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.…

Living with Chronic Pain

How to Live with Chronic Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month, which was founded by the American Chronic Pain Association in 2001. Approximately 75 million people in the United States have chronic or recurrent pain. It affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons that…