Tasty treat

Are you happy with the way you eat?

Do you like what you eat? Does the way you eat work for you? I like my diet, but I’m afraid it isn’t working for me. So, I’m considering a change. That’s the thing about diet. It is very personal. What works for me may not work for you. That’s the thing about diet. It…

Family

What is more important for health than diet and exercise?

Are you confused by all of the seemingly conflicted nutritional advice out there? I know I am, and I’m a doctor. I actively seek out nutritional information and for the most part feel like I am well informed. Yet I still question my food choices. Both what I chose to eat for myself and my…

meditation, BVI

Sick of hearing about mindfulness and meditation? Me too.

Have you seen all the stuff about mindfulness and meditation out there? How could you miss it? Are you sick of hearing about it? Yeah, me too. I, probably like you, have been hearing about how great meditation is for a few years. And there are mountains of scientific data to back it up. It…

Sunset

Success so far or already failed, where are you?

I have been struggling with blank page syndrome. I have tons of ideas about what I want to write about, and then when I sit down to do it, the blank page is staring at me. I cannot seem to get started. When I do finally start something, I don’t like it and don’t finish…

Do you have plans to make this year the best ever?

  The new year is upon us. Time to reflect on the year that is over and consider what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Otherwise known as New Year’s Resolutions. I have mixed feelings about NYRs. On one hand, NYRs are all about changing or establishing new habits, which is a good…

weight loss

Three unusual ways to improve weight loss

Losing weight inevitably requires changing eating and exercise habits. Interestingly, it’s not always a simple calculation of calories in vs. calories out. Fortunately, there are ways to achieve eating less without feeling deprived, and sometimes it is the time spent being still that is just as important as the time spent moving. Be mindful. There…

How staying up later may be the key to better sleep

Good sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. When people think of healthy behavior, diet and exercise usually top the list. But it all starts with sleep. When you are well rested, not only do you feel better, you can handle life’s inevitable ups and downs more easily. You perform better at work or…

Looking Forward

I had breast cancer. With this blog, I hope to inform readers that you can reduce your risk of cancer, but what if you already have it? Healthy lifestyle behaviors – regular exercise, stress reduction, nutritious diet and restorative sleep- have just as big an impact on your health now, probably even more so, since…

I Had Breast Cancer, So You Don’t Have To

Scientific evidence shows that 80% of chronic disease including cancer can be prevented by lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, restorative sleep, stress reduction, and loving supportive relationships. I am a doctor. I know all about disease. What I didn’t know was how to be healthy and stay healthy. I realized that despite my substantial…

I Found the Lump

  I found the lump. I was not looking for it, but I knew something was wrong with my breast. Over a period of several months, I noticed subtle changes in the shape of my breast. At times, it felt heavy and ached. Then an obvious lump appeared. I ignored it at first, convinced it…