Have you ever wondered where the phrase "you are what you eat" came from? As pointed out on the Culinary Lore website, this statement, regardless of its origin, is not just a simple observation about bad food bringing on bad health. It can mean something profound, something more philosophical, referencing food as a culture. Humans eat a great diversity of food. The food we eat, and how we eat it, says a lot about us
I hope everyone had a safe and fun-filled Fourth. Independence Day is a time for family, friends and fireworks. It is time to maybe attend a public event, have a backyard barbecue or take a trip to the lake. As you look back at this holiday, I have an important health question for you: Did you have fun? The health benefits associated with good old-fashioned fun may be greater than you can imagine — as
In the modern world, there have been steady increases in life expectancy. It has more than doubled in the last two centuries — that is, until now. As widely reported, for the third year in a row, the U.S. death rate rose last year.
Until recently, the big debate for demographers had to do with what the ceiling for human longevity might be. They, along with the health community, are now forced to answer a very
As noted in a recent Chicago Tribune editorial, the term "deaths of despair" is not something that emerged from refugee camps or war-torn cities or famine-wracked villages in poverty-stricken countries. It is a term used to describe a crisis born in one of the most advanced societies on the planet, and we own it.
It was first coined in 2015 by Princeton University researchers Anne Case and Angus Deaton to describe death rates that were rising