Month: August 2008

Elderly Depression

Unlike what most people say, depression among the elderly is not a normal thing. It is not a normal part of aging-in fact; it is a medical condition in any age that should receive adequate treatment. Studies have shown that if depression is untreated it could lead to an increased risk of elderly suicide — […]

Take Charge of Your Health & Happiness

Are you visiting your doctor in order to turn responsibility for your health and happiness over to him or her?  This is a mistake, you are in charge.  Doctors should provide you with information to help you make informed choices about your health but ultimately you are responsible for your care and the treatments you […]

Lose the Clutter and Lose Weight

Organizing your kitchen can be your first step to weight loss….Here is how I got there:

Take a few minutes to stretch.

I am probably a lot like you, sitting for way too many hours in front of the computer every day.   Are you losing flexibility in your body and joints that you used to take for granted?   Some days  I feel like my shoulders are  up around my ears from tension and stress.   […]

FEAR – Harmful to your Health

There is healthy fear that stops you from doing something dangerous and there is healthy worry that sends you to the doctor’s office to examine symptoms you may be experiencing.  But when fear and worry start negatively impacting your choices and causing your body real physical harm you need to take action, your health and […]

Menopause: Symptoms and Solutions

With today’s life expectancy you have a lot of great years ahead of you after menopause.  Menopause is not a change to be dreaded it is just a change in your bodies hormones that presents some challenges but today there are lots of solutions to managing those changes.

Is Your Sunscreen Harming Your Health?

Some of you are still looking forward to a late summer or fall vacation.  And it is quite possible that you are going to need some sunscreen where you are going.  Before you decide what sunscreen to slather on you may want to look at the recommendations by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Attitude and Aging

Thankfully, researchers are finally beginning to understand and accept the link between mind and body.  Even though the physiological make up of emotions themselves have not yet been identified, some researchers suspect that a small portion of the brain called the insular cortex may be the key.

Crohn’s Disease Overview

700,000 Americans are diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Crohn’s disease is an inflammation of the digestive tract.  Most often the inflammation is in the lower part of the small intestine and spreads deep through multiple layers of the intestinal wall.  However, any area of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum may be affected.