Although a challenging life event, such as the death of a loved one or financial hardship, can trigger depressive episodes, the causes of depression are complex and overlapping. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to depression... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Pop quiz: Which is better: filet or prime rib? Which is leaner: ground turkey breast or lean ground beef? If you're trying to cut calories or just plain eat healthier, navigating the meat section at your local grocery store can be just as confusi... Read more
Lisa (LOFLLAMA) could have been the poster child for a life gone awry. Having battled mental illness and alcohol dependence for many years, she thought her existence was hopeless and was so depressed that she wished her life would end. But with the r... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Please send me a Sparkmail if you'd like to join a private team with support and resources for practicing moderation. Ultimately you might quit, but for now you'd like to try moderating. (Not for people practicing sobriety.)
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When is drinking too much for you to where you call it alcoholism?
Is having a drink every day ok? Is drinking every weeknd ok??
What is the limit that you consider someone to be an alcoholic? 4 drinks a day? 10 drinks a day? A whole 24 pk... Read more
Cherry tomatoes make great guilt free snack! When I open the fridge door looking for something to munch on, they are the first thing I see. They have a nice bright flavor that prevents me from grazing deeper in to the depths of the fridge. Plus, it... Read more
Did you down a couple of green-tinted beers this past Wednesday? What better time than post-St. Patty's Day to talk about how alcohol affects your weight. One new study questions if what we thought we knew about alcohol and weight management holds tr... Read more
Meat and poultry provide consumers with a great source of high biological value protein as well as other key nutrients such as iron, thiamine, and zinc. However, they also provide a source of saturated fat and cholesterol, both linked to heart diseas... Read more
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