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Why You Should Forget About Your BMI bmi diet healthcoaching nutrition weight loss Dec 19, 2021

Tom Brady can be considered one of the American icons of perfect health.  He is at the top of his game, and he is married to a super model, Gisele Bundchen.  Something that many meat-eating, beer-drinking football fans do not realize is that he and his wife maintain their...

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Be Causing Your Weight Problem? gut health microbiome nutrition prebiotics probiotics weight gain weight loss Dec 09, 2021

Could your poop be related to your weight?  It sure can.  Our knowledge about the microbiome is increasing day by day, and we are finding that it has a lot to do with our waistlines.   The microbiome refers to the bacteria that make up your gut and help you to digest your food....

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Don’t Let PMS Run Your Life herbs pmdd pms Nov 28, 2021

In our house, periods seem to be a big DEAL. My teenage step-daughter will often exclaim, “LEAVE ME ALONE! IT’S SHARK WEEK!” Her brother will then respond by backing away slowly with a wide-eyed expression and retreating to a safe location until he feels it is safe to speak to...

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Why Am I So Damn Tired? fatigue nutrition sleep Nov 28, 2021

Are you tired of feeling tired?  It seems like so many women in middle age have this complaint.  We have families to raise, career ladders to climb, houses to care for, aging parents to look after as well. All of these responsibilities can be exhausting, but do you ever feel as if there...

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How I learned to let go of perfectionism: a lesson from my mother’s suicide depression mental illness perfectionism self-esteem suicide Nov 28, 2021

My mother died 18 years ago today. It has probably taken me that long to be able to talk about it because, as survivors of suicide, our culture teaches us to live in shame.

However, as I grow older, I have learned to let go of that shame. If you mention your experience with suicide to others, you...

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Getting In Touch With Our Innate Inner Wisdom amazon diet intuitive eating nutrition Nov 28, 2021

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT HEALTH FROM NATIVE AMAZON TRIBES

When I was organizing a trip through a Amazon rainforest on a boat to deliver medical care to the people there, I became acutely aware of a stark difference between our cultures: our healthcare is incredibly different. In preparing for my...

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The Link Between Weight and Trauma intuitive eating metabolism obesity stress trauma weight gain weight loss Nov 27, 2021

Weight gain is not just about what you eat.

 If you have reached middle age, you can probably remember a stressful time in your life that caused you to gain weight.  For me it was my terrible and tumultuous divorce that resulted in a 25 pound weight gain despite the fact that I was...

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