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Tired? 25 Ways To Fight Fatigue

It seems like everyone is tired these days. In my medical practice, it’s one of the most common complaints I hear from people. How about you? Do you feel tired a lot of the time? There can be many reasons for that fatigue. It can, of course, be due to medical issues like iron deficiency and thyroid imbalance, but the majority of fatigue is due to various factors we can’t measure: too much stress, too little exercise, poor diet, insufficient sleep… In other words, lifestyle factors.… Read the rest

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Hack Your Body Clock: How To Become A Morning Person

I haven’t always been a morning person. But when various factors collided (specifically, getting a book contract to produce three novels in three years, coupled with the fact that quitting my day job was not an option…mostly because my children had grown rather accustomed to eating food on a regular basis) I had to come up with a new plan.… Read the rest

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10 Ways To Banish Stress

There are so many wonderful things about conferences. They’re fun, exciting, educational, and great for networking. But…maybe you would also add “stressful” to that list of descriptors.   I’m headed to one of my favorite conferences next week: BlissDom Canada. It’s a super high-energy gathering of hundreds of amazing, talented women: bloggers and social media mavens, primarily. (Here’s what my experience was like last year.) I wrote a post last week on YMC outlining my top ten ways to bust the stress that can accompany conferences.… Read the rest

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The Health Benefits Of Reading

I’m an avid reader and I always have been. So when someone says to me, with a vaguely superior air (and this happens surprisingly often): “Oh, I don’t read fiction. I don’t have time for that. I’m too busy; I have more important things to do…”, well, this is how I feel: I’m sorry…what did you just say? Today’s post is my contribution to Tackle Your TBR Read-A-Thon , a super fun reading challenge hosted by Tressa’s Wishful Endings and Colorimetry.Read the rest

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Say It Ain’t So: Are Flip Flops Bad For You?

We’re into the dog days of summer. Are you and your Havaianas inseparable? Well, I hate to say this…but I’ve got some bad news. Flip flops feel ultra natural and comfortable, but it turns out they’re not so great for you, health-wise. To see more about what I’m talking about, head over to Yummy Mummy Club and read my recent post on flip flops and health.… Read the rest

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Recipe Box: Strawberry Salad

I think most of us would agree, summer is the best time for a big bowl of fresh salad. Here’s one of my favorites. It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe, actually (although I made a few modifications…shhh, don’t tell her!) I added baby spinach in addition to the romaine (for even more iron and antioxidants) and substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream in her original recipe.… Read the rest

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How To Make A Baby

Here’s what I’ve been writing about over on Yummy Mummy Club lately… How to get pregnant! Yes, it seems obvious enough, and no, this article isn’t what you’re thinking. The thing is, many couples struggle to conceive, and it can be a huge source of stress. In my latest YMC post I discuss the role all that stress might be playing in the quest to get pregnant.… Read the rest

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Recipe Box: Maple Glazed Salmon

The heroine of my first book is a very busy gal–she mostly survives on takeout sushi and Thai food–but when she does have a little time to make something for herself, she needs it fast, tasty, and healthy. After all, scaling buildings and jumping from trains takes an AWFUL lot of energy. The story is mostly set in Seattle, and here in the Pacific Northwest salmon reigns supreme.… Read the rest

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Health Tip: Should You Google Your Health Symptoms?

I love the internet as much as anyone. But it presents a bit of a conundrum when it comes to health and medical information. Googling stuff is fun, right? Googling that odd twinge you’ve had in your leg for the past few weeks and learning that…OMG you might have cancer! Or leprosy! Or….well, you get the idea. Not so much fun.… Read the rest

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Healthalicious: My Recent Health Posts, March Edition

Here’s what I’ve been blogging about in the past few weeks on my other blogs: Kid Not Sleeping? This May Be The Reason Learn about the nutritional deficiency that could be at the root of all those hair-pulling bedtime battles. How To Lose Weight Through Portion Control Staying slim is tough, especially when there’s so much fabulous food out there. Here are 7 tricks to help you become a portion-control pro.… Read the rest

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