Monthly Archives: June 2016

OK – we’ve had children, perhaps raised children (and got them through college without killing them), have stressful jobs and lives – and, have been given little pills by our physician to help with our blood pressure. Has this always been the course of action? What did our long-lived ancestors take before the advent of […]

Dr. David Ludwig wrote an opinion piece for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) last week where he discusses new information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and it was eye-opening, and well worth considerable concern. According to the opinion piece, if you look at age-adjusted death rates for the […]

Mental / emotional toughness vs. spirituality are different, yet related. So let’s tease those out. What does mental toughness mean? My favorite definition is “a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence”. In other words – grit! What about spirituality? To me, spirituality is searching for […]

We know that Vitamin B supplementation can help cognitive decline in the elderly.  But, now it appears that also supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids can increase the effect of the B vitamins. Researchers at the Universities of Cape Town, Oslo and the United Arab Emirates looked at the effect of Omega-3 on 250 adults with […]