Health and Fitness

Plath Family Helps The Mission’s Mission
In Act Two Scene Two of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Juliet  asks, “ what’s in a name?”  If the name is Plath, the answer is Generosity with a capital “G”.  Look around town and yo…
“Drunkorexia” A Dangerous Trend On College Campuses
When your recent high school grad heads off to college this fall there's a disturbing and dangerous campus trend that they need to be warned about. Shockingly it combines eating disorders with alcohol abuse and it's more common than many people realize according to a report in USA TODAY...
Pass The Pasta, Science Says It’s Good For You
Did you pass on the pasta salad at the 4th of July Bar-b-que out of concern for the “fattening nature” of pasta?  Looks like you might have missed out on the deliciousness for no good reason.
According to a new study, pasta doesn’t pack it on and in fa…
Omega Three Will Lower Your Risk Of A Heart Attack
Diet and exercise, exercise & diet, the message about a healthy heart always includes a path through diet & exercise.  Let’s put exercise aside for now and focus on diet.
According to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association --the largest of its kind to measure the act…
Mother Nature Has The Cure For What Ails You
What’s your prescription doc?  The Pacific Northwest!  What?  Take two and call me in the morning.  Two what?  How about a couple of hikes—fresh air, sunshine, green grass & tress! Spending time outside is good for us-- most people instinctively…
Drug Companies – Peddling Influence?
I know several smart attractive pharmaceutical reps who spend their days trying to get meetings with doctors so they can sell them on their companies latest drugs.  The home run is getting a doc to go to lunch and this is why. A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associa…
Hot Fun In The Summertime–For Most Of Us
Are you happier in the summer than at other times of the year?  Does it seem other people are?  Well, chances are you all are!
It's not just your imagination-- people are happier according to Philip Gehrman, associate director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University …
To Sleep More-Get Out of Bed?
My wife Sara is dealing with some insomnia lately and it is frustrating and exhausting and she’s heard from many others who have experienced the same - so I’m on alert for any news and information that might make a difference for her and perhaps you...

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