Category Archives: Health

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Scheduling Too Many Activities
Overscheduling a child is a hallmark of hyper-parenting. After school activities are OK as long as the child’s not lined up from 3 to 9 p.m. with no time to just sit around and think or do nothing. In his years of practicing psychiatry, Rosenfeld has learned that children just want to hang out with their parents, playing cards or Monopoly.
“Why are we racing so much?” Rosenberg asked. “You can achieve more by doing less.” Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1

A successful couple sits, somewhat uneasily, in a psychiatrist’s well-appointed New Orleans office. They are discussing their 13-year-old son: They fear their sweet, studious seventh grader lacks the drive, the “killer instinct” they know from personal experience he will need to make his way to the top in today’s hard-driving business world. Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1

Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 5

Now the bad news, that morning cup of coffee or evening drink may be setting you up for this disease. Research has shown that as little as two cups of coffee per day can significantly reduce bone calcium in postmenopausal women. However, it is the caffeine that is the culprit, not the coffee itself, so choose decafe. In addition, chronic alcohol use has also been linked to low calcium levels, which in turn increase the risk of osteoporosis. (4) Continue reading Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 5

Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 4

If your diet is low in calcium, supplementation should help. However, not all supplements are equal. Most calcium supplements are in the form of calcium carbonate, which is poorly absorbed. On the other hand, supplements in the form of Calcium Citrate, while containing less calcium than the carbonate forms, are actually absorbed much better. Continue reading Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 4

Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 2

Based on current research, there are two interrelated issues that may be responsible for the development of osteoporosis; these are the loss of calcium from the bones and the loss of lean muscle tissue. The loss of calcium is related to many factors such as poor absorption of dietary calcium and poor retention of the calcium already contained in the bone. If you have been paying attention you will notice that osteoporosis is most prevalent in women. Continue reading Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 2

Girls’ Self-Esteem and Sports. Part 2

On the other hand, girls who are involved in sports and fitness activities create an upward cycle for themselves. It starts with positive feelings toward their bodies and a perceived competence. This acceptance leads to better health, poise, assertiveness and decision-making skills. This, in turn, creates opportunity and allows them to focus on personal performance for success. Continue reading Girls’ Self-Esteem and Sports. Part 2