Crying That Heals

Did you know humans are the only animals that cry emotional tears? Other animals have tear ducts but no other animal cries emotional tears. “Other animals whimper in distress, but humans are believed to be the only species wired so that strong emotions provoke the shedding of tears. (4)” Benedict Carey, a reporter for the…

Testosterone Documentary and Low-T Quiz

The primary hormone that makes a man a man? Testosterone Can testosterone influence everyday decisions? How about fidelity? Negotiation ability? Competitive drive? Overall health? Joint pain? Muscle maintenance? Depression? Memory? Energy? The answer is YES to all. This is an excellent documentary from National Geographic on the many varied roles of testosterone. If you’re a…

Mindless Eating Interview With Dr. Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink is an American professor in the fields of consumer behavior and nutritional science at Cornell University. He is a former Executive Director of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) (2007–2009). Wansink is best known for his work on consumer behavior and food and for popularizing terms such as “mindless eating”…

Eating With Clenched-Fist Tension?

A fellow student sent me a short recap of her weekend and it brought to the forefront a reminder for me to tell myself and all of you to slow down when you eat – slow down your life just 10 minutes a day. Do you eat with so much hurried tension that you literally…

BPA Concentrations Linked To Obesity In Children

Bisohenol A (BPA) is one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide, with over six billion pounds produced each year. It was mainly used for the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. Epoxy resins are commonly used as food-contact surface lacquer coatings and polycarbonate plastics are used in compact disk manufacturing, household appliances, food…