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For Better Health, Think Paleo Lighting

We’ve all heard about the Paleo diet. Essentially, it is based on eating only the types of foods assumed to have been eaten by early humans during the Paleolithic or Stone Age period (which lasted about 2.5 million years). This diet comprises mainly meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. Show More Summary

A Few Words About Walking

In September 2015, the US Surgeon General issued a call to action promoting "Walking and Walkable Communities." That initiative is named "Step It Up!" and is commemorating its one-year anniversary with a Twitter Chat on Tuesday October...Show More Summary

Living With a Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas

For years, Rian Draeger would go to sleep at night and wonder if he'd slumber throughout the evening with no interruptions. As an adult living with type 1 diabetes, Draeger has to constantly monitor the amount of glucose in his blood. During the day, a glucose sensor and insulin pump help keep Draeger stable. Show More Summary

She Loves Me: A Case Of Erotomania

George, a 35-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder, had been stalking his psychologist for six months before he consulted me. A patient of mine, whom he met in a support group for mood disorders, recommended me. He had made the psychologist's life so miserable that she'd decided to leave her budding practice and New York City. Show More Summary

Don't Let A Chronic Health Condition Diminish Your Sex Life

A chronic medical condition not only can bring changes to the normalcy of your everyday life, but it can also bring significant changes to your love life. As in, diminishing a good thing you had going before your health declined. One important aspect of your overall well-being is sexual satisfaction. Show More Summary

Hurricane Matthew Could Leave A Wake Of Autism

Hurricane Matthew has left a devastating wake of destruction and death in Haiti where nearly 900 people have lost their lives, but research on pregnant women who survived similar hurricanes reveals potential hidden victims -- unbornShow More Summary

How To Start Drinking From The Bottomless Cup Of Joy

This is a story about a woman who thought she had it all. She made it to NYC with one of the best management consulting firms, had a hefty paycheck, a fabulous social life, closets full of name brand shoes, and a BMW in a garage in a house in DC. Show More Summary

Living In A Fickle Society

Growing up it was cute to act whimsical, to be unsure of everything around us, weighing our options, carefree and not fazed by people. Back then we never put weight on the actions of others or felt disappointment by them because it was...Show More Summary

Breast Backwards: From One Size Fits All To Personalized Breast Cancer Screening After My Advanced Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis

There are multiple occasions when I discover just the perfect top only to be disappointed that its one size fits all did not fit ME. This is exactly what I stumbled on when I ended up with an advanced stage 3C breast cancer within weeks of my 11th NORMAL mammogram. Show More Summary

Your Birthday May Predict How Many Friends You'll Have

For Teen Vogue, by Brittney McNamara. When it comes to making friends, it turns out you, Generation Z, are pretty great at it. It might seem tough and it’s totally fine if you’re secure with just one or two close pals, but according to a new study, you’re better at making friends than the millennials who came before you. Show More Summary

A Life-Saving Question: Are My Arteries Calcified?

I am returning from a conference on heart attack and stroke prevention and was reviewing some of my notes on the goal of earlier diagnosis and treatment of arterial disease, also known as atherosclerosis. One feature of atherosclerosis is that the vast majority of plaques become calcified. Show More Summary

Body Shaming And The Health And Fitness Industry: 5 Questions For Heather Wynn

Heather Wynn is on a mission to change the conversation about women and fitness. "You can't hate your body into true health," she says, in her new book about the subject, Enough Already! : Finding Happiness Now in a World that wants to Sell you Perfection Later. Show More Summary

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Founder of "Spoon Theory" Needs Your Help

Whether you have Fibromyalgia, Lupus, CFS, depression or any invisible disease, you know the guilt that comes along with it. Asking for help feels like the last thing to do when the fact is, we can feel like a burden to our loved ones...Show More Summary

10 Powerful Ways Successful People Overcome Fear

One thing that most successful people have in common is that they have managed to overcome the paralyzing effects of fear. To become successful in anything we have to take action despite being scared, to be courageous in the face of fear. Show More Summary

Learn Mindfulness: Practice 9 -- Focusing On Simple Sensations

And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving. Kahlil Gibran INVITATION: Simple physical sensations provide a perfect subject for mindfulness contemplation. Remember the feeling of running a hand...Show More Summary

Where No One Stays a Statue

It was a sunny day and I went to the park and sat on a bench. I was one of many coming out from under our rocks o warm and lengthen. He was two benches down, a gentle older man staring off into the place between things, beyond any simple...Show More Summary

She Was A Sugar-Fueled Kid; Her Girls Won't Be

In August, the American Heart Association released its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. After a column explaining the recommendation, and another focused on a nutritionist's advice for parents, we return to...Show More Summary

Are You Addicted To Complaining? You Might Be Surprised

There I was on a cruise, the wind rushing through my hair, salt air on my skin and a scorching sun setting over the horizon in the Baltic. A live band played reggae beats, I could smell something deliciously garlicky and the only thing I had to do, was decide which evening show to watch. "Hi love. Show More Summary

Do You Know What Language You're Speaking?

Have you ever thought about what you're saying - with your body? Communication is a combination of verbal and non-verbal cues. Whether you're chatting one-on-one or speaking to a crowd of a thousand, people take messages in as the sum of our words, our gestures and the ways we communicate them. Show More Summary

'Are You Telling Me I'm Not Okay?' -- How To Maintain A Healthy Relationship With Guidance

We've all been there: hearing or reading about the latest popular diet (Paleo, vegan, Mediterranean, the list goes on and on) that claims to know just what, when, and how we should eat. At some point, I just feel like rebelling and eating...Show More Summary

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