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Pre Diabetes Drift

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine | 0 comments

metabolicAs boomers drift into old age, their aging metabolism wanders into a precarious state called “pre diabetes.” The American Diabetic Association estimates 50% of boomers are afflicted by this benign sounding diagnosis that silently morphs behind the scenes into full blown- type 2 diabetes. How soon? The data indicates pre diabetics wind up as confirmed type 2 diabetics within 5 years. This is where I found myself a year ago when I became an official “pre.”

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Top Five Secrets of Slender Women

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in General Health, Health Coaching, Nutrition | 0 comments

Top Five Secrets of Slender WomenMany women spot a slender woman and think her weight management must be effortless or maybe it’s just genetic. But that is far from true. As we age our metabolism gets slower and slower. Weight begins to creep up for ALL women unless we work harder on weight management.

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Jumpstarting an Aging Brain

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine | 0 comments

Jumpstarting an Aging Brain ImageAs we age, many of us want to keep our brains as healthy as our bodies. How do we do that? It turns out our brains are neuroplastic. Neuroplasticilty is the brain’s ability to repair damage by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. The catalyst for neuroplasticity is stimulating the neurons through cognitive activity.

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Breaking Up With Gluten, Again

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Food Fight, General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition | 1 comment

breaking-glutenLast fall I under went IgG and IgE blood testing for food allergies with a functional primary care doctor. Only a few foods that I rarely eat came back “positive” for being allergic. Surprisingly, the test was negative for antibodies to wheat. I assumed that being off wheat for almost three years had repaired my gluten sensitivity. So of course, our family was back on the wheat train.

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Prevention of Early or Returning Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Cancer, General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

How To Prevent Early and Metastatic Breast Cancer  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

      – Benjamin Franklin

This time of year when I see professional football team players wearing pink, I feel women aren’t getting the whole message.  Our focus on breast cancer awareness needs to broaden to include breast cancer prevention.   It’s not just about finding cancer; it’s about preventing cancer.  Both strategies are essential for saving lives.  If you want to learn about and possibly support organizations that are investigating causes and prevention of breast cancer, go to zerobreastcancer.org

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Changing Perspectives to Honor a Promise

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine | 0 comments

NYCA Promise Made
We had made a promise to my 20 year old daughter that I didn’t want to keep.  Actually my plan was that my husband, David would make the promise happen, but due to bad ankle, he was on the bench for this one.  The promise was to find an apartment in NYC for Gretta’s junior year in college.  We had made the deal based on two conditions; she would find a suitable roommate and get good grades.  Her best friend in NYC, McKenna was more than a suitable roommate and she made the dean’s list both semesters last year.  It was clear I had to honor the deal.

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