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Importance of Rest and the Winter Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      12 comments

The Urban Monk offers a great article on the importance of taking time from the season to recoup and restore. theurbanmonk.com/winter-
-is-importance-to-rest-right-now/ He notes that, "Winte... Read more
Roundup Residue in our Foods
Monday, November 14, 2016      14 comments

I was disheartened, but perhaps not surprised to hear about glyphosate (chemical in Roundup) levels in processed food. usrtk.org/wp-content/upl
e_FoodTesting_Report_p2016-3.pdf "Food Democracy ... Read more
Progress is Not Linear
Thursday, October 06, 2016      13 comments

"Clearing is not something you "do", fix, or squeeze into your life. It's a way of life - a journey - that doesn't always add up, make sense, or go in a straight line." - A Year to Clear I subscribe to Stephanie Bennett Vogt's blog and I... Read more
The Importance of Tracking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      15 comments

Disclaimer: I am blessed to have a FitBit Aria scale and Charge HR which connect to Apple Health via SyncSolver; I also use MyFitnessPal which remembers my meals and HeartRate which involves putting my finger on my phone lens; so tracking involv... Read more
Petition: Stop Price Gouging for Life-Saving EpiPen.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      8 comments

While blessed to live in a country that pioneers life saving research, I find no excuse for greed in the pharmaceutical industry, so signed Glenn Simpson's petition. Glenn Simpson's message is below: "Millions of children and adults in... Read more
7 Steps to a Super Brain - Mark Hyman, MD
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      20 comments

I've been interested in the fat - no fat discussion and adopted a Mediterranean style diet which contains 30% fats. Per the www.goodfats101.com/eat-
smart/your-good-fats-needs/ I should be getting between 10-25% fat calories.... Read more
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      17 comments

We experienced some major storms in Lincoln yesterday and while funnel clouds were sighted and a couple touched down, most of the damage was due to hail. We were blessed as ours was small. ... Read more
How Science Reveals That "Well-Being" Is a Skill
Thursday, February 25, 2016      14 comments

I received a link to this post a couple weeks ago and am finally getting some time to pass it on. www.mindful.org/science-
reveals-well-skill/ Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds @ the University of... Read more
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      14 comments

The Washington Post posted, "Best way to keep the weight off as you age? Here's what one study says." yesterday and pointed to a study published January 28. www.bmj.com/content/352/
bmj.i17 The Harvard analysis revie... Read more
The Magic Bank Account
Monday, February 08, 2016      16 comments

(This was supposedly found in the billfold of coach Paul Bear Bryant of the University of Alabama after he died in 1982.) Imagine that you ha... Read more
Elevate: Increasing the Size of our Brains through Exercise
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      17 comments

I have the app Elevate elevateapp.com/ on my iPhone and received this e-mail a few days ago. While their citations (below) are older - the newest is 2014 - the results are encouraging - who wouldn't want to increase the lea... Read more
Added Sugar (aka Sweeteners)
Friday, January 08, 2016      11 comments

Dr. Pierce offered a timely vlog on added sweeteners given the newly released 2015 US Dietary Guidelines susanpeircethompson.com/
2016/01/the-effects-of-sugar ... Read more
US 2015 Dietary Guidelines
Thursday, January 07, 2016      13 comments

The emoticon released the 2015 Guidelines today. health.gov/dietaryguidel
ines/2015/guidelines/ ... Read more
US News Best Diets of 2016
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      12 comments

US News released their diet rankings health.usnews.com/best-d
iet yesterday and as with last year, the top 10 are within .5 points of each other (on a scale of 1-5) ... Read more
2015 WHO Healthy Diet Guidelines
Monday, January 04, 2016      18 comments

As the New Year began, I had some time to review the latest healthy diet recommendations. I am sorry to say the US government has yet to release their 2015 guidelines. (I fear due to food and agricultural lobbying), but was delighted to fi... Read more

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