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What to do when you’re feeling helpless

We’ve all been there. Something devastating happens to us …and we are helpless to change it or make it better in any way. We can’t let it go. We continue to replay it over and over, hoping somehow to feel better. But the replay never helps us feel better. It only makes us feel more pain, more helplessness, more stress. If we don’t stop the replay, that feeling of helplessness (leading to stress) can led to major physical and emotional…

You don’t need to wait for the inoculation

You can protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus right now …if you haven’t already. It’s an insight that I’ve shared with you before. Focus on doing all you can to build your healthy immune system and do whatever it takes to obtain peace of mind. With all the craziness going on around us, “peace of mind” (the absence of mental stress or anxiety) may seem nearly impossible to achieve. Yet, peace of mind is exactly what we must have in…

How to Change your True Age

It’s a fascinating topic really. If you want to know your true age, don’t look at the calendar. The calendar tells you your chronological age, but this number may be far from accurate in defining your true age. As it turns out, your true age is not a simple number but is a combination of where you stand along three dimensions. These three dimensions are your functional ages. The three functional ages represent your biological age, your psychological age, and…

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…