Lifestyle

Dr Tal Ben-Shachar is a world renowned expert in the science of happiness. He is the professor of the most popular course ever at Harvard. He has a fascinating definition of Happiness which includes 5 elements with the acronym “SPIRE”. S: Spiritual Wellbeing: This is...

Summer time! We’re hiking and picnicking! And, we’re exposed to ticks! The blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the main carrier of Lyme in our region. In its nymph phase, which predominates in the summer, it can be as small as a poppyseed. Why the worry? A 2018...

I often speak with my patients about the fundamentals of health: nutrition; sleep; exercise; stress management; and a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in life. While these are controllable factors that have a huge effect on our health, there is also another important factor:...

Flu season in upon us and it is anticipated to be a bad one! Per CNN Health News: "Last year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu". Interestingly,...

What Happens in the Sun? When light hits the skin, it creates free radicals that attach themselves to important cellular proteins and DNA, ultimately causing collagen damage. When skin darkens or turns red, it means that there has been an inflammatory response at the cellular level....

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are on the rise and research suggests that changes in the brain which are associated with declines in memory can begin up to three decades prior to the first signs of memory problems! That means working to protect...

In the next couple of newsletters, I’m going to focus on “First Aid Kits” for different systems. We’ll cover a few key remedies to have on hand at home to help address common issues. I’ll start today with your First Aid Kit for Skin. We’ll talk...