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Making Healthy Choices

Protein: Our Weight Loss Friend Or Foe?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Julie Chen, M.D.

My friend recently mentioned that he had lost a bunch of weight eating less protein but that seemed counterintuitive to what I've seen in my clinic an...

What I Learned About Exercise From "The Biggest Loser," From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

Posted 06.13.2014 | Home

When it comes to the many benefits of exercise, "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney has learned first-hand how powerful a tool working out can be ...

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.

Believing the Mind and Body Are the Same Promotes Healthy Behavior

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Minds are strange things. Our conscious experience of the world feels separate from the body that we inhabit. Discussions about the relationship between mind and body happen both in college dorms and in the philosophical literature. But does this discussion really matter?