There are a few fundamental principles I impart regularly to my patients, and so since I have come to see all of my readers as a regular part of my clinic family, I would like to similarly impart these principles to you.
We asked acupuncturists from around the country, what is one thing you wish all of your patients did to be healthier? Here are 12 do-it-yourself health tips that acupuncturists wish everyone would remember.
What we eat, nutritional deficiencies, how we move (or don't move), and stress levels all impact our well-being. Here are a few simple strategies you can use to take care of the following common health problems.
As a future dietitian living in New York City, I think a lot about how challenging it is to make healthy eating a priority. As young people in our 20s, we have so many responsibilities and obligations that we often neglect to fuel our bodies, and subsequently our minds.
The relationship between stress and weight gain is a complex one. Part of this relationship involves the interruption of your usual healthy eating patterns when you throw your routines aside in response to a crisis situation -- like tax season.
My promise to my patients and their families -- and to my family and to myself -- is to spend more time prescribing and living life, to honor the power of food, activity, rest and mindfulness to promote healing and prevent illness. I am fully and authentically committed to walking this walk.
I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children.
You don't necessarily need to go to the gym to lose weight and get healthy. Here are some simple changes we can make today to our daily lives to help burn extra calories without the hassle or anxiety that comes with a gym session.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared 2013 to be "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States." Italian culture revolves around beauty, love, passion and sensuality -- all things that feed the body and the soul.
The methods I employ to achieve my goals are quite simple. I have them, I set them, but then I let them go and just do the next thing, showing up as fully as I can with who I am, wherever I am and in whatever I am doing.
Last week we talked about how TV can deter you from making healthy lifestyle changes, particularly if you're trying to eat differently. Now, let's think about what steps you can take regarding television and healthy living.
Whether or not children and teens are overweight, the whole family can benefit from following some basic guidelines. Small changes can quickly add up to make a big difference. Start slowly -- too many changes all at once create a recipe for failure.
Don't get me wrong, helping others can bring us great joy, but we have to watch that we don't overdo and risk being of no help to anyone. By scheduling time for ourselves, we are able to be both helpful and healthy.
This gym owner, public health advocate, and personal trainer wants people to stop losing weight immediately. Weight loss doesn't make us any healthier, and the prospects of any one dieter successfully losing weight are dismal at best.