sleep

6 Ways Night-Time Phone Use Wrecks Your Sleep

I’ve written a lot about sleep, but it’s time I wrote an article that’s just about the phone problem.

In my medical practice, many people ask for sleeping pills because they can’t get a good night’s rest. Coaching clients, too, complain of trouble winding down, poor sleep and broken sleep.

The first thing I target?

The phone.

People have a vague idea …Continue Reading »

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Real Life Strategies To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Do you struggle to lose weight, and then struggle more to keep it from piling back on? This seemingly endless cycle is not only stressful but demoralizing.

Years ago, I obtained my undergraduate degree in Dietetics (nutrition) before moving on to study medicine. Back then we thought weight management was based on a simple linear relationship of calories in versus …Continue Reading »

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How to Stop Numbing Your Feelings With Food

Do you use food as a way of numbing your feelings? So many people do. It could be because you’re stressed, upset, anxious or even just bored. If you’ve been engaging in “emotional eating” for a long time, you may not even realize that you’re doing it. You may know that you’re eating too much, …Continue Reading »

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How To Calm Your Racing Mind So You Can Sleep

You long for sleep, but you can’t calm your racing mind. You may even feel tired before going to bed. But as soon as your head hits the pillow, it happens again. You’re wide awake. You can’t stop thinking. It’s the worst.

I regularly speak to groups about the necessity of sleep for prevention of burnout, management of stress, improvement of …Continue Reading »

Is Hypoglycemia Causing Your Anxiety Symptoms?

Do you frequently experience anxiety symptoms such as nervousness, trembling, or runaway emotions? Do you also frequently experience symptoms of hypoglycemia? The two may be closely related.

My first memory of “hypoglycemia” happened when I was in my early thirties. I was shopping for groceries. One minute I was fine, then the next I felt lightheaded, weak, anxious, …Continue Reading »

Insomnia

Suffering From Insomnia? Try This Simple Tool

Do you suffer from insomnia and poor quality sleep? So do I. At least I used to, until I implemented the tool I’ll be telling you about.

Insomnia isn’t just having trouble falling asleep. It refers to sleeplessness and poor sleep quality in general. Trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, waking up too early, waking up exhausted – …Continue Reading »

Lose Weight More Easily by Optimizing Your Environment

It’s hard to lose weight. I’ll say that right up front. You can achieve this goal, though, if you set yourself up for success. Are you constantly setting yourself up for failure, without realizing it?

Birth of a food ritual

I’ve struggled with addictions to various foods since I was about 9 years old. The first habit …Continue Reading »

Get More Sleep, Rest Better at Night

For most of my life, I haven’t had difficulties sleeping—once I actually got myself to bed.  Getting myself into bed at a decent hour is what has been my nemesis. I love to stay up late and chat, watch movies, snack—pretty much any activity that isn’t about going to sleep.  I know I need to get to …Continue Reading »

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