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Kerry Dupuis
Many people drink red wine ‘for the antioxidants’, beer to ‘unwind’, and hard alcohol ‘to relax’. Cracking open a bottle of wine, champagne, or scotch often means festivity and fun. Strangely, many of us don’t know – and would never even consider – how to celebrate without a bottle of something alcoholic. But alcohol affects... / READ MORE /
My sister died on June 10th, when she was 11, and I was 9. About her death, someone who was once close to me said: “Sometimes I think you just want to suffer”. I suppose this was because sometimes, so many years after her death, the grief can still grab me from below and pull... / READ MORE /
What do alcoholism, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and anxiety, and some forms of cancer have in common? They can all be linked to childhood trauma. From 1995 to 1997, Kaiser Permanente and The Center For Disease Control conducted The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study). The study, which is frequently cited as... / READ MORE /
In an ideal world, the only people taking prescription stimulants would be those who have been diagnosed with ADHD. But as Netflix’s documentary ‘Take Your Pills’ shows us, not only is Adderall prescribed to millions of children all over the United States, adults are using stimulants in record numbers to get ahead – whether they... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Pawel Kuczynski Last Sunday, my boyfriend and I were out for coffee, brunch, and some sort of fun thing. As we walked into our favorite cafe, a young man stepped quickly toward me, staring at the phone in his hand. Just before he slammed into me, I raised my hands and clapped... / READ MORE /
I started practicing mindfulness meditation about three years ago. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings, without judging them as good or bad. To me, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to the experience – whatever that experience is. Thanks to my practice, I developed greater awareness and presence in my... / READ MORE /
Throughout the 70’s and 80’s, diet gurus preached the virtues of the fat-free diet. Because oils are so calorie dense, it was argued that if you cut out fat, you cut down calories, and kept down your weight. These days, we know that isn’t true. In fact, if you follow the Mediterranean Diet, the Bulletproof... / READ MORE /
It’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t love chocolate, which is made from roasted cocoa beans. People all over the world are consuming more chocolate than you can imagine. In fact, in 2017, it is estimated that chocolate sales in the United States will reach about 22.4 billion U.S. dollars. But getting health benefits from... / READ MORE /