Health, Mental Health

Can We Manufacture Happiness?

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on Happiness Michael Decker 5 minute read “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory” --Albert Schweitzer In the first installment of three delving into research and musings on happiness, we examined The World Happiness Report 2020. The Report detailed the happiest countries and cities… Continue reading Can We Manufacture Happiness?

Diet, Health, Lifestyle

Green Tea Miracle?

Michael Decker For decades now people have made claims for the health benefits of various beverages we ingest regularly. Coffee, wine (remember the French paradox, now known to be based at least in part on faulty public health reporting), and beer have all had their media moments of being touted as healthy. Sometimes the claims… Continue reading Green Tea Miracle?

Health, Mental Health

Can Societies Engineer Happy?

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on Happiness Michael Decker 5 minute read “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence Happiness – what… Continue reading Can Societies Engineer Happy?

Diet, Health

Zinc: Galvanize Your Body

By Michael Decker 2 minute read In our ongoing series devoted to honoring Men’s Health Month, we are running articles on wellness. Zinc is a common metallic element found in nature. If you eat a varied, healthy diet, you should be able to consume your recommended amounts. For men, the daily uptake should be about… Continue reading Zinc: Galvanize Your Body

Diet, Health, Lifestyle

The Supplement Trap

Michael Decker November is male health month. Males in the US and globally face ongoing health and mortality concerns. Male life expectancy is always lower than female life expectancy in developed countries where such statistics are well-tracked. In the US, average male life expectancy is about 7 years fewer than females, in the UK, 5… Continue reading The Supplement Trap

Diet, Health

Good News for Keto Fans!

Michael DeckerCritics of the ketogenic diet often like to point out that few scientific studies support the claims of improved health that many practitioners make. Two recent scientific articles may serve to blunt some of this criticism. In the scientific peer-reviewed journal Experimental Gerontology, Dr. Yunhua Yu and colleagues investigated the ketogenic diet and its… Continue reading Good News for Keto Fans!

Health, International News, News

Covid-19 Vaccines: What Are We Getting?

By Michael Decker4 minute readRecent news that the Pfizer vaccine worked about 90% of the time against the virus, something universally applauded by company and public officials and which comforted millions in the US and abroad. The thought of life returning to something of pre-virus normality is certainly powerful. It is therefore unsurprising that public… Continue reading Covid-19 Vaccines: What Are We Getting?

Health, International News, News

COVID-19 Odds and Ends

By Michael Decker4 minute read The Vaccine The world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, development of which is underway by more than 100 companies worldwide. Thus far, the most promise had been shown by a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in cooperation with Oxford University. The vaccine has entered late stage trials in the US, according to… Continue reading COVID-19 Odds and Ends

Exercise, Health

Killer Core

Most everyone who hasn’t lived under a rock knows that core muscles are among the most important areas to target in your exercise regimen – and also one of the most difficult to improve and maintain. Short of going to the local bottle shop, getting a six pack can be demanding. But you don’t need… Continue reading Killer Core

Diet, Health

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

One of the latest diet trends is the Ketogenic Diet, referred to as the Keto Diet. The Keto Diet is similar to older diet plans like Dukan, South Beach, and especially the Atkins Diet because it relies on low-carbohydrate intake, usually under 30 grams of carbs per day. At such carb levels, the body is… Continue reading Is the Keto Diet Right for You?