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Cortisol, the stress hormone may affect your thinking ability in your middle age years according to this article.

Cortisol, the stress hormone may affect your thinking ability in your middle-age years according to this article. If you are stressed out all the time, especially in your earlier years, you can be affecting your ability to think as you approach middle age. A  study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed worse on tests of memory, organization, visual perception, and attention. The study was published in the October 2018 Journal of Neurology Many people worry about things they cannot control which for many Read More »

The cancer industrial complex; The hype vs. the facts.

The cancer industrial complex; The hype vs. the facts. Being told you have cancer by your physician is one of the scariest things a person can hear. Images of tests, surgeries, and treatments that will make you feel ill and lose your hair go through your head.   Will you survive this and will cancer go into remission allowing you to live a normal life.   Will your insurance allow you to see the best healthcare providers and cover the cost. Then there is the periodic testing and monitoring for years after to make sure cancer does not return. What about alternatives Read More »