Dr Karen

Friends and friendship – the best medicine!

I don’t think anyone would argue that friends and friendship aren’t important.  They feed our soul and fill our heart. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines friendship, as “the state of being friends” and defines a friend as “a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.” Philosophers have

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Dr Karen

There is hope – LCHF!

Keeping myself up to date (just a little), I recently attended a presentation entitled Food Quality Matters:  Using Therapeutic Nutrition to Improve Health.  It was most encouraging.  The speaker’s opening comment sums it up beautifully. “There is hope!  We are entering the era of diabetes reversal.” Oh yes there is

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Dr Karen

Burnout

Burnout.  It’s in vogue these days.  It seems to be turning into society’s new normal.  We are all busy keeping ourselves busy.  This busyness of society is not new,  Socrates commented on it centuries ago. “Beware the barreness of a busy life.” If you have been reading my musings, you

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Dr Karen

Lessons from a carb-craving-munch-fest

Overall, I am happier than I have been in many decades, I have considerably more energy and I sleep much better.  All of which I credit to the changes I have made in my way of eating –  low carb (minimal sugar, minimal flour) with intermittent fasting and an occasional

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Dr Karen

Your Brain is Your Servant

Thank your brain for helping out. Your brain is running your life based on beliefs it derived from its previous experiences.  And many of those beliefs were decided when you were an acne prone teen/twenty something doing your best to fit in to what you thought was the right fit

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Dr Karen

Muscle-weight loss myth

When I tell my clients that exercise is not a useful weight loss tool, they seem genuinely miffed and utterly confused. I have proven with absolute certainty that, for myself anyway, weight loss has NOTHING to do with building/losing muscle and even less to do with exercise.  And yes, I

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