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De-Bunk These 5 Myths to Jump Start Your Meditation Practice

“I SHOULD be meditating,” Lauren announced after we discussed ways to relieve stress in her chaotic life. That comment sounded very familiar. Meditation, for many of us, seems like a lofty, health-positive, mental health-positive goal, but one generally relegated to the “someday” list—that is, “Maybe I’ll try it on Monday…or the Monday after that.” If

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Is Your H20 ok? Getting Enough Water Can Be This Easy

You’ve heard all the wisdom: Get at least eight glasses of water a day. Drink even before you feel thirsty. Hydrate more during hot weather. Don’t forget your water when you work out! And that’s all good advice. There’s simply no question that water is essential. After all, we have more water in our human

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Make No Bones About It… Seriously

What if your home had a frame, porous with holes that made it weak and prone to breakage? Not a comforting thought, for sure. However, that exact scenario might very well be happening in your skeleton without your knowledge. Osteoporosis—literally, “porous bones”—puts you at risk for falls, fractures, pain, and a “dowager’s hump.” (No way!)

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Scattered, Stressed or Rushed? Here’s A Better Approach

Did another month go by, “just like that”? (I’m snapping my fingers in the air here.) I feel as if I’m constantly on the go, hurrying from place to place, phone in hand—or just within reach. Sometimes it seems as if my mind is rushing even faster—so many thoughts and feelings per second! For the

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How Do You Handle Allergies?

This is the season when everything is blooming, especially here in the Northeast, where “tree time” is presenting itself in all its colorful display of new growth, vitality, and beauty. It’s soon to be followed by more growth in terms of grass, flowers, and then the weeds of late summer. But what about you? If

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Extinguish the fire of Heartburn Naturally

Last week, Marissa came into the office with a surprising story to tell. This petite 30-year-old teacher had returned from a family barbeque over the holiday, which she enjoyed very much—until she experienced sharp pain in her chest and throat. Could she be having a heart attack at such a young age, she wondered, because

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Foods to Rev Up Energy, Mood and Memory

“Food is medicine,” as the saying goes. Yes, we have a place for medications in health and wellness, but what’s on your plate can have a tremendous impact on every cell of your body. Food makes nutrients available for sustaining function and wellbeing. By combining modern science and nutrition, we can directly affect many areas

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3 Superstar Nutrients I’m Adding to My Diet Now

From time to time, I find myself part of a familiar conversation with people I meet in my travels, as well as my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing patients and virtual coaching clients. That exchange often starts something like this: “Roberta, you’re always so healthy. How do you stay positive and energized and keep from

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Spoiler Alert: A Silent Disease You Might Not Know You Have

The name of that disease is osteoporosis. Equally silent is osteopenia, the condition that precedes osteoporosis—and for me, this story is personal. I was only in my 30s when I learned I had osteopenia. The diagnosis came as quite a shock. I had no symptoms, and I took great care of myself. Also, I was

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Gut Health: Could I Have IBS?

Some people call it a “nervous stomach.” Others just chalk it up to indigestion. If you or someone you know lives with a persistent or frequent digestive disorder, you understand how digestive upsets can really disrupt day-to-day life. So many details of living are affected when someone has inconvenient, uncomfortable symptoms—from having to worry if

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Energy: SOS!

Several years ago, I gave each patient who came into my office a survey that asked them to rate, by frequency and priority, which of an assortment of common health challenges they faced. I was surprised at the results: Lack of energy landed at #1, outranking even weight issues on my patients’ health radar! That

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