Fear vs Danger

What word best describes something that has harmed most every life, that has ruined some lives, and visits every one of us at times? It is a word we all know. It’s even a four letter word. It’s the “F” word: Fear. Fear paralyzes, chokes, strangles, causes us to make...

The Food Poison Most Everyone Loves to Eat

A child wanted to see the latest superhero movie that had just come out in theaters. His mom did a little research and found that the movie had some profanity in a short scene that required a “mature” movie rating. She told her son that he should not see this movie...

Where Does Health Come From?

Where did it come from? We take origin for granted most of the time, what is simply is. Yet it is a most profound question — there are wonders all around us that are simply amazing when we stop to consider where they came from. The most amazing wonder is life itself,...

Driving Your Genes the Right Direction

America is changing, and currently, according to polls, the majority of Americans believe that this country is headed in the wrong direction. Perhaps you feel that way too. Inflation has made everything more expensive and you are falling behind in your finances. Our...

Slow and steady — the fat burning advantage

NASCAR appears to just be a race to have the fastest car, but fans will tell you that it is as much strategy and skill as it is speed. Drivers must maximize every advantage for themselves, and anticipate how other drivers will react. They anticipate how variables such...

Your Brain Map Guide to Health

Remember paper maps? You may be surprised to find that some young people these days have trouble navigating with an old-fashioned map, relying instead on automated phone apps to tell them where to go when traveling. Interpreting a physical map requires a translation...

Who is Your True Self?

Who are you? Other than answering with your name, how would you answer that question? Do you define yourself by your vocation, your family, your interests and hobbies, or your beliefs? Is who you are who you want to be? Are you satisfied with your identity? Are you...

Back to Basics: Keep Moving for a Lifetime

If you own a car that you really like, you treat it with extra care. You know that your car is subject to “wear and tear.” A brand new car loses about 10% of its value the moment you drive it off the lot, about 20% during the first year of use, and 40% of its original...

Your Fat Brain

You have a fat brain! That’s not an insult, nor is it fat shaming. You’re supposed to have a fat brain: you brain is composed of around 60%, even better if closer to 70% fat. So, the question is: is that fat in your brain optimum, so you can think clearly, be mentally...

Live Young Forever

A famous exercise champion of the last century celebrated his 70th birthday by attaching himself to a string of 70 boats carrying 70 people and towing them 1.5 miles through Long Beach Harbor over a two hour period. He told the cheering crowd, just before entering the...

A Modern Age Crisis

A huge problem in not only this country, but in much of the world, is that of an aging population. For much of human history, births equaled or exceeded deaths. The old were revered for their knowledge and wisdom, but also taken care of by the young because the old...

Are You Physically Fit?

National fitness has been an issue for a very long time. In the mid-1950s, an international study found that American children were far less fit than children in other countries, and this prompted President Eisenhower to start the President’s Council on Youth Fitness....

The Great Distraction

If you’ve had children or spent much time around very young kids, you probably noticed that they seem to have amazing memory in their first years of life. You tell them stories, and they can parrot back to you, perhaps word for word, details of the story you just told...

Our Modern Paradox — Infertility

The birth rate in the United States has been falling for the last decade. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the current fertility rate is around 1.66 births per woman in this country. By nature men do not give birth, so each woman must have at least 2...

Low Stress is Good Health — Pass It On

When can an unborn developing baby feel pain? Estimates are at 15 weeks or earlier. The issue of when they can start to feel pain is a major inflection point in the societal debate over abortion: because we all can relate to pain, we feel the baby is “more human” at...

The Power of Belief

Gary Edinger, a logger working in a remote area of Northern Wisconsin, suffered a horrific accident: his lower leg was severed while felling a tree. He was alone and twenty miles from help in forty below temperatures. Determined to live, he crawled to his truck and...

Resilience: Re-Evaluating the Past

Tim Scott, a U.S. senator and presidential candidate, had plenty of trauma growing up. At age 7 his parents divorced and he grew up with only his mother, who worked long hours just to keep them supplied with food and housing. Upon entering high school, he failed four...

The Negative Feedback Loop — Powered by Fear

My Fair Lady is a classic musical based on the play Pygmalion. In the Broadway musical and movie, a simple street flower vendor meets a phonetics professor who bets he can turn this flower girl into a sophisticated lady who could mingle with high society without...

The Key to Better Performance

So, you started an exercise program! Congratulations. But it’s disappointing: you get tired too quickly, you aren’t progressing like you want to, and you are ready to call it quits. But then you are told that you just need better food and some supplements...

The Field of Energy is What Really Matters

Do you feel like you running out of energy? Here’s some news for you — that’s impossible, because you are made of energy. Not only you, but everything around you is also made of energy. There’s no lack of energy, it’s simply a matter of how that energy is configured....

Age is a Choice

Unless you lease your transportation, you have probably had to buy a car and/or sell your old vehicle once or twice. When buying or selling a used vehicle, you first give the car a full examination to see how much the car should be worth. Mileage and model year are...

Get the Right Fuel

Cars are far from simple these days. Not only have they become so complex that few of us can maintain our cars without professional assistance, but some run on completely different fuel sources than others. Modern vehicles can run on gasoline, natural gas, batteries,...

Do you crave food or health?

A recent commercial for Wendy’s, which is a fast-food restaurant franchise chain, urges customers to “give into the craving and go night mode.” Wendy’s has extended their evening hours to include late night, and they suggest that when we get a late-evening food...

Brain Team Dynamics

You’ve probably been on a team — at work, or even at home with your family: most of us have experienced teamwork. And you’ve probably seen problems within the team, where the teamwork could have been better — perhaps a lot better. Sometimes individuals on the team...

Would You Like to Age Slowly?

What do movies, video games, flight simulators, and the newcomer on the scene — Virtual Reality (VR) devices — have in common? They are all meant to provide an experience that doesn’t exist, which they do through your senses. They draw you into their world to such an...

The Gut-Brain Partnership

Have you noticed changes in driving habits, such as more people making U-turns in traffic these days? Does it seem that U-turns are more frequent than a few years ago? Have you noticed other subtle changes in traffic patterns? There’s a simple reason for recent...

The Choice is Yours

In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on Poverty.” This program launched a number of anti-poverty initiatives, and the social safety net across the country has continued to expand. However, poverty, by the official government definition, when adjusted...

Stress Injures Your Brain

Albert Einstein is regarded as one of the most brilliant mathematicians of all time, but he is not so well known as a philosopher. Yet he made some profound and totally non-mathematical statements. Here is one: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as...

Love Conquers Depression

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart could possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all...

Brain Coordination

What is considered to be the most stressful job in the world? That title usually goes to the job of air traffic controller, or ATC for short. ATC’s are expected to coordinate airplane traffic in three dimensions, be responsible for thousands of lives, and be able to...

Your Brain’s Foundation

Someone walks into an IKEA store looking for a job. The manager invites the applicant into the office by saying, “build a chair and have a seat.” IKEA is well known for making furniture. More precisely, they are known for selling furniture kits, where you buy a box of...

The Mind-Brain-Body Communication

Unless your car is an antique, it likely has an OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) port connected to your car’s computer. Modern vehicles have computers constantly controlling and monitoring the engine and other aspects of the car. This computer has sensors throughout the...

Your system is not controlled by the mind

Details of most television shows and movies are quickly forgotten, but occasionally something is so memorable that it outlasts the show, and some of the most memorable become iconic. One iconic race of fictional characters from the Star Trek series was the Borg. The...

Balance is the Only Answer to Stress

Brandon Tsay was working in his family’s ballroom dance studio, which would be closing for the day shortly, when an armed man entered the lobby and threatened to shoot everyone there. Brandon froze. He thought he was going to die right then, but as the gunman’s...

Balance is Key to Health

Crystals hold a special fascination for us. They are beautiful to look at: diamonds are crystals, and other natural crystals are also used in jewelry. Crystals were once thought to have healing effects, and some still believe that they do, because of how they resonate...

Health Through Electrical Strength

We all have a fascination with coded signals. If you had siblings while growing up, you likely developed special signals, maybe a special little language, that the adults would not understand. You’ve probably seen movies where someone would notice some rhythmic...

Living as All are One is the Healthiest Way to Live

We honor those who sacrifice their own interests to help others. Healthcare workers during the COVID period, philanthropists, emergency response personnel, heroes in battle, and everyday heroes who help others in trouble — we are attracted to them for following their...

Switching on Disease with Stress

Science fiction shows have long been popular, and one of the most popular was Star Trek. As with happens with any popular show, spoofs were also made to poke fun at it. One such spoof was a movie called Galaxy Quest. In one scene of that spoof, the starship was trying...

Exercise for Cancer and for Health

Consider a typical cancer patient: we will call her Val. She is in her mid-50’s, a bit overweight, and hasn’t been feeling well for a few months. She goes to her doctor, gets some tests, and learns she has advanced cancer. She is told she should start chemotherapy...

Giving Cancer a Behavior Adjustment

The United States-Mexico border has become very porous. Millions of migrants have come across, immediately requested asylum, and melded into the U.S. landscape. But they are not all that is coming across the border: black market products and deadly drugs are also...