A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.
This article first appeared on GurdeepPandher.com Although there are regions where food scarcity is a seemingly insurmountable problem, causing peopl...
The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.
Loving self-care is never about controlling others or avoiding our own feelings. Being a loving advocate for ourselves is about taking the action -- guided by our Higher Power -- that brings about deep inner peace and joy.
With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...
Even for someone who spends as much time in the diet war trenches as I do, the barrage of the past week has been noteworthy for its intensity, and its implications -- both exceptionally hopeful, and dire.<
When we create conditions that help the child's brain perceive differences better, the brain gets new information with which the child can then make sense of herself, of her experiences, and of the world around her. When you do this, you are connecting with your child. She begins to get out of her fog and can begin to connect more with you.
As the most visible castles on the most prominent hills of what we call, rightly or wrongly, our "health care" system, hospitals are ineluctably caught up in our notions of what both health and care should mean, and do.
Have you ever tried to reassure yourself about something that you are stressed over but the stress didn't go away? Have you ever practiced affirmations over and over, only to find yourself still feeling badly? Have you wondered why the affirmations and self-reassurance often don't work?
You still absolutely must quit the nasty habit of smoking, but feeling and looking younger for a long time depends on a few more easy tricks you can do during the day.
Is the majority of our population truly incapable of getting off the couch, or have we been miseducated on how to best incorporate exercise when looking to shed pounds?
Maybe, at best, we would try the first a few times, find that it involved some effort, and then abandon it, waiting for the next idea to deliver the magic. Guess the results.
We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth is, you're doing it wrong.
Those trying to have their side of beef and eat it, too, often talk about narrowing the gap between modern meat, and the kind of meat we "should" all eat. Pure meat. Ethically raised, free to range, well fed, organic, and all that.
We're taught from inception that excuses are OK. We've debunked the most common excuses people make to NOT take care of themselves, and now know that it's an absolute necessity to set aside time for ourselves, as well as the others in our lives.
The practical application is compelling. Regular exercise can act as a "stress buffer" improving our resistance to stressful situations and reducing chronic stress. Exercising just a few times a week appears to be a powerful way to improve the health and resilience of our body and mind.
How often do you feel sad, alone and empty inside? How often do you feel anxious, depressed, hopeless, angry or hurt? These are the feelings we experi...
First confession... I ain't a guru. And, if you come across a teacher who says they are, there is a high probability that you need to hightail it outta there.
The truth about saturated fat is not unsettled. What is unsettled is: Can we handle the truth?
Here are the seven key changes I would make if I could go back in time and hit the 'reset' button: