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Potassium and the Body’s Power

Before we begin, today is Yom Kippur. It marks the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance. I want to say to all of our friends who celebrate, “Gmar Chatimah Tova. May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for Good”.  As I prepared this blog, I was […]

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Calcium, Your Brain, and Your Body

I want to begin a series about the nutrients needed by the body, and how they work in the body, why you need them, where to get them to keep the body healthy, and how they may affect your abstinence. First, I want to say (again) that food and eating are the most intimate experiences […]

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What Does the Body Really Need?

Last week, I promised to start a series on the nutrients the body needs, and what the body needs to keep it strong, healthy, and functioning well.  So today is my first topic. For those of you who may be struggling with food related issues, you might try adding just one component per week, till […]

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Labor Day and Self Care

Today is Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. I have mixed feelings about this past long weekend.  It is supposed to be a time of focusing on rest and relaxation (which for me it was), the end of the beautiful weather of summer (I hope you enjoyed it), and the beginning of a new season […]

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Cravings and Affirmations

Last week we discussed using affirmations to draw into our lives those things we want and need. This week I want to talk about using affirmations to attack our cravings and food struggle. First, what is a craving? It is an urgent, endlessly persistent demand that we eat a food we know will be harmful […]

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Affirmation or Defamation

Today I want to talk to you about what you say when you speak to yourself and how it affects your food, eating, body weight and the power of addiction. Food and eating are precious gifts to our bodies, minds, and spirits. In our journey into insane food behavior, we have lost the ability to […]

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Learning To Love Your Body

“The body is given to the mind as a tool for learning and growth,” my teacher said. “It is the job of the mind to treat the body well, ensure its safety, and meet its physical needs.” I think of this often at this time of year, because so many of my clients suffer with […]

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Drink Your Water

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water is an essential ingredient for permanent weight loss. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. The kidneys can’t function properly […]

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Summer Fruits, Summer Fun!

Fruits are important in our diets because they contain lots of antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols; they also contain fiber, vitamin C, and beta carotene. It is believed that fruits can help prevent cardiovascular disease, by reducing blood pressure and inflammation, but the mechanisms are not clear and the findings are not consistent, yet. OK so […]

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