Tag: healthy habits

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 […]

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 […]

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Ways To Gain Less and Lose More

Yes, even the diet and lifestyle doctor overdoes it on the eggnog sometimes. Happy New Year, and like everyone else, I’m stepping on the scale saying: “I’ve got to get back on track!” And that’s okay. I’m not beating myself up for putting on a […]

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

For Christmas Stress Relief, Get Out!

Christmas is supposed to be a time for reflection and renewal, a heartwarming and rejuvenating holiday… At least in movies and commercials. In reality, we’re all crazy hectic sprinting around shopping and wrapping and socializing. Or sitting around being depressed. Either way, finding time for […]

Billions of dollars are being spent to develop fatty liver drugs, but diet and lifestyle work better

Billions of dollars are being spent to develop fatty liver drugs, but diet and lifestyle work better

I was driving to the train station listening to the morning news report on the radio. I almost spit out my coffee when I heard: “Local biotech company secures additional 70 million dollars in capital, on top of 65 million already raised, for development of […]

Behind the Scenes of a Book Launch

Behind the Scenes of a Book Launch

Writing is like breathing to me. But marketing and publicity? I have no effing clue. I messed up the requisite Twitter book giveaway, despite multiple coaching emails from my publisher. My Tweet unintentionally implied that everyone who commented and shared the book info would get […]

R & R

R & R

It’s been a rough stretch. A massive writing deadline met; a busy on-call week; my dear grandmom’s stroke, passing, and funeral. It’s rare for me to sign out of clinic for more than a week, and usually I feel guilty. This time, plagued by TMJ […]