Health and Wellness

Are We Experiencing an Epidemic of Vicarious Violence? Tired of Frivolous Dehumanization?

4 Ways to Put Dignity Back in Your Family’s Day

Three Simple Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better Tomorrow

“You put forth immense effort to try to haul yourself around and not only does it wear you out, it’s frustrating and you don’t get far.” King is a chiropractor and doctor of naturopathy specializing in homeopathic remedies, and author of The Healing Revolution (www.kingbio.com ).

Death by Calcium: Eight Myths That Could Cost You Your Life

“Yes, calcium is essential for bodily function, but as many non-mainstream healthcare practitioners have long known, there’s a real and grave danger in pumping excessive amounts of it into our bodies,” says Dr. Levy, author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements (MedFox Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-615-88960-3, $29.95, www.deathbycalcium.com). “Believe it or not, most of the adult population has no need for significant calcium intake, and that need rapidly decreases with age.”

Does Your Face Reveal Your True Feelings?

Physician Shares 3 Ways It Can Lie About Us

Silver Sneakers Seeking Inspiring Fitness Stories

SilverSneakers is excited to introduce a new social media element to this year’s awards program. From the nominations, 10 honorees will be selected to share their inspirational stories on the SilverSneakers Facebook page. The 10 honorees symbolize the 10 years the award has been honoring inspirational SilverSneakers members. It will then be up to the Facebook community to vote and select the national award recipient and four finalists. Online voting will take place throughout the month of August and the winner and finalists will be announced in September.

Got a Headache? You’re Not Alone

Neurologist & Mind-Body Doc Shares Natural Migraine Prevention Tips

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

“Despite the immense scope of the problem, very little is spent on research to find better ways to manage pain. Chronic pain has become a disease in its own right for many patients,” says Komanchuk, a retired schoolteacher who now works as an educational writer and public relations assistant with Joy of Healing, an alternative healing modality.

Why Newly Proposed Nutrition Labels are Good* (with emphasis on the asterisk)

Physician-Chef Points Out the Pros, Cons of 3 Suggested Changes

Eight Simple Stressbusters for Tax Season and Every Season

Before you react to the next stressful event, first take 3 deep breaths and consciously release each breath slowly. If you have more time, try a relaxation technique, such as meditation or guided imagery, before deciding how to handle the situation.

Anti-Glycation: the Next Level in the Battle Against Aging

“Antioxidants fight inflammation caused by free radicals, which are largely created from external, environmental factors such as excessive sunlight or cigarette smoke. Glycation, though, damages from the inside out.”

Why Do You Look So Tired?

“‘Bags’ are caused by fat protruding through the skin in the lower eyelid area, while Festoons, which also protrude, are primarily on the upper part of the cheek,” Dr. Scheiner says. “The two together can look like one large protrusion, but they’re separate issues.”

How to Protect Yourself Against Escalating Public Violence

For the second consecutive year, crimes including assault, robbery, theft, burglary and rape have increased, according to a recent National Crime Victimization Survey published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The two-year ascension ends a two-decade decline. Violent crimes surged the most – by 15 percent. Perhaps more disturbing, however, is how creative brutality and aggression have become, says Timothy Dimoff, one of the nation’s leading voices in personal and corporate security.

Couple’s Medical Odyssey Provides Cautionary Tale for All

“Patients and their loved ones cannot blindly turn themselves over to this massive, technology-based system and trust that it will care – or take care of them,” says Barash, who adds that she had always expected much more from America’s medical system. “We did experience some wonderful health-care professionals – brilliant, compassionate and helpful doctors and nurses – but they were not the rule. I learned a great deal from our experience, and with so many people now gaining access to health care, I want others to benefit from what I’ve learned.

Water: An Emergency Essential

Don’t forget water as part of your emergency kit.

Tips for Indulging Your Taste Buds While on a Diet

Healthy eating: Plan meals that are higher in lean protein and lower in simple carbohydrates. This will help you avoid a sugar spike that will leave you feeling hungry soon afterward. It also stabilizes your insulin levels, and protein foods are the most satiating. If you are satisfied after you eat, you will be less likely to snack later. Some great high-protein choices include turkey or chicken breast, pork loin chop, tuna and salmon and whey protein shakes. Avoid foods high in simple carbs, such as syrups, soft drinks and jams.