May
25

Just Ask

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 Do you know someone who seems depressed and shows signs of losing hope in this life? If so, please ask this question: "DO YOU WANT TO HURT YOURSELF? " By doing so, you could potentially SAVE a life. Depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and sometimes, those thoughts lead to action. There is an alarming spike in the number of suicides in ...
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May
25

Are You Escaping Through Food?

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 It's no secret that we are all in tough times with COVID-19. Stress has been weighing heavily on all of us. Some people are unemployed and worrying about finances. How am I going to support my family? How do I put food on the table? How do I pay my bills? There are also some of us who are now working from home trying to figure out how to do t...
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Sep
30

What Does Malnutrition Look Like in the US?

  September is Malnutrition Awareness Month— Statistics and Prevention Options for Food Insecurity Malnutrition Food insecurity is one of the many causes of Malnutrition in households across the United States. 1 in 10 U.S. households with children struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity is not having the access to nutrient-dense, qualit...
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May
13

Celebrate the Small Stuff

  As a society we have been programmed to work hard, don't take chances, don't make  mistakes and if you do, you better feel crappy for it. This is not OK. I don't know anyone  in the world who is perfect. If you look at all successful people, their failures outweigh their successes.  When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle ...
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Apr
27

What Does Independence Mean to You?

When thinking about your health, what does it mean to be independent? By definition, it means to be self-sufficient, self-reliant and self-supportive. Independence for me is being able to play whatever sport I want with ease. I know I may not be great at each sport but my body is able to perform at some level. That is important to me. I also think ...
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Apr
12

YOUR DOCTOR AND WEIGHT LOSS

​ Have you've ever talked to your doctor about losing and you may have gotten some advice like "eat less, exercise more" or "decrease your calories?" Not only is this advice obvious and unhelpful, it is also discouraging to someone who has done all of those things and may have lost weight only to gain it all back and sometimes more. A new study fro...
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Dec
31

5 Tips to Achieve This New Year’s Resolutions

1.  Be realistic: The first mistake people make is trying to do everything at once. How many people do you know who lost 53lbs, quit smoking, started exercising and eating right at the same time? Exactly!!! Do not fall into the trap of trying to do too much too soon. You want to be successful, so pick something to focus on which you already do...
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Sep
27

CULTIVATING MENTAL HEALTH

As we age, our tendency to experience anxiety or depression might increase. We may worry about our children, though they may be grown and out on their own. We may worry about our finances, a sick friend or a loved one and we may worry about our future. Research does show that one in five older adults experiences mental health issues that are NOT a ...
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Sep
27

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT

A recent survey found that 40% of people have tried a FAD DIET , at some point, in order to lose weight. People do look for a "quick fix" for weight issues. In the great majority of cases, the seekers find that these extreme weight loss options leave them feeling empty and dissatisfied. WHAT IS A FAD DIET? They're everywhere: often widely promoted ...
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Sep
27

TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY!

Did you ever have a really great idea? Of course you did! You thought of some "thing" that would be so helpful for the world to have, so you started to dream, to think about how to make your idea a reality. Many of us have thoughts like that at one time or another. We may even dream of getting a patent and developing that product. The wheels start ...
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Sep
27

Friendship

One of the most valuable treasures a person can have is a great friendship: where two people can talk to each other and feel listened to and understood. No one's judging! Such a relationship is very special. In today's world, we oftentimes are so busy talking about ourselves or others that we leave little room for listening. And when I say listenin...
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Sep
27

Fools Cannot Keep New Year's Resolutions

How many people out there make New Year's Resolutions, only to slip up and resume their old habits within days, weeks, or sometimes much sooner? Has that happened to you? If so, how solid was your plan to help you succeed? Yes, you really do need a plan in order to break old habits and successfully form new ones. Without getting organized, your cha...
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Sep
27

HEALTHY HOLIDAY HABITS

The holidays can be some of the most exciting and stressful times of the year. I have patients that come to me during this time and tell me "I am so stressed out I cannot even have fun" or "I cannot wait until the holidays are over!". I find these statements to be concerning and sad, because the holidays are supposed to be fun, relaxing and full of...
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Sep
27

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH EMOTIONS

Emotional eating is defined as overeating to relieve negative emotions caused by tough situations. It's considered a "maladaptive" strategy, or more simply, it's a choice that feels good for the moment, but does not lead to healing. It often becomes addictive. While you're eating, your treat of choice tastes yummy, feels good. You relax and take a ...
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