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Your 10 Point Plan for Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Cancer of all varieties is one of the world’s most prolific killers.  Cancer is also a disease that touches most of us at some stage in our lifetimes, with almost everyone either fighting a variant of cancer themselves, or having a friend or family member who does so. While research continues across the world developing [...]

Dealing With Addiction for the Long Term

            One of the biggest frustrations when it comes to dealing with addiction is when we relapse, despite having worked tremendously hard for weeks, months, and in some cases years in order to conquer our vices. In this final edition of our addiction series, we explore methods for avoiding relapse, [...]

Who Can Help You Deal With Addiction?

Knowing who can help could be key to dealing with your addiction. After the intensity of looking into the deep reaching impacts of addiction, and ways in which medication and psychology can help us to deal with our dependencies, it is time to take a step back and recognize the people that will [...]

Can Where You Live Make You Fatter?

Is your bodyweight linked to where you live? A new study, released at the end of January in the International Journal of Obesity[1], suggests that where we live could play a key role in whether or not we are overweight.  Unfortunately, there is a scientific side to it, it is not as simple [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Medical Interventions for Dealing With Addiction

Various medicines are available to help individuals dealing with addiction. Now that we have explored the background of addiction, what it means, what can cause us to become addicted to something, met David and heard his story, it is time to begin looking at the interventions that are available for medically treating addictions. [...]

Addiction: The Consequences

Addiction has many consequences, both for the addict and those close to them. This story is based on personal experiences, and aims to accurately represent the dangers and consequences that exposure to drugs and other substances can bring. David is a 30-year old man who lives alone in Jacksonville, Florida. On the face [...]

Addiction: An Introduction

  Most of us have our own ideas of what ‘addiction’ is. Some of us have associates, friends, or family members who might use recreational drugs, drink alcoholic beverages, or gamble in what is a seemingly innocuous way.  Some of us will partake in such activities ourselves. What we are not aware of, however, is [...]

50 More Ways to Make Friends

A lot of people really liked my post 50 Ways to Make Friends. Many of my posts here are a bit too technical, and don't get much response.  But it felt really good to write something that helped people. So I decided to write another 50 Ways to Make Friends. I hope this [...]

Eat Simpler, Be Healthier!

Over the past 30 years, we've learned a lot about what food does to our bodies.  It doesn't just give us energy. What we eat plays a big role in how we feel and helps determine if we suffer from conditions like hypertension, diabetes or cancer. Eating fast-food and artificial, chemical laced goo [...]