Tag Archives: Health

The Lethality of Loneliness

Below is an excellent article from www.newrepublic.com called “The Lethality of Loneliness:  We now know how it can ravage our body and brain.”  There is more and more evidence of our biologically-based need for connection and intimacy with others.  Here’s … Continue reading

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What Does It Feel Like to Have a Stroke?

Most of us take our minds and bodies for granted.  So did Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (http://drjilltaylor.com/about.html), a Harvard trained neuroanatomist…until she suddenly suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1996.  Listen to the fascinating story of how this brain scientist describes her … Continue reading

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Food Rules

I just finished reading Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Pollan discusses how the Western diet is linked to soaring rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  Pollan makes the point that eating well has become complicated because … Continue reading

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Kick the Soda Habit

You may have noticed lately that there is more mention of “sugar-sweetened beverages” (e.g., soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks) and their link to health problems.  Some interesting tidbits I’ve learned lately about sugary drinks: 1.  People who drink just one … Continue reading

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