Not getting enough sleep has been linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, stroke and heart attack. Lack of sleep has also been linked to loss of memory and decline in cognitive functioning. Now we're being told that getting enough sleep can help prevent disease. In a 2008 study, for …
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Although what constitutes health will always be up for debate, the pursuit of happiness is universal and part of our highest aspirations. Research projects about happiness are just about as ongoing. Someone somewhere is coming up with a study that says this or that about happiness. One of the more interesting findings in …
In my last post I gave you my perspective of the mind-body connection. Now I'd like to learn what you think about our brains and our bodies. There seems to be ongoing research proving the idea that thoughts and emotions have a powerful influence on our physical health. Research shows that the brain can release …
There is so much information everywhere about eating the right way, eating the right foods, mindless eating, dieting, more dieting and more dieting. It probably seems ridiculous that I'm writing about dietary imbalance; but I am.
Early warning signs and other symptoms of a stroke were described in my previous post . In this post I'm going to describe several risk factors that threaten the arteries and what you can do to reduce those risks. Clots and clotting that cause blockages in one or both carotid arteries, the large vessels in …
I was surprised to find out last month that there’s a National Headache Week that takes place the beginning of June. I mean like – who wants to celebrate getting a headache? The June week is actually an ‘awareness week’, something like breast cancer awareness. It’s during that time that organizations, such as the National …
Our power went out on Sunday, June 8. It did not go back on until Friday, June 13. We were one of the 200,000 plus people who lost electricity in Michigan because of a severe thunderstorm and winds gusting to 80 mph. Those 6 days seem insignificant when I look at the news about the …
Smaller food portions, an active lifestyle, and moderate drinking (especially of dark red wine) are keys to living longer and healthier. So says Dan Buettner, author of the new book, The Blue Zones. "If someone tells you they have a pill or hormone, You’re about to lose money," writes Buettner.