I always cringe when I see a well-meaning grandma, or anyone for that matter, say to a little child: “What a good girl you are! Here’s a cookie!” Most of us, early on, learned to see sweet foods like cookies, or ice cream, or candy, as a “treat”, a reward for good behavior or hard …Continue Reading »
Today while working at the medical clinic, two different women asked me for prescriptions for antidepressants. I don’t believe in handing antidepressants out without learning more about the person’s situation, so in each case I asked them: “Have you tried any kind of counseling, or tried to figure out where your sad mood might be coming from?”
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Sugar and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it, but I hate the effect it has on my body. So, I try to avoid it and am pretty successful, except for on special occasions. If you ever happen to be at a birthday party with me, and also happen to value your life, don’t …Continue Reading »
Did you know that every year, an estimated 485,000 American women die of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), more than twice the number who die of all forms of cancer combined? So why is it, then, that most of us worry more about cancer than we worry about our hearts?
As a wellness expert, I get to work with all kinds …Continue Reading »
Did you know that today is International No Diet Day? Since 1992, May 6 has been declared the day to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity, and to increase awareness of the dangers of diets. Predominantly celebrated in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel (who knew?), INDD emphasizes the following: 1) …Continue Reading »
I would bet that you have little or no idea just how important sleep really is. Sure, no one likes to be tired, and we all know how good we feel after a good night’s rest. But did you know that if you consistently don’t get enough sleep, you could be putting yourself at risk …Continue Reading »
I’ve promoted walking for weight loss for decades, and some people seem to never quite believe me. They think weight loss has to be achieved through suffering and activities that they normally wouldn’t do unless someone paid them. (I speak from experience, as someone once paid me to get me to run a long distance …Continue Reading »
Whenever my German-born, trend-savvy mom gets onto a new health food kick, I usually pay close attention. However, when she started taking apple cider vinegar a few years ago, I pretty much dismissed it and went on with my life. I vaguely remembered having seen suspicious ads about weight loss and other health benefits, none …Continue Reading »
When I work with coaching clients, I’ve found that often our first couple of sessions end up being about clearing up relationship drama in their lives. Often, we’re so wrapped up in what our partner is doing, or not doing, that we can’t even start to focus on what we want or need to do …Continue Reading »
By Susan Biali, M.D.
What do you think when you look in the mirror? Do you focus on what you like about yourself? Or do you see your flaws, and wish they were different? Perhaps you even wish that you were different? Younger, or taller, or skinnier. We all have things we’d like to change about …Continue Reading »