Posts made in May, 2017

Optimal Wellness: A Laughing Matter

Posted on May 25, 2017

Did you ever notice people who seem to have a healthy glow laugh often, while those who don’t look pale, bland and, if we’re honest, a bit out of it? Laughter is so good for us. Why do you think people flock to movies, TV shows and events to hear and see comedians deliver jokes, people fall down, and the tried-and-true favorite: a pie in the face? Laughter lightens our mood; it makes us feel much better. And with the way the world is...

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Neck Pain Doctor Forest Lake

Posted on May 17, 2017

In the old days, a person would often refer to another person whom they didn’t care for as “a real pain the neck.” Today, though, the phrase is more likely to be used by people who spend way too much time with their neck stuck in one position, looking at a computer screen or smartphone screen for hours on end. What can be done to prevent neck pain? Typically the pain is caused by muscle strains and spasms. Before you have to make an...

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Junk Food and Depression

Posted on May 10, 2017

Have you ever felt depressed? Most Americans have. It could be that what we’re eating contributes to our feelings of depression. A report published in the journal Public Health Nutrition noted a study showing those who eat fast food and commercial baked goods are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who eat little to none. Almost 9,000 people were tested for this study over a six month period. Junk food was defined as...

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