Articles from SNHC’s Health Matters

  • Are cell phones a health hazard?
    Is there any health hazard caused by sleeping with your phone near head? Apart from discomfort if you lie on it, or disrupted sleep if it rings, no, at least as far as is known right now. Concerns about the possible effects of electomagnetic fields have not been substantiated conclusively through research so far. That... Read More
  • Vitamin Supplements: Worthless or Essential?
    Not too long ago experts were urging us to take vitamin supplements since we don’t get enough nutrition from the foods we consume. Now the latest studies claim that supplements do nothing for our health. What are we to believe? Citing results from studies without providing the actual context for the studies doesn’t prove anything.... Read More
  • Unhealthy Health Foods?
    What is the least healthy “health food”? This question immediately gives rise to some others: Healthy for whom? What is the definition of “health food”? The idea that something can be “least healthy” is based on an assumption that nutritient needs are the same among people, and consistent within individuals. But people can have unique... Read More
  • After Work Energy Strategies
    I constantly feel tired after work. How do I get energized again for a productive evening? Before you can effectively re-energize after work, you need to first determine what is contributing to your fatigue.  Look at: how long your work day is how physically active are you during your work day body mechanics at work... Read More
  • What do skinny people understand that most people don’t?
    What do skinny people understand that most people don’t? Not much. People who are constitutionally skinny don’t seem to think much about weight management, with the possible exception of how to gain weight – I have been asked to answer several questions along these lines. There is such a thing as being “skinny fat” or... Read More
  • Hormonal Balance for Men
    I have received several questions from men asking about how to increase or boost testosterone levels or lower estrogen, and this concerns me because many people don’t understand that this could actually be harmful. Good sexual health is the result of good health, overall. The human body produces approximately 50 hormones which engage with one... Read More
  • Health and Happiness
    Happy people live better, longer.  Happiness doesn’t just happen – it can be created on purpose.  Learn more from this article series:  
  • Health Essentials
    Health doesn’t just happen – you create it with the choices you make every day.  Learn more from this article series:
  • Managing Stress
    Stress is unavoidable.  How it impacts your health is a reflection of how well you proactively manage it.  Learn more from this article series:  
  • Burnout or Balance? It’s Your Choice
    Sometimes burnout charges into your life; sometimes it sneaks up on you. Serious burnout results from the interplay of circumstances and personality.  Circumstances such as your job, financial and relationship stresses.  Personality factors such as ambition/drive, altruism, and degree of comfort in setting boundaries. Your health plays a role too, especially if you are dealing... Read More