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" For much of my career, I've studied health and how it's intrinsically tied to lifestyle. "
" Sometimes, people do the darkest acts in the name of helping protect their loved ones. "
" You can meditate on almost anything: a prayer, song, image or word. Close your eyes; sit in a comfortable position. Take a breath, and say the word out loud, emphasizing the humming sound at the end. When you come to the end of the breath, take another one and say the word again. And so on. "
" Preventing cardiovascular disease can help free up critical resources for treating HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. "
" The diets and lifestyles in many other countries are much healthier than in the United States. "
" Concepts such as 'risk factor modification' and 'prevention' are often considered boring and they may not initiate or sustain the levels of motivation needed to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes. "
" In general, losing weight is a good thing for those who are overweight, but it's important to lose weight in a way that enhances your health rather than one that may compromise it. "
" Eating bad food does not make you a bad person. "
" In a global economy, the Bush doctrine of unilateralism - going it alone - has been disastrous. It's becoming increasingly clear that we're all in this together. Your happiness is my happiness, your suffering is my suffering, your recession is my recession. "
" Just like navigating in the open sea, triangulating the information you collect from media with your doctor's advice and some common sense will help map a sound path to safety. "
" If we are going to find sustainable ways of dealing with global warming, we have to base it on love and feeling good, not fear and loathing. If it's fun, then it's sustainable. "
" Having the BRCA mutation significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, but it is not always the only factor. Lifestyle choices may increase or decrease the risk of breast cancer, but that knowledge is an opportunity to empower ourselves, not to blame. "
" When the U.S. claims the right to invade any country unilaterally and then defines a country like Iran or North Korea as 'evil,' then it is a rational response for these countries to develop nuclear weapons as the only military deterrent to invasion. We create what we most fear. "
" If you go on a diet and feel constrained, you are more likely to drop it. But if you see your food choices each day as part of a spectrum, then you are more likely to feel free and empowered. "
" Small changes in diet don't have much effect on preventing coronary heart disease and cancer. But bigger changes in diet and lifestyle may prevent heart attacks in almost everyone. "
" All divisions are man-made. "
" Rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us survive at a time when an increasingly balkanized world so badly needs it. "
" When it's good business to make healthier food, then it becomes sustainable. "
" Telomeres are the ends of our chromosomes that control how long we live. As telomeres become shorter, then cells age and die more quickly. In simple terms, as your telomeres get shorter, your life gets shorter. "
" Intimacy is healing. "
" As a veteran of the diet wars, I think it's time to call a truce. Rather than hear experts argue, most people want practical information they can use. "
" The reason I spend so much of my time doing science is that the whole point of science is to help people resolve conflicting claims by saying: 'Show me the data.' "
" Let's all be more humble about the evidence behind medical advice but also respect the challenges to providing accessible lifestyle guidance. "
" I appreciate the power of a White House bully pulpit - but kids listen and learn primarily from other kids. If your son's friend tells him that the apple is better than the fries, he's more likely to listen. "
" Physical exercise is a great way to discharge stressful feelings that accumulate during the day. "
" No one has all the answers, so whatever a woman who has the BRCA mutation chooses to do requires courage and an element of faith. And a lot of love and support. "
" When most people think about my work, they think about diet. To me, diet has always been the least interesting part of it. "
" There's no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that's even better, and quickly. "
" Meditation is the practice of giving something your full attention and awareness. When I eat a truffle, for example, I focus fully on it and involve as many of my senses as possible. "
" There is often a simplistic view that HDL is good, so that anything that raises HDL is good for you, and anything that lowers it is bad for you. Nothing could be farther from the truth. "
" If you're with a close friend, your anger may raise his blood pressure as well as your own, whereas loving feelings may lower blood pressure in both of you. "