What Protein Do You Really Need? #2

Our modern way of life depends upon the continued supply of many products, which in turn require raw materials, a robust manufacturing infrastructure, unhindered transportation, active international commerce, and labor. Limit any of these, and our way of life suffers....

Go Green and Score Big #2

Do you remember your school years, when you came home with a report card that you were pretty happy with? It had mostly B’s, and a couple of A’s. What did your parents say? Probably something like, “this is a good report card, let’s work on those B’s and get them up...

Avoiding the Binary Trap #2

If you’ve read spy novels or seen spy movies, you’ve probably experienced a plot where a binary poison was used to create an untraceable, mysterious assassination. Or you may have heard news events of suspected Russian KGB assassinations, where real-life mysterious...

Fear and Exercise–a Surprising Connection #2

Fear is an important emotion, when it helps us get away from danger. This works well for animals, where threats are basic and primal, but we humans have imagination, language, and sophistication of thought that allows us to carry threats in our minds that don’t...

This Combination is Even Greater… #2

If you play the game of Chess, you know that the queen is the most powerful single piece on the board, but there is a pair of pieces that are, in combination, more powerful: the rooks. When acting together, the rooks can lock out two adjacent rows or columns and force...

A Deep Look at Fat #2

“Visceral” is a term for “deep” – it can refer to deep emotions, but it also refers to “deep” internal organs. You have visceral fat surrounding your organs to cushion them from shocks. This fat keeps the organs from bashing into and bruising each other. This fat is...

Don’t Overwork Your Immune System #2

One out of eight Americans have some level of hearing loss, much of it caused by extended exposure to overly loud noises, whether it be on the job, listening to loud music, or even watching television too loudly. After continued exposure to loud noises, the overworked...

Belief Translates into Health #2

“Belief” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Belief is a state of mind, which involves trust. We often use the term to refer to a strong opinion, but the primary...

Belief over Stress #2

Movies manage to cover broad periods of time in only two hours, and obviously a lot of details are skipped, but have you ever noticed that movies and TV also compress even small amounts of time? It’s an art form — the show makes it appear that more has happened in a...

The Anti-Stress #2

Many things are “anti” — we have anti-cancer therapies, anti-missile defenses, and anti-hunger campaigns. The prefix “anti” means opposed to or against. Then there are things that are compete opposites: hot is the opposite of cold, and light is the opposite of dark....