Humans are social creatures. It is in our nature to run together with the pack, similarly to many mammal species. This group behavior is exactly what led us to this enormous progress over the years. Cooperation and coexistence spearheaded many national and international discoveries in various scientific fields. The old saying hold true: “Two heads are better than one”. Furthermore, it is hard to imagine a human being that is completely satisfied with living out of the community. It is no wonder that the banishment was one of the major types of punishment in human history. Simply put, we can’t live without others. Having that in mind, what led us to behave this way in the first place? What part of our psyche needs company?
Two new studies presented at the Experimental Biology 2015 conference in Boston offered new evidence that eating just 3 to 4 servings of strawberries a day can reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, two of the most significant chronic diseases affecting Americans today. These studies uncovered a direct correlation between daily strawberry intake and lowered levels of insulin resistance, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and inflammation– all risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
The arrival of spring may bring warmer weather, but that warm, dry breeze also carries pollen. And for the more than 50 million American allergy sufferers, that means it is time to stock up on tissues and allergy medicine – it is spring allergy season.
While most Americans will worry about eating too much this holiday season, 16 million of our country’s children live in households that struggle to afford food, according to a 2012 report from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Don’t pack away the sunblock with your swimsuit and other summer accessories. Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s, says Adam J. Scheiner, M.D, an eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeon who’s been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Howard Stern Show and The Doctors.