Winter is a misunderstood season. The holiday frenzy and new year often obscure the best winter has to offer -- a season of inward reflection, comfort foods and lots of sleep. Adjusting with the seasons is essential to functioning your best, but winter presents a challenge for many of us. Below are a few tips to consider, but my main point is this: live seasonally. Winter is a time to reflect, rest and slow down.
The SNA's sorry love affair with Big Food and Beverage, and their deep pockets, is one of the sadder spectacles we've seen recently. Even sadder is that it continues, full steam ahead, at the expense of our children's health.
Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.
The natural reaction to "is that gluten-free?" is generally to look at the ingredients, not to think beyond the box about how it's cooked or where the food is manufactured/grown.
Why can't we offer dignity to those that know they are dying, that know that they will die in excruciating pain and will spend their last days suffering? Why can't we respect the wishes of those who want to exit gracefully, respectfully, surrounded by those they love?
Healthy travel food options will always present more of a challenge than cooking at home, but a little creativity coupled with pre-planning can make on-the-go eating simple and stress-free.
For all the hardships that life throws at us, I have always felt that life keeps living. Perhaps not in the same form or in a way that is recognizable. But life keeps pulsing under everything.
Before we even meet them, we have already planned their details and we have already seen their faces and we have already embraced them, alive. And then they are gone, and they will never sit in our car or sleep in that bed or look at the walls of that room we decorated with them in mind.
As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. Here's some health advice that you should think twice about.
Here is a brief but in-depth overview of the current research on soy and health. We conclude that moderate amounts of soy, primarily whole, minimally-processed or fermented soy foods are safe and can be a valuable part of a low-fat, vegetarian diet.
I was a little over a year sober when I really started the dating thing. I was confident with my sobriety, the person I was becoming, and thought for the first time in years that I may actually have something positive to offer to a relationship. But why was dating so uncomfortable?
Perhaps "surviving cancer" doesn't sound as exciting and rousing as "beating cancer," but the latter implies that those who've died lost. Like they did something wrong.
Sean's words weren't lengthy or profound, but they made me realize that my life mattered to other people; his words gave me hope to move forward in my life.
Life before cancer was full of details and memories. Life after cancer is full of moments. Especially, the in between moments, where the true gift of being present and awake is always available to us. No invitation needed.
Our society does a good job of saddling suicide with stigma. In an effort to make sense of it, perhaps, we label the person who ended his or her life. He was selfish. She was crazy. They took the easy way out. These sorts of things couldn't happen to us. Statistics say otherwise.
My desire is to never lose that ability, that I never admit defeat, or become another name on the list of those who've lost the war on their minds. I hope that, as time goes on, and if the setbacks continue to occur, I seek not an exit but a welcome embrace. Until it is over, for better or worse, I will continue to chronicle my struggles, making them public in an effort to let you know you are not alone.
An ambulance ride to their local hospital was followed by a medical helicopter flight to Boston Children's Hospital, where Joseph received the majority of his care. Gina took the chopper; Rob made the longest one-hour drive of his life.
Yes, psychiatric problems can be difficult for the mental health consumer, but the consumer does not experience their symptoms in a vacuum. Their loved ones, family (spouses, children, extended family) and friends, are also impacted.
In my nearly three decades working as a nutrition and fitness professional, I've heard them all. While they often begin as logical and innocuous, "I'll start Monday" and numerous other overused cliches stall fat loss and inhibit us from reaching our full potential. Any of these seven self-sabotaging sayings sound familiar?