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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Accidents and illnesses such as pancreatitis, cancer, heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver account for many of these deaths. Another lesser-known cause is suicide; the risk … Read More

Perfectionism in its Death Throes

The illusion of perfectibility is hard to escape. The message “be better,” “do more,” “you’re not good enough,” is littered across the advertising landscape, and in our fast-paced modern world, the competition to be busy and never content with who you are and what you have is ubiquitous. The idea that one must keep pursuing … Read More

When Good Things Become Ultimate Things

Life is full of good gifts: things to be enjoyed, experiences to be had, pleasures to be tasted, sense to be stimulated. But, our desire for and experience of good things can be twisted, distorted, perverted by a combination of genetic predispositions and external triggers. Enjoyment can become obsession, indulgence can become addiction, stimulation can … Read More

Say No to Keto

Beginning in the 70s, long before the Mediterranean diet was even a vague glimmer on the radar, the world became swept up by high protein/low-carbohydrate diets — the most prominent being the Scarsdale diet, followed by Atkins. Bad ideas rarely go away, they simply return repackaged and with a clever new name to entice a … Read More