Category: Health

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?”...

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All of Life is Chemistry

When I was chemistry student I had just one goal in mind: finishing my studies as soon as possible. Simple as it is, the other day I was walking down a hallway toward my classroom thinking about the upcoming weekend....