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Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2014

Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The true story of “Valentine’s Day” may tell us more about anger, irritability and violence than about candy, hearts, and flowers. Back in the day, 269 AD, a good priest named Valentine ran afoul of the Roman Emperor Claudius II. Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation. Talk about extreme irritable male syndrome. Getting irritable occasionally is part of being human, but getting locked into a pattern... Read More

Fill Your Heart with Organic Chocolate

February 12th, 2011

Fill Your Heart with Organic Chocolate by Diane MacEachern NABBW’s Going Green Expert Any day is a good day to eat chocolate as far as I\’m concerned. But on no day is it so special as on  Valentine\’s Day, when heart-shaped boxes full of cocoa-based delicacies can keep people (well, me) happy pretty much all day. That\’s particularly true if the cocoa is produced organically. Cocoa powder is derived from cacao seeds that grow in pods on the cacao tree. The tree\’s botanical name, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods,” nomenclature with which... Read More