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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

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

7 ways to develop good self-esteem

“I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” This infamous quote of Groucho Marx, comedian and self-critic always makes me laugh.  Details of the exact story are a bit unclear, but one interpretation is that he joined the continue

When your brain won’t pick up the phone for your gut

The important connection between our brain and our gut is far overlooked. The way in which our brain and stomach communicate is through hormones. In simple terms, think of hormone-gut communication happening via the telephone. Most of the time, our stomach is “on hold.” That’s continue