Bright Ideas for Treating the Winter Blues

An excerpt from “Bright Ideas for Treating the Winter Blues” By, Melinda Beck The Wall Street Journal, Health Journal December 1, 2009 . Vitamin D: This is created by the sun’s rays on the skin, and therefore declines during the winter. Deficiencies have been linked to a wide variety of illnesses, including depression. So it …Read More

Laugh Your Way to Good Health

Laughter, says emerging evidence, is indeed good medicine. A laugh relaxes your body and stimulates endorphins, promoting a feeling of well-being that helps us look at stressful or unhappy situations in a new light. One National Institutes of Health study showed that laughter stimulates the brain to counteract depressive symptoms. “Laughter therapy” decreases chronic pain …Read More