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Impactful Leadership Begins with a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Adverse experiences, especially those that occur during childhood, eventually become woven into the very fabric of our being. Enduring traumatic situations ultimately affects one's perspective, thoughts, emotions and interactions. We take our trauma with us....
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Breaking Tokenism Barriers with Sustainable DEI Efforts

Tokenism is a band-aid attempting to conceal a vast, gaping wound. It’s a start, but if we truly want to heal what is ailing society today, it will take more than slapping on a symbolic...
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Carolyn Ross MD

How does exposure to sexual content too early affect our children?

Check out my latest blog on Psychology today:  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/real-healing/201208/overexposed-and-under-prepared-the-effects-early-exposure-sexual-content
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Carolyn Ross MD

Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy

Menopausal Health and Individualized Hormone Therapy Health care providers often prescribe hormones for symptoms accompanying menopause, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, compromised cognition, sexual problems, and fatigue. Today, choosing the optimal hormone therapy...
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Carolyn Ross MD

Do stress and obesity go hand-in-hand?

When we start feeling stressed, many of us will turn to food to calm our nerves. And the food we reach for is normally the type of food we refer to as “comfort food”, which...
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Healthy Summer Foods: 10 Foods That Should Be on Every Summer Grocery List

Eating at least eight three-ounce servings of fruits and vegetables a day can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, according to researchers. In fact, researchers found that each one-serving portion of fruits and vegetables...
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Hold the nuts

If you read food labels, you may notice this allergy warning or something similar: “this product was produced in a factory that also processes nuts, soybeans, etc.” The prevalence of food allergies has grown rapidly...
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Ever heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

You may have heard of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but what do you know about Leaky Gut Syndrome? Leaky Gut Syndrome is a common health disorder in which the intestinal tract is more permeable or...
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Shifting the focus off the number on the scale, keeping your eye on the prize

The saturation of weight loss programs and diets in our society has reached unprecedented proportions.  In the US, the private weight loss industry is a $58.6 billion a year industry. You can hardly turn on...
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Carolyn Ross MD

5 Foods to Watch in 2011

5 Foods To Watch This Year In my last post, I discussed 10 Healing Foods for 2011. Just as there are foods you should incorporate in your diet, there are foods that should be eaten...
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Carolyn Ross MD

10 healing foods for the 2011

Did you make the resolution to eat healthier this year? By the third week of January, most people have broken their resolutions. To help you keep your commitment to become a healthier you in 2011,...
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Mom knows best

Parents can be and often are the greatest teachers and role models for nutrition for their own children. When it comes to healthy eating, parents should not take the attitude of “do as I say...
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Carolyn Ross MD

“Is Junk Food Addictive?”

As a board certified Addiction Medicine specialist I was compelled to respond to this question. I work with many individuals who are greatly impacted by all types of addictions. Most think of addiction in terms...
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Carolyn Ross MD

How many pounds is a pound cake worth to you?

During this festive season of partying and gathering, many people throw their healthy eating plans right out the window. After all, what difference will one more piece of pie really make? When making your holiday...
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Carolyn Ross MD

Vitamin D in Winter

Vitamin D in the Winter I have mentioned over the years the importance of having a variety of vitamins and minerals as a part of one’s daily diet regimen. One vitamin we don’t get enough...
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Carolyn Ross MD

Even 3 year olds are fat phobic

As Early as 3? At what age does the notion of body image begin to impact us? I recently read a very disturbing article regarding children as young as 3 years old wanting to be...
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how dirty is your back

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Carolyn Ross MD

Family therapy much better than individual for young anorexics

When I first started working with patients with eating disorders, I was struck by how their family situations often triggered or facilitated in some way the development of their eating disorder.  Much of current treatment...
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Carolyn Ross MD

Risk Factors for Weight Gain in Children

Research has shown several factors that make it more likely for your child to become overweight or obese: Mother or father are overweight Mother was overweight before she became pregnant Parents who smoke or being...
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Carolyn Ross MD

Kids getting heavier earlier

When looking at individuals born between 1976-1985 and those born 1966-1975, 20% were obese by 20-29 years of age.  Comparing this to older generations, individuals born between 1946-55 were 30-39 years of age before reaching...
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