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How to Counter Emotional Eating with Mindfulness

Rachel Eddins - 1/22/2018 - 1

Research has shown that the Buddhist practice of mindfulness helps transform food from an escape into a pleasure.

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Can You Have Your Carbs and Eat Healthy, Too?

Jenna Bell, PhD, RD - 1/15/2018 - 4

The glycemic index (GI) is a value based on how fast or how slow a food increases blood sugar. A food that has a low GI can be considered a slow carb, while a high GI is a fast carb.

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A Healthy Lifestyle is Important in How Diet Works

Robert Drapkin, MD, FACP - 1/1/2018 - 2

When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, the best path to follow is the one that results in a healthy diet and active lifestyle. There are no shortcuts.

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How to Spot a Fad Diet

Helen Sanders - 11/28/2017 - 4

Fad diets can be seductive promising a quick fix, but in the short run they can have serious side effects and in the long run, they don’t work.

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5 Heart Healthy Ways to Not End Up in the ER on Thanksgiving

Dave Albert, MD - 11/22/2017 - 0

Hospitals report a 30% spike in ER visits on Thanksgiving, with many people experiencing shortness of breath, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Here are some tips to keep your heart healthy and stay out of the ER.

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Whose Fault Is It If Work Makes Us Sick?

Edgar Wilson - 10/22/2017 - 0

In the absence of genuine viable alternatives to working, can we charge employers and the systems that create work to pay for our healthcare?

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Residency Destroying Your Fitness? Here’s What You Can Do

Alex Robles, MD - 9/26/2017 - 0

Residency is a time where you are at risk for establishing a lot of unhealthy habits. Don’t let that happen to you. Here are tips for staying healthy and fit.

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Health Literacy: The Importance of Teaching Health in High School

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 9/17/2017 - 0

Teaching health literacy in high school should be every bit as important for students’ future success as math and American history.

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Condiments: Calories We Forget to Count

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/3/2017 - 0

Condiments are those little dabs of this and that we slather on food to make it taste better. If you aren’t paying attention, you could be getting more calories and fat from your condiment than you are from the food you put it on.

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The Surprising Ancient History of Drinking in Excess

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 6/24/2017 - 1

The ancients recognized that wine was good for you in small quantities but harmful in excess. In Greek mythology, only the Gods were allowed to get drunk.

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What Everyone Should Know About the Infant Microbiome

Rachael Buck, PhD - 6/10/2017 - 0

Most parents (and even some doctors) are unaware of the critical role of the infant microbiome as a foundation for good health throughout a child’s life.

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Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods May Help You Lose Weight

Bill Miller, MD - 4/20/2017 - 1

The foods we eat can alter the microbial communities in our digestive tract and this, in turn, impacts complex human behaviors related to weight, such as appetite and satiety.

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