Make Resolutions That Don’t Suck And Won’t Fail!

Well, we’ve reached the end of another year. Heck, it’s the end of a decade! Think back over the last year, two or even five years. Of all the “resolutions” you made, how many have you really kept? If the answer makes you a little depressed, that’s okay. Virtually every human on the planet who… Continue reading Make Resolutions That Don’t Suck And Won’t Fail!

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Exercise Progression and Athlete Mastery

Strength and conditioning coaches and fitness trainers love to talk about progressions. Let’s face it, there are numerous progressions for just about any exercise or activity you can think of. What’s the next progression for the exercises you’re currently using or doing? Are your progressions practical and context-specific or are they progressions for the sake… Continue reading Exercise Progression and Athlete Mastery

Pregnant And Obese? Your Son’s IQ And Development Will Suffer

We all want to give our children every advantage in life. Good health is crucial. We want our children to grow up strong and healthy. Positive emotional health is important, too. We want them to be well-adjusted and ready to take on the challenges of life. Of course, when it comes to taking on life’s… Continue reading Pregnant And Obese? Your Son’s IQ And Development Will Suffer

Cannabis Use May Cause Structural Changes In The Heart

Are you a regular user of cannabis? Whether it’s for claimed medical benefits (which won’t be argued here) or recreational use, marijuana, or cannabis, is rapidly becoming mainstreamed. Here in the States, the rush to legalize, commercialize and, of course, tax marijuana use is nothing short of mad. One might argue that with a federal… Continue reading Cannabis Use May Cause Structural Changes In The Heart

Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Let’s face the cold, hard facts for a moment. During the holiday season, Americans put on weight. Sure, not every American, but enough so that the average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds. Forget stocking stuffers, it seems like we’re the ones getting stuffed! I wrote about this phenomenon, as well as some ways… Continue reading Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Get Your Kid A Dog And Reduce Their Schizophrenia Risk As Adults

Sometime during the Last Glacial Maximum, or period when ice sheets covered most of North America, Europe and Asia, man got a great idea. He realized that it was cold, really dry and that food was getting harder to come by. He was competing with other animals for that food and he was freezing his… Continue reading Get Your Kid A Dog And Reduce Their Schizophrenia Risk As Adults

Your Christmas Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis

I don’t know about you, but each Christmas brings the same discussion about trees to my house. It revolves around one important question: should we get a real tree or use an artificial tree? For the past seven or so years, I’ve deferred to my wife’s preference for real trees. Largely, I’ve not been disappointed.… Continue reading Your Christmas Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis

Do Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Genes?

Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators. Psychiatric disorders affect more than 25 percent of the population in a given year. In the largest-ever study of its kind, published in the journal… Continue reading Do Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Genes?

Mitochondria, DNA and Chemotherapy-resistant Tumors

Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set off molecular alarms when cells are exposed to stress or chemicals that can damage DNA, such as chemotherapy. The results, published online in Nature Metabolism on December 9, 2019, could… Continue reading Mitochondria, DNA and Chemotherapy-resistant Tumors

How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa’s Stunt Double

Don’t look now, but they’re baaack! No, not the terminators, the holidays! That’s right!! It’s that (most wonderful) time of the year! The time of year when we should take time to reflect, be grateful and even joyful! Of course, just about all of us are rushing to get in the attic, the garage and… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa’s Stunt Double