Foods

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Do you think of Thanksgiving as a time of healing? Most often when we think about the Thanksgiving holiday we think about food, family, travel or stress related to holidays. What if giving ...

Giving Thanks: The Key to Improving Your Perspective and Your Health

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High blood sugars need to be regulated to prevent irreversible damage to your body. When blood sugars are not under control over years they cause diabetic complications to your eyes, kidneys, ...

Medications Are Not the Enemy: High Blood Sugars Are

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and I’m excited to be hosting an education campaign to help you manage diabetes or pre-diabetes, and even prevent diabetes from ...

Managing your Emotions is the First Step to Treating Diabetes

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It is the perfect time to educate women about breast cancer. It is also an ideal time to highlight that women of different ethnic groups have different ...

Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for African-American Women

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Having a baby is one of Mother Nature’s biggest miracles! But for some couples, pregnancy is a miracle that just doesn’t happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control 6.7 million women ...

Overcoming Infertility and PCOS: Creating Fertility In Your Life

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If you watch TV you probably have heard about at least one benefit of fermented foods. These foods improve digestion. One of the most popular fermented foods today is yogurt. Or perhaps you have ...

Fermented Foods Can Change your Digestion and Your Health

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In the heat of the summer have you ever had a craving for a nice ripe slice of watermelon or a fresh juicy peach? When there is snow on the ground have you yearned for a hearty bowl of chili or a ...

Eating Seasonally: Great for All Health Conditions

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Did you know that being 10-20 pounds or more overweight increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes? You may not think that 15 pounds seems like very much but 15 can ...

Are You Trying to Lose Weight? Do You Have 20 Minutes?

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A hysterectomy is surgery that removes the uterus from a woman’s body. While most hysterectomies are not emergency surgeries they are major surgery, and they require much consideration and ...

I Had a Hysterectomy and Now I Don't Feel Like Myself: What Can I Do?

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Getting kids to eat anything can be a challenge for some parents. So getting children to eat healthy can be an obstacle that parents don’t know how to tackle. After 10 years of practice with ...

Great Grub for Kids: Teaching Families How to Have Fun and Eat Healthy