Entries by Janet

Smokeless Tobacco: Move Your Chaw to Save Your Jaw

If you use smokeless tobacco, or know a guy who does and want to help him, this is for you.  Obviously, the best thing you can do is quit.  But if you can’t do that, these three words may save your life:  Move your chaw! I’ll explain, with help from Jason Campbell, D.D.S., a Prescott, […]

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Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Depressed?

If you’re old enough to remember Mr. Rogers, you might remember him singing the happy little song, “So, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood… they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street.  They’re the people that you meet each day.” This isn’t Mr. Rogers’ […]

Rebound Headaches:  A Cautionary Tale

This isn’t what I intended to write about; in fact, I’m in the middle of a series on the gut.  However, the series has been derailed briefly, because I have been derailed, I hope briefly, by one mother of a headache.  Three times in my life, I’ve been in so much pain that I have […]

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What You Eat and How You Feel

Ever had a gut feeling?  Felt butterflies in your stomach?  Maybe gotten a little crampy or needed to make an emergency trip to the bathroom during times of stress? Now, let’s look at this from the other end, so to speak:  Maybe you’ve been feeling anxious or depressed.   Maybe you feel bad, and you don’t […]

Burning it Up: How to Ease Heartburn

Earlier I wrote about the causes of heartburn, also called GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Now, let’s talk about how to make it better. First scenario: You’re minding your own business, it’s late at night, you have an attack of heartburn, and you don’t have any medicine. What can you do? Well, you can go to […]

Feeling the Burn? What Causes Heartburn in Men?

You asked for it, and you got it!  A nice lady at church told me, “My husband has heartburn and keeps hoping it will go away. He won’t go to the doctor, and he doesn’t know anything about what he should do.  He needs very basic information.”  So, this is part of an occasional series […]

There is New Hope for Male Infertility

Think infertility and the picture that comes to mind is usually some poor woman hopped up on a regimen of hormones, getting one or more rounds of expensive in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and hoping desperately that it will take.  But sometimes, when a couple wants to have a baby and can’t, the problem is not with […]