Tag Archives: depression
SUCCESSFUL “DIETING” FOR WEIGHT LOSS
As a physician who provided nutritional guidance for my patients, I learned over time what it took to help them succeed on their journey to weight loss. It was clear that those focusing predominantly on the scale would unlikely succeed at losing weight and/or MAINTAINING weight loss. I began noticing a pattern emerging that demonstrated […]
STOP CALLING IT “HIDDEN” SUGAR!
The World Health Organization (WHO) provided a document supplied by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) entitled, “Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005–2010.” In this document, it was determined that the maximum daily consumption of added sugar should not exceed: 25 grams or 6 teaspoons per day. (REFERENCE: Consumption of Added Sugars Among […]
“I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME”
Harry Chapin wrote a song called, “Cats In The Cradle” in 1974. It described a father and son’s relationship from birth to old age. The song revealed a precious void in their loving relationship called TIME. The one recurring theme across all socioeconomic groups, genders, races, and religions is the lack of time. This excuse […]
ARE YOU BORED WITH LIFE?
BEFORE PICTURE . The “CURE” to boredom isn’t LOOKING FOR YOU! YOU have to determine the path you’re following isn’t going to magically alter on its own. We all feel sorry for ourselves at some point in time. Self lamenting is part of human behavior and necessary TO A POINT. Once that point is exceeded, […]
S.A.D. IS REALLY SAD
Many of us have seen the acronym S.A.D. As you’re reading this you probably have already thought about a phrase of words this acronym represents. What I’ll bet you didn’t realize is there are HUNDREDS of different phrases in health and other fields associated with S.A.D. Does you BRAIN take you down the path of […]
If just for a moment I asked you to be honest with YOURSELF, how would you respond (emotionally and rationally) to the following questions? How often do I think about my NEEDS vs. how often do I think about my WANTS? How often do I think about whether I LIKE or DISLIKE the person I’ve […]
Fear, failure, and loser are just a few words associated with making mistakes. Certainly, the associative properties of these words don’t elevate self esteem, but our own misperceptions often lead to the damaging emotions that result from making mistakes. There is a big difference between trying something new and intentionally doing something wrong. Mistakes may […]
HOLIDAYS: A CAUSE OF CELEBRATION OR DEPRESSION?
Holidays are an inevitable part of all our lives. How we approach them determines whether they bring joy or sadness or both. Following the same path from year to year is likely to create the same outcome from an emotional perspective, so I thought I would provide some suggestions to “shake things up” to offer […]
FREEDOM FROM FOOD
If the ONLY thing I took away from you was processed foods, fast foods, poor quality restaurant foods, and any other food void of real nutritional value, how happy and fulfilling would your life be? I pose this question, because I believe people place more value and importance on unhealthy eating than they do on […]
Are Drugs Designed To Cure
Although I was born in 1959, my memories of childhood began in 1964. During these years, the “establishment” was constantly under fire. The war in Vietnam had begun nine years earlier. The “hippies” rebelled against traditional standards and values. A cultural revolution was underway attempting to change our thinking and our actions. During this time,the major health care problems […]
Breaking Free From Our Self Imposed Prison
We awaken, we stretch, we check the alarm clock, we get up, we start the day. We don’t think about this process. It’s just something we take for granted over our lifetime. Our imperatives change as we age. Children worry about school. adolescents worry about friends and popularity, young adults worry about career choices, adults […]
IS STRESS REALLY THAT DANGEROUS?
Stress is a two edge sword. In times of crisis, stress hormones are released creating a “fight or flight” response enabling people to perform super-human tasks. These hormones have made it possible for people to lift cars off babies and animals. However, when these hormones are continuously released they can destroy the human body. According […]
HOW TO MAXIMIZE LIVING (with Reduced Stress and increased Happiness)
Most of us are so busy taking care of life’s daily responsibilities, we generally don’t think about the steps needed to maximize quality living. We create daily patterns of living attempting to accomplish essential tasks. These patterns have a tendency to develop as a RESULT of these tasks rather than an implemented STRATEGY. We tend […]
SELLING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WITH TV COMMERCIALS
This commercial is only 42 seconds. Please watch it before reading the article. Since the average American watches over 6 hours of TV on a daily basis, it makes sense for large corporations to advertise their products on TV. Those with the most convincing ads will gain the support and spending dollars of the consumer. This is […]
IS YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CAUSING YOUR HEALTH ISSUES?
What percentage of Americans take at least 1 prescription medication? Would you be surprised if I told you the number was 70%. Naturally, lifestyle (in many cases) leads to a diagnosis that is treated using pharmaceutical agents. It is important to emphasize the word “TREATED”, because most of the conditions are never cured. We have become […]
CAN DEPRESSION BE THE RESULT OF “STARVATION?”
According to the National Institute of Mental Health: In 2012, an estimated 16 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.This represented 6.9 percent of all U.S. adults. This is a serious health problem that is commonly undiagnosed and untreated. Once a diagnosis […]