Cooking without Sodium or Sugar

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Executive Chef Stan Hodes Shares Secrets of the Spice Rack The benefits of reducing sodium and sugar in the diet are compelling, backed by well- documented studies. The flip side is an equally powerful human craving for enhanced flavor, compounded by years of exposure to products boosted with salt and sugar and the ongoing quest…

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Join us for our Town Hall on Thurs. Jan. 28th at 3 pm

Town Hall Zoom Meeting

Lifetime Internal Medicine is excited to announce our Virtual Town Hall  Thursday, January 28th at 3:00pm (ET) Strategies to Improve your Health and Well Being in the New Year. A Holistic Yet Direct Approach. We will discuss: Getting clarity about your values and priorities to narrow down what you want to invest your time and attention towards. Setting SMART Goals: Specific, …

New Year’s Resolutions Are So 2020!

What are your 2021 Anti-Resolutions? Year after year, the pattern rarely varies. Resolutions made, promptly followed by resolutions broken. The odds of sticking to New Year’s resolutions are, in fact, completely stacked against us, as research shows a paltry success rate of between 10 and 20%. But since the challenges of 2020 have reconfigured every…

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Start 2021 off Right by Sticking to your Winter Exercise Plan

A Winter Workout Routine Will Prepare You For Life After COVID  Exercise will reduce pain, improve function and mobility, lower blood pressure and blood sugar,  decrease risk of chronic illness and death from heart disease and many forms of cancer,  enhance mood and focus, and may even help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. Despite…

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COVID-19 Resources for Patients

Coronavirus-19

General COVID-19 Information  The World Health Organization: Common COVID-19 Myths  The World Health Organization: Video Advice for the Public  Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Information  Fairfax County Government: Common COVID-19 Myths and Rumors  Fairfax County COVID-19 Case Data  Loudon County COVID-19 Case Data  Coronavirus Updates from The Washington Post  Coronavirus Updates from The New York Times COVID -19 Vaccine Information Virginia is prioritizing their …

Can We Co-Exist with COVID-19?

An Epidemiologist Separates Fact from Fiction and Offers Hope for the Future Epidemiologists seek to learn why, how and when some people contract diseases when others don’t. Their findings are used to help monitor public health status, develop new medical treatments and disease prevention efforts, and provide an evidence base to healthcare and policy leaders. Whether…

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How Red Meat Went from Taboo to Acceptable and Back Again

What’s the Beef With Red Meat? It’s long been the case that provocative headlines, unexpected findings and misinformation travel far faster than conventional wisdom, especially in the internet age. Even respected medical journals like the Annals of Internal Medicine can become caught in a crossfire of disagreement, as occurred last year when a controversial nutritional…

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Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism

How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar yet irrefutably altered, a swirl of conflicting emotions is certain to be triggered. Relief and thankfulness may mingle uneasily with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, making it difficult to cope at times. Concierge psychologist Dr. Rebecca …