How Body Ideals Shape The Health Of Gay Men

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Gay men currently receive little research attention when it comes to health issues such as eating disorders and other body image concerns.

Living in the Now with Essential Oils, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Living in the Now with Essential Oils, Mindfulness, and MeditationEssential oils continue to be used—as they have been throughout history—for their protective, restorative, rehabilitative, hedonistic qualities, seamlessly providing physiological and psycho-emotional-spiritual support, apparently bridging the pragmatic, natural, and ethereal dynamics of life and existence.

Lighter Caesar Salad

Making a delicious caesar salad is all about having a great caesar dressing recipe.

Why Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health

How Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health

This is a common picture in a family physician’s office. These ill-defined symptoms without any clear cause might well be the result of social isolation and boredom

The Three Stages of Stress: Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion

The Three Stages of Stress: Alarm, Resistance, ExhaustionThe adrenal glands are responsible for our “fight or flight” response to stress. When stress is prolonged and the adrenals are forced to work overtime, they can become exhausted, leading to what is commonly called adrenal fatigue or adrenal weakness.

Take 5 Yoga Break! With Adriene

Missed your workout or practice window? Fear not! Try this quick yoga break thoughtfully designed to connect you to your breath, fire up your core and stretch your whole body!

Stopping the Monkey Mind and Finding Calm and Inner Peace

Stopping the Monkey Mind and Finding Calm and Inner PeaceWestern science has discovered that when people are heavy thinkers, when they worry a lot, when their thoughts dwell on anger, jealousy, hatred, or other negative emotions, their brain activity can consume 80 percent of all their total body energy...

Using Essential Oils To Open Lines Of Communication

Using Essential Oils To Open Lines Of CommunicationThese oils and recipes are sure to assist us with opening lines of communication between our loved ones and us. Communi­cation is the key to a successful relationship between you and humanity. Communica­tion, feelings, desires, and repressed anger come from the throat chakra.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Explained

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Explained

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people aged over 50 have some signs of macular degeneration.

Deep Core Yoga With Adriene

Total Body Yoga - Deep Core is a 20 min practice for building strength as well as increasing flexibility and blood flow.

How To Choose The Right Contraceptive Pill

How To Choose The Right Contraceptive Pill

The combined oral contraceptive pill is the most popular contraception in Australia. It’s less invasive than implants or devices that need to be fitted in the arm or uterus, making it an attractive option for many women.

Dealing with Pain: Suggestions for Pain Relief

understanding pain Pain is an inherent protective device that nature has given us. It is sometimes difficult to acknowledge the value of pain while one is experiencing its wrath. Still, pain is absolutely essential for the survival of the human species. Among other benefits...

What The Consistency Of Your Poo Says About Your Health

What The Consistency Of Your Poo Says About Your Health

Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.

Is There A Drug For Autism In Our Future?

Is There A Drug For Autism In Our Future?

In 2019, geeks are cool, and the idea that they might be on the autism spectrum is celebrated. Nowhere is this truer than in Silicon Valley, one of the few places in America where social quirkiness and laser focus attention to detail are more often rewarded than criticized.

4 Unusual Signs You May Be At Risk Of Parkinson's

Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson’s disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s.

Why Palliative Care Should Be Embraced, Not Feared

Why Palliative Care Should Be Embraced, Not Feared1

While referral to palliative care should occur early in the course of a likely terminal illness, it is often delayed – sometimes declined – by patients who may feel expected to “fight” the disease or because it seems too soon to go that way.

Yoga To Feel Your Best

Hop on the mat for this 22-minute yoga session designed to help you feel good! Stretch your body, tap into conscious breath, and get your endorphins kicking!

Why Is Colorectal Cancer Increasing In Younger Adults?

Why Is Colorectal Cancer Increasing In Younger Adults?

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, there will be 145,600 new cases of the disease and 51,020 deaths across the United States, making it the fourth most diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality.

Gluten free carrot cake

This Gluten Free Carrot Cake is moist, fluffy and super flavorful. It's 100% free of grains, gluten and refines sugar and so easy to make. This carrot cake would be a great addition to an Easter Brunch,

A Link Between Blessing And Healing?

A Link Between Blessing And Healing?Blessing, in the meaning used in books I have written on the practice of blessing, often results in healing. A perusal of the section on healing testimonies on my site shows that numerous healings or resolutions of “impossible” situations have occurred through this practice...

Office Break Yoga With Adriene

No yoga mat or stretchy pants required for this 14 min Office Break Yoga! Carve out time for yourself to stretch it out, create space, connect with your breath, focus your mind and replenish your body.

Who Is At Risk Of Candida Auris?

what Is Candida Auris And Who Is At Risk?

We’ve recently heard a lot about Candida auris, a deadly, multidrug-resistant fungus emerging around the world.

Aspirin, eggs and your heart

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses heart health hot topics: aspirin, eggs and heart disease.

What Causes Constipation?

What Causes Constipation?

Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when you’ve let your diet go.

Roasted Vegetable Frittata Recipe

A vegetable frittata is close to the perfect meal! It’s loaded with veggies, packed with protein and healthy fats, and works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This would be a great recipe for Easter,

6 Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age

6 Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age

The general wisdom was, until recently, “If you want to live a long, healthy life, choose your grandparents wisely.”

Yoga For Grief With Adriene

This gentle and nurturing 26 minute session is made with love and designed to support you, wherever you are today. Use the tools of pranayama to calm the nervous system as Adriene guides us through this

Are Foods Addictive or Just Delicious?

Are Foods Addictive or Just Delicious?

We are surrounded by an abundance of delicious food. Throughout the developed world, cooking shows saturate our televisions and streaming video feeds advertise greasy burgers and decadent chocolates

How To Cook Tofu Recipe

Learn how to cook crispy baked tofu three delicious ways. The base of this tofu recipe is made up low-sodium tamari, avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cornstarch. 

Respect and Replenish Yoga With Adriene

Hop on the mat for this full length warming vinyasa flow dedicated to respect and replenishment. Welcome in some heat as you stretch, strengthen, and create space. Replenish your energy to restore balance

The Opioid Crisis Is Not About Pain

The Opioid Crisis Is Not About PainOpioid-related deaths have been rising over recent years in North America and globally. New data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada reveals that more than 10,300 Canadians died as a result of an apparent opioid-related overdose between January 2016 and September 2018.

If My Measles Shot Was Years Ago, Am I Still Protected?

If My Measles Shot Was Years Ago, Am I Still Protected?

As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP codes where vaccination rates have been low.

Can Ginkgo Biloba Seeds Fight Skin Infections?

Can Ginkgo Biloba Seeds Fight Skin Infections?

Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema, a new study finds.

Are Certain People More Prone to Miracles Than Others?

Are Certain People More Prone to Miracles Than Others?Medical tests confirmed that I had been rescued against all odds from a virulent Stage IV cancer that had eaten away my bones and left me dying in agony. I tried to tell my doctors to spread the news that miracles are real. I wanted them to embrace the words of David Ben-Gurion that "in order to be realist you must believe in miracles".

Why Hasn’t Evolution Dealt With The Inefficiency Of Aging?

Why Hasn’t Evolution Dealt With The Inefficiency Of Aging?

Life pits the order and intricacy of biology against the ceaseless chaos of physics. The second law of thermodynamics, or the thermodynamic arrow of time, states that any natural system will always tend towards increasing disorder.

Can Changing The Microbiome Reverse Lactose Intolerance?

Can Changing The Microbiome Reverse Lactose Intolerance?

After childhood, about two-thirds of the world’s human population loses the ability to digest milk. As far as we know, 100% of nonhuman mammals also lose this ability after weaning. The ongoing ability to digest lactose, the main sugar in milk, into adulthood is a biological abnormality.

Heavy Periods Might Have An Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder

Heavy Periods Might Have An Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder

About 30 per cent of all women report heavy menstrual periods at some point during their reproductive years. Up to 15 per cent of these have an underlying bleeding disorder and yet most have never been diagnosed, leaving thousands of women to suffer from a treatable problem.

Kidney Stones

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Mitchell Humphreys, a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses the painful problem of kidney stones.

Fix It For Me...Please!

Fix It For Me...Please!Many of us were raised on Fairy Tales...where Prince Charming rushed in to the rescue, the fairy Godmother waved her magic wand and made everything better... and where two lovers got married and lived happily ever after (without having to "work" at their relationship). Having grown up with these 'role models' is it any surprise that we expect life to be the same?

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

This Is What Postnatal Depression Really Feels Like

Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal period. It is a time when some mothers’ emotional and physical endurance is pushed to the limit.

How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools

How It Can Take A Village To Feed Hungry Kids In Schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance.

How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age

How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. 

The Hard Facts On Viagra

The Hard Facts On Viagra

Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection.

How People Manage Their Intake Of Tempting Foods

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It’s happened to most of us – we walk past a restaurant, cafe or bakery and something catches our attention. A delicious smell wafts out the door and our tastebuds start tingling.

Release the Past and Regain Your Vital Energy

Release the Past and Regain Your Vital EnergyPaying attention to how we spend our energy can provide major clues in the process of healing. Certain emotions, such as blame, guilt, anger, or fear, that we return to again and again, can literally drain our life force and leave little or nothing to fuel the immune system.

The New Truth About Aspirin

The New Truth About Aspirin

For decades, millions of patients have been taking a daily Aspirin in an attempt to prevent hearts attacks and strokes.

Should Measles Vaccinations Be Compulsory?

Should Measles Vaccinations Be Compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Sitting And Diabetes In Older Adults: Does Timing Matter?

Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the reasons we sit. First off, you’re probably sitting while reading this

How What You Eat Shapes The Health Of Your Lungs

How What You Eat Shapes The Health Of Your Lungs

We all understand that eating too much of the wrong foods – those that are high in energy and low in nutrients, such as fast foods, processed foods and takeaways – causes weight gain and can lead to obesity.

How to make egg salad 2 easy ways

Egg salad is an easy, healthy recipe that can be with or without mayonnaise, depending on your preference. Learn how to make a classic egg salad (with mayo) and an avocado egg salad without mayonnaise.

Glaucoma Is Vision's Silent Killer

Glaucoma Is Vision's Silent Killer

Like high blood pressure, glaucoma is a devious disease. It develops without causing symptoms obvious to the average person yet its consequences are devastating: it can lead to blindness.

Braised red cabbage is an easy healthy side dish

Braised red cabbage is sweet, sour, tender and buttery. It's an easy healthy side dish to serve alongside side roasted chicken or fish. I first tasted braised red cabbage at Houston's restaurant and have

How to make a juicy baked chicken breast

Baked chicken breasts that are super juicy and flavorful. Learn my simple tips to avoid making baked chicken breasts that are dried out and overcooked so that you and your family can enjoy baked chicken

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer Risk

These Two Creams Team Up To Cut Skin Cancer RiskA combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, according to a new study.

Can Eating Certain Foods Make You Smarter?

Can Eating Certain Foods Make You Smarter?Trying to keep up with what constitutes a “healthy” diet can be exhausting. With unending options at the supermarket, and diet advice coming from all directions, filling your shopping trolley with the right things can seem an overwhelming task.

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