Jolie

Jolie Patel is a counselor and educator by trade, having been a faculty member at the College of Lake County and Oakton Community College. She also served as the Director of Program at the Counseling Center at Illinois Institute of Technology. She holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and completed doctoral coursework at Loyola University, Chicago. Presently, she is homeschooling three precocious children and working at her husband's (Dr. Vijay) practice. There she has found a place where her interest in living a healthy life can merge with her passion for education. She is particularly interested in how to make healthy lifestyle choices practical for those with busy family lives.

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6 Exercises to Combat the Poor Posture Blues

The Problem:  Too Much Technology Time Leads to Poor Posture We all know that sitting at a keyboard, prolonged game playing and excessive tablet use lead to poor posture and tight muscles.  Modern life requires excessive use of technologies, as much as we would like to unplug, devices have become a ubiquitous part of both our …

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Stretching – An Important Habit

The habit for September is stretching.  Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine.  Many common injuries are caused by muscles that are tight and not flexible.  After talking to Dr. Tim, Dr Vijay and Aaron, we came up with a list of three of their favorites: Dr Tim Dr. Tim is a big …

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Greens for the Greenhorn…

Fresh Kale for Chips

When I read Dr. Tim’s post, Eat Your Greens, last month, it got me thinking about how I finally learned to cook with greens.  For the past ten years, we have belong to a CSA (a program where you receive your veggies directly from a farmer and skip the middle man).  Greens make up a huge …

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7 Great Summer Drinks

Summer Shrub Recipes

No Soda?  What to Drink? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about kicking the soda habit. Having not had soda for so many years, aside from the occasional Izzy or ginger beer (a really gingery ginger ale), I have don’t find most commercial soft drinks appealing. However, there is always the lure of something …

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Kick the Soda Habit!!

Giving Up Soda, Once and For All by Jolie Patel, (the doctor’s wife, writing about health care with a family perspective) I can’t remember exactly  when I stopped drinking soda, but it was sometime in the late 1990’s.  I was a faculty member at a community college and taught a course on college success strategies   When …

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