Dr. Kim Foster

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”:

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healthy summerWow–that was quite a hiatus. I guess I got a little distracted with all the craziness around launching a book…

Anyway, back to business. And in particular: staying healthy this summer. In the summer we get a respite (for the most part) from all those pesky cold and flu bugs…but the season carries its own health challenges and concerns.

Like mosquitoes! On Yummy Mummy Club last week I wrote about how to tackle this perennial summer issue. Here’s how to win the war against mosquito bites.

And while you’re at it, here are some other summer health posts to check out:

Sun Myths & Facts For The Whole Family

Keeping Kids Healthy This Summer: Poison Ivy

Happy & healthy summer, lovelies!

dark-circles-under-eyesAre the bags under your eyes bigger than the purse you carry? Are your dark circles heading into Rocky Horror Picture Show territory?

The tissues around our eyes are a highly responsive area of our faces–all our woes, illnesses, and sins show up there.

On YMC I posted a two-part series recently, on a very pesky health/beauty problem: under-eye bags, and their nasty little bedfellow, under-eye shadows. In each article, I break down the common causes for each problem and–more importantly–what you can do.

I hope you find them useful!

For more skin & beauty posts, read these next:

child-sleepingIt’s rare for me to meet a parent who is unfamiliar with bedtime battles. This age-old struggle is crazy making, to be sure.

I have known a lot of trying situations in my life, but very little compares to the relentless frustration of trying to wrestle my toddler into bed, night after night.

Can you relate?

So, what if I told you there was something that may actually be at the root of all that irritating sleep trouble for your little one? Something simple, and something that can be corrected. Would you think it sounded too good to be true?

Well, if you’re curious, click over to Yummy Mummy Club and read the post I recently wrote about this. Because this one is not just me, conveying medical information. This is me, describing what was happening in my own family, and how I fixed it. It may not be the answer for you…but on the other hand, it just may be.

flu-shotThere’s no shortage of opinions on the flu shot out there. Some of them rather loudly voiced. And many of them entirely conflicting. Which, for most of us, can lead to a whole lot of confusion.

On my Yummy Mummy Club blog, I took a deep breath and waded into the debate. If you’re undecided about the flu shot, or have questions you’d like cleared up, head over there and read my article on the myths & facts of the flu shot.

Is Gluten Bad For You?I’ve been thinking about doing a post about gluten for a long time. Because it’s HUGE. There’s so much hype, so much mis-information, and more than a smidge of controversy when it comes to gluten.

You might have noticed gluten-free *everything* these days. (Even gluten-free cosmetics? Um, what?)

So when my lovely editor at YMC said she was collecting gluten-related posts for a feature, I decided the time was right to throw in my two cents.

In Is Gluten Bad For You? I break it all down: what gluten is, how it can harm you, who should avoid it, and why. If you’re curious or confused about all the fuss over gluten, head over there and check it out.

I have written about cancer in the past (how to prevent it, what foods help fight it, new research into prevention…), and I’ve certainly touched on the fear of cancer in previous posts (and TV appearances!). But today, on Yummy Mummy Club, my post is all about the fear of cancer. That’s because the fear of cancer is HUGE. A recent study showed that 70% of us fear cancer–and that’s over and above all other (suitably fear-inducing) illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

So in the face of something so terrifying, where do you start? How do you begin to conquer a fear of cancer?

Well, I have some thoughts. Head on over to my YMC post, Facing A Fear Of Cancer, to see what I’ve got to say.

Yesterday I wrote a post called Stress Relief For Moms in 60 Seconds Flat. The rationale: moms typically have stupid amounts of stress. But also: no time. Sure, it would be great to decompress on a regular basis with standing appointments at the spa, daily trips to the yoga studio, etcetera. But who has the time for that? (Not to mention the money.) 

So it’s my mission to bring quick stress relief to moms (and anyone else, for that matter, who’s got stress and a time crunch. Or stress because of a time crunch, even.)

I’ve written about this topic before, but stress management is evergreen. We’re always going to need tricks and strategies. If you’re with me, head on over to Yummy Mummy Club to read about one of the quickest and easiest ways you can defuse all that tension.

You might have heard this: red wine is good for your health. But is it true? And what does it do for you, exactly?

I’ve talked about wine before, on this blog, but I had the feeling a more comprehensive roundup of wine’s health benefits was warranted. Are you a wine lover? Curious about the specifics of the much-extolled goodness of wine? Over on Yummy Mummy Club, I break it down for you. Click here to read the whole article.

You might want to have a corkscrew handy.

Cheers!

Feeling “tired all the time” is a modern-day plague. It’s rare that I meet someone who doesn’t describe this feeling. Seriously.

So what’s up with that? Well, I have some thoughts. And on my Yummy Mummy Club blog I’ve broken down 10 über-common reasons for that feeling of fatigue.

You can read all about them, here, and see if one (or more) is the culprit for you. (If you can stay awake long enough, that is…)