Ask Dr. Rachel: Changes…..They Happen

Change happens, just as I say Life Happens (which a patient of mine recently made shirts that say this!). Changes can be good or bad, but they happen and the key is to stay positive and remember there are some things in your control, like your thoughts, attitude, and...

Ask Dr. Rachel: PB Diaries Week 4

I have to admit that I have been so busy and so focussed on  my upcoming half marathon (in 2 days) that I completely forgot about these PB diaries. It’s Interesting how that happened to me.   I talk to my patients about cravings, about staying in the moment, and...

Ask Dr. Rachel: What is Healthy?

Besides my PB challenge updates I have been wanting to write about health.  What is health and what does it mean to be healthy? Is it a number on a scale? Is it not taking hypertension or high cholesterol medicine? Is it how you look or how you feel? What really is...

Ask Dr. Rachel: Challenge- week 1

Surprisingly it has not been difficult. I have been to the supermarket a few times. For a split second the thought crossed my mind (peanut butter that is, but not the act of buying it) and then it disappeared as I kept my goals in mind. It is funny how when you have...

Ask Dr. Rachel: A Challenge…

For those of you who know me know that I occasionally like to challenge myself. Year after year I joke that if I were not the religion I am and I observed Lent I would give up peanut butter. Peanut butter is an amazing food that I cannot even begin to describe to you...