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The Link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Health in Adulthood

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest public health studies to examine the relationship between exposure to trauma and neglect in childhood and health across the lifespan. The study began in the mid-1990’s as a collaboration between the … Continue reading

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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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