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by Relationships can be hard for multiple reasons, but one significant culprit is our emotions. While they seem to make life complicated, they are a natural part of communication and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. This leaves us with two choices, either let our emotions interfere with our relationships with those we love or learn how to take control of them.Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., describes emotions,...
by Aging is unavoidable, but age-related diseases and declines in physical and mental functioning may be escaped with the right actions. And taking the right actions should start when you're in your 30s, don't wait till your 60s. It's really never too late to treat your body right, but it's certainly a lot better to start as early as possible. We all want to look and feel our best at all ages and you...
by Why do we pick the wrong partners? In my practice as a clinical social worker, I meet many clients, women especially, who settle for less than they deserve because they’re desperate to be in a relationship. What is it that drives some people to believe that having someone (anyone) is better then having no one?Sometimes people who are bad for us seem exciting in a kind of dangerous way. Sometimes they...
by In my new book, "The Marriage and Relationship Junkie," I illustrate a clear picture of how relationship and marriage addiction develop and how people can change the course of the addiction in order to develop healthy, sustainable and positive relationships.One of the big issues noted in the book is the concern about the ability to connect with others online and through dating apps. For a person with...
by The vast majority of us spend hours at a desk in front of a computer every day. Even after the workday is complete, many of us go on to sit more while in a car, bus, or the subway and then again at the dinner table, and in front of the television. Even if we take time out of our busy day to engage in physical activity such as walking, biking, running or weight training, the proportion of this time...
by Mosquitoes --- they’re like little flying specks of terror that sneak up on you when you least expect it to snack on your blood. They can carry diseases, although most of the time they just leave an itchy spot on your skin for a few days. Seriously --- it itches like crazy. We’re pretty sure mosquitoes aren’t going to win any popularity contests.If you’re feeling like you are a skeeter magnet, it’s...
by INTRODUCTIONImaging (e.g., X-rays) as an area in medicine is without doubt one of the most interesting both from a scientific and a layman’s perspective. For one thing, imaging is hardly a static area of study—in fact, it is continuously being perfected, thus allowing for things that were only dreamed of years ago.First of all, imaging began as a diagnostic tool and it mainly involved X-rays. Today,...
by Ginger, one of the most popular ingredients of Asian cuisine, is an aromatic spice known for its medicinal and healing properties. It is a relative of curcumin which offers a great treatment for gastrointestinal issues. It is extremely beneficial for people following a lectin avoidance diet.It is known to possess various anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties making it an...
by What DOES gluten free mean?The term, gluten free is thrown around quite a bit. What it doesn’t mean is that a food or product is completely free of all gluten. It is almost free of all gluten. Confusing isn’t it?For some people though, a product must be near gluten free, because even trace amounts can be damaging to their bodies, causing pain for a few hours to a few days. Don’t have Celiac? Think...
by In the early 1980s, researchers at UCLA, funded by a caring dad, did an intestinal permeability (leaky gut) study. They found that people with Crohn's disease and their parents had double the intestinal leakiness of control subjects.A leaky gut is like a leaky bucket -- not very good at its job. This study was the first to suggest that leaky gut syndrome might be part of the development of Crohn’s...
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