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Dr Karen

Six reasons why we over eat

If like most human beings in this exceptional time of uncertainty, you are frequenting the fridge and the pantry and find yourself over eating and/or snacking incessantly, rest assured you are not alone.  And guess what?  It’s NOT YOUR FAULT. Here’s six reasons why we over eat. Well-intended But Wrong

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Dr Karen

Covid-19 pound-emic

In just under three weeks the world turned upside down.  Unprecedented everythings.  Market crashes.  Travel restrictions.  Provincial emergencies.  School closures.  Business shutdowns. The only certainty in the world right now is uncertainty, and uncertainty is most certainly anxiety provoking.  And when anxiety runs high, our emotions run amuck.  And when

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Dr Karen

Longevity Rainbow

This past week I have been reading I’ve Decided to Live to 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality and Life Transformation by Ilchi Lee.  Interesting concept – to ‘decide’ to live to 120y.  Of course we cannot simply decide to live to 120y, but what if we decide

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Dr Karen

Annoying Brain Paradoxes

  It’s the strangest thing. I have been at my goal weight plus or minus 5 pounds for well over a year.   The other day a friend asked, “When are you going to believe you have lost weight?”  Hmm… “Odd question, why do you ask?” “You still haven’t bought new

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Dr Karen

Solving Snack Attacks Part 2 – A little science on fat

In part one of this short series, I explained why we seem to snack against our own better judgement.  It’s our physiology working against us.  Those of us that are involuntary snackers are physiologically, sugar burners. Remember sugar burners preferentially burn carbohydrate for fuel and fat burners preferentially burn fat

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