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More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Savor the Moment

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

The above steps take a certain level of deliberate mental focus and sustained effort. As you complete your savoring moment, surrender. Sink into the experience, softening the need to do, notice, or direct anything. Give yourself a breath or two to just steep.

Diet and Health: There, There and Getting There

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.

Health: Know What, or No How

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I genuinely believe the luminous prize of vitality -- more years of life, more life in years -- is tantalizingly, almost agonizingly within reach. But until more of us can agree we do know what, there simply is no how.

Dare to Be Daring

BeverlyD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
BeverlyD

Truth or dare: What gives you more energy? Someone admits as a truth they secretly admired you. It feels nice and warm? Or they be daring and walk u...

The Logic of Gifting Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.

Lifestyle as Medicine: At a Fork in the Road, Who's Got a Spoon?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Lifestyle is the greatest of all medicine, but it may feel in this morbidigenic, obesigenic world of ours that we can't get it to go down, because we just don't have the right spoon. It may feel that we can't get there from here. That is, in a word, wrong.

What REALLY Kills Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What really kills us prematurely, and all too often imposes years of misery beforehand, isn't a list of chronic diseases, but the factors that cause those diseases. What really takes years from life and life from years is a willingness to know WHAT, yet neglect the opportunity to know HOW.

Sexy, Vital, Lean and Ageless: The Magic Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.

You Can Fix the Health Care Reform Hullabaloo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health isn't built in hospitals; disease is treated there. Health is built every day, over the course of a lifetime, in the places we work, and learn, and play, and pray, and love, and live. Or it isn't. And if it isn't, the "health care" system can't fix it.

74th Birthday, 54 Miles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A 54-mile bike ride to celebrate a 74th birthday is, indeed, very cool -- for many reasons. My father's lifelong devotion to physical activity is partly responsible for my own.

The Top 5 Resistances to Change (And Their Remedies)

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I often see patients in my psychotherapy practice who are unable to make changes in their life and do not understand why they keep sabotaging their efforts. Usually this is due to a hidden resistance or unwholesome belief associated with the desired change.

Chocolate as a Religious Experience

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Sushumna Chocolat offers artisanal confections that have been lovingly crafted with surprising ingredients meant to stimulate the elemental vibration of its corresponding chakra.

For Busy Women: 3 Tips for Easy Ways to Become More Fit

Anat Baniel | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Whether you are a full-time mom, working mom, working professional, or college student, one of the biggest challenges to becoming fit is finding the time in your busy life. The good news is that this challenge may not be as difficult as you may think.

Are You Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I recently saw a patient who was struggling with her weight. She loved cooking. Every night while making dinner, she drank a bottle of wine. The average bottle of wine has about 750 calories -- that's half to a third of the recommended daily amount for women.

A Sea of 'Happiness' Without Memory

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I'm using a part of this holiday coming up to remind myself about how going through tough feelings can be a much more grounded and sane way of resolving conflict than gliding above it all.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Nutrition Footnotes

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Kelly Dorfman

People obviously enjoy reading about having sex but if they actually want to be having more sex, being in good nutrition shape is critical. Plenty of people do not have enough stamina for plain old sex, let alone the exhausting gyrations depicted in the erotic bestseller.

The Most Beautiful Minds In America: This Is What Age 75 Looks Like

Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty

Last year, the National Center for Creative Aging and supplement maker life'sDHA™ invited adults 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing...

The Beautiful Lesson My Parents Taught Me About Aging

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

As I approach my 54th birthday, I find that I'm embracing a broader definition of beauty. It's a matter of knowing how truly ephemeral life can be.

The Moment When Everything Changes

Dennis Rodriguez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Dennis Rodriguez

It is hard work to keep our hearts open when it feels it has been broken by the karate chop of a bad hand dealt. Yet here is the challenge of our generation: Can we dream, in spite of our present reality, of a greater and greater vision for our lives and never give up on pursuing happiness?

Raising Power And Energy To Meet The Challenge Of Living

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Maybe we can mix some of the wisdom our ancient cultures with our unprecedented modern knowledge and create the ground for happiness and fulfillment in our lives.

Is Exercise the Fountain of Youth?

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

Aging does not have to be a drawn-out death sentence -- our golden years truly can be golden.