Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
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When you want to become a parent for the first time or add to your family, having a miscarriage within the early stages of pregnancy is devastating. Losing a baby takes an emotional as well as physical toll on you. It is possible to have a healthy and successful pregnancy after a miscarriage, though. About 85 percent of women who miscarried go on to have a successful second … [Read more...] about How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy After a Miscarriage
What do huge organizations like Google, FedEx, Harvard University and the American Army have in common? They have all acknowledged the benefits of promoting happiness in their institutions and use Positive Psychology (the study of wellbeing) techniques to bring out the best in their communities. Advocates of this relatively new science explain that all of us can learn these … [Read more...] about Four Ways To Promote A Happier and Healthier Life
As the holiday season nears, don’t fear the food…or the scale! As a mother and a dietitian, I clearly recognize that this celebratory time of year is much more about food - the anticipation of eating so many especially delicious holiday dishes - than, perhaps, even family and friends. So instead of starving yourself during the day and then overdoing it at night, you can … [Read more...] about Recipe for Success: Healthy Eating During the Holidays
Yes! That’s what you want to hear, right? Well, I can’t give you a black and white, yes or no answer because it’s different for everyone. In order to assess this conundrum, you must first accept the true elements of health. To determine what the answer is for you, be sure to take the time to confidentially respond to the questions at the end. You may be surprised at what you … [Read more...] about Can you be Overweight and Healthy at the Same Time?