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by I have noticed that more and more businesses keep a small bowl of candy in reception areas and on countertops. They are practically becoming part of the décor. The other day, while waiting for my hairstylist, a woman marched over to the obligatory bowl of candy, snatched up a fistful of candy and announced, “I need some sugar!” She was not a diabetic in distress; she was not faint from not eating....
by Silicon is atomic number 14 on the periodic table. It is a metallic-like substance and is the second most abundant element on earth after oxygen. Are you getting enough of it, though? You should, because it plays an active role in the prevention of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), insomnia, cholesterol , dementia and more...Health Benefits of Silicon A 12-week study was conducted...
by Selfishness has a negative connotation in our culture; but it’s not selfishness, it’s a lack of empathy that hurts others. While I am no Ayn Rand acolyte, I do agree with her argument in “The Virtue of Selfishness.” Taking care of oneself is not only reasonable; it is necessary – necessary for survival. But our culture has placed a judgment on taking care of oneself – as if taking care of yourself,...
by Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadlier forms of the disease, and just the suggestion of a diagnosis can be pretty scary. Despite being rare, only responsible for about 3% of cancer diagnoses, it causes nearly 7% of cancer-related deaths. It most often strikes people 65 and older, with the risk of developing it increasing as you get older. Catching it early increases survival rates though, so...
by We've all heard about how important it is to eat healthy foods in order to lose weight and to be healthy. And for women, losing and maintaining a healthy body weight can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some foods that can help give you that extra help to not only assist you in losing weight, but to also benefit your overall health, such as reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes....
by 1 in 3 people get heart disease and when they find out about it---it’s often too late. Heart disease is a mostly preventable disease and nothing stops you from taking steps to avoid or even reverse the risks right now. The following 3 tips are the best known ways you can avoid a heart attack, or worse -- death.1. Be Active, Stay Active.Maintaining an active lifestyle that includes exercising on a regular...
by Between 2000 and 2015 death from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123%. In the same period death from other major diseases in our country declined. This data point may surprise you as Alzheimer’s and related dementias today still share a common reality; they cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.After my mother’s death in 2015, I met with her geriatric psychiatrist. Our conversation transported me back...
by After being married 25 years, I’m suffering a bit from PTSD. Not necessarily from the divorce but rather from being thrown back into the dating pool! Maybe you are like me too, where finding that ideal partner has seemed like a bad joke on most days. For many, dating is a game. A competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more persons who play according to a set...
by Coffee culture surrounds us and dominates the rituals of people around the world, one pumpkin spice latté at a time. Whether it’s from your coffee pot at home, your favorite corner coffee shop, or straight from a French press at work, caffeine is used by many trying to remain productive throughout their day. However many people take it a bit too far and become full on caffeine junkies. These are the...
by Losing weight and getting healthy doesn’t have to be complex. Purge your pantry of processed food, don’t use oils and stay away from sugary snacks and drinks. My rules to better health are uncomplicated and easy to follow. No need to measure food or count calories or points. Many people who follow my advice are pleasantly surprised at how uncomplicated my ‘diet’ can be. Here are my simple rules to...
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