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The Health Halo Effect

A few months ago, I was working with a patient who wanted to lose 30 pounds. She was frustrated and could not understand why she was not losing weight because she was eating whole, organic, gluten-free foods. As our discussion continued it was evident she continue

What is Medical Weight Management?

Medical weight management can mean many different things.  For some, it’s a last effort to lose weight without surgery.  For some, it’s a little extra support on their journey.  For others, it means managing other health conditions that are causing or worsened by increased weight.  continue

4 steps to a better self-image

What does it mean to be “fat”?  Yes, I used the “f” word (there are two “f” words I don’t like in my office – fat and fail, but that’s a whole other blog).  I don’t think “fat” has much to do with what you continue

10 foods you should always have in your kitchen

While meal planning and a good shopping list are important parts of a healthy eating plan, the foods you keep stocked in your pantry to make impromptu meals and snacks can make or break your plan as well. Here are 10 items that I keep continue

Eat healthier with these 4 makeovers

Did you know that we have a food radius?  According to the book Slim by Design, we purchase and consume 80% of our calories within 5 miles of our home. The primary environments are home, office, dine-in, fast food, and the grocery store. If we continue

5 steps to making better goals

Spring is in the air, creating a new energy in many of us to get active and eat right. You might want to rush into an extreme diet and exercise plan, but research shows that setting SMART goals can lead to lasting changes that can continue

Billings Clinic hosts expert panel discussion “Finding a Healthy Weight: Tools for Success”

Billings Clinic invites the public to a free lunch and interactive dialogue about “Finding a Healthy Weight: Tools for Success” on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from noon- 1 p.m. at the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center. During the event, an expert panel will talk about the continue

5 mindfulness attitudes to help you meet your New Year’s resolution

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to at least think about some resolutions.  If you are like me, there is much ambivalence in establishing a goal that I am unlikely to complete. From studies I have read, only 45% percent of the continue