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4 Life Lessons I Learned From My Alcoholic Father

Looking back, what I can be most thankful for are the lessons I've carried with me.

Rachel Finn
June 20 2014

Dr. Mark Hyman On Why Sugar Is A Recreational Drug

We all eat too much sugar. And it's driving our country's rates of diabetes, cancers, heart disease, dementia, depression and more. Here's Dr. Mark...

June 14 2014

The 4 Best Lessons I Learned From Seeing A Therapist In My 20s

When I saw a psychologist for depression in my 20s, he told me I could win the hurt Olympics. My butt landed in that recliner chair across from him...

Sandra Bienkowski
June 12 2014

Is Booze REALLY That Bad For You?

Ever wondered if that glass of wine or vodka tonic is hurting your health? If you have, then you're just like most of my patients. This can be...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
June 7 2014

7 Steps To Get Over Food Cravings & Gain Control Of Your Life

Most of us are familiar with food cravings, which are just as real as addictions to cigarettes, cocaine, and alcohol.

Aviva Romm, M.D.
May 24 2014

Are You A Yoga Addict? And Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Yoga can make everyday feel like your birthday. It is a wonderful system of lifestyle management, showering practitioners with a wide spectrum of...

Daniel Scott
May 16 2014

Are You Eating These Sources Of Hidden Sugar?

You may not drink soda or other sugar sweetened beverages, and maybe you stick with dark chocolate for your desserts. But there are many non-dessert...

How My (Sober) 20s Prepared Me For Turning 30

My journey of getting to know myself began when I was 20. After numbing myself with drugs and alcohol for the first two years of college, I had an...

Rachel Belz
May 6 2014

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? 5 Ways To Break Free

I remember in 2008, a friend of mine was almost giddy with excitement about the arrival of his first smartphone. I was aghast at what seemed like such...

Rachel Trotta
April 29 2014

7 Scientific Examples Of When Yoga Is The Best Medicine

One of the greatest challenges of health care is how to bring yoga to those in greatest need yet unable to afford or access it. Bridging the gap are...

Lawrence Rosen, M.D.
April 25 2014

5 Addictive Types Of Stress + How To Kick The Habit

According to the most recent APA "Stress in America" survey, more than 4 out of 10 American adults (42 percent) report that their stress levels have...

Judith Orloff, M.D.
March 10 2014

How A Traumatic Event Helped Me Overcome Food Addiction

Three years ago, I reached a major turning point in my weight journey. I sat by my dad’s hospital bed almost certain he would die. He is an alcoholic...

Brynn Johnson
February 17 2014

12 Things I Would Say To My 20-Something Self

Next month I'll turn 40, which is exciting and intimidating. I'm excited because I feel power from building my inner self. I'm intimidated because...

Amber Valletta
January 13 2014

5 Ways To Kiss Your Coffee Habit Goodbye

Two years ago, I found myself in the ER with agonizing stomach pains. They had been progressing for a few weeks, but I woke up one morning unable to...

Andrea Hood
January 6 2014

3 Things Jesse From 'Breaking Bad' Can Teach Us About Guilt

There's no one on Breaking Bad more depressed about the consequences of his actions than Jesse Pinkman.

Jude Bijou
August 27 2013

How Meditation Can Help Defeat Addiction

Before class begins, the meditation room is raucous; there’s laughter and friendly shouts as men and women joke and chat with each other. It’s hard to...

Amelia Edelman
August 16 2013

7 Tricks To Quit Sugar, Starting Today

If you’re up for trying it, then these techniques might just help.

Sarah Wilson
August 7 2013

How To Quit Sugar In 5 Days

By now, you've heard it everywhere—the long list of reasons to quit sugar.

Adelma Lilliston
August 3 2013