Dark Chocolate- Hype or Health Benefits?

Dark Chocolate and Heart Disease

Chocolate grabs our attention in a headline with heart disease in a way that apples and apricots just don’t.   The juxtaposition of the words “dark chocolate” and “disease prevention” may be startling and attractive because … Read the rest

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JAMA- Hot Flashes and Alternative to HRT

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that found women who took escitalopram (Lexapro) had 50% fewer hot flashes than those who didn’t.

For many women, hot flashes can be very debilitating and, … Read the rest

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Alzheimer’s disease

Until now, only an autopsy could determine absolutely whether or not a person had Alzheimer’s disease. But new technology, a brain scan that will show the characteristic plaques that identify Alzheimer’s, is available and waiting for FDA approval. An FDA … Read the rest

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Stress and Social Isolation

Accused Murderer, George Zimmerman, Demonstrated Erratic Behaviors and Social Isolation

Chronic stress can lead to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system.  A cascade of effects impact various domains of functioning.  Sleep, appetite, and sexual functioning can be disrupted.  Stress is … Read the rest

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REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) Interview can be heard on the link above.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are compared in terms of how psychotherapy would be … Read the rest

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