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It is a pretty common phrase these days – “sugar is bad for you.” One that you hear over and over again… But why? Why is sugar so bad for you? Is there any merit to this statement? Absolutely. Besides the weight gain that is typically associated with an…
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I know what you are thinking…It is just NOT practical or doable to fast during the holidays!! But I promise, this can work. If you are new to fasting, it is easier than you think. If you practice intermittent fasting but are hesitant to continue during the holiday season,…
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As we age, it is especially important to make educated decisions about our health – and whether or not to drink alcohol and what type of alcohol to drink are actually more important questions than you think. I’d like to shed light on the benefits and potential consequences of…
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As an OBGYN, I have had the privilege of taking care of thousands of women each year. Young and old, these women are the cornerstone of my medical practice, and where I spent most of my time away from my family. Over my twenty years of practice, I noticed…
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Over my 20 years of practicing medicine, I have had the privilege of taking care of thousands. Young and old, these women are the cornerstone of my OBGYN career. In retrospect, the patterns that I noticed emerging during my interactions with these amazing women, formed the basis of The…
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Let’s face it- we are in the thick of summer and with the 4th of July is here! I find it even more imperative to discuss tips for promoting health in social situations when it is especially difficult to do so. With BBQs, days spent on the water, beach…

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