International flavors spice up what is thought of as American food
Today's consumers want more than tahini and turmeric, focusing on hyper-local flavors such as Cantonese XO sauce and Javanese sambal oelek.
Food For Thought: Gut Bacteria May Influence How The Mind Works, Affecting Mood And Behavior
The brain-gut connection may help explain the links between digestion, mood, health, and how we think.
No Surprises Here: Study Claims The Most Addictive Foods Are Just What You Thought
The researchers say this study is a step towards identifying specific foods that can trigger an addictive response.
How Positive Thoughts Work
This week, I had the opportunity to speak at my son’s school. Leading up to it, I had no idea what I wanted to say, so I put myself back in what I would have...
Wondering what to give your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Try this heart-healthy chocolate chip...
It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann! In honor of February and Heart Month, we’re continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring heart-healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, check out this Chocolate Chip & Almond Avocado Cookie recipe for a sweet and healthy treat you can make for [Continue Reading]
Bowling Advice: Food for Thought
World Champion Chris Barnes and ITRC Sports Performance Specialist Nick Bohanan talk about some simple measures you can take to maintain proper nutrition and...
Thoughts Moms Have on the Way to the Hospital
Driving to the hospital when you're in labor is such a surreal experience. Here are nine thoughts moms have during that last ride before baby arrives.
How To "Think" About Negative Thoughts
“Negative thoughts can help us survive… but they won’t help us thrive.” Bill Crawford, Ph.D. There is a lot of talk these days about the value of
How to Let Go of the Thoughts that Cause Depression
Depression is different from other illnesses in that, in addition to the physiological symptoms (loss of appetite, nervousness, sleeplessness, fatigue), there are the accompanying thoughts that can be so incredibly painful. For example, when my Raynaud’s flares up, the numbness in my fingers can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t tell me that I am worthless, pathetic, and that things will never ever get better. During severe…
🇨🇳 Food for thought: China's Food Safety
Every year two million people die from unsafe food and water around the world. Food safety experts warn these deaths may be caused by human design, and nowhe...
How to Help Kids Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts
All kids blow things out of proportion or jump to conclusions at times, but consistently distorting reality is not innocuous.
Attention! Here’s How the Brain Focuses Thoughts
Researchers say the attention component of our brain is the basis for all other cognitive function.
Friday Thoughts: Love What You Do
Image by by Hugh MacLeod Last Thursday, my five-year-old son Carson fell off a ladder while playing on a playground. As you might expect, we were concerned about any serious injuries, so we took him to Arkansas Children's Hospital. I was very impressed by how nice and helpful all of the nurses, doctors, and other hospital personnel were. I was especially impressed with Mr. Scot, Chief Prosthetist/Orthotist. Mr. Scot had to take 24 measurements to create a custom-fit back brace for Carson, and…
FPs Should Lead: Thoughts on an Executive Career Path
James Ellzy, M.D., writes that health care could use more family physicians in executive roles. He offers tips for those interested in administration.
How to Clear Negative Energy & Negative Thoughts
The key to dealing with any kind of negative thinking is to realize that you are ultimately in charge of whether to listen to or agree with any thought. Just because you think it—or hear it—doesn’t mean it’s true.
Too young to have a stroke? That’s what they thought too.
Most of us think that stroke only affects people over the age of 45, but it can happen to anyone at any time. Every year, 795,000 people in the U.S. have strokes and about 10 percent of those patients are 45 and younger. Most young people aren’t aware...
10 Thought Patterns that Keep You from Happiness
We tend to view our minds as our whole being. But through meditation we learn to watch our thoughts...
How to Help Someone with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
Sometimes depression feels so intense, the pain becomes unbearable. Many don't realize that depression is treatable, and never reach out for support.
Hospital errors 10 times higher than thought
About one in three people in the United States will encounter some kind of mistake during a hospital stay, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
How to Practice Mindful Meditation to Calm Your Thoughts
Do you want to try practicing meditation but somehow don't know how to start? This is a beginner's guide to mindful meditation created especially for those who feel they just can't do it.