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by We have reached a point in our society where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to say anything without offending someone. That means a lot of us also spend time being offended. Prime example of how we choose to make life harder than it needs to be. Yes, I said “choose.” While we can’t control what others say, we can control how we respond.We live in a country of free speech, but we no longer even...
by If you are diagnosed with hypertension don’t be too quick to accept the DASH diet as a nutritional model to lower your blood pressure. This diet is not necessarily the most effective.While the DASH diet would be a marked improvement for most Americans because it includes more vegetables and fruits, fewer sweets, more whole grains and a smaller amount of oil than the typical Western diet, if you want...
by This article might offend some people, but please bear with me till the end and pay attention to the science mentioned in this article. As a therapist in practice for over 30 years I have had a lot of firsthand experience with this topic. Most people would not think that one all-nighter could lead to adultery, but science shows that even one night of missed sleep can have lasting effects on your life;...
by Were you nervous when you had to meet your partner’s mother for the first time? It can be a challenge if you’re up against pressure to gain approval, and it can be even more taxing after marriage. Moms are naturally protective of their kids, even after they’ve reached adulthood. Some mothers-in-law are simply happy that their grown offspring found someone to love and can become a true friend and ally....
by There's a hot debate brewing not just in the U.S. but all over the world about something called genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Unfortunately, some people have decided to either stay away from the issue altogether or take the much safer, less-controversial approach of defending it, in line with government and big corporation agendas--"safer," that is, than questioning or opposing what some...
by When people say - “That couple’s got chemistry!” - what exactly are they talking about? Well, they “hit it off,” or they have “much in common,” or they are “bonding,” or they’re “clicking,” or they got-it-going on “romantically!” These phrases are used frequently, but when you think about it, they are surface-statements that do not explain much about the nuts and bolts of a loving relationship. We...
by Do you feel guilty because you aren’t sticking to a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you don't feel guilty but it just nags at you. Have you made plans to change that? How do you go about making a permanent change? There is a lot of information out there (some of it conflicting) about being “healthy.” People choose to ignore and tune it out because that info overload can be overwhelming. Don't ignore this...
by Can Grief Make You Sick?The death or departure of someone we love can be traumatic. Loss hurts, and the resulting grief can be challenging.When we lose someone, we immediately feel the emotional impact. Shock, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression, and other emotions surface and can hijack us at a moment's notice. The ensuing emotional roller coaster can be unnerving and even frightening.What often gets...
by To properly function, the human body needs to make energy. The energy the body makes can come from many sources, but, for humans, the number one source of energy is food. Food does more than provide energy though. Food also gives humans proteins, vitamins, and minerals that the body uses to synthesize other materials the body needs to work. Without eating, humans would not be able to survive, so it...
by Today I'm going to be talking about one of the most basic things that we do on a daily basis, that most of us do wrong, and that's standing. Over the course of 13 years of practice, most of my patients' problems derive from what I call "foundational deficiencies." Foundational deficiencies are things that we do on a daily basis like standing, bending, lifting, driving, sleeping, cell phone use, etc....
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