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Why Robin Williams’ Death is So Personal For All Of Us

With the news of Robins Williams' suicide, why are so many of us taking it personally? I always said that Julie Andrews would be the only celebrity I will weep for when she passes. Tonight I learn…

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‘Mind Over Platter’: 5 Things That Make Us Eat More Food

You know you should stop eating that pile of food on your plate but it's soooo good and it's just so hard to stop eating.  How much will you eat?  You may be surprised to learn some of the factors tha…

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Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors,…

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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…

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Can Spit Predict Heart Attacks & Cancer?

Your spit is a treasure trove of information that soon could diagnose everything from high blood pressure to cancer. What's more, saliva is so easy to collect, that someday patients will be able to…

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Why We Shouldn’t Forget About Fiber

The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt's lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller Don't Forget the Fibre in Your Diet.…

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6 Food-Cancer Connections You Need to Know

The notion of using food to prevent or delay the onset of certain ailments is centuries old -- Hippocrates himself is famous for saying "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." But, as mor…

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How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

You’re watching late night TV and you feel guilty because you know you have to rise and shine for work at 7 am.  You tell yourself all you really need is 5 or 6 hours of shut-eye. But is that enough f…

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Why You May Want a Therapy Dog When You’re Sick

A therapy dog is truly a special breed of animal. Unlike service dogs, which are used to help people with a specific disability, therapy dogs are specially trained and credentialed to provide love, su…

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3 Keys to a Better Night’s Sleep

It's harder for so many of us to get a good nights sleep in these times. There are lots of reasons why.  You probably know the statistics. Not enough sleep affects quality of life  emotional well-…

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