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Do nuts make you fat?
Sunday, August 10, 2014      10 comments

Short answer: No As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size. Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They're also a good ... Read more
Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      7 comments

Short answer: No Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays, While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%. It's more important that you choose "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, meani... Read more
Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?
Saturday, July 26, 2014      6 comments

Short answer: Yes The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk ... Read more
Do Cough Syrups Work?
Friday, January 17, 2014      14 comments

Short answer: No In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work. These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to... Read more
Watch Out!
Sunday, January 05, 2014      10 comments

When everything coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. This is real life. Not everything that we encounter is always what we desire. We may need to deal with reality.... Read more
Best Day is Each Day
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      9 comments

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson That will sometimes take effort, but it's certainly worth a try. ... Read more
Friday, December 20, 2013      10 comments

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on. unknown No matter what happens to us daily; life just goes from day to day. Some days are good, and some are not what we desire. ... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2013      8 comments

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." Oprah Winfrey It makes us feel better when we do the right thing, and no one knows. ... Read more
Mistakes are Good
Sunday, November 24, 2013      11 comments

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything." John Wooden Now I feel good about myself because I do make so many mistakes. I must be doing more than I realized.... Read more
Friday, November 22, 2013      8 comments

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day." Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson was a very wise man. We can all learn from him. ... Read more
Thursday, November 21, 2013      4 comments

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." Author Unknown We need to keep focusing on our plan. Otherwise our goals will not be met. ... Read more
Small Efforts
Sunday, November 17, 2013      9 comments

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." Robert Collier We all know that this quote is our story.... Read more
Hard Makes It Great
Friday, November 15, 2013      10 comments

"If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." Tom Hanks Those of us that now realize how important living a healthy lifestyle are ahead of the game. It's never easy. Take it one day at the time. There w... Read more
Olive Oil
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      12 comments

Does olive oil prevent heart disease? Short answer: Yes The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers. But to get these healthy compounds, consu... Read more
Do Not Wash Your Hair in Your Shower
Saturday, November 09, 2013      24 comments

It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!!! IT INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT. WARNING TO US ALL!!! Shampoo Warning! I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner! I use sha... Read more

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