Archives for January, 2013
Remember the Gluten-Free Challenge we did with nutritionist Trudy Scott, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution? Some of you sent comments and emails saying that eliminating gluten has helped you with symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as physical problems. But sugar, caffeine, and for some, a vegetarian diet can also be problematic.
Want a smarter child? A new meta-analysis (an analysis of several research studies, in this case, 70) seems to show that adding Omega 3 Fish oil to your child's diet, getting them into a good preschool or an early learning program, and doing some one-on-one interactive reading with them can really boost your child's I.Q. So, what doesn't work, according to the researchers? Multi-vitamins and music (!) for starters. (I know plenty of parents who would say music, in fact, does make kids smarter.)
You're right and you know you are right. Your wife (or husband, partner, friend, employer, colleague) is simply wrong and they know it. Don't bet on it. Just like you, they probably think they are right and it's you who is being difficult, stubborn, hateful, irascible etc.
Getting the flu while you have a mental illness can present problems if you aren't proactive and informed. Here are five essential guidelines for coping with mental illness and the flu.
If you're a parent, you likely feel it's the most important job you'll ever do. If you're an adult thinking back on how you were raised, you might feel warm and fuzzy, angry, or sad enough to reach for a box of Kleenex. They're complicated, they're baffling, they're one of life's greatest mysteries. One thing for sure: Parent-Child relationships matter.
The last time we posted a cute baby photo, we got a lot of nice feedback; so here are some more cuties. But, there is a real news story here, and it doesn't need a cute baby photo as an excuse to post. New information contradicts a lot of confusing childcare advice you might have been getting since the 1970s. Instead of taking a laid-back approach, get ready for this: Parents, you should baby your baby!
A butterfly flaps its wings over the Pacific Ocean and a hurricane develops in the Atlantic. Far-fetched? Depends on who you ask. In our previous post, we blogged about Ray Bradbury's famous tale, A Sound of Thunder, from which the term, "the butterfly effect" was coined. The butterfly effect is the power of a simple action, such as the flapping of a butterfly's wings, to make huge ripples in reality. In Jewish mysticism, we don't use the term "the butterfly effect" but we do have a similar concept.
C.R. writes: One of my favorite stories as a child was Ray Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder. It is the story of time-travel tourism in which a hunter pays an enormous fee to be whisked back in time to hunt dinosaurs, specifically, the heart-stopping T-Rex. Because the time-travel experts believed that small actions could impact history in unimaginable ways, there were a couple of rules, specified by the lead tour guide, Travis: