How Loneliness and Isolation Affect Our Health

Naturally, everyone feels lonely at one time or another. It may seem harmless, but loneliness and isolation are part of a fast-growing epidemic in this country. At any one time, 60 million Americans report feeling alone. It’s an invisible discomfort that can lead to physical disease. New research suggests that social isolation creates so much stress and strain that it might be a bigger threat to your health than obesity. … More How Loneliness and Isolation Affect Our Health

3 Handy Tips To Help Patients Avoid The Temptation To Overeat This Christmas

The holiday season is synonymous with family gatherings, spreading good cheer, and of course, enjoying holiday meals together. But for many healthcare professionals, the holidays also signal increased cases of poor eating habits, and more specifically, overeating … More 3 Handy Tips To Help Patients Avoid The Temptation To Overeat This Christmas

The Secret To Reducing Stress: Balancing Life

A statement by the well-known mind/body physician, Herb Benson, M.D. says that 60-90% of all visits to the doctor’s office are due to stress. We all hear about stress, experience stress, but what exactly is stress? Most of us think of stress as the emotional conflicts we experience in our daily lives, but our emotions are just one category or one type of “event” that can cause us to experience stress. … More The Secret To Reducing Stress: Balancing Life

Is a Healthy Immune System the New Focus of Travel Health?

Optimal nutrition is vital Many travelers fail to follow a healthy diet while traveling which leaves them at an increased risk of illness and injury.  The longer a trip is, the greater the impact of a diet lacking in vital nutrients will be.  Apart from affecting your immune system, a diet that lacks vitamins and … More Is a Healthy Immune System the New Focus of Travel Health?

Can Stress Lead To Weight Gain and Obesity?

Prior to the early 1970’s, the majority of family units were structured as a one wage earner household where the male worked and the female stayed at home taking care of the house and family. Driven largely by social and socio-economic factors, all of that has changed. Now, the overwhelming majority of families include both … More Can Stress Lead To Weight Gain and Obesity?

What’s Keeping Veterans From Seeking The Mental Health Care They Need?

Too many veterans today have unaddressed mental health issues; according to studies, almost a third of all service-persons who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have from a mental health condition. Left untreated, these illnesses could lead to violence, addiction, and suicide; statistics show that veterans are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared … More What’s Keeping Veterans From Seeking The Mental Health Care They Need?

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality – Part One

Ten years ago, Newsweek ran an article by Howard Brody, MD, PhD, author of “The Placebo Response: How You can Release Your Body’s Inner Pharmacy for Better Health.” He begins the article by telling a story of a patient who experiences “a medical miracle”. She was undergoing experimental brain surgery for her Parkinson’s disease. She … More The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality – Part One

Becoming You – Developing Self-Esteem

The Merriam Webster definition of self esteem is “a confidence and satisfaction in oneself; self respect.” Self-esteem and self-respect are two important aspects of whole person care at any age. During the years of adolescence, however, personal and social differentiation is at an all time high, with peers playing a significant role in how our self-esteem expresses itself. As you are probably very well aware, your self-esteem is especially a front and center issue from middle school through high school. … More Becoming You – Developing Self-Esteem

Dylan Brody- Comedy

Have you ever wondered WHO are the genius writers behind the dialogue you hear on late night TV, the laugh out loud humor that would come out of mouth of Jay Leno’s on the Tonight Show? My guest today is not only one of THOSE writers but a recognized humorist, author, storyteller and award winning playwright who won the Stanley Drama award for his play “Mother, May I?” He has written for dozens of comedy celebrities and enjoys celebrity himself as a literal entrepreneur humorist and storyteller.  His recent one-woman musical, Singing in the Wrong Direction played to sold out crowds in the NoHo Arts district late in 2016. … More Dylan Brody- Comedy