Bye, Bye BMI?

For years, doctors, nutritionists, and anyone with a calculator have been using a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether someone is overweight or not. BMI does a pretty good job of determining whether or not you’re obese, and since obesity is known to play a major role in one’s health and […]

Brain Exercises: Just as Important as Pumping Iron

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Just as going to the gym improves your muscles more than simply walking, using mental training software is more effective than solving crossword puzzles. The infographic below, provided by Cognifit, does a great job of explaining how this works.

Coffee with Sam: The Truth about Nightmares

Dr. Tom Jackson is a psychiatrist who has specialized in the treatment of sleep disorders and anxiety for the past thirty years. I recently had the chance to have a virtual cup of coffee with Dr. Tom Jackson, who I think is best described as a jack-of-many trades. A trained psychiatrist, he has some interesting […]

What’s That Ringing in My Ears? Part II

In Part I of this article, we talked about what tinnitus is and how to prevent it. In this part, we discuss several treatment and management options that are available if you already suffer from it. So what do you do if you already have tinnitus? Many people have tinnitus and are not particularly bothered […]

Pomegranates: The New Miracle Food?

Pomegranates have been around since the beginning of time—legend has it that Adam and Eve snacked on them in the Garden of Eden—and the odd-looking fruit’s benefits have been known for nearly as long. Here are a few reasons you should rush out to your nearest grocer and pick up a few of these odd-looking […]

What’s That Ringing in My Ears and Why Do I Hear It? Part I

Do you hear noise in your ears when there shouldn’t be a sound? That may be tinnitus. Tinnitus, often called ringing in the ears, is the perception of a sound not present in the environment and can actually sound like a ringing, whistling, buzzing or just about any other type of sound. Tinnitus is correlated […]