August 2014

sleep-10-170x170.jpgSlide Show: Sleep better once you learn the lies behind the following sleep myths

To read the full article Get More Sleep: 10 Sleep Myths Busted, click here.
burnoutwoman130x170.jpgEmotional exhaustion and physical and cognitive fatigue are signs of burnout, often caused by prolonged exposure to stress. Burnout can cause negative health effects including poor sleep, depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular and immune disorders.

To read the full article Burnout In Middle-Aged Women, click here.
muscleloss130x170.jpgNew review by International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group examines role of nutrition in sarcopenia, with focus on protein, vitamins D and B, and acid-based diet.

To read the full article Which Nutritional Factors Help Preserve Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Seniors?, click here.
breastcancerdna130x70.jpgMedical researchers at the University of Alberta tested the DNA of more than 300 women in Alberta and discovered a 'genetic marker' method to help accurately profile which women were more apt to have their breast cancer return years later.

To read the full article DNA Marker Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence, click here.
newdrug100x170.jpgResearch led by Dr. Suresh Alahari, the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, details exactly how the Her2 cancer gene promotes the progression and spread of breast cancer cells.

To read the full article New Drug Target for Her-2 Related Breast Cancer, click here.









Do you visit Dr. Google more than you do your MD? You’re not alone. In the past year, about 35 percent of Americans have gone online to diagnose themselves or others, according to a new survey from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

To read the full article The Danger in Googling Your Symptoms, click here.

exercise-couple-110x170.jpgNew research reveals that walking at least three hours a week reduces the risk of stroke among women.

To read the full article Walking Reduces Stroke Risk Among Women, click here.

dryskin130x130.jpgThroughout the winter, excessive hand washing to prevent the spread of germs can leave skin extremely dry and itchy. 

To read the full article Tips to Avoid Dry Skin During Winter, click here.

FatherChild130x170.jpgCan a father's mental health affect his unborn child? New research suggests it can.

To read the full article Father-Child Connection, click here.

anger130x170.jpgCan losing your cool be good for you? According to a new German study, people who express their anger live two years longer, on average, than those who bottle up their rage.


To read the full article Get Angry and Live Longer?, click here.

Memories2-170x150.jpgMem'ries: Where Did I Put My Keys? Walt Handelsman's Toons

Admit it: You've searched high and low for the eyeglasses that are already on your head; you've groped for the forgotten name; and you've had the mystifying experience of standing in your closet wondering, "Why did I come in here?"

To read the full article Mem'ries: Where Did I Put My Keys?, click here.

ALLLRLFormal902-1b.jpgIf you are anything like me, you are likely in a bit of shock and a bit excited about the arrival of 2013 and the New Year. In many cultures the coming of the New Year offers opportunity and challenges to change, to grow, to resolve past conflicts and problems and then to be able to move forward in life. The coming of the New Years not only opens the door to new opportunities, it now allows us to correct old negative issues, and then to start afresh and create either a new direction in life or firm up and solidify changes that you have already been made so that the coming year is even better than the past year.

My last year was terrific. Of course, it was not without its positives and negatives, its challenges and opportunities to grow and evolve. I spent a great portion of the past year writing and working on completion and publication of six books. Three were old books written in the 1990's but to renew them my wife Lisa and I spent a great deal of time reviewing and updating them so they are now current. Five have already been published as e-books on Amazon and Smashwords. Three will be printed and will soon be available on their own websites as well as a number of our other web sites and book stores across America.

As if this was in itself a triumph, not to mention enough work, we plan to publish at least six more books by mid 2013. These books will include our work on how stress, not just the common garden variety of stress, but stress occurring from our inability to resolve long term conflicts, are the cause of nearly 70% to 80% of all illness seen in medical practice. In When Your Body Talks, Listen! we tell readers how chronic recurrent stress, stresses that we often are unaware exists, can and frequently does lead to illness. What is most important is that these Stress-Related Disorders, are not just minor illnesses, but they are illness that can be recognized early and if treated correctly can lead to full reversal of illness and a complete cure of all their associated health risks. Even more important, and best of all, by resolving these unresolved conflicts we can stop and even reverse the process which has been set lose and if not appropriately resolved may lead to not just to acute illness or disease, but ultimately to chronic disease, life-changing disabilities and most disastrous of all, premature death.

In the last stages of editing is the sequel to When Your Body Talks, Listen!, When Your Body Talks, Heal It! In this book we take the information and understanding created in When Your Body Talks, Listen! and we use this information to stop, reverse, undo and heal illnesses that were once thought to be incurable. In both of these books we move farther forward than any other book on either stress or healing currently available. The goal of both of these books is not to just look at Stress-Related Disorders and the problems they cause us, but to look at them as a cause of illness, so that we can activate our many defensive and protective systems which our body has built into it so that we can protect and heal ourselves. So that we can take power of ver our body and learn how to direct these built-in defensive and protective systems so that they work for us 100% of the time so that we 1) do not become ill, 2) can heal any and all illnesses that take root within us.

We also will release a series of three books on an ancient Hawaiian healing system called Hunā which in Hawaiian means “the Secret.” When the missionaries came to Hawaii, they were introduced to a very sophisticated healing system which they totally misunderstood. In the mid to late 1800's illness was still a grand enigma to everyone. Bacteria had just been recognized but were still not clearly understood, genetics was not yet a part of medicine, and surgery was still at very best very primitive, yet, the Hawaiians were rarely, if ever ill. The missionaries concentrating on bringing God to the heathens entirely missed the sophistication of Hawaiian medicine. The Hawaiians, who for the most part, were unaware of the Western medical system and the meaning of their wellness, were put into a situation in which they were unable to explain what they did to create wellness and healing. This combination of events created an additional situation where those who benefitted were unable to teach what they did to create and maintain wellness and those that sorely needed this valuable information were unable to recognize a system that was in many ways light-years ahead of what they believed was the best available to them.

Since the early 20th century scholars and healers have studied the Hawaiian system, some have embraced it while others labeled it by a host of epithetic names such as primitive, shamanistic, heretic, even witchcraft. Yet, the Hawaiian system works and it works quite well, it also works in the 21st century as our New Year downs. In fact it is possible that when made a part of mainstream medicine, it may become more meaningful and important than ever before.

One very important aspect of Huna is Huna Prayer. In many ways much like Christian prayer, Huna Prayer offers individuals the ability to make contact with his or her personal deity, but it goes considerably farther as it offers a system, a formula, that can increase the opportunity and likelihood to get everything you want, need and ask for.

Huna is neither a religion nor a religious system, hence it not only does not compete with your personal religion, but in fact, will help you to understand more about your religion. Huna is at the root of most secrete teachings that form the basis of not only Christianity, but also Judaism, Muslimism, Buddhism and virtually every other religion. While outwardly each of these religions generally appears to have significant differences, Huna explains the root teachings in a way that allows the student and searchers to fully understand and hence embrace the true essence of their religion. Hence, Huna neither competes with nor is in conflict with your personal religious views, instead it adds to and may even help you better understand what many of the deepest teachings of your religion really mean.

In this series of three books, the first book starts with basic review of the New and Old Testament in order to demonstrate how they are influenced by Huna directly or indirectly. Even today many Hawaiians believe that Jesus spent time in Hawaii and studied with ancient Kahuna (the keepers of the Secret). While there is no solid proof that Jesus was ever in Hawaii, one only has to look at Huna in relationship to what Jesus tells us in the New Testament to recognize that these parallel closely to what Huna masters taught and what Jesus told his disciples. Only then it is clear that there is likely a meaningful relationship between Huna and Christianity.

In February 2013, we will begin a series of lectures and programs discussing and reviewing how stress leads to illness, how illness no matter its cause can be healed. In this series we will look at how illness starts, how it takes hold, and then the steps you can use to not only stop your illness where it is, but if you so desire reverse and eliminate it.

Stay tuned to our websites so that you will soon get a complete schedule of these programs, then come join us and heal your self.

Lisa and I not only wish you a happy and healthy New Year, we also offer to teach each of you how to make it the healthiest and most healing year of your life.
petloss120x170.jpgSupport group helps those mourning loss of four-legged family members

Last year was a tough one for Janine Kressler. Within six months, the Phillipsburg  resident lost three beloved pets — Lily, Toby and Rosie — all to cancer.

To read the full article Coping with Pet Loss, click here.
PainandMeditation170-170.jpgWhy Meditation May Be Effective In Relieving Pain

If you’ve been around meditation for a while you know that it’s helpful with a lot of things. Emotional challenges, physical problems, and spiritual maladies are just some of the things that meditation can help provide both relief and insight into.

To read the full article Why Meditation May Be Effective In Relieving Pain, click here.
ColonBreastCaPrevention130x170.jpgColon and Breast Cancer Prevention Through Lifestyle Changes

While some causes of breast and colon cancer are unpreventable (like age, family history, and inherited risk), others are completely within your control. Help prevent the formation of these dangerous diseases with some important lifestyle changes.

To read the full article Colon and Breast Cancer Prevention Through Lifestyle Changes, click here.
gossipingwomen170x110.jpgGossip Might Be Good for You

Despite its bad rap, gossip might be a good thing. Spreading the word about untrustworthy people or unfair situations helps temper frustration, a new study found.

To read the full article Gossip Might Be Good for You, click here.
healthywoman120x170.jpgWhy Women Report Being in Worse Health than Men

When asked to rate their own health, women, on average, consistently report being in worse health than men do, and a new study from researchers in Spain says this is because women have a higher rate of chronic diseases — contradicting a previous theory that women's lower self-rated health is simply a reporting bias.

To read the full article Why Women Report Being in Worse Health than Men, click here.
Stroke142x170.jpgAnti-Stroke Diet

A way to protect yourself from strokes is a method that Goldilocks might support: Don't eat too many calories or too few calories, but just the right amount.

To read the full article Anti-Stroke Diet, click here.
familydinner170x120.jpgHealth Tip: Make Eating a Family Affair

Suggestions for healthy group meals. It's easier to eat healthy when everybody in the family is practicing the same nutritional habits.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help the whole family eat healthy:

To read the full article Health Tip: Make Eating a Family Affair, click here.
licoriceroot160x170.jpgLicorice Root May Cut Cavities, Gum Disease

Chinese Licorice Root May Help Prevent, Treat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

A substance known as the main ingredient of a classic candy may actually be good for your teeth: licorice. According to a new study in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice root may help keep teeth healthy.

To read the full article Licorice Root May Cut Cavities, Gum Disease, click here.
mentaldecline140x170.jpgMental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say, Sorry, Boomers, but a new study suggests that memory, reasoning and comprehension can start to slip as early as age 45.

This finding runs counter to conventional wisdom that mental decline doesn't begin before 60, the researchers added.

To read the full article Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds, click here.
ProstateScreening170x120.jpgRoutine Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Reduce Risk of Death

Routine screening for prostate cancer does not lower the risk of dying from the disease, according to new study results, reigniting the controversy over the benefits of annual testing.

To read the full article Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Reduce Risk of Death, click here.

A Woman's Heart Attack Risk May Begin Before She's Born

A woman's risk of having a heart attack may begin to rise even before she is born, a new study suggests, and the findings may help researchers better understand the nature of heart disease  in women.

To read the full article A Woman's Heart Attack Risk May Begin Before She's Born, click here.

The Advantages Of A Walking Meditation

Some might scoff at the idea of a walking meditation. For most, the practice involves grabbing a cushion, plopping oneself down with eyes closed, and turning one’s focus within.

To read the full article The Advantages Of A Walking Meditation, click here.
hipfracture120x170.jpgHealth Tip: At Risk for Hip Fracture?

Hip fractures are common among seniors, and their risk increases with age.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says risk factors for hip fractures include:

To read the full article Health Tip: At Risk for Hip Fracture?, click here.
smoking170x130.jpgQuality of Life May Improve for Smokers Who Quit

Buck up, all you smokers who are trying to quit or thinking about quitting: a study finds your quality of life might improve once you stop smoking.

To read the full article Quality of Life May Improve for Smokers Who Quit, click here.
14recipehealth170x112.jpgThis simple, fragrant soup is delicious as thick vegetable soup, not puréed. It becomes a different soup altogether when you purée it, and I like both versions equally.

To read the full article Leek, Turnip and Rice Soup, click here.
docexamwoman150x170.jpg8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis

Your feeling sick, maybe you are aching all over, tired or even exhausted, coughing, have a fever, some part of your body is not working correctly, what do you do?

To read the full article 8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis, click here.


We know smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer but until recently we were unaware that it might also play and important role in either causing or potentiating breast cancer. More important is that the women who suffer the most are women who start smoking at a young age. For more information read Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk, Younger Women, click here.


Once menopause sets in many women will find that they soon either lose or have a decrease in their  sex drive. Loss of libido, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability, vaginal irritation can all be symptoms associated with the menopause. This is part one of a three part series, Your Sex Drive & Menopause, click here.


Hypothyroidism is more common after the onset of menopause, It can play havoc cause weight gain, hair loss, loss of energy, fatigue, and much more. Unfortunately, it is often missed by conventional doctors. To learn how and why hypothyroidism occurs and how it can affect you read Hypothyroidism & Menopause, click here.

Millions take calcium supplements daily. Whether to prevent osteoporosis or for other reasons’ calcium is one of the most common minerals in the medicine cabinet. Do you really need calcium? If so, in what form and what dosage? In this article we cover the basics and answer your questions. To read Confused About Calcium Supplements, click here.

We have all heard that people can die of a broken heart. Some people laugh at this idea, but it is real. We now know that a broken heart can cause heart problems and also problems that act very much like to heart problems. To learn more about Broken Heart Syndrome, click here.


Study Shows Health Benefits of a Diet Rich in Vegetables, Fish, and Olive Oil

Eating a Mediterranean style diet, which is rich in vegetables, olive oil, and fish may keep the mind sharp and slow age-related cognitive decline.

 To read this article Keep Your Aging Mind Sharp, click here.


“Doctor, I need help. I feel tired all of the time!” One of the most common complaints in medical practice is fatigue.

How often have you wished you could take a nap in the middle of the day? Do you wish you had a bed in your office?  What can you do about feeling fatigued all the time?

To read this article Tired of Fighting Fatigue? Try these, click here.
fall190x135.jpg  New guidelines show a good workout could help elderly patients prevent a fall.

The American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric's Society have just released a new set of guidelines to offer help to prevent falls in the elderly.

To read this article Guidelines to Prevent Elderly Falls, click here.


Guidelines Would Require Schools to Cut Sodium by More Than Half, Use More Whole Grains and Serve Low-Fat Milk

School cafeterias would have to hold the fries - and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables - under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years.

To read this article Making School Lunches Healthier , click here.








Migraines Linked to Depression?

The study in the Netherlands involved 2,652 people who took part in the larger Erasmus Rucphen Family study. All of the participants were descendants of 22 couples who lived in Rucphen in the 1850s to 1900s.

To read the full article Migraines Linked to Depression?, click here.

blaming-others130x100.jpgPassing the Buck: Blaming Others Is Contagious
Finger pointing at others, especially at work, can cause cascade, study says

Blaming mistakes on others is socially contagious, according to a new study. Just watching someone pawn their failures off on another can make you do the same to protect your self-image.

To read the full article Passing the Buck: Blaming Others Is Contagious, click here.








19 Bizarre Home Cures That Really Work

Of course there are some health staples you should never be without — bandages or OTC pain relievers come to mind. But you can treat or cure a surprising number of minor ailments with these unexpected household objects and foods.

To read the full article 19 Bizarre Home Cures That Really Work, click here.








600,000 Cribs Recalled After Baby's Death
Drop sides on 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs can detach, creating deadly gap

The death of a 6-month-old child prompted the recall Tuesday of about 635,000 cribs sold by Kmart, Sears, Wal-Mart and other stores.

To read the full article 600,000 Cribs Recalled After Baby's Death, click here.

highheals130x100.jpgShould Little Girls Wear High Heels?
Parents Magazine Editor in Chief Discusses Health Concerns, Gives Advice on How to Discourage High Heel Envy

There is a growing trend of little girls wearing high heels. However, there are many health-related concerns that have parents trying to steer their kids away from these fashions.

To read the full article Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?, click here.

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Pomegranates Prevent Breast Cancer?

Researchers have linked fruits that contain anti-aromatase phytochemicals, such as pomegranates, to a reduced risk of hormone-dependent breast cancer.

To read the full story Pomegranates Prevent Breast Cancer?, click here.

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10 ways to boost your brain power

Around the time we hit 30, our brains begin a slow, steady downward trajectory, or so popular wisdom would have it. But cognitive decline is by no means an inescapable side effect of aging.

To read the full story 10 ways to boost your brain power , click here.

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Dr. Jennifer Ashton Sits Down with Them to Find Out What They Know About Sex, Puberty and Contraception

To celebrate the release of her book, "The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You," CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton sat down with some typical teenagers from the New York area to give them the scoop on their health on everything from body image to contraception.

To read the full story Empowering Teen Girls on Sex, click here.

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 Study: Antidepressants, Placebos Near Equally Effective
Commonly Prescribed Antidepressants Had 'Negligible' Effect on Patients With Mild, Moderate, Even Severe Depression

A new analysis found that commonly prescribed antidepressants had little effect on people with cases of mild to severe depression compared to those treated with placebos.

To read the full story  Antidepressants, Placebos Near Equally Effective , click here.

Active ImageG-Spot Study: Erogenous of Erroneous Zone?
Sex Educators Say Study Dismissing G-Spot Is Flawed, Didn't Account for Positions, Partners

California saleswoman Tamara Bell has been married 26 years and she credits the longevity of her relationship, in part, to the contentious G-spot.

To read the full story G-Spot Study , click here.

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US abortion debate altered by Obama presidency

The advent of the Obama administration is rousing enthusiasm among abortion-rights supporters and deep anxiety among opponents as both sides mark Thursday's anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

To read the full story  US abortion debate altered by Obama presidency, click here.

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More Americans Skipping Necessary Prescriptions, Survey Finds

One in seven Americans under age 65 went without prescribed medicines in 2007 as drug costs spiraled upward in the United States, a nonprofit research group said on Thursday.

To read the full article More Americans Skipping Necessary Prescriptions, click here.

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Some people may simply be hard-wired to overeat, brain scans show

Weight gain is not always just a matter of lacking willpower, but has more to do with how your brain reacts to what it sees, according to a new study by neuroscientists.

To read the full article Mmm, the food looks good, so I eat it, click here.