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What is in a Name? I Cannot Remember Yours!

Imagine the following scenario: You and your spouse are invited to a large social gathering. Someone approaches you with a big smile and a warm greeting, and then asks you about your children, your job etc. You smile and exchange pleasantries and she then tells you how great you look, and how it was just

Hibernation: It May Not Be Only for Bears!

Do you find yourself having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Do you feel too tired in the evening to exercise? Have you put on a few pounds this winter? Have you noticed that this pattern occurs every year? During the spring and summer, you enjoyed long walks, running, swimming, riding

I Think I Can, I Think I Can – Or Can I?

When you were a little child, your parents probably read you the classic children’s story, “The Little Engine that Could” written way back in 1930 by Watty Piper. I was read this story when I was a child and I read it to my children. But just in case you never had the opportunity to

Prehabilitation: Be Proactive; It Can Make a Difference

Many of us either have had experience with or at least have heard of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation, sometimes called “rehab,” is often prescribed post-surgery or after one has sustained mental, emotional, or physical injury. Recently, a program of “prehabilitation,” already employed for a number of years prior to surgery, has been implemented for people with a

Health Made Easier: The Benefits of Gratitude

The concept of creating a special day on which to give “thanksgiving” in the United States dates to 1621 in Plymouth Rock.  Most kindergarten children can explain to you in colorful detail that the Pilgrims, newly arrived in this land, gave thanks at that time for a good harvest. In 1863, during the Civil War,

Don’t Add Sugar, You are Sweet Enough

You go to your doctor for your annual checkup. She tells you to lose a few pounds (this does not come as a major surprise to you) and to decrease sugar in your diet. She wants to see you in three months to review your lab reports and check your blood pressure.  You leave the

To Supplement or Not to Supplement: That is the Question

If you are taking a dietary supplement, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, the majority of adults in the United States take one or more daily dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies. Many of my clients ask me about whether or not they should take a supplement. Personally,