‘Healthy Living’

For Me, Getting Sick Around the Holidays Isn’t a Coincidence

By Beth Turchi

I’m lying in bed with low-grade fever and high-grade diarrhea. Montezuma’s revenge coupled with the aches and pains of fever. It’s my annual malaise that I can count on like clockwork. Every year, at Christmastime, I get sick. Usually I make it until the week before Christmas and then I collapse with some pestilence that sends me right to bed […] Read more »

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My Body, Not Yours – Managing Unwanted Comments About Your Body

By Erin Risius, MA

“People assume there is a direct relationship between how much people weigh and their psychological health… Our research and other research is showing that no, it’s not about their weight, it’s the treatment they faced and what they worry they will face.” ~ Jeffrey Hunger, doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara Tis the season […] Read more »

My  Body Not Yours - Managing Unwanted Comments About Your Body

14 Self-Care Practices for Your Emotional Medicine Cabinet

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Why do we wake up every morning and brush our teeth, brush our hair, shower? Silly question – to be clean, smell good, feel refreshed, and groom ourselves. It’s just a normal part of standard hygiene practice. But what about emotional hygiene? EMOTIONAL HYGIENE?? You may be wondering what I mean by that, so let me explain. What Is “Emotional […] Read more »

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Eating What You Love Can Help Ward Off Holiday Weight Gain

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Go Ahead, Indulge! Now is the time to celebrate: Good times, good company, and yes, good food. But if you’re worried that enjoying yourself will pack on extra pounds, relax. The holiday season can actually be good for your waistline. If you’re like many weight worriers, trying to restrict holiday treats is a losing battle fraught with guilt. Give yourself […] Read more »

Eating What You Love Can Help Ward Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study: Dieting Increases Your Risk of Becoming Obese

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Using national survey data of almost 9,000 people, researchers found that the odds for becoming obese*¹ increased according to the number of times you diet. Diet once and the odds almost double. Diet twice and they go up almost three times. Always on a diet? The odds of becoming obese are more than triple that of someone who has never […] Read more »

Study- Dieting Increases Your Risk of Becoming Obese