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January 2018

Publisher's Page: Stress: Then & Now
Publisher's Page: Stress: Then & Now
By Romy Sia
  Looking at our millennials (who comprised about 70%) in Healthy Options and at my own millennial children, I couldn’t help but compare their lives and experiences with mine at their age. Economically, medically, and technologically, their world today is [read more]
Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin
Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin
You might not have a money tree, but you can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins are the quartet responsible for your happiness. Many situations can trigger these neurotransmitters, but instead of being in the passenger seat, there ar [read more]
Address Your Stress
Address Your Stress
Too often the experience of seeing a medical practitioner involves temporary fixes that may have long-term side effects. This is coming from the daughter of a pharmacist who grew up surrounded by the pharmaceutical industry.   This is particularly true of chroni [read more]
Easy Ways to Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle
Easy Ways to Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle
Studies show that approximately one million pounds of material is produced for one person alone in a year. Take a minute and think of the waste you produce on average, from plastic paper bags to water bottles. Think about the coffee mugs you use and throw away. Think [read more]
Are You Too Angry?
Are You Too Angry?
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as t [read more]
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