Trigger Foods or Trigger Diets

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jan 15, 2019

You may have come across advice that says don’t deprive yourself of any food including sugar or you will just want it more. Patrice French (RNP here at IMWL) came across such advice recently in her never-ending research she does to help our patients. She asked me what I thought about someone on the internet giving advice…

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2019 New Year Message

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Jan 8, 2019

Happy 2019 to you and your loved ones! Over the past few weeks, people have shared with me how stressed out they feel before, during and after the holiday season. If this does not apply to you, then maybe this message won’t be helpful for you. But if you relate to feeling that the stress…

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2018 Lessons & Reflections

By Patrice French | Dec 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close, I have had some time to reflect on how much I have learned through my work and I wanted to share some thoughts with you today. I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you that comes in to the practice. Your stories…

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Why Can’t I Listen to Myself?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 27, 2018

“Why can’t I listen to myself?” This is what a woman asked last week. She said she knew she should order a salad but ordered the burger and fries. Who is the I? Who is the self? Warning: this could get a little deep. It has to. Superficial approaches to food, eating, weight and body image give predictably…

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The Gratitude Diet

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 20, 2018

When we are filled with thankfulness, we tend not to overeat – simple yet powerful. See for yourself this Thanksgiving. We can call it the Gratitude Diet if you like. I used to take everything for granted, the opposite of gratitude. Then I learned that I would need to change my perspective on everything in…

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An Ounce of Prevention

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 13, 2018

Frequently people ask for tips, tools, tricks or techniques for dealing with their appetite in the evening. After fifteen years of personal and professional experience, it’s clear that once we are over-hungry (or whatever you personally call it), it’s all but too late. In other words, once the part of us that wants to eat…

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Peek-a-Boo, I See You!

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Nov 6, 2018

Come out, come out where ever you are! Last week I was reminded where calories can hide. One woman was eating extremely healthy and exercising, but was gaining weight. Another woman’s boyfriend was gaining weight even though he was eating healthy and exercising. A third woman I met in a different setting wanted to come…

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Where in the World was Dr. Beth?

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Oct 29, 2018

Last week I had the good fortune to experience continuing medical education in a retreat setting. I would like to share some of my experience with you. The retreat was held at Omega Institute, about a 3-4 hour drive in Rhinebeck, NY. Their website is I invite anyone who needs or could use a…

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Color Your Way to Health

By Beth Rocchio, MD | Oct 15, 2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching mindfulness to a gentleman who was honest about my instruction not holding his attention.  It just wasn’t doing it for him to look out the window at the trees, listen to the traffic or the fan, pay attention to his breath or his body. Thanks to my own…

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