Category: Other Health and Wellness Topics

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Faith Healing: Do You Believe?

by Stephanie M. Edwards, MBA, PsyD (ABD) Dear Readers, The power of belief is a fascinating area of exploration, a field that bridges faith with the physiologic basis of the body’s ability to heal itself. Scientists have been captivated by two effects: the placebo effect and the nocebo […]

Applying Fractals to Determine the Structure of Optimal Health

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.” Benoit Mandelbrot on fractal geometry What follows is a […]

Liver Health

The Liver: Ways to Keep It Healthy

The liver is the most important organ in processing the macro-and micro-nutrients obtained through our diet.  With the burgeoning rates of obesity in the United States (approximately one-quarter of the population has a BMI consistent with this), cirrhosis is a complication of the extra weight. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease […]

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO Key Points: Fatigue is a syndrome that has many potential causes. An exploration into common measures in collaboration […]

Stop and Treat Your Prediabetes Using the Ketogenic Diet

Prevent and Treat Prediabetes (and Diabetes) with diet.

The COVID Pandemic Exposes Health Equity Gaps in the US

Key Points The increased incidence of COVID is associated with high-risk populations of color and with lower socioeconomic background for multiple reasons including work exposure and living situations  Increases in chronic disease conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, are found in lower socio-economic groups as well […]

3 Ingredients to Try Instead of Flavored Yogurt

An Alternative to Flavored Yogurt: Plain Greek Yogurt, Chia Seeds, and Granola This “recipe” is more of a recommendation to incorporate three wonderful ingredients into your diet: plain Greek yogurt, granola, and chia seeds. This is a great alternative to flavored yogurts from the grocery store that are […]

Your Brain on Smartphones: Is Overuse Hazardous to Your Health?

Your Brain on Smartphones:  The Neuroscience of Smartphone Addiction. Our smartphones have become a trusted “companion” for accessing vast information, keeping up with our friends and family who live away from us, and passing time. However, it is hard to realize how those minutes of checking social media […]

New Book Release: Nanna After the Stroke

Dear Members, When a loved one faces the challenges of a stroke, he or she benefits from community and family support.  Having a stroke is an isolating experience, when the usual form of communication and activity becomes impaired. A person may be only stay briefly in an acute […]

Under the Radar: The 100-plus Year History of Vegetable Oils

By Maureen Jones, RN.  Preface by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH There is a lot of truth to the adage “you are what you eat.” Our bodies take nutrients from the environment and create the building blocks that construct and maintain them.  The substances that are taken in […]

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