It’s Dec. 26 in Iowa and it feels like living in the Southwest or Northern California. 50 degrees, sunshine, a spot of rain in the forecast, but no snow or sub-zero temperatures in sight. What the heck is going on here?
Well for one, more people are going to be getting a lot more fresh [...]
Hopefully, you’re enjoying some great holiday food. But don’t overdo the sugar. I don’t want to be a killjoy (as I am writing this I’m eating a bag of nuts mixed with chocolate-covered raisins). However, processed sugar, as we all know, it is hard to avoid and if we could just get a handle on [...]
My family has some long plane rides coming up, and we all know that being on a plane can be hazardous to your health. The Wall StreetJournal highlighted some stats this week on plane travel and illness. Among the most surprising to me:
“One well-known study in 1979 found that when a plane [...]
I just started some volunteer work at a food bank warehouse in town. I help out a few hours a month prepping food shipments to food pantries around the metro area. I’m glad to do it and I want to do it because: A) It gets me out of the office for a spell; B) [...]
I’ve read about something similar to this news clip from CBS News. The idea that simply reading about or seeing someone who is sick actually can stimulate immune cell activity within the the viewer or reader. Take a look at the clip below.
And after you’re done, here’s some more discussion on the research.
So what can happen when the holidays come around and you:
take in more alcohol than usual? don’t drink enough water? don’t eat real healthy? don’t get enough sleep? go running about outside in dry, cold weather?
Well, besides putting on a few extra pounds and maybe exposing yourself to a bout of winter crud, [...]
Holiday time is approaching and the sugary snacks are popping out. Hello tooth decay, right? Well, turns out that may not be the biggest dental problem we need to watch out for. Periodontitis is one of the most common causes of tooth loss worldwide. An estimated 53 million American adults have the condition, approximately 2 [...]
Maybe one of the most direct and important benefits of a balanced, healthy immune system is how it may help mitigate and lessen the lost productivity that happens when someone comes down with the winter crud and misses a lot of work or school class time. Getting waylaid by a winter bug can put you behind [...]