Living Well

One Rule You Must Follow This Holiday Season

If you enact just one rule in your home this holiday season, let it be this: Put down your cellphone.

Earlier this year, we warned you about the mounting evidence that cellphones, specifically smartphones, damage our health. Just a few examples include…

Get off the Couch to Save Your Life

“The sooner you can get up and get moving, the better you’ll heal.”

That’s what the doctor told Jim (a relative of one of my researchers) after his recent hernia surgery. Sure enough, getting up and down the stairs helped Jim recover well enough to do away with heavy pain medication less than 24 hours after his surgery.

Three Tips to Kick the Holiday Blues

Holiday stress is a killer.

I’m not exaggerating. You might think you have a one-in-12 chance of dying in any given month. But it doesn’t work that way.

Read This Before Reheating Your Turkey Leftovers

Thanksgiving leftovers are a staple in American culture. For folks like Kevin, it’s the best meal he eats all year. Nothing seems more satisfying than piling bits of turkey and sides onto a sandwich to enjoy the days after the big feast.

But not long after eating, Kevin starts with diarrhea. He develops a fever, chills, and later that night winds up in the emergency room.

Three Words No One Wants to Hear

I wrote last week that the scariest thing you’ll ever hear is, “You have cancer.”

Possibly the second worst is… “The cancer’s back.”

Find a Way to Beat the ‘C Word’

Nearly 1.7 million Americans every year get a diagnosis that would chill any of us…

“You have cancer.”

Do You Smell Burnt Toast?

It’s a popular myth that someone smells burning toast or burning hair right before experiencing a stroke. Unfortunately, that tell-tale sign is incredibly rare.

In fact, many folks miss the signs of stroke, or a milder form called a transient ischemic attack. Not getting immediate treatment leads to terrible long-term problems and death.

Fight Two Diseases With One Shot This Season

This is the year I might finally get a flu shot.

My longtime readers might be shocked to hear me say this. For years, I’ve argued that flu shots were unsafe and unnecessary. I never got one because I was always in great health and I have a robust immune system.

Try This ‘4-7-8 Method’ for Your Stress Before It Kills You

Americans are more stressed out than ever.

The American Psychological Association has released a “Stress in America” report for the past decade. The latest report shows that in 2016, we had a jump in overall stress levels… the first such movement in 10 years.

A Quick Step to Boost Brain Health

I’m a bit of a dancing fool…

My passion started in childhood. Winters in Minnesota left me with little to do, so I chose to spend my time learning to dance. That was, after all, what all the pretty girls were doing, too.