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Health for the New Year

January 15th, 2008

We are starting another new year and that tends to be accompanied by those resolutions that all of us make and most of us break! I would like to propose a little different approach this year. It involves finding small ways to make a big difference. Most people break their resolutions because they are too hard to fulfill. Here are five suggestions: Eat healthy Rather than focusing on weight loss, why not focus on just eating healthy and cutting out the junk. Pick one food that you tend to splurge on. For me it is French fries! Decide not to eat that food unless you are going to have a time that... Read More

The Danger Season

December 10th, 2007

With all the good will and cheer of this season, how can it be a dangerous one? Because it is often the season of “too much.” We may party too much, spend too much, drink too much alcohol, smoke too many cigarettes, and of course, eat too much. But this isn\’t a lecture on moderating all of those activities we overdo every December. This is about sweets. Sugar. Simple carbs. (A clarification here: by “sweets” I mean simple carbohydrates only, or those foods that go directly into your bloodstream as sugar, such as cakes, candy, pastries, white breads and ice cream.... Read More

How to Stay Motivated!

November 15th, 2007

How to Stay Motivated! A few NABBW members, friends and even a family member have asked me, “What to do? How can I to stay motivated?” Ahh … the $64 million question! People often say that motivation doesn\’t last. Well, neither does bathing -that\’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar There\’s your answer! Zig Ziglar said it best. We have to renew our enthusiasm, motivation, Joie de Vie on a daily basis! I sip my morning coffee and think about where I\’m going, how I\’m getting there, and then I read something that fires me up and carries... Read More

Do you ever wonder?

November 15th, 2007

Do you have a daughter; granddaughter or a friend who you think might be involved in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner? There may be real cause to worry. According to a national survey, twenty-two percent of women 18 and over will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. One of the red flags is a partner who is possessive. Young girls are particularly vulnerable. In the beginning of a relationship, they may mistake possessiveness for caring. Initially it may make them feel loved and special. What you need to watch for if you are worried about your friend or loved one is... Read More

The Greatest Love of All

October 15th, 2007

Self-love and weight loss go hand-in-hand, or thigh-to-thigh, if you will. I know how it feels not to like myself and to lead a life of compromise. It\’s a big, fat drag. And now I know how it feels to like – even love myself. I promise you, it\’s a whole lot better and there\’s no pastry, chocolate bar, or basket of bread that\’s worth it putting self-love on the back-burner. Love is an art that requires conviction, faith and daily practice. Self-love is within you, always available – ready to comfort and embrace. Fully accept yourself this St. Valentine\’s... Read More

The After Effects of the ?Summer of Love?

September 14th, 2007

All the talk about this past summer being the 40th anniversary of the famous “summer of love” got me thinking. Do you actually remember the “summer of love,” or at least the years surrounding it? The invention and availability of “The Pill,” and the then-new practice of “free love” (remember, “Make Love, Not War?”) led directly to the sexual revolution for which our generation became famous. What you maybe did not hear so much about was the increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a result of that revolution. Take genital... Read More

The Bathroom: No-Food Zone, Meditation Center, Art Gallery!

September 12th, 2007

Bathrooms are an excellent place to escape to and find peace in. A Natural No-Food Zone Obsessed with food? Can\’t stop thinking about it? Go straight to the bathroom! Do not pass go. Generally speaking, you won\’t find a refrigerator in a bathroom (if yours has one, you better rethink your weight loss strategy and write me for help.) Nor will you be tempted to bring a burger and fries into the shower or bath with you. Think about it! Meditation Center. Light Your Incense and say Ommmmmm! Turn the top of your toilet into an altar. Light a candle or two, some incense, place a... Read More

Losing It

August 15th, 2007

No, this month\’s column is not about your memory. Nor is it about weight. Rather, it\’s about an all-too-common problem that many of us face at this age – urinary incontinence. And why discuss it now, during the last days of summer? Because of the unusually hot weather this summer, hopefully you\’ve been drinking lots of fluids to keep from getting dehydrated. Increasing fluid intake is just one of many things which can increase urinary incontinence. But more on that in a minute. Exactly what is urinary incontinence (UI)? First of all it\’s a symptom, not a disease,... Read More

Under Attack!

August 7th, 2007

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it\’s been six years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I have lived more years thin than fat, I shall consider myself newly thin.) Attacks have been made on my weigh-of-life – some critical of my eating style, some critical of my tight jeans, some lash out over my arched eyebrows. When we change in any way, shape or form, it sometimes upsets other people\’s apple carts. They are unnerved. It\’s important... Read More


July 11th, 2007

It\’s officially summer, and with this season comes a more relaxing pace for you (hopefully), an increased variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, water sports, beach reading, and of course more exposure to the sun. Regardless of how much is out there about sun protection, I still find the topic, and the array of products, confusing. First, what we do know. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with over one million cases diagnosed each year. The most common type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma (scc), has been proven to be caused by sun exposure so... Read More