Are Compulsive Eating and Cravings the Same as Food Addiction?

Can you tell the difference between being hydrated and having a craving for food? How about the difference between hunger and habit? How many of us routinely have breakfast because we wake up, and it is something we have done … Continue reading

Do You Eat Because You Are Hungry or by Habit?

Most of us eat by habit. We eat when we arise from sleep. We eat because it is noontime. We eat because we got home from work. We programmed ourselves to eat at specific times of our lives. Nutritional experts … Continue reading

Simple, Easy Test for Heart Health

I had a baseline heart assessment four years ago when I turned 70. My doctor thought it was a good idea to have a baseline of my heart’s health. I had an echocardiogram, an electrocardiogram, a nuclear stress test, and … Continue reading

When and How to Eat Can Lead To a Longer and Healthier Life

Valter Longo is a Professor at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. I have been following his studies for several years. It is why I fast (no calories) 72 to 120 hours every month. I do … Continue reading

4 Things to Improve the Quality of Sleep

The quality of sleep enhances health. Not enough sleep can lead to many mental, emotional, and physical problems. It seems when we are young, we could live without sleep for long periods of time – studying for exams, racing across … Continue reading

The Daily Battle in Your Body For Your Appetite

Ir would be nice if we could expect the same result every time we ate food. There are many chemical reactions going on at the same time in our bodies. We can sense some and others we cannot. There are … Continue reading

Priorities, ‘To Do’ Lists, and No Regerts

  In 2016, the Mars company sponsored a great commercial. A tattoo artist is distracted by simultaneously eating a Milky Way candy bar and tattooing a man’s arm. The tattoo should have read, No Regrets. But, it didn’t. It read, … Continue reading

Is Enough Enough?

I was listening to a radio show recently. A guest had published a book on health, fitness, and religion. He attributed the following statement to St. Francis de Sales, “Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you … Continue reading

Reduce the Compulsive Need for Snacking to Lose Weight

Saffron is a spice – the dried stigmas of the Crocus sativus plant.  It is an expensive spice and can be lethal in high doses.  Saffron has been used in folk medicine for centuries.  It has been used to treat … Continue reading

Quality Sleep is Critical for Great Health

    Most people who are sleep deprived rely on the snooze button.  They must have an alarm to wake up each day.  They have a hard time getting out of bed each day.  They think they need a nap … Continue reading