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The Source of Problems behind Medical Conditions

Does this title sound like a significant discovery in the field of human medicine? Is it really true that we now know the reason for medical conditions? Many contemporary research studies have revealed something very promising—something relatively new. In the past few years, science has learned more about the influence of inflammation, which is the body’s response to infection, in …

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The Brain–Gut Connection

You’ve probably heard about the brain–body connection, but have you heard about the connection between your brain and your gut? My hope is that this article will provide you with some interesting information on this subject. The brain–gut connection is a scientific principle that serves as a link between neurology, the branch of medicine studying disorders of the nervous system, …

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Facing fear of cancer

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter,  mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” –Jennifer Aniston “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” (–Franklin D. Roosevelt) Cancer runs in Linda’s family (not her real name) and she tested positive for the BRCA (BReast CAncer) 2 gene, indicating that she is at higher risk …

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Your Health is Your Business, Indeed

Do you agree with this statement, or do you believe that your health is your doctor’s business? You might say, “I’m not an MD—how can I be more knowledgeable about my health than my doctor, who has studied medicine for many years?” Well, let me tell you something: When it comes to your own body and your own health, you’re …

Achieving Good Health through Optimism

Is it possible that your health depends on your level of optimism? Yes, it is! How optimistic you are determines how healthy you are. We’ve known for many decades that you can’t separate your health from your emotions. You’ve often heard about the mind–body connection, and studies support the idea that a positive perspective can help you to live a …

Is Your Food Killing You?

Am I exaggerating with this question? I don’t think so! You don’t need to be an expert in the field of nutrition or medicine to understand how food is important for health; you just need to read some articles in the newspapers. My article is not about “good”, (vegetables, fruits, or fermented) food or “bad”, (processed or GM) foods. It …

Why Is Losing Weight So Hard to Do?

In 2000, the World Health Organization called obesity a global epidemic. By now, we all know overeating is fraught with risks. For example, The International Journal of Obesity, the American Obesity Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all state that obesity exposes us to an increased risk of developing  gallbladder disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, high …

Emotions and Health

Does the link between emotions and health exist? Am I questioning the link between emotions and health? I don’t think so. What I am discussing here is my personal view on how people regard this statement. Some people simply can’t see any link between anger, resentment, worries, anxiety, jealousy or even perfectionism, and their headache, stomachache, back pain, colds or …

We Must Love People Back to Health

(Material for this essay comes from the following sources: the book “Life 101” by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum, Life Magazine, Fall 1990, the book “Would You Believe?” by Canadian religion author Tom Harpur and the poem “The Dilemma”, authorunknown) * * * * * * * * …