Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Manhattan’

BLOGGING AND TWITTERING TO KEEP THE POUNDS OFF

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It was a couple of weeks before New Year’s when it dawned on John Derek Bentley. “I have to do something different,” Bentley told himself, “because I’m kind of sucking at life.” A 21-year-old freelance web designer from South Portsmouth, KY, Bentley was not thrilled with his job. He wanted to travel the world, he [&hellip
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FORGET PILLS, TAKE PILATES

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Hipsters? Exercise? Cognitive dissonance! Observed in their natural habitat, one might conclude the beloved New York hipster maintains his or her waif-like shape through a steady diet of cigarettes and cocaine. But don’t be deceived! Like anything else a hipster does, a nose-candy-slim physique is carefully cultivated
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NO CHRISTMAS COOKIES?

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It was just before last Christmas that Heather Steinbrink found out that she and her 4-year-old daughter Audrey had to cross Christmas cookies, crackers and gravy-soaked mashed potatoes off their list of holiday indulgences. After Steinbrink’s mother was diagnosed with Celiac disease—a form of gluten intolerance remedied with a gluten-free diet—she and her daughter also [&hellip
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THE F BOMB

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For more than 10 years, New York nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot has helped hundreds of patients in her private practice to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle through her fiber-based diet. After years of success, Zuckerbrot—a Great Neck, N.Y., native who now calls the Upper East Side home—wanted her program to have a broader impact. [&hellip
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THE SKINNY ON TOFU

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Since the mid-20th century, tofu in Western culture has been synonymous with health food—and everything good and bad that phrase evokes. Tofu is high in protein, iron and calcium, and low on calories. But many people also complain that it’s low on taste, or they are turned off by its texture. To learn a little [&hellip
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COUCH TALK

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In a recent interview, Woody Allen, perhaps the world’s most famous neurotic, wondered aloud whether he could have achieved artistic success without regular psychoanalysis. “People would say to me, oh, it’s just a crutch,” Allen told Adam Moss in New York magazine. “And I would say, yes. It’s a crutch, and exactly what I need [&hellip
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MAKING THE SIMPLE THINGS EASY

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No problems booking that massage, right? Dialing a telephone number has never been a stretch. Remembering to get those low-fat yogurt as well as the vinaigrette is a no brainer. For sufferers of schizophrenia, though, even such simple tasks are a struggle. Those diagnosed with the disease endure a range of cognitive impairments that affect [&hellip
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THE PROZAC COCKTAIL

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Soon after I started taking antidepressants in my early twenties, I moved to Paris, armed with my pills and a note from my doctor for airport security explaining why I had enough medication in my suitcase to cheer up a small country. I don’t remember what I was taking at the time—probably Paxil or Prozac—but [&hellip
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WAITING ROOM

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We need funny stories, warm blankets and magazines just to keep our minds from focusing on the waiting room, the gateway to chemo land. It must be different for other kinds of patients—nurses and doctors don’t necessarily remind them of death. The first time, my mother and I walked toward the room in silence, holding [&hellip
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