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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Holiday Angst: How to Handle Unsolicited Advice from Relatives

The holidays are a time when many families get together with the unspoken hope that they can achieve a happy family holiday. These holidays are also a prime time for helpful relatives to give free advice. “You should get a boyfriend. You’re running out of time to get married, you... Continue Reading

Egg Nog! (Sorta)

Where there’s a will there’s a way! I love egg nog but my body’s not always a fan of dairy or eggs. Try this recipe for an egg free & dairy free egg nog! *Rum optional Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup raw cashews soak in hot water for 15 min then strain & discard water 1½ cups... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Ditch Your Diet this Christmas

The spirit of Christmas generally encourages us to spend, eat, drink, be merry and engage socially with those we love, like and some times even those we find it difficult to be around. Basically a lot generally goes on over the holidays and most of my patients return to see me in the New Year heavy... Continue Reading

Five way to support your Liver during the holidays

It is well established that alcohol is tough on the liver. It is also well established that many people drink larger quantities of alcohol during the holiday season. The liver must break down alcohol to help the body metabolize and excrete it, so we know it's working extra hard during these times... Continue Reading

This year, enjoy the holidays

Many articles I see this time of year seem to be aimed at what to do in order to survive the holidays. This holiday season will be very difficult for some of you. Perhaps you’ve lost someone you love, or you don’t have the resources to provide for your family and friends the way you wish, or... Continue Reading

healthy tips for the holidays

The holidays can wreak havoc on many aspects of the human body and psyche. By the time we notice the exhaustion, anxiety, and possible weight gain, it's January, and we try to undo what we could have prevented from the beginning. Try to make this year different by following a few simple guidelines... Continue Reading

5 ways to beat the holiday blues

Holiday blues are defined as depressive feelings throughout the holidays (1), believed to be the result of our momentum of excitement  spinning us in an alternate direction.  Psychology Today defines possible symptoms as "headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness, intestinal problems,... Continue Reading