Misinformation..

Misinformation is a cancer that is dangerous in every way and some continue to consume inaccurate information daily from others via the news and the internet.   No one wants to validate facts but just pass on the information they believe is credible.   I must admit I have done it myself but as a new PhD,Continue reading “Misinformation..”

Healthy Snacks….

A recent study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities reported that children and adolescents in the US are consuming more processed food. It is not surprising that the childhood obesity rate has been steadily rising among US youths during the past two (2) decades as a result of excessive calorieContinue reading “Healthy Snacks….”

Infection 101

I was on a five hour flight this week, and the steward announced “the water was not working in the bathroom, but they had water-less soap and wipes to clean your hands.  Really, in a pandemic!  I would like to think safety and infection control would be a high priority in the airline business.   SomeContinue reading “Infection 101”

It’s Getting Complicated!

I was notified today that a colleague coded while at work. For those who are not in the health profession, a code is a life threatening event. He is currently in the intensive care unit and probably will not wake up. His children will have to make the dreaded decision about what to do next.Continue reading “It’s Getting Complicated!”

Are Beets Good For You?

I have always hated beets, and I hear they are good for you. Lets review the benefits so we can increase our beet consumption. Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folateContinue reading “Are Beets Good For You?”

COVID-19 IS ON THE RISE..

COVID-19 is on the rise again with another new variant, lambda.   I am not surprised.   If a virus is not contained it will mutate and get stronger.   It has been reported that many of the new cases of COVID-19 admissions into the hospital are those who have not been vaccinated, and have the delta variant. Continue reading “COVID-19 IS ON THE RISE..”

AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE…

To achieve good health and wellness we as a society have accepted science and adopted many new habits and behaviors. As a result many things we take for granted are now common practice. These practices include hand washing, the use of antibiotics, knowing the risk of smoking, the use of anti-psychotics, radiology, immunizations, and TylenolContinue reading “AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE…”

Dreams, the Stories and Images Created by the Mind..

We all dream. Dreams are stories and images that our mind create while we are asleep, and they only last between 5 to 20 minutes (Nichols, 2018). I can never remember my dreams, and can not tell you the last one I had. However, I can remember having recurrent dreams as a child. Some ofContinue reading “Dreams, the Stories and Images Created by the Mind..”

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment, experiencing life authentically and enjoying moments as they happen is called mindfulness in academic circles. To be mindful is being present to the experience, instead of being preoccupied with something else as you engage in a task. When was the last time you really paid attention and thoroughly enjoyed what youContinue reading “Living in the Moment”