In a previous issue, we talked about how we’re producing more kitchen scraps than we have in over 50 years… and how we can use
Biting your quivering lip through a holiday prayer… excusing yourself to the bathroom during a tradition a loved one used to enjoy… banishing the mention of certain names during family gatherings…
Does that sound familiar?
Because the holidays are such a special time for most people.
Almost every family has a set of traditions, across the aisle and from the very religious to the totally secular.
Every January 1st, nearly 20% of Americans commit to “Dry January,” or sparing their bodies from booze for the first month of the year.
There are myriad articles written about the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of taking a break from boozing — permanent or temporary. We’ve written about it ourselves in terms of its regenerative effect on the organ systems of the body.
The gut microbiome’s health writes the code for the program on which our bodies run. Those of us who understand how great its impact can
Before we talk about what seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn’t, let’s talk about what it is.
Seasonal affective disorder is a varietal of depression confined to the fall and winter months.
It affects primarily women, and primarily those with other psychiatric conditions, like manic depression or bipolar disorder. (This doesn’t mean that men aren’t affected, or that you have to have another condition to experience SAD systems. Just that you’re more likely to if the previously mentioned criteria are met.)
As of 2019, it affects 10 million Americans, with a separate 10% of the population experiencing milder symptoms of a junior SAD disorder.
Wednesday, we talked about some of the effects of the coronavirus. Not the medical and political effects – you watch the news. We don’t need