Author: Alice Dommert

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RESEARCH: Guess where 11 percent of your calories come from? FAST FOOD

RESEARCH: Guess where 11 percent of your calories come from? FAST FOOD

A new study tracked where our calories come from each day. Warning: This isn't going to be good. Put down that Whopper Jr.: New data released by the CDC found that adults in the U.S. get 11 percent of their daily calories from fast food. The good news is, this is down (slightly) from 13 percent in...

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Eat Well Recipe: Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Eat Well Recipe: Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 large eggs 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried) 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano Pizza sauce for...

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Read and Be Well: Eat To Live by Joel Furman, MD

Read and Be Well: Eat To Live by Joel Furman, MD

The Eat To Live 2011 revised edition includes lots of new success stories from readers of the original book, plus a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman’s discovery of toxic hunger and the role of food addiction in weight issues.  This new chapter provides novel and important insights...

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Skip Breakfast, Get Fat

Skip Breakfast, Get Fat

Brain Craves High-Calorie Foods When You Skip Breakfast, Study Shows Skipping breakfast is often a big no-no if you are trying to lose or maintain weight because it leads to high-calorie cravings later. Now researchers think they know why that happens. Forgoing the first meal of the day actually...

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A Yogi’s Heart

A Yogi’s Heart

There are numerous benefits of practicing yoga. While the intended objective of practicing yoga is to attain self-realization, there are a multitude of other perks you’ll experience when you incorporate the practice of yoga into your life. Through the meditation found in yoga, you will gain a...

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The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

I recently watched a beautiful and inspiring TED Talk by Brene Brown called The Power of Vulnerability. In this presentation, Brown discusses her research on how impactful it can be for us, as individuals, to be emotionally vulnerable with others - that in allowing the people we desire connection...

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The breath, again and again

The breath, again and again

I am amazed at how complicated I often make life, and how long it has taken me to understand the most simple of things. The breath. In and out. An anchor to right here, right now. In and out. Receiving and surrendering. A tool that is always with me. It is as if it is too good to be true and I lack...

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The Heart’s Brain

The Heart’s Brain

Welcome to February, National Heart Health Month. When exploring this theme for February I did some research on something I had read a few months ago. I don’t remember the details but it sounded preposterous enough to get my attention. The idea was the heart actually had brain cells, or a...

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Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging...

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Muscle Message: The “Hugging Muscle”

Muscle Message: The “Hugging Muscle”

Need a hug? Well then you're going to need help from this muscle... Pectoralis major This is the large muscle which gives that large, barrel-chested appearance that many men strive for. It is, however, required for some very basic movements and its easiest to understand these movements if you...

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