Ask Dr. Rachel: PB Diaries Week 3

Like other weeks so far, this week was also not difficult, but I have noticed something which reminded me of something I talk to my patients about often and that is that potentially difficult situations can, and do, arise. Perhaps because Life Happens, as I always...
Ask Dr. Rachel: Challenge Week 2

Ask Dr. Rachel: Challenge Week 2

It amazes me how much I do NOT miss peanut butter. I don’t have any in my apartment, but my boyfriend does. I see the jar sitting there when I open the cabinet, I know it is there, but I just do NOT want it. I have NO desire to eat peanut butter right now. Actually,...
Ask Dr. Rachel: Emotional Eating

Ask Dr. Rachel: Emotional Eating

Do you have food cravings? Are you thinking about food constantly? Are you ‘obsessed’ with food? Does this picture look familiar? If you answered YES to any of these questions, or even SOMETIMES, then you are experiencing something that is more common than you think...
Ask Dr. Rachel: What is Healthy?

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

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…

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...