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Slow Suicide: When Eating Is a Call for Help

Published on March 30, 2017 By Dr. Gayek

Her kitchen garbage was composed mostly of empty ice cream cartons and chip bags. For someone who lived alone, worked and ate at home, this was telling. Rather than scolding my friend for setting herself up for a heart attack, or shaming her for letting her blood sugar get out of control, I said, “looks […]

How we (don’t) stop smoking, drinking, sugar…

Published on June 3, 2016 By Dr. Gayek

The other day, I received this email from subscriber Kim Thomas: Growing up, my best friend’s older brother always took care of us. Adam was two years older, a tennis star, and seemingly indestructible. The cigarette tucked behind his ear was his trademark. We had no idea it would end up being his downfall. Last […]

Another Cool Video

Published on February 18, 2016 By Dr. Gayek

Here she sits, this beautiful, eloquent, successful, and above all, authentic woman who talks openly about coming to terms with, and moving beyond, her wretched past. She was on welfare, abused as a child, abandoned, and watched herself cling to one unhealthy relationship after another. Now she’s a well-known author and has hosted her own […]