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One day, while perusing YouTube for songs about unrequited love, I came across Al Green’s “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”
I can think of younger days
When living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
I noted the hundreds of comments left by listeners. Many had experienced a broken heart— from a rejected lover to a lover lost to death.
It is obvious …
The holiday season brings with it colds and flu. For seniors this is a major concern, because during most flu seasons in the United States, an estimated 90% of flu-related deaths and 50% to 60% of flu-related illnesses occur in people aged 65 or older. Flu immunization, healthy eating and exercise are significant ways to prevent and help the immune system ward off respiratory illnesses. But there is still concern when people, especially seniors, spend 90% of their time indoors. This environment can greatly affect the immune system. So, for your gift-giving or for your per…
Sometimes aging brings on its own stresses as hormones change. Consider weight gain: menopause in women and andropause in men can trigger it. And the condition can be worsened if stress is present. Why? When you experience stress at the same time your body is undergoing biological change, the discord can be manifested in weight gain. Therefore, managing your hormones and stress level is important to maintaining a healthy weight. And a healthy weight is an essential part of harmony.
Harmony is another word for balance. In music, harmony means the sound of two or more no…
It’s the culprit behind the top three causes of death in Michigan—heart disease, Alzheimer’s and lung cancer. It’s also the culprit behind the top three health problems that cause the most disability —low back and neck pain, skin diseases and depressive disorders. What is this dangerous culprit? Chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is a part of the immune system’s defense when the body has an infection, an irritant or injury. (Think of the body’s reaction to a bee sting.) Immune-related cells send chemical messengers called cytokines to aid in the healing. Ho…