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by "Really, I spent $50 on coffee alone?" a client recently asked, clearly stunned.About 10 days before, she complained she couldn't afford healthy food, so I gave her an assignment. For just one week, I asked her to track how much she spent on designer coffees, bodega snacks, convenience foods, splurges, and impulse buys. (Hint: A food journal makes a great way to track your spending.)The experience...
by In the 1800s people were often confused when it came to health-improvement information. On the one hand, they were constantly being pestered by peripatetic salesman selling all kinds of healing oils and other types of panaceas. In most cases, there was no science to back up what these charlatans sold to the suffering masses; sadder still, some of these magical potions (often having a detrimental effect,...
by The world has taught us to be impatient.From cell phones to social media, we are conditioned to expect instant connections, information, gratification, and results. When we start working out, we want to see the weight loss almost overnight; when we get sick, we want to see a doctor immediately, not after waiting; and when we take medicine—especially pain medication—we want it to start working as soon...
by Want Beautiful, Healthy Skin? Eat Your Vegetables!Potions, paints and powder are no substitute for a healthy diet.Have you ever noticed that the most coveted style for models and celebrities is a “no-makeup” look? Except for special occasions, like runway or awards shows, most strive to look natural, refreshed and flawless. In our culture, there is a huge emphasis placed on dewy complexions, smooth,...
by Sleep might be the most undervalued aspect of weight loss. When I called getting seven to nine hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep my big needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss, I wasn't kidding.Manufacturers understand our epidemic sleep struggle. That’s why any drugstore or health-minded grocery offers a wide array of natural sleep aids. How do you choose the best one? Based on research coupled...
by For residents of long-term care facilities, visits from family and friends are more than just appreciated, they are important for their emotional well-being. In addition to providing an opportunity to stay in touch with loved ones, relive memories, share experiences, and enjoy quality time together, personal visits help reassure them that they remain an important part of your life. Planning Your VisitWhen...
by What Should I Eat?We are constantly bombarded with health information, but it is often useless information. With just a click of a mouse we can learn all about the current fad diets, or read about the newest surgical weight-loss procedure, or lose weight by using smaller plates, or view an advertisement for the latest low-fat snack, portioned for ‘convenience’ in 100-calorie packages. None of this...
by Our sexual health is one of the most important elements of our whole being and natural existence and yet, one that is often shunned, ignored or found to be down right "dirty." A mentor of mine once said, "You should look at EVERY person as a sexual being!"In my fertility practice, I constantly have patients asking about ways to bring about or keep the "spark" alive in their relationship. I think the...
by Oh, yes, they're watching! Teens may not always seem interested in what their parents are doing but when it comes to dating and love, they are watching every move. Here are some tips on how you can model healthy dating and help the next generation steer clear of some tough situations in their own relationships.Money Matters: Dinner and drinks can add up to over a hundred dollars in no time. Finding...
by Everything you would like to experience in Life is just beyond F.E.A.R.False Evidence Appearing Real.In my last post, I started to mention the tool of T.A.C.TTelling the Absolute Complete Truth.So TACT is a tool with which we remind ourselves about levels of truth and how we use them.Using TACT in your life does not give you permission to be hurtful, disrespectful or rude, however it encourages you...