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Wednesday, May 30th 2012
It's tough to keep up with the latest health news, much less the latest news in general. Granted, it's not always exciting or uplifting to read or listen to the news … especially if you're like me and take it all to heart (after all, do we ever actually hear good news?). But it is nice to be in the loop.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
Tuesday, May 15th 2012
Do you feel it? I do, from time to time … that all-out sensation of gravity pulling my body downward to a place I don't want it to go. It's energy drain. I'm dealing with it today, and I'm assigning blame to the cloudy, rainy weather. I felt it yesterday at around 2 p.m., then realized I'd been so busy I hadn't eaten my lunch yet. Whatever the reason for that low-grade energy lapse, here are some helpful—and simple—solutions.
Tuesday, May 08th 2012
Food fads and facts come and go. Remember when fat-free foods were the answer to everything? It wasn't too long before people began to learn that something else had to be added to make up for the loss of flavor caused by removing the fat. That something was sugar.
There's nothing like a little knowledge (and a lot of sugar) for a dose of reality.
But the news is not all bad. There are some formerly "forbidden" foods you might want to reconsider.
Tuesday, May 01st 2012
With the recent news that health spending is flattening out, my first reaction was to think it was a positive sign that the economy was getting back on track. According to an article I read in this past Sunday's New York Times, "In 2009 and 2010, total nationwide health care spending grew less than 4 percent a year, the slowest annual pace in more than five decades, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services."