- Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
For more than 10 years, laughter has been suspected of being a helpful component to medicine for pretty much whatever ails you. Studies by Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, a preventive care specialist at Loma Linda University, have suggested that laughter seems to increase the levels of two hormones: one that helps elevate mood (beta-endorphins), and one that helps optimize immunity (human growth hormone) and decrease three stress hormones that can be detrimental to the immune system when consistently high (cortisol, epinephrine, and dopac).
- Do You Have Prediabetes?
What if you are one of the estimated 57 million Americans who have the prelude to type 2 diabetes—prediabetes? The good news is that you have prediabetes—not diabetes—but every day counts. Consider it a gift, and then get to work: you can prevent progression to full-blown type 2 diabetes.