As humans, we're extremely visual creatures, so as you look upon the joyous gathering of friends and family prior to feasting, consider taking a moment to give thanks for your healthy eyesight as well.
Nicotine addiction is a tough battle and often takes multiple quit attempts until you finally quit for good. In observance of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which takes place today, here are the top 10 steps you can take to quit.
Today, people talk freely about their adrenal glands being shot or fatigued, and there is growing industry of supplements called adrenal tonics. Meanwhile, conventional doctors claim there is no such thing as adrenal fatigue.
Ebola has taught us that our value system needs a shot in the arm. The real villain is not a virus or microbe, it is when good policies, well thought-out, are not funded or followed through.
Technology advances have allowed for walking after bunion surgery despite bunion size, though the early walking program has to fit for both the patient and the surgeon.
It's shrinking the cancer, but it's also shrinking my sense of who I am and definitely who I used to be. I was very active before cancer, and now I need to rest after going to the grocery store.
It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."
While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.
When something as tragic as suicide happens in your life, it's as if you now have a huge, heavy weight on your shoulders. Over time, the weight may not get lighter, but your shoulders get stronger.
As a breast cancer survivor and a parent who cared for child in long term medical care, I enjoy spending time with other survivors and caregivers.
When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?
We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.
The relationship between depression and anxiety is not just a one-way street. Having an anxiety disorder is the single most significant predictor that a person will develop depression.
I have a friend who has lung cancer -- the "good," slow-growing kind. His doctors have been less kind than the cancer. They keep screwing up in ways that seem likely to kill my friend before his cancer does.
Go back to the basics of eating healthy whole foods but in a way that works for you. The best diet is the one that is achievable, satisfying and sustainable for you.
Vegans can be a fussy lot, turning the most serene of hosts into a bundle of nerves wondering how to put on a great party without offending someone's sensibilities. Vegans don't want to be relegated to the buffet table where they try to scrape together a meal from side dishes. Like everyone else at the feast, vegans would love to enjoy a hearty, fulfilling... and filling meal that nourishes them and respects their philosophy of "do no harm."
Overeating commonly occurs when your mind is not aware that your body is being fueled. Allowing your mind and body to connect results in healthier portion control and a satisfied appetite.
I hope these "purposeful pregnancy pyramid" insights may be of use to others thinking about starting a family or those who are already pregnant. For others, perhaps this was an interesting read with elements that can be applied to other life transitions.
I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.