Intermittent fasting, or intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for a diet which involves cycling between a period of significantly reduced caloric intake (fasting) and a period of regular eating.
“Diet” or “dietary restriction” is what most of us think of as “going on a diet”, that is, reducing caloric intake.
Eating fewer calories.
Those of us with estrogen-positive breast cancer who reduce our risk of recurrence by blocking the body’s estrogen production (aromatase inhibitors) … often find that weight gain is a direct side effect.
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Just came back from a research screening session for depression at the University of Washington. They’re testing iPad/iPhone video game(s) for their ability to help reshape the brain. (This is my hypothesis given that there are before and after MRIs.)
It was much longer than I expected … and the conversational history wasn’t that different from an intake session with a new therapist. Read that as HARD.
I am physically the most wrung out that I’ve been in a long time.
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Seven months after the French government banned Allergan textured breast implants, the FDA has followed suit in the United States.
Allergan pulled all BioCell textured breast implant products from Europe last year and from Canada in May.
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I’m starting something today that I’ve known I should do for a while. But have been unable to force myself to do.
Last month my oncologist and I talked about depression. I wanted to see a psychologist who had experience with PTSD and EMDR because I’ve been down this road before.
She put in an expedited request.
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