Life often throws problems at you that affect not only you, but also your loved one. When the problem comes from the other person, or from somewhere outside of both of you, it is tempting to leave the solution to somebody else. However, a better rule of thumb is to think this: If it affects … Continue reading PROBLEM-SOLVING WITH YOUR PARTNER: Part 1
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment … Continue reading Men’s Health: The Unspoken Problem.
Sleep hygiene is defined as behaviors that one can do to help promote good sleep using behavioral interventions. Here are some tips... Maintain a regular sleep routine • Go to bed at the same time. Wake up at the same time. Ideally, your schedule will remain the same (+/- 20 minutes) every night of the … Continue reading What is Sleep Hygiene?
We are seeing an epidemic of sleep problems in our practice and many people are seeking to improve their sleep quality and duration without having to resort to the use of medications. I have written earlier about sleep hygiene – that is the consistent behaviors you need to engage in in order to get sufficient … Continue reading Sleep Supplements that May Actually Help You to Sleep
I recently returned from a family ski trip for spring break, and I was very encouraged by what I observed that week on the slopes. I started skiing in the 1970s when the equipment wasn’t nearly as good as it is today (and neither were the fashions). One of the biggest changes in equipment that … Continue reading Protect Your Head
Autism is a developmental disability that typically involves delays and impairments in social skills, language and behavior. Autism is a spectrum disorder – that is it affects people differently. Some children with autism are able to communicate verbally, while others may have little or no speech. Some children on the spectrum are able to perform … Continue reading April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
Food is medicine...but sometimes it's poison... Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is critical for maintaining brain health. In the broadest terms, we recommend choosing organic, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) foods as much as possible in order to reduce your and your family's exposure to pesticides and other chemicals. Speaking of other chemicals, we also recommend that … Continue reading Food is Medicine
The issue of distorted body image began to germinate in me at a young age. In the mid-1970s, I became aware of how females were depicted in commercials. I specifically remember a commercial of a young lady wearing an evening gown with a long slit selling cars. And, the weight loss commercial of a man … Continue reading Body Image and Eating Disorders. Setting the Record Straight.
The Impact of Food on the Brain