Life Lived Forward

A Pathway to Clarity: Understanding Life Purpose

In the journey of life, finding clarity can be a challenging task. During times of profound difficulty, we sometimes find ourselves grappling with questions of meaning and purpose, searching for a sense of direction and for that elusive thing called fulfillment. It is within this context that understanding our life

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The Best Way to Cook Greens

What is the best way to prepare dark green leafy vegetables, the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet?  “The main purpose of cooking is to make vegetables more edible, palatable, and digestible…The downside is that cooking may adversely affect the levels of nutrients and bioactive compounds, especially the heat-sensitive and water-soluble ones.”

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Is It Time To Own Up To Your Hearing Loss?

In March of every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and people in the hearing industry celebrate and support a “World Hearing Day.” It’s been going on for decades and is generally used to raise awareness about hearing loss and inform listeners and readers about the options available to them

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Testing Berries and Nuts, Two of the Best Brain Foods

Randomized controlled studies put nuts, berries, and grape juice to the test for cognitive function. When you read articles in Alzheimer’s disease journals about eating more berries to reduce cognitive decline in the elderly, the authors are talking about observational studies, like the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study that showed that berry intake

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: One Audiologist’s Perspective

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are now available for purchase by consumers over the age of 18. This introduction in the hearing aid industry has been covered extensively by various media outlets recently. An overview and review of devices can be viewed here. Overall, I am pleased that OTC hearing aids

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Which Diet Works Even Better the Longer You Do It?

The most well-published community-based lifestyle intervention in the medical literature is also one of the most effective. CHIP, the Complete Health Improvement Program—now known as Pivio, may be “the most well-published community-based lifestyle interventions in the [medical] literature.” It is also one of the most effective, with clinical changes “approaching those outcomes

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A New Way To Think About The Lifespan

For as long as any of us can remember, our chronological age has been front and center in our lives. It started with birthday parties when we were very young and, probably thanks to the greeting card industry, birthday celebrations continue as long as we live – and sometimes beyond.

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Transforming Experiences of Uncertainty

I have had interesting, increasingly frequent interactions about what may be perceived as a prevalent feeling of uncertainty in recent times.  This theme is also scheduled for a dialogue at a Socrates Café.  Confronting and accepting the unknown may evoke multiple reactions, “I accept what is.”, “This is difficult to

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15 Ways Technology Is Shaping Our Healthcare’s Future

One of the best things about modern advances is the role that technology is playing in our day-to-day lives and the ways it is improving healthcare. As a leader in emerging tech and women’s health, it’s clear to me that technology is playing a key role in shaping our healthcare’s future.

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What to Eat to Help with Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)

What did a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of a food that costs pennies a day for ragweed allergy sufferers find? A “great deal is asked of our immune system. It is firstly required to respond rapidly and violently to invaders, but at the same time limits both the duration of its response and the

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