Breast Cancer Prevention

Don’t Procrastinate When It Comes to Breast Cancer Prevention

About one in eight women in the United States will get breast cancer as will one in every 1,000 men. However, detecting breast cancer when it’s still in an early stage can reduce the risk of death by at least 30%. September is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October…

Laugh and The World Laughs With You—Increasing Your Happiness

Plato remarked, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation.” How true. You can quickly determine whether someone can laugh easily or is too serious. Laughing at ourselves increases our approachability. Appropriate self-deprecating humor demonstrates humility. We tend to avoid…

The Science of Laughter

An article in Forbes magazine entitled “Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter is the Best Medicine” by David DiSalvo reveals that laughter is a mind-altering stimulant that benefits both mind and body. The six findings encompassed: 1) Laughter is a potent endorphin releaser inducing a euphoric high like a narcotic without…

Depression Can be Successfully Treated

Over 80% of People with Depression Can be Successfully Treated

Depression affects between 10% and 25% of American women and 5% to 12% of American men during their lifetimes. Depression is a medical illness that can impact every part of your life – from your mood to your behaviors. This week (October 1-7) is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and October…

Barbecue Cooking Safer and Healthier

10 Ways to Make Barbecue Cooking Safer and Healthier

It’s hard to believe that autumn is officially here! Many people who live in cooler climates are hurrying to squeeze in a few more barbecues before the days get too short and the nights get too cold to grill out. Since September is National Food Safety Month, I want to…

Laughter Connects Us

A wicked sense of humor delivered at unexpected moments can create spontaneous laughter in a room full of serious people. Good humor that does not diminish anyone bonds us and contributes to our sense of wellbeing. An invisible attachment is created when we laugh together. All of us can recall…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol has an important purpose in your body. It helps to make cell walls, Vitamin D, some hormones, and bile, which helps your body digest fat. It also protects nerve fibers by giving structure to myelin (the fibers’ covering). However, too much cholesterol is not a good thing. When your…

Laugh Like a Child

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh or laughed so hard you cried? As we age it appears we take life more seriously and laugh less. Dr. Robert Provine suggests that on average, a child laugh 300 times per day compared to 17-20 times for adults.…