Worldwide Stroke Rates Are Up

You may think that stroke is something you only see in older people, but strokes can also be seen in younger adults and even in children. A recent study published in The Lancet revealed that from 1990 to 2010, rates of new onset stroke, stroke survivors, and deaths from stroke increased 68%, 84%, and 26%, […]

Which Comes First: Depression or Weight Gain?

Weight loss is probably now America’s pastime, surpassing baseball. Studies have suggested that if you are depressed and overweight, losing weight may help with depression. Other studies found that behavioral weight loss programs led to improvement in depression even without any weight loss. Here’s an article by a family physician who argues that undergoing a […]

Culinary Practices And The Modern Human Bite

Dr. Weston Price showed that cultures that change from native to modern, Western diets produce jaws with more dental crowding, crooked teeth and more cavities. Others have shown that softer foods and even bottle-feeding can also promote dental crowding. Smaller jaws can lead to smaller airways, leading to a number of health problems due to […]

Does Slouching Make You Sad?

Here’s an article reporting on a study which suggests that slouching can make you sad. There’s no doubt that your body position and movements can affect the way you feel, but what about people who keep their heads pushed forward to be able to breathe properly?  Which comes first, head-forward posture, leading to depression, or […]