Lifestyle

It turns out that changing behaviors is not just about setting goals it’s about changing our consciousness and awareness. When it comes to behaviors we don’t perform too frequently, changing our attitudes can motivate change. In these cases, knowledge is definitely power. For example, you...

I recently read a journal article which both surprised and inspired me. In this Newsletter, I’d like to share the findings of some scientific studies regarding the tremendous impact of positive thinking on health. A positive outlook on life has physiological effects. Positive attitudes have been...

The average child laughs up to 400 times a day while the average adult laughs between six and eight! There are tremendous benefits to the simple act of laughing. As the psychologist Arnold Glasgow puts it: “Laughter is the tranquilizer with no side effects”. Scientists...

In the US today, 80,000 chemicals are approved for commercial use and very few have been tested for their health effects on humans and the environment. We are ALL carrying chemicals in our bodies. These chemicals have been linked to cancer; are toxic to the nervous...

We’ve all heard of the effects of air pollution and water and land pollution. If you live near an airport or have teenagers, you’ve likely experienced the effects of noise pollution. But few of us have heard of light pollution. A few days ago, I...

BPA, also known as bisphenol A, is a widely used chemical found in certain plastics and epoxy resins with which most of us come in contact on a daily basis. Recent research has shed light on concerns regarding the safety of BPA. A study funded by...

Most people think breathing is involuntary; something which is beyond control. But, we can control is how we breathe and this has a tremendous impact on health....

In last month’s newsletter, we learned about the centrality of good hydration to optimal health. Water is the ultimate beverage. The water business is a multimillion dollar industry. There are people who make a living as professional “water tasters”. There’s even a connoisseur’s guide to...

Water is an essential nutrient required for life. Humans can go without food for weeks but, without water, dehydration ends life within just a few days. About one third of our body’s weight is made up of water. Every system in the human body depends...