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About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.              

Body, Mind Cooperation with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Body, mind, emotion, and spirit are merely perspectives of the holistic self. When we perceive separation there is less cooperation of between the perspectives. The interaction between body and mind becomes a skill that can be developed.          

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2018
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Focusing with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2018
Replacing effort with skill gets better outcomes. Learning to move takes learning and it becomes a skill that is eventually effortless.

Getting Healthier With Age with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
There is a difference between aging and becoming dysfunctional. There are clearly advantages of getting older; wisdom, experience, knowledge, skill. Abuse and misuse of the body cause loss of function. "Use it or lose it" or "abuse it and lose it" are important perspectives of aging.            

How Safe is the Medicine Doctors Prescribe Most?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2013
Just because more doctors prescribe Tylenol than any other pain medication does not make it safe, especially for the babies of pregnant mothers according to an article published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in October of 2013. This study of 3000 sibling pairs showed that pregnant mothers using Tylenol (acetaminophen or paracetamol) for...

Infant Brains Benefit from Breastfeeding

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The benefits of breastfeeding compared to infant formula was studied in 133 babies from 10 months to 4 years of age. Those fed with breast milk had much better brain development than those fed formula according to a June 2013 issue of the journal Neuroimage. There was a 20-30% greater development in language skills, emotional function, and cognition...

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to a study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fittness in December of 2012, middle school students who are more physically active score better on tests. Most schools are cutting physical activity back and kids are becoming more overweight and at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis...

Replacing Effort With Skill, Part 1 with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2018
Effort is misunderstood. If we fail we tend to try harder, even though it did not lead to success. Practice to make things easier on purpose leads to improvement. As things get easier, you are getting better.

Replacing Effort With Skill, Part 11 with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2018
Trying harder is a reflection of not having mastered a particular skill. When we get better at whatever we're doing, it becomes easy and effortless.

School Kitchen Garden Programs Work

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Grow it, try it, and you just might like it! That is the motto many schools are using to encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies. A program out of Australia published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior in March of 2013 recruited 764 kids in grades 3-6 and 562 parents. Each class had 45 minutes a week in the garden with a trained...

The Importance of Dads

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2013
Scientists from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Center published an article in the journal, Cerebral Cortex, in December of 2013 showing that the absence of the father during critical growth periods leads to impaired social and behavioral defects in mice. Surprisingly, mice are ideal for a study like this because they are raised by...

The People Skill Test for Aspiring MDs

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
While doctors often save lives, they are sometimes insufferable know-it-alls who bully nurses and do not listen to patients. There is a way of interviewing aspiring physicians to identify those people who jump to improper conclusions, fail to listen, or are overly opinionated. More than a dozen medical schools are now screening applicants to see if they have...

What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  A study of 19 patients in a convalescent hospital in Israel using medical marijuana showed that it is helpful  to improve appetite, ease pain, reduce tremors, improve mood, concentration, communication skills, and improve sleep. Permits for medical cannabis in Israel increased from 400 in 2009 to 11,000 now. Cannabis has been used for 2000...