Category Archives: Health

True Brotherhood

  True Brotherhood Debra Chew “United we stand, divided we fall” (Aesop) is a familiar adage. That sentiment seems particularly applicable to current world events.  Whether the topic is politics, terrorism, race equality, or refuge for displaced peoples, the real … Continue reading

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Joy: The Antidote For Holiday Stress

Joy – The Antidote for Holiday Stress Debra Chew Some recent “self-care” discussions about the holidays suggest that, for many, stress overshadows the joys associated with this time of year. But you don’t have to go along with the crowd. … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe About Age?

What Do You Believe About Age? Debra Chew We’ve all said “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But, do we as easily consider the reverse of that statement – that we see and experience what we believe including what we … Continue reading

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Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health?

Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health? Debra Chew  “Spirituality should be considered one of the vital signs in the care and treatment of patients,” said Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP, Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute … Continue reading

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Is The Power of Suggestion Making You Sick?

Is the Power of Suggestion Making You Sick? Debra Chew  Living in any one of the three largest cities in Tennessee could make you sick.  Well…so says the recently released Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Asthma Capitals 2015 report. … Continue reading

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Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick?

  Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick? Forgive and Forget – that’s what “they” say.  Often, a lot easier said than done!  But, is there something to that old saying?  Could it be that by not forgiving and forgetting, … Continue reading

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The Best Wellness For Your Knees – REVISED

(The first paragraph has been edited to assure proper attribution) When Mary Chapin Carpenter sang these John Lennon lyrics (borrowed from a Robert Browning poem), “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,” I don’t think anyone had … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND BALANCING THE “CHANGE OF LIFE”

Women and Balancing the “Change of Life”      My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act.  You know, the guy walking the tightrope,balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing … Continue reading

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WHO OR WHAT IS THE “AUTHORITY” FOR HEALTH TODAY?

Who or What is the “Authority” for Health Today? Debra Chew  “Oh, my aching body” was the prevailing theme at the table of a recent event I attended.  The chatter included details of operations, diseases, and drugs; and almost everyone … Continue reading

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Freed From the Chains of Addiction

FREED FROM THE CHAINS OF ADDICTION Debra Chew How many times have you heard “I’m addicted to chocolate” or “I’m addicted to my morning coffee?”  These statements sound familiar and generally innocuous.  Someone is simply sharing that they like something … Continue reading

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