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Our DNA Is Not Our Health Destiny

We live in a high-stress world filled with processed foods and environmental toxins, where the couch is infinitely more alluring than the treadmill and sleep is regarded as an optional activity. But our genes weren’t designed to support this way … Continue reading

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The Tricky World of Thyroid Disease

I never realized how complicated thyroid disorders could be until I co-wrote the book, “The Everything Health Guide to Thyroid Disease” with Dr. Theodore Friedman, an endocrinologist and chief of endocrinology, metabolism and molecular medicine at Charles Drew University in … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn from the Chinese Mother

Being Chinese does not mean I’m a Chinese mother, not in the way that Amy Chua has described us. Just this morning, I scolded my daughter for not finishing her extra credit assignment, then checked the schedule and realized she … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Special Gift

When I look back on the Christmas of 2010, I want to remember it as the year my daughter Samantha discovered the real joy of the season: the joy of giving. This year, she started to make some money babysitting, … Continue reading

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Reawakening Your Inner Diva

All moms know how easy it is to let yourself go, to slap on the high-waisted jeans, throw on a sweatshirt and be on your way. But sometimes, it’s fun to awaken the inner diva, the one that lurks inside … Continue reading

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Inspiring Our Kids to Lead Healthy Lives

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about childhood obesity and discovered an easy way to remember what we need to do to get our kids to live a healthy lifestyle. In case you haven’t heard or noticed, childhood … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Summer Play

Summer officially came to an end this morning at 7 am, when my daughters boarded the school bus. Part of me is overjoyed. I’m free again, and my days are all mine. But another part of me is sad. The … Continue reading

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