The Health Benefits of Laughter

Health Benefits of Laughter and how it effects our stress levels will be main focus in this article. Can we become healthy because we are of good humor and quick to laugh or do we get sick because we lose our sense of humor and ability to laugh? Of course the question itself is too… Read More

BMI is more than Weight and Height

What is Your Body Mass Index? Why don't they call the BMI (Body Mass Index) the "Body Weight Index"? As I recall from my basic physics class, matter is anything that has weight and occupies space. Mass is another scientific word that gets to the heart of HOW MUCH matter occupies a given space. Weight… Read More

Obesity in America to Threaten Our Future

Obesity and Health Regarding obesity and health, it has been said that the United States is the most over-fed and under-nourished country in the world. Is that a valid indictment? Well we can collect an awful lot of circumstantial evidence by sitting on a bench in the mall and doing a little people watching. Certainly… Read More

The Science of Sleep

The science of sleep raises one of the most complex issues of Neuroscience; namely what it means to be awake or asleep. Since neurology approaches the science of sleep as an altered state of awareness, let’s see what the research has contributed to our understanding of sleep. Without doubt, our brain structure is extremely complex… Read More

Stages of Sleep

Before the discovery of sleep stages, scientists thought that sleep was just a continuous state of unconsciousness from dusk to dawn. The discovery that sleep progressed in stages was one of those accidental occurrences. A doctor observed that at certain times, the eyes of sleeping babies would exhibit movement; sometimes a slow, rolling movement; at… Read More

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

How Much Sleep Do Adults Need? A large amount of research by professionals who study these things, show that men need between seven and eight hours of sleep and women, a bit less, at six to seven hours. That six to seven hours for women refers to adult and/or elderly women. How Much Sleep Do… Read More

How to Sleep Better?

The Healthy Sleep Environment Environment matters and it's really simple. The bedroom is not your office, not your TV room, not your dining room or your reading room. For good healthy sleep, the bedroom is reserved for just two things and the first is sleep. I can't remember what the second one is. So take… Read More

Sleep Disorders

You are probably aware, if not experiencing, a few of the more common sleep disorders. After all, in the hectic, toxic, stress-filled world that we inhabit, sleep disorders are quite common. They range from a fairly innocuous insomnia where we just have trouble falling asleep or can't seem to stay asleep and keep waking up… Read More

Sleep Well for Your Quality of Life and Health

Ever thought about what happens in our bodies and minds that make us sleepy, makes it hard to keep our eyes open, hard to focus, hard to think, just want to lie down, so tired, just let me sleep? And what is it about sleep that restores us; awakened refreshed, alert and ready for another… Read More

How to reduce stress in our lives

Stress is harmful, it degrades our health, damages our hearts, and shortens life. There is no doubt that stress and health are linked. In 1967, two psychiatrists, Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, conducted a study of 5000 patient's medical records to determine the extent that stress and health problems are a cause and effect. There… Read More

How to live a healthy lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle Tips If a healthy lifestyle is our goal, we are what we eat, we are just as much the result of what we do. Consider personality type. Are you a type A that stresses out over everything or do you chill and take things in stride? A healthy lifestyle depends on the latter.… Read More

Farm Chemicals Effects on Our Health

Farm chemicals sprayed or spread on food crops is necessary for economies of scale. It takes large commercial farms to feed 300 million citizens as well as meet the export demands for corn, wheat and soybeans. Fertilizers, Herbicides, pesticides None of this would happen without chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Because of these farm chemicals,… Read More