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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 […]

Energy

10 Common Causes of Fatigue

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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 […]

Diet & Nutrition

Passport to Health: Part Deux

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In my first post on this topic, Passport to Slim: Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World, I talked about how (and why) other countries kick our butts all over the place in terms of staying trim & healthy. But there’s no need to despair–we can (shamelessly) steal those ideas, and use them for our own […]

Energy

Need an Energy Boost? 5 More Tips.

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If I had a nickel for every person who said “I’m just so tired…” Wait a sec. I do have a nickel for everyone who says that. And that’s because it’s one of the top reasons people visit their doctor. Fatigue is ubiquitous, you guys. If I could bottle energy, I could retire right now and […]

Energy

Morning Rituals for Health

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How many of us start the day running before our feet hit the floor? Are your mornings a frazzled mess? Instead of lurching into your waking hours and figuring things out as you go, maybe you need to consider a more…intentional approach. Starting the day on the right foot has psychic repercussions that carry through […]

Diet & Nutrition

Holiday Stress Survival Kit

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It’s ironic, isn’t it? A season that’s meant to be a happy, wonderful time of celebration so often ends up being stress central. A lot of holiday stress has to do with over-commitment. Most of us have pretty full plates to begin with. Throw a bunch of extra stuff in there…where is that extra time supposed to come from? There’s little […]

Diet & Nutrition

How To Beat That Afternoon Slump

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Quick show of hands: who’s familiar with that 3 pm crash, the inconveniently-timed energy dip affectionately known as the “mid-afternoon slump”? Yeah, me too. If a siesta isn’t exactly an option for you in the middle of the day (it certainly isn’t for me), what can you do? There’s always Starbucks of course. Or chocolate. But…know what might work better? Protein. Yep, […]

Exercise

7 Ways Yoga Benefits You, Body & Soul

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Have I mentioned how much I love yoga? I recommend yoga so often to patients, I’m almost getting tired of hearing myself gush about it. But really, if you’re looking to improve your health–physical, mental, or emotional–it’s hard to go wrong with yoga. Here’s my roundup of all the beautiful ways yoga can help you: 1. Chronic Back Pain. Studies […]

Diet & Nutrition

How Much Water Do You Need To Drink, Really?

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My oldest son drinks next to nothing. I swear, he’s a camel. I have to beg him to drink anything, and he’s always been like that. My second son, at 16 months, drinks water like it’s his job. And you know what? They’re both equally healthy. So how much water do you need to drink, really? From the way […]