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Twenty Fifteen

I’ve dedicated years to improving myself, Torn through book after book on shelf after shelf I long to live better and deftly unfetter Those who fall victim to the charlatan: Wealth I’ve split my mind open with hopes to imbibe The customs and culture of each present-day tribe So at […]

Are Microwaves Safe?

The microwave has become a very popular kitchen appliance since its development in the mid-twentieth century.  But are microwaves safe?  The convenience the microwave offers seems to trump this concern, as it gains popularity among those who are super busy and don’t have time to cook or heat food up […]

Optimism and Stress – LOTs of Positivity

In  my last article, I discussed how stress causes illness in otherwise healthy individuals.  With this in mind, I’m going to touch on optimism and stress and how an optimistic nature or disposition can enable individuals to cope with stress effectively, thereby directly decreasing their risk of illness.[1][2] Below are items from […]

Stress and Illness – Don’t Worry, Be Healthy

Stress.  For me, that word conjures images of 6th grade dances and 11th grade finals to the forefront of my mind.  And while stress manifests itself in various shapes and forms, this emotional stress is one to which most people can relate.  Sleeping through your alarm, getting pulled over, missing […]

Vitamins and Minerals Part V: Skin and Bones

Skin and bones are supported greatly by the vitamin and minerals in this article.  You are what you eat, but you’re also so much more than skin and bones! In the first four installments of this series, I covered B-complex Vitamins, Vitamin C and the Fatties, Electrolytes, and Trace Metals, respectively.  In this fifth and […]

Dangers of Dehydration–Ubiquitous or Overblown?

When it comes to water intake, we are constantly (quite ironically) inundated by the health mainstream with the importance of water and the dangers of dehydration.  We are advised to drink at least 8 8-ounce glasses (1.89 L) of water a day (sometimes more) and that if our urine is […]

Vitamins and Minerals Part IV: Major Trace Metals

In the first three installments of this series, I covered B-complex Vitamins, Vitamin C and the Fatties, and Electrolytes, respectively.  In part IV, I’m going to focus on three essential trace metals: copper, iron, and zinc.  Unlike certain nutrients, these trace minerals cannot be produced, or synthesized, in the body. […]