For those of us living in the United States, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Warmer weather has arrived, the days are longer, the grandkids are out of school, the pools get uncovered, and cook-outs are the order of the day.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and it has been in the news a lot lately. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with countless others, from depression are examples - very sad and upsetting!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 90% of U.S. children ages 6-18 years eat too much sodium daily. The CDC also reports that 1 in 6 children (aged 8-17 years) have high blood pressure (hypertension).
Are you one of those people who will practically go through an entire roll of kitchen paper towels in one day? Or are you more environmentally conscious and use reusable kitchen towels?
If there is one thing people looking to manage their weight don’t lack is diets! The Scarsdale Diet, Watermelon Diet, Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Low-Carb Diet, Paleo Diet and countless others have all had their proverbial “three minutes of fame” before being tossed in to the dustbin of popular culture. Most, if not all, have also had well-known celebrity endorsers who took to the airwaves to swear how each literally changed their lives.
This video below of me snoring is not pretty! Neither are the pictures of what I looked like when I used to snore.
When you think of prescriptions, you most likely think of necessary drugs a doctor gives you for a certain condition or illness. But what if you were given a prescription of healthy foods by your doctor for certain conditions?
If you or a family member has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (often called ADHD or ADD), you most likely have heard about Adderall or Ritalin, both of which have been on the market for decades. And if you have college-age children, you probably have also heard that many students use these medications, sometimes without the proper prescription from a doctor, in an attempt to gain a “competitive edge” in their academic performance. This practice is similar to how some athletes take pharmaceuticals to improve their performance.
I grew up eating tons of tropical fruits, like ackee, guinep, guava and dragon fruit. But I don’t recall ever trying star fruit. So I decided to learn more about this fruit which is now in season but can be obtained year round.
When it comes to your health and wellness, sometimes you might forget that you need to be mindful of simple activities like breathing and eating.
Suicide has been in the news lately. We have lost two famous people to suicide this week- Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Earlier in the year, we also lost Avicii. And there are many others who were not famous who also committed suicide.
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In very sad news, a 58-year-old woman named Lucinda Methuen-Campbell committed suicide four years after undergoing surgery to correct a bowel disorder. She received a vaginal mesh implant during the surgery performed by an internationally recognized surgeon known for fixing bowel problems with this type of implant.
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