Posts tagged “excerpt”
April 22, 2009Dr. Galante says that depression is not limited to the mind. “The important thing is to not get too hung up in the head, where we have all these conflicts. Our center is the lower abdomen, where a baby grows in a woman. The Japanese call this the hara. In Zen we concentrate the mind and the whole being there. That’s the hub of the wheel. The mind can be clearer when you do that, and you don’t get hung up living in the realm of thought."—from Be a Healthy Woman!
April 2, 2009The man who was letting everything go was sleeping one off in all his clothes. Six a.m. barely pinpointed the careworn shade of the second-rate hotel. The curtains were drawn as he had drawn them. Rain was on the walks below. Above the darkened TV screen a little clock made a muted ticking. In the utmost country of his brain the sleeper heard a ceaseless tolling. Marking some grief so distant that no wind but the one that blows in sleep might bring it. News of a lost day too dear for losing. Belled by some wind that once helped him home.
April 2, 2009In the 1990s, many doctors began prescribing HRT to help prevent heart disease in women. A Harvard study of about 46,000 female nurses had found that those who had taken HRT had a lower incidence of heart disease by up to 50 percent. However, when that study was more fully investigated, it turned out that the women with lower rates of heart disease were actually women who were healthier in general. Compared to the group who were supposed to have a greater incidence of heart disease, they were wealthier, more likely to exercise, and had better diets; fewer of them had diabetes, and they smoked less. The women who didn’t take HRT were more likely to have diabetes, smoked, were poorer, and didn’t visit their doctors. Also not reported in the study was the fact that the women who took HRT had a 50 percent increase in strokes.—Gary Null