Monthly Archives: March 2018

Menopause and Weight Loss

Editor’s note: If, like so many women, you’re confronting the issue of weight gain and menopause, here’s some advice from Dr. Deena Solomon, a Santa Monica-based weight management expert and the author of Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management:

Develop Patience: Neutralize your mindset by reframing menopausal types of experiences. Being informed about the effects of estrogen provides a greater sense of control. First and foremost, women will need lots more patience to […]

Global Obesity Battle: What You Eat and How You Think

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles resident Kathleen Mulcahy has been fighting with her weight for 55 years.

“My parents had a baby, a son, and he died at birth. I was 7, and I think that was the time I started gaining weight. My mother died when I was 12 very suddenly, and then my weight just escalated. By the time I got out of high school, I weighed about 260 pounds (118 kg),” Mulcahy said.

She […]

Tucson Festival of Books

Come to the University of Arizona to celebrate books and literacy! Attend author panels, visit exhibitors and special visitors, see fantastic local performers, and more! Mark your calendars and come join me at the Tucson Festival of Books! I’ll be in Booth #402 and will be signing books on March 11th at 12:45.

 

Take a Healthy New Approach to the Jewish Fast Days

My old friend Howard Steinberg, a practicing Orthodox Jew for over five decades, loves to fast. He sees it as a detox from accumulated sin that deprives him from greater spiritual growth.

“Fasting is about my spirituality,” he said. “Even though I feel hunger, I focus on the meaning of the day, and my relationship with people and God. It is a total focus on my spirit. If I think of food, then I am thinking of […]

Doctors Say We Actually Need Salt in Our Diet, but It’s All About Moderation

Salt sometimes gets a bad reputation. While we know we’re not exactly supposed to let those white crystals snow on everything we eat, it’s actually not that bad for us in many circumstances. We may avoid it in an effort to be healthy, but it’s also often something necessary and helpful to becoming healthier. Many people don’t realize that salt, or sodium chloride, is composed of vital components our body actually needs.

“We lose salt when […]