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Fifty Shades of Low Testosterone

Fifty Shades of Low Testosterone

I’ve been trying to figure out why EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is a runaway bestseller among women from twenty to seventy. It’s going into its 27th week on the NY Times bestseller lists. When...

List of possible causes of our health problems

List of possible causes of our health problems

… around which entire commercial industries have been built… Viruses Bacteria Parasites Mold and fungus Nutritional deficiencies and excesses Amino acid imbalances Hormone imbalances Poor diet Lack of exercise Poor sleep Stress/anxiety/depression Allergies EMFs Too much sun...

Nutrition and Ensure – AdSides

Nutrition and Ensure – AdSides

Every few years I feel obliged to check in on Ensure drinks which claim to be all about nutrition. Over a decade ago I crunched the nutrition numbers and found that to get the same nutrients in...

When a parent goes to the emergency room

When a parent goes to the emergency room

by Virginia Hopkins The phone rang at 5 a.m. on a Sunday, but I somehow incorporated it into a dream and didn’t wake up. It was my 84-year-old mother on the other side of the country, leaving...

How to sleep more deeply

How to sleep more deeply

by Virginia Hopkins Q: I’ve been reading that REM sleep helps with memory and erases stress from that day. As a college student I really need a good memory and have a lot of stress, but there’s...