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Why do Some fall off the Healthy Wagon?

Several of my clients have reverted to their old habits of slow death by eating. It is hard to imagine when someone is off medication, sleeping better, moving without shortness of breath, 40 pounds lighter, sitting more comfortably in an airplane seat, purchasing clothing 2 sizes smaller and generally feeling great – why in the

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Are you tired of not feeling your best each day?  Have you made efforts in the past to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle, but somehow none of your efforts have ever taken hold? Perhaps, like the former me, you lost weight then regained it plus 5 pounds.  Yo-yo dieting and struggling with weight,

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We all want to live the healthiest life possible so that life can be more active and enjoyable for our family and ourselves. Even though we seem to have the best intentions of improving our health and losing weight, the reality is that for most of us it seems to be a daunting challenge. Excess

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I’m so excited and honored to share Maya Fiennes new single ‘Love Now’ It will release on May 2nd and it is from her new album SHIFT. As many of you know, I am a big fan of Maya Fiennes. Her DVD: KundaliniYoga to Detox and Destress is a favorite and one that I encourage

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Finally the medical establishment (in particular, the sub specialty of psychiatry/neuroscience) feels there might be a link between what you eat and the way you think. It’s called Nutritional Psychiatry. Go figure! It appears their research is now targeted on what food/ingredients will ensure good mental health and cognitive staying power. Mr. Stetka states that

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Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo 1 large Avocado 1 Tablespoon of Ghee (clarified butter) 1 large free range egg “Dalmatia My `Mom’s Red Pepper Spread or Ajvar (found in Eastern European stores) One avocado will serve 2 or just you (you can use the other half for your snack with sliced almonds or as an

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Large bunch of kale torn into pieces (exclude stems, freeze them for later use when making vegetable soup), rinse & drain 3-4 cloves of garlic (not 3-4 heads of garlic!) sliced 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 lemon Pinch of sea salt Heat (med) oil in large pan, add sliced garlic. When garlic looks like

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One head of cauliflower, thick stems removed OR 2 bags of riced cauliflower found in the produce section at Trader Joe’s 3 tablespoons of almond flour or brown rice flour 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese (or Vegan Parmesan cheese) 3 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese (or Daiya/non dairy mozzarella cheese) 1 tablespoon of olive oil,

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As I waited in line to pay for toothpaste at one of the pharmacy chains, I noticed this bag of M&Ms touting “150 calories.” I’m guessing the average person looks at that and thinks, “Wow, that’s not bad, only 150 calories. Since, I’m on a 1200 calorie per day diet, I can have that.” Well,

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Yes, it is that time of year for your New Year’s Resolution. Please make your health a large part of your resolution by providing your body with the best nourishment. Vow to view your body as an incredible machine. If you had a Tesla, how would you take care of it? I know you wouldn’t

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I left L.A. on May 17th, joining friends in Rome, then to London to visit my daughter, Jennifer. After enjoying London and a cycling trip to the Cotswolds, my husband returned to the States (somebody has to work!) while my daughter and I went on our adventure. We traveled to Paris, then to Lyon (where

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Nothing sadder than the promotion of yet another drug to decrease cholesterol. This new “statin” drug is an injectable one. How many lives will it save compared to the amount of money it will generate for the manufacturer? The job of a physician is to prevent, reverse, and heal the patient of disease; not mask

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Hello from Europe! I am having so much fun traveling and eating lots of amazing food. One of my goals while being away is to continue my healthy eating habits. I wrote a blog post on how to stay healthy while on vacation – you can read it here. Last week my daughter and I

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I have a very exciting announcement! On July 25th I will be a speaker at the PCOS Awareness Symposium presented by PCOS Challenge, Inc. The event will take place at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA from 9AM – 5:15PM. You can register for the event here. If you have any questions

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Summer and warm weather usually includes vacation plans. A chance to see new sites, explore other cultures, relax, and of course eat! For many, vacation signals an opportunity to ‘indulge’ in food and drink. “I don’t care, I’m going on vacation and I going to splurge;” “I’m going to treat myself. I work hard, I

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer. Beginning March 30, these ads will run for 20 weeks on television, radio, billboards, online, and in theaters,

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Last week my husband and I attended a very intimate party with a performance by Michael Feinstein. The talented singer, song writer and pianist is also the founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation located in Carmel, Indiana. The foundation celebrates American composers and the fabulous music they created. At the event, Michael introduced two

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The March 30, 2015 issue of Time Magazine features a story, “The Skinny on Diet Soda” written by Mandy Oaklander. The essence of the article is that diet soda makes you fat. That is something I knew ten years ago. Diet soda makes you gain weight and it is bad for your overall health. I

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The purpose of my blog is to educate the reader about the balance of body, mind, spirit, nature and community. The Hawaiian word Lökahi encompasses the symbolism of these collective forces. Lökahi must be addressed in order to obtain a healing environment. Whether the issue is weight loss, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, polycystic

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