Category: Volume 11

Coffee

by Volume 11, Number 12 A behavior in which most Americans engage every day is drinking coffee. Estimates are that perhaps more than 80% of adults in the United States regularly drink coffee, and the most commonly cited amount is an…

Heart Rate Variability

by Volume 11, Number 11 The two branches of the autonomic nervous system — the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) — play key roles in maintaining physiologic equilibrium in our bodies. The SNS functions as…

Chemosignals

by Volume 11, Number 9 Communication among human beings commonly occurs through the sensory modalities of hearing, vision, and touch. Although we typically don’t think about communication via the olfactory sense, we do pay attention to smell though personal hygiene…

Life Satisfaction

by Volume 11, Number 8 Dissatisfaction or discomfort is often the impetus for making a change. This can be as simple as adjusting one’s physical position, or as significant as changing jobs. Dissatisfaction regarding one’s health is often a motivator for…