The real reason heart attacks kill the young

Maybe you’ve heard stories about athletes who suddenly drop dead from cardiac arrest. Sadly, it happens — and when it does, it gets a lot of attention. Because it’s always shocking when the heart of someone so young and healthy just quits. It’s enough to scare an out-of-shape person of any age away from high-intensity […]

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Conquer disease with dogs — downward dogs

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I always get excited when I come across studies showing that you can treat serious health concerns without resorting to prescription drugs. And as I’m sure you’ve also noticed, exercise will always be one of the most effective ways to do it. But as yesterday’s discussion about high-intensity exercise for […]

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High-intensity Parkinson’s protection

With our population getting older by the day, we’re starting to see more and more of the diseases associated with old age — Parkinson’s disease, or PD, among them. This neurodegenerative disease is progressive and incurable. And there hasn’t been much to do about it — save for some problematic drugs. That’s what makes this […]

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Bright lights and bedtime don’t mix

On the heels of yesterday’s discussion about the mass sleep deprivation that’s plaguing America’s children, I thought I’d bring this week full-circle by expounding on a piece of advice I offered to parents yesterday. You must shut off bright lights at bedtime. And if you’re wondering why, there’s a recent study you’ll be interested in […]

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Why sleep is kids’ most important homework

I never thought I’d be recommending my Perfect Sleep Protocol for children. But with all of the technology, emphasis on success, and other pressures aimed at kids these days, it looks like I may have to include a lesson for the little folks, too. Because all of this “life clutter” is taking a serious toll […]

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