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No Woman Should Die of a Broken Heart- Feb 13- Fearless Fabulous You!

No woman should die of a broken heart. But, sadly they do. Heart disease is the #1 killer of all women. One in 2.6 women will die of a heart attack, stroke or other heart ailment. And most women ignore the signs which can be more subtle than with men. Cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg, Director, Joan H Tisch Women’s Center, at NYU Langone  and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s GO RED FOR WOMEN Campaign, joins me February 13 on Fearless Fabulous YOU! to discuss risk factors, types of heart disease and prevention. I am a huge fan of her book, “Dr. […]

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Finding Your Ruby Slippers – Feb 13- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

“Finding Your Ruby Slippers”  is the name of a book by my February 13th show guest,  Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker Lisa Ferentz, The Ferentz Institute, on how to overcome self-destructive habits, conquer fear and find your inner strength. With Feb 26-March 4 being National Eating Disorders Week, this is one of the topics we will address, among others.   One of my favorite quotes from a favorite movie.   Listen now:  

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Ayurvedic Cooking Tips for a Healthy Diet

It seems like everyone I know is on some kind of diet this winter to lose weight. I have friends on Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Nutri System, Dr. Oz Diet and The Zone Diet. I’m getting pitched on paleo, alkaline, magnesium, PH balancing, you name it! I have to wonder: What’s Fact and What’s Quack? During my studies at Institute for Integrative Nutrition I learned 100 dietary theories. The simplest approach is the one I adhere to: eat food in moderation and in smaller portions; mainly plants and lean proteins; exercise more and hydrate more. One area that fascinates me is […]

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A Mystery Meal Cooks Up Inspiration

The invitation was sudden, subtle and enticing. Boarding the bus to New York this past week, we ran into someone we’d recently met at a dinner party.  He quietly came over to us after we were seated and said, “Would you like to come to my house for a mystery meal?” “Why not!” We answered, intrigued with the idea. Let’s face it: David and I have been in a dining rut at home eating various versions of greens, beans, mushrooms and fish every night. We could use a little mystery to spice things up. He asked us about our food […]

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Why Women Need Folic Acid + Dream Big & Live Better- Jan 30- Fearless Fabulous You!

If you have watched the TV show “The Doctors” you probably have seen Dr. Lisa Masterson who also has a podcast series on women’s health called Health in Heels. Lisa will discuss why folic acid is important to women’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 400 micrograms (mcg) a day. Folic acid is essential for women who are planning to become pregnant but it is also important for healthy skin, hair and nails. Where to find it? Breakfast cereals, citrus leafy greens, whole grains.   Hear from Author Donna Palm on how she went from being a […]

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Affordable Health Care Starts with Taking Better Care of Yourself

Affordable health care

We’ve marched and rallied to support women around the nation and the world to protect our equal rights and the right to make our own personal decisions about our bodies. But are you doing everything you can to care for your own health every day? If you pay for your health insurance or have been treated for an illness, you know that affordable health care is a misnomer. It is all expensive, especially if you get sick. The best affordable health care starts by taking better care of yourself. Starting with Women’s Heart Health Month (February), I will provide practical […]

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Managing Pain Safely & GMO Foods: Pros and Cons- Jan 23- Fearless Fabulous You!

Pain is Epidemic in the USA The saying “No pain. No gain” may apply to some forms of exercise, but when pain is chronic there is a lot to lose in terms of quality of life. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and is the most common cause of long term disability.     There are many holistic ways to manage […]

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 Healthy One Pot Dishes That Will Stir Your Appetite

I love one pot dishes, especially those hearty ones to enjoy on a wintry night with a side salad and a glass of wine.  But hearty sometimes is not healthy. That casserole may be stick to your ribs delicious but it may be sticking you with added calories, sodium and fat. That’s why I love Linda Gassenheimer’s book series written under the health guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. With obesity in America at an all time high and a major cause for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke cancer and many other chronic illnesses, this series provides common sense […]

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Tips To Reduce Your Risk for Cervical Cancer

Did you know cervical cancer can be prevented? The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of 99% of all cases. HPV is transmitted through sexual relations. Both women and men can contract HPV and surprisingly nearly 80% have the virus. Most may be unaware that they do. Cervical cancer is usually asymptomatic, or symptoms may be mistaken for another medical condition. Like most cancers, early detection is important for effective treatment. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  Dr. Ana Tergas cares for women with all gynecological cancers at Columbia University Medical Center, She discusses cervical cancer risk reduction with me […]

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Walk the Walk; Don’t Just Talk the Talk

On January 21 women around the nation and the world will gather in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. It’s not the first time women have marched. The women’s suffrage movement  in the U.S. started to gain momentum during the second part of the 19th century leading up to the constitutional amendment approving women’s right to vote in 1919.  On August 26, 1970, on the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage, National Organization for Women (NOW)  organized a “Women’s Strike for Equality.” Approximately 50,000 women marched in New York and another 100,000 women participated in demonstrations and rallies in […]

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