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A pile of smashed and broken bathroom scales lies on a concrete step in an urban park. Are you tired of dieting?  Yes, starting a new diet can be exciting. There’s the anticipation of success and all the possibilities. Soon after, though, reality starts to set in. You find the diet is hard…(Read More)

If you’re ready to give up dieting and killer workouts, and want something different, then here’s how to start shifting into a partnership with your body. Do you feel like you fight your body every day? Every minute? Do you hate your body? The way it looks? The way it feels? Because it…(Read More)

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Careful with Causation


The media got an early Christmas present this week when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a monograph stating that red and processed meats cause cancer. Woo Hoo! Time to unleash the media feeding frenzy! Unfortunately, the full monograph won’t be available until later. What is available…(Read More)

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In 2001, I attended a weekend seminar at Canyon Ranch in Arizona. That weekend changed my life. It was over that weekend that I realized I wanted to leave consulting and become a dietitian. I was there with an amazing group of women. The group of us spent just about all day together from morning…(Read More)

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How Safe is That Food?


One of the tasks you have to do when you lose power for an extended period of time is clean out the refrigerator and freezer.  There is always the nagging question “won’t that be OK?”  The answer is no!  If there is any question about the safety of a food item, throw it out…(Read More)

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