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) * * * * * * * * …

Have you lost your drive because you’re out of gas?

“Help! There’s a lot I’d like to do, but I’ve run out of gas. What can I do?” Lack of energy or exhaustion is a problem that is holding many people back. Energy is the fuel that powers our drive to get things done; constant bouts of exhaustion are the brakes that bring our progress to a halt. So, much …

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. What do you expect a young student to think about? As I said, I was walking toward the classroom for …