Book: Sugar Has 56 Names, by Robert Lustig, MD, 2013 Wisconsin Public Radio interview
Did you know that sugar has fifty-six different names? I didn't, until I heard about this book!
As we start to finally (50 years later) get the FULL story on sugar (just in the year, to date, since September, 2016), here's the link to a 20... Read more
'Health' means protecting ourselves from sugar
'Health' means being able, and empowered, to make logical, constructive choices about our lives. If you've been making choices, yet didn't have key facts, how could this be a "free" choice?... Read more
"Sugar is Not Only a Drug, But a Poison" Dr. David Samadi, MD (2016, Huff Post)
I am so thankful to have stumbled upon the truth about sugar. All I can do is thank medical professionals, like Dr. David Samadi, and growing numbers of others, who are honestly and courageously sounding the alarm about what sugar is doing, and ... Read more
SUGAR: The 'Tobacco' of the 21st Century and Public Health Scandal/Crisis
Please, read for yourself, and share.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) - Special Communication, November 2016: "Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents."
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2017: Check Body fat, Macros, Sleep, HRV, Pressure, Heart Rate -- Not Just "Weight"
Some other key things I keep track of besides just current weight. How about YOU?
** Body fat **
Food macros (percentages): calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates ("slow-carb," low-carb for me).
How much sleep.
Measurem... Read more
"Spring Has Sprung"- First Day of Spring!
Happy Spring, everyone!
For some reason, this has me just about ECSTATIC this year. For me, this winter 2016-2017 just seemed to drag on and on, like there'd be no end, and WITH ALMOST NO SNOW. I love *some* snow, and SKIING. And, all this... Read more
2007-2017: My Ten Years with SparkPeople!!
Late April, it will be 10 years since I joined SparkPeople - "SP," for short. Sounds funny, but this major anniversary pretty much is taking me by surprise. How could it be 10 years since I first joined up and signed on? In those years, I've lea... Read more
Dumping sugar is changing my life
I've never been a "sugar addict." Even so, I am a baby-boomer from the USA. Like the rest of my generation in the States, I grew up with TV and companies' TV ads, targeted to both kids and parents, for cereals, and candy, and "a prize in every b... Read more
Tried slamming a Slam Ball?!!
A SLAM BALL. It's a medicine ball, but soft on the outside. Inside is a darned heavy piece of iron, or cement, or something. AND IT DOES NOT BOUNCE.
Just got my first one last week, and I'm PSYCHED. This will add more variety to my strengt... Read more
What do I want to blog about? PUMPKINS! LOL!! But, seriously...
Sitting here trying to think of something I'd like to write to publish here on the blog. Sometimes you just come up with a big, ol' blank!
I know I need to get going with my last bit of exercise - movement- for today. That's one main thing... Read more
Slow Carbing for Slower (Less "Painful") Weight Loss
The past two months I've been applying the slow-carb nutrition method. This is described and prescribed by Tim Ferriss in his book, "The 4-Hour Body."
I can totally relate to what Ferriss has learned, and what he shares, about cutting back... Read more
Sugar and Heart Disease: A 1960s' Scandal - "Big Sugar" Paid Harvard Scientists (Mother Jones mag)
The sugar industry bribed health researchers to play down the dangers of sugar, and to focus the blame on fat. Have any of us not been influenced or affected by all the "low-fat" health advice and food/ dietary products of the past 20-30 years? ... Read more
Coupon to try "new" gym. When am I going? WHAT WILL I WEAR?!
I've signed up for a (voluntary, nobody forced me) complimentary pass to a gym not too far from home.
Has anyone else also noticed these days when you do sign-ups like this, not just for the gym, very often, someone CALLS YOU BACK almost b... Read more
Snowshoeing, 2016, part 2: "Challenges" of an Active Lifestyle - House Keys, Anyone?
Just call them the "challenges" of an active lifestyle! Feeling much better than I thought I would after overdoing it - just a bit - yesterday. Daughter spared me the hike a mile or so back home, and after dark. Outside, things also were icing u... Read more
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Snowshoeing, January 2016! DC's Big Snowstorm
Greetings, everyone!! Haven't updated in months and months. Now it's January. We finally had a great snowfall on the U.S. East Coast, including Washington. Finally got to use my snowshoes I got in March, 2015, but they arrived a week too late to... Read more