All-Natural Diet or Intermittent Fasting?

I am looking to lose about 20 pounds. I feel like I have tried a lot over the years to be more healthy. Still, the weight always comes back to haunt me. But, intermittent fasting is something that fell in my lap recently. Has anyone used it before? I would love to get some feedback on what it was like for you. Or if you think a traditional calorie count will do. I really appreciate the support!

People Seeking Refuge In Churches

As the Biden economic plan is still not rolled out, some organizations are stepping up to help support people who are in need. Churches are one of the main support during this time. But, there is still not enough relief. Ultimately, what organization should step up to help people during the time that COVID is overwhelming people? I think churches can do more. You?

Is your drinking water safe?

Chlorine, Fluoride, Lead, bacteria, heavy metals, carcinogens, and more. These are the things that could be in your water, some are ok at low levels, and some are never ok. We have all seen the images from Flint Michigan, with brown water that is obviously not fit for human consumption. But, what about they stuff you cannot see? It makes me wonder how much of America has safe drinking water. Where you live, do you think the water is safe to drink?

Did 2020 hurt your mental wellbeing?

According to a new study, 1 in 6 Americans entered therapy for the first time. This may be due to a variety of reasons, including fear of the virus, issues with isolation/lock down, political violence, addiction, and so much more. Are you one of these people who;s mental well being has suffered this year?

Would you take an anger management class?

It seems like everyone is angry about something nowadays, and I just can't relate. Sure some things do bother me or get under my skin, but few things actually make me angry. A few years ago I was required to take an anger management class, which I personally thought was the dumbest thing ever. Anger management sounded like something for violent, aggressive, angry people. The first day I probably rolled my eyes more than once or twice because I didn't want to be there. By the end of the course, I was singing its praises, and I felt like everyone should be required to take at least one anger management course. The things I learned about myself and the ways I learned to handle many emotions have stayed with me, and I've been able to pass these tips along to my friends and family when they need it. If offered, would you take an anger management class?

What caused the fungal outbreak in the Pacific NW?

Since the 90's, there have been three outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest of the tropical fungus Cryptococcus gattii . The lethal fungus infects both humans and animals, and has had many people very worried as it is easy to catch just by going about your normal activities. Scientists think they may have figured out the cause, they say a tsunami in the 1960's, but I am no so sure. What do you think?

Do you always finish your antimicrobials?

So I cam across this article today about a new strain of drug resistant Malaria in Africa. This got me thinking back to previous article I have read that outlined all the drug resistant infectious diseases we have today, like MERS, Staph, etc. And the fact that this is due, in part, to people not taking all their meds, and discontinuing before the pathogen is completely gone. I always finish my medications, so this is a shock to me. . .so lets hear it now that we are anonymous, how many of you don't finish all your antibiotics or antivirals?

Best Health Innovation of 2020?

The science of health and nutrition continues to evolve. And with the pandemic going on and everyone locked away at home, it has been a big year in the world of health innovations. Many new products have been brought to market in 2020, some of which will probably end up changing out lives forever. Of the innovations in health that have been developed this year, which do you think will prove to be the most important?
If you don't like the ones I have listed, please fee free to add your own.

Is eating fish even healthy anymore?

I know that fish a great source of protein compared with beef and pork. It has less fat, is high in essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and 6, and contains brain building DHA and DHEA. Plus it is amazingly delicious.

But, I have been to the beach, I have seen where those guys live. . .and it is filthy. The oceans are covered in plastic debris, and these break down and enter the food web and are concentrated in predatory fishes. This is in addition to all the mercury that we know if in this fish, and why pregnant women are warned against eating to much. Add on top of this all the parasites in fish and the chemicals and antibiotics used in fish farms, and I am wondering just how good of an idea eating fish really is. . .

Mental Health Tips

With 2020 almost over, many people need some work on their mental health. The University of Michigan had a great article on some ways to get back your positive mentality. One I really liked was taking a break from the news. This is something I want to do better in 2021. You?