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Walk your risk away!

Walk your risk away!

Do you have days where you are so booked and busy that you don’t feel like you have time to exercise? The idea of going to the gym after work or dinner or the kids go to bed, forget it. No free time, no me […]

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

We interrupt this summer recipe post for news about yet another mass shooting…

Guys, I just want to write about diet and lifestyle stuff. I am so goddamned tired of critically important medically relevant events that keep hijacking the news cycle. I can’t post a recipe when everyone’s talking about a deadly attack. So let’s cut it out […]

The Latest Weight Loss Science

The Latest Weight Loss Science

Want to know more about what works for healthy, holistic weight loss? Cutting edge research just published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that behavioral change support, in the form of a health coach at your primary care doctor’s office, can be […]

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

No, You Really REALLY Don’t Need To Eat Breakfast

Oh dear, it’s observational study oops time again: Causation and conclusions are drawn, where only loose associations and interesting hypotheses emerge. Meanwhile, the media hubbub may be harmful to your health. The headlines blare: “Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds”. […]

Vacation Message

Vacation Message

You can have your vacation, and eat healthy/ exercise/ relax/ sleep, too! This is our family vacation, and I mean family: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins… The idea is very simple. We rent a house near the beach in Maine, and then everyone takes turns visiting […]

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

Heart & Soul (& Brain)

My article on the link between heart and mind is up over at Harvard Health Blog. I had so much fun researching this connection, and incorporating the new WHO guidelines on dementia prevention. It all makes such good sense. From the article: “We have long […]

Healthy Habits: Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk!

Healthy Habits: Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk!

Some truly terrific Harvard medical students invited me and lifestyle medicine hero Beth Frates MD to give a lunchtime talk last week. I could talk about nutrition and healthy lifestyle stuff all day long, so I jumped at the opportunity! The event was organized by […]

Exercise: Stick With It & Stay With It

Exercise: Stick With It & Stay With It

Running, walking, biking, dancing, housecleaning, whatever you enjoy! It’s all good for your mind. And I’m not talking only about the proven mental health benefits. Yes, physical activity of any kind significantly reduces stress and anxiety and is a recommended part of the treatment for […]

Standing Strong for Science

Standing Strong for Science

Over the past few months, I’ve become a major immunization advocate. But it was almost by accident. Yes, we are in the midst of a measles outbreak. Measles, a potentially debilitating or even deadly virus, was declared eradicated in 2000, can be easily prevented with […]

Hear My Words: Podcast Roundup

Hear My Words: Podcast Roundup

I realized that I’ve been on the radio a lot lately! It’s not my usual medium, but man, these interviews are fun! In every show, the goal is to provide listeners with real, useful, and at times entertaining content: Constant Wonder (BYU Radio): Of course […]