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How Do French Women Stay So Slim?

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Yesterday I uploaded my second YouTube video, in which I talk about a topic I love diving into: French Health Secrets! It seems that ever since visiting France again this summer, I’ve been thinking and writing about this subject even more than usual. In this week’s video, I break down some of the eating habits of […]

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How To Stay Fit Like The French (without even trying)

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I was in France this summer and it’s something I notice every time I’m there: the slimness of the French people. It’s really quite incredible. By now, I suspect we’re all familiar with the French Paradox. It’s the fact that the traditional French diet is filled with goodies we North Americans tend to view as […]

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5 Reasons Stress May Be Causing Your Weight Gain

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Angela was desperate to lose weight. Over the past six months she’d noticed her weight going up but couldn’t figure out why. As far as Angela could tell, she was eating the same things she always had. Her activity level hadn’t changed. So she came to see me, her family doctor, asking to get her […]

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Are You Getting Enough Iron?

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My family thinks I’m obsessed. And maybe I am, but it comes from something I experience on a daily basis at work. Young women often come to see me with a particular constellation of symptoms: poor concentration, fatigue, hair loss, plus generally low mood and irritability. So I send them for investigations, and what comes […]

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How To Conquer Emotional Eating

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When I was a new mom—sleep-deprived and struggling under the overwhelm of first-time motherhood—I would go on a daily walk, pushing my stroller to the closest Starbucks. After a short, numb stroll that I barely remembered I would shuffle up to the counter and order a venti macchiato with caramel drizzle and lots of foam. […]

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A Sneaky Trick For Dealing With Cravings

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I love collecting tricks and tips to help people stay healthy and maintain a happy weight. Click through to read one of my all-time faves: a very easy trick (…and fashionable, to boot). Here are some other posts that I put in the category of “weight loss ninja”: How To Resist Temptation With Two Little Words […]

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Passport to Health: Greece

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The people of Greece have figured a lot of things out when it comes to knowing how to live a happy, healthy life. It makes sense–Greece is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. Have you ever been to Greece? My husband and I went many years ago, in the BC years (Before Children, of course). […]

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Do You Want It? Heart Month Contest & Giveaway!

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I love dining in restaurants. I mean, delicious food professionally prepared just for me, while I relax and sip my wine…and someone else washes the dishes afterwards? Yes, please. But…I don’t necessarily love what restaurants do to my waistline. Or my heart health. And a little carrot icon next to a supposedly-healthy menu item is totally not enough for me […]

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What’s Healthy About Valentine’s Day? Lots.

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Whether you love Valentine’s Day, or whether you loathe it…everyone can appreciate a little health boost now and then, am I right? Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand. Feeling a little guilty about your favorite indulgence? Don’t. Here’s why chocolate is good for you. (Yes, you read that right.) And speaking of pleasurable indulgences…here’s […]