Tag Archives: stress

THE “NEED TO EXPERIENCE”

The Chinese finger trap is designed to prevent escape. When a finger on each hand is inserted inside this apparatus and pulled in opposite directions, this devise traps both fingers making escape very difficult. If we showed this finger trap to people and explained just how difficult it would be to free their fingers once […]

Understanding Our Naive Fear Of Disease

Why shaking hands is out at the Olympics? “Olympians are told to fist-bump, not shake hands, to prevent the spread of norovirus.” Let’s begin this post by excluding the obvious…when skiers are wearing mittens, how does “fist bumping” offer greater protection from bacterial or viral infections than shaking hands? Clearly it doesn’t, but consumers would […]

YOUR PERCEPTION vs. YOUR REALITY

When you take a look at the following pictures, does your mind associate these pictures with certain assumptions? Do you associate the pictures on the left with: success financial wealth happiness “living the dream” What adjectives would you use to describe the pictures on the right? ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ . Now, let’s assume these […]

OVERWEIGHT MODELS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE

As a caring physician, it is painful to witness the increasing number of models claiming their substantial weight gain (to the point of overweight and/or obesity) has produced a healthier happier person. In the United States, our rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease and stroke have proven to be associated with unhealthy weight gain. As […]

Do You Want To Know THE ANSWER?

Do You Want To Know THE ANSWER to FINANCIAL SECURITY? Then answer the following question: Which of the following choices helps a person achieve financial security? (a) Saving money (b) Paying credit cards off in full each month (c)Buying an education that helps you qualify for a profession and/or career that produces financial independence (d) […]

SIMPLIFYING THE COMPLEXITY OF HEALTH

In this picture we see a typical house. There is nothing unusual about it. It appears capable of providing safe shelter to a typical family. What if I told you the following picture was taken the next day? It clearly demonstrates that structural issues existed prior to the resulting damage to this house. Do you […]

SYNERGISM: The Path To Good Health Or Disease

Most of us view the concept of Good Health and Disease in simple terms. Good Health is viewed as a state of existence without symptoms or where symptoms exist without interfering with quality of life or function. Disease or “ill health” is viewed as a situation where symptoms directly interfere with quality of life and/or […]