“Stand up straight!” How many times have you heard those
words in your life? Chances are the answer is a lot. Most of us accept that
good posture is important, (see “Why it Matters”
below), but often we’re more likely to notice someone else’s postural shortcomings than sense our own. Even when
we make an adjustment, such as bringing our shoulders further back, typically
they drift right back to where they were as soon as we stop paying attention.
What’s a well-intentioned person to do?
The answer is paradoxically simple and complex and requires
Why do we eat? Yes, it’s a real
question. And there are many answers. We eat to satisfy hunger. We eat to
remain healthy. We eat because we like food or certain foods. We eat for
comfort. Now we can add to these answers: We eat to detoxify our body. Strange?
In my last blog,
I discussed how the human body has a built-in detoxifying system that is so efficient
and effective that there is no real need for us to invest routinely or occasionally
in detoxifying products. Instead, says Harvard
Health, if you’re generally healthy, you should “concentrate
My first one was many years ago. The product cost me a pretty penny, but after the sales pitch by the health representative, I was looking forward to becoming like the Six Million Dollar Man: I’d be better, stronger, and faster. I decided to try the detox because so many people were telling me that it would help relieve my two chronic complaints: joint pain and fatigue. After three days of detox, I was much the same, though a few people did comment that my complexion had improved.
Health stores and agents continue to
promote detox as an effective way to improve health…
My niece had asked me to become her so-called doula. By the
time I arrived at the hospital, the new addition to the family had arrived
already. The baby had come four weeks early, but the nurses were ready,
preparing her for the new world. The newborn was hungry; so they fed her as my
niece gradually recovered from the anesthesia. But once awakened, they were
adamant that my niece hold her baby and make the “skin-to-skin” connection—the
bonding process. The newborn needed connection and love to feel safe in the
cold, sterile room outside the warm womb that had incuba…
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