Tag: healthy lifestyle

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 

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 

How to keep your balance when things are crazy

How to keep your balance when things are crazy

It’s December, the craziest time of the year. You have to be everywhere, there’s a million things to do, and that’s on top of your regular work schedule and family duties. And there may be additional stuff: Kids get sick, finances are tricky, relatives can 

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

OMG Omega-3 Banana Bread

This gluten-free, vegan, banana bread is almost too good to be true. It’s moist, delicious, and good for you. What’s more, this basic recipe is flexible and can make a plain, walnut, or chocolate chip loaf, cake, or muffins. Endless options! All without eggs, wheat, 

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Hubby and I accidentally created this unexpectedly scrumptious salad on a muggy July evening when no one wanted to cook. We craved a salad we saw featured in the Summer 2018 Forks Over Knives magazine, but it called for chives, Dijon mustard and poppyseeds, none of 

Be That Kind of Person

Be That Kind of Person

The old saying is: You have to give to receive. Seriously, there is scientific evidence to back this up. Volunteering is good for you, emotionally and physically. Multiple studies support myriad benefits of volunteering. In a 2013 systematic review and meta-analysis of forty studies (including