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Your Legacy is Your Life Story

What’s the legacy you’ll leave when you die? No one in my family ever mentioned leaving a legacy. What a shame, what a loss to those of us who remain. Even those who left some of their written story …it was way too sketchy. They mistakenly assumed that their life story was of little value. So many questions remain. So much valuable history lost forever. “Legacy is fundamental to what it is to be human. Research shows that without a…

What you need to know about Alzheimer’s

Worldwide, there are already around 50 million people with AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) or other types of dementia. The number keeps on expanding by millions a year. These10 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2020 paint a disturbing picture of a disease that is epidemic …with no cure in sight. The good news: When the medical community declares that the disease can’t be halted or prevented, they refer to the fact that a drug has not been developed to cure AD. That’s…

Quantum Physics and You?

I did poorly in the physics class I attempted at University many, many years ago. Just a reminder, physics is the scientific study of forces such as heat, light, sound, pressure, gravity, and electricity, and the way that they affect objects. So can you understand why I just couldn’t get interested when I was 19 years old?  What did it have to do with me? Forty years later I became very interested in that branch of physics called Quantum Physics…

D3 and Me

A few years ago I had a complete blood analysis to determine the health of my blood. All levels checked out just fine except for one: vitamin D. How could I be deficient in vitamin D? The main way we get the vitamin is by exposure to sunshine, and I live in Arizona (known for having abundant sunshine). Turns out, people who live in warm sunny climates are very likely to be deficient because we avoid direct UV exposure as…

The Yin & Yang of Alcohol

Alcoholic beverage sales shot up 55% in the third week of March compared to the same time a year ago, according to Nielsen. As millions of Americans have been forced to stay home they’re drinking a lot of alcohol. It makes sense, alcohol is a totally socially accepted drug for helping us feel better in these stressful times. But just as with any drug, there are health risks. You may not think of alcohol as a drug. Even though it…

You may be sugar addicted …and not know it

Obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease and even Alzheimer’s (Type 3 Diabetes) all have links to excess refined sugar and carbohydrate consumption. Yet Americans, on average, are consuming nearly 57 pounds of added sugars (sugars that aren’t in foods naturally), per person, every year. So, why are we literally poisoning ourselves with sugar? (a) We have no idea of the amount of sugar we are consuming in our diets; (b)…

Should your physician be an MD?

Of the approximately one million licensed physicians in the United States, the vast majority—9 in 10—hold the MD (medical doctor) degree. MDs treat disease/ pain by prescribing drugs and/or surgery.  If you were looking for a primary care physician, chances are he or she will be an MD. But an increasing number of doctors now have DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine) degrees. The first school of Osteopathy was established in 1892. From their first day of freshman year, both MDs…

Healthiest and Happiest …the Secret

So, which of the following deserves the most focus for achieving our best quality of life: Happiness? Maximum health? Loving relationships? Building wealth? It’s kind of a trick question.  Of course we want it all, and a 75-year Harvard study suggests that in order to achieve our best, most fulfilling quality of life (having it all), we should focus on Loving Relationships. For 75 years, the Harvard researchers have tracked the lives of 724 men, year after year, asking about…

Love and Care for your Psoas

Over the years I’ve never thought much about my psoas muscles (pronounced SO-as), let alone cared about them.  Big mistake!  Here’s why we need to take better care of these incredible muscles: They are the primary connectors between your torso and your legs.  They affect your posture and help to stabilize your spine.  A tight psoas will cause back pain, neck pain and various other issues, like chronic constipation. The psoas is the only flexor muscle connecting to the diaphragmatic…

Searching for The One

For nearly all my life, certainly since teen years, I’ve been on a quest to find “The One”.  You know, that very special someone who has all the right qualities, who would adore me as much as I adored her, and who would make me happy for the rest of my life.  Often this is referred to as the search for our “Soulmate”, suggesting that there’s only one person who we are meant to spend our life with. Why is…