Kas Winters

Make a Memory with a Child

Summer is traditionally vacation time and many families plan expensive travel to theme parks, resort areas and tourist locations. While these can certainly be enjoyable excursions, there are simple ways to make precious memories for everyone with a “stay-cation” that happens at home and needn’t cost anything at all. Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos

Omega 9 Fatty Acids

I have dedicated my April, May and June blogs to writing about what I call the Omega Factor. Understanding the differences between Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids will make all the difference in your personal pursuit of reclaiming your health and preventing disease. I have covered Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids in my April and May blogs. We know Omega 6 fatty acids are dangerously over consumed by Americans leading to inflammation in the body and a host of other ill consequences. Therefore we must lower our intake of Omega 6 fatty acids. We also know that Americans are not consuming enough of Omega 3 fatty acids which are healthy fats the body needs. Therefore we must increase Omega 3 fatty acids. Click here for the full article.

Seven Persuasive Tools

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) is arguably the most powerful memorial in the world. Maya Lin’s choice of chronological order for name arrangement may be the primary element of that power. In making that choice, she engaged six of the seven persuasive tools identified by B J Fogg, in his book, Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson

Health News You Can Use

Research shows over and over that exercise is good for you. Most people would understand that exercise builds muscle tone, improves cardiovascular health and helps maintain a healthy weight. However many people do not realize that exercise can have a positive effect on memory and mood. We may realize that a walk after a stressful meeting helps to “blow off steam”, or that we sleep better after exercise. A recent study discussed the benefits of exercise for depression and mood gives indications of long term effects of maintaining mental and emotional health. Click here for the full article.