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Is Fat Good for You or Bad for You?

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Eating fat has had a bad rap for a long time. Starting back in the 1940s, the medical community thought there was a correlation between a high-fat diet and high cholesterol. So, to lower the risk of heart disease, they promoted the idea that a low-fat diet might be a healthier plan to follow. By…

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5 Super Simple Steps to Reboot Your Metabolism

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In the last year or so, have you—like many others—gotten into some less-than-healthy habits? Have you noticed that your energy isn’t the same as it used to be, the number on your scale has gone up, and your clothes don’t fit the way you want them to? If so, chances are those habits have been…

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5 Ways to Get Back to Who You Were Pre-Pandemic

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I have been feeling so great lately! I really enjoy the summertime and this year it seems to be even more special now that everyday life is becoming much more like we know it should be. Having some of the simple pleasures that we missed last year be within reach again feels liberating and exciting—almost…

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The Surprising Root Cause of Many Mysterious Health Problems

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Growing up in a chaotic and unpredictable home environment made me feel constantly anxious—and often scared. Even though my mother and I were very close, and my basic needs were always met, she worked almost around the clock to make ends meet and I was often left to fend for myself. As a kid, I…

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5 Tips to Protect Your Health While Traveling Now

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I have to say, I am thrilled that the world seems to be slowly opening up again. There were definitely some days during the past year or so when I thought I would jump out of my skin. Although I love my home and being around my family, there is something to be said about…

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4 Sneaky Reasons You’re Forgetting Things

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Are you in your 40s or 50s and wondering where your sharp memory went? Well, I can tell you that you’re not the only one. I’ve been hearing this same complaint from several friends—all of whom are in perimenopause or have recently reached menopause. While I can honestly say nature is in part to blame,…

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Calm Your Mind and Boost Your Mood with 3 Easy Food Swaps

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It’s easy to understand why so many people are struggling—mentally and physically—after more than a year with limitations on our normal lifestyles. With so much ongoing uncertainty, a lot of people have resorted to less-than-healthy habits in an effort to soothe their angst. Unfortunately, these typically bad choices have added up in ways that can…

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Easy Tips to Get Your Stress in Check

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As I look around, it feels like stressors are everywhere these days. During the past 12-months (and counting) we’ve had to make major changes to the way we live our lives. In turn, this has led to increased anxiety and uncertainty about what the future holds for us. Thinking back to March 2020, I can…

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Rewiring the Effects of Emotional Trauma on the Brain

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I was so thrilled when Dr. David Perlmutter, the notable neurologist and bestselling author (and one of my mentors!), joined me for a Relentless Courage interview. Even before we had gotten to know one another, I had been following his impressive work because I was eager to learn as much as possible about how different things,…

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5 Ways to Help Manage Toxic Thoughts

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When you’re emotionally stuck in a bad place, it can be hard to even imagine loving yourself. Depression, darkness, and despair often feel like a hole you can’t climb out of. Many years ago, my depression was so awful, I wanted my life to be over and occasionally imagined a semi-truck taking me out on the highway…

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