SparkPeople ALZHEIMER, DEMENTIA SUPPORT and OUR HEALTH Team Messageboard Do you love & provide emotional, psychological and physical care for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia? YOU ARE NOT ALONE Come and Share Your Burden SparkPeople ALZHEIMER, DEMENTIA SUPPORT and OUR HEALTH Team Messageboard THIN IT TO WIN IT - SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS I promised to: <BR> 1. Put me first. <BR> 2. Go all-in; Things done by halves or half-heartedly, are never done right. <BR> 3. Be especially kind to myself. Take care of myself the way I care for others. <BR> 4. Make this time enjoyable, gratifying and satisfying. <BR> <BR> I did learn some new mindset things that might help YOU if you're struggling at all. <BR> <BR> 1. Don't think about the end goal. Personally, I have around 65 pounds to lose. If I think about that I go crazy. Instead,... Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:01:43 EST YOUR PET'S HEALTH I know many of us to have pets. Whether cats or dogs. <BR> <BR> I have access, a link to the most prevalent information that will certainly help those that do. <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:29:17 EST THIS THREAD TOPIC IS DISCONTINUED The Road Less Travelled <BR> Wednesday, January 01, 2020 <BR> <BR> The coming of a new year represents an opportunity to begin again. It is a time to step off of the dead-end paths we've been on and to create a fork in the road, to completely disassociate from the old and put our lives in better order with fresh possibilities. In harnessing the power of transformative energy is a matter of truly believing that with new resolve we can in fact vanquish those past reoccurring, repetitive patter... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:12:17 EST IT'S TIME PERIOD. RE-INVENTING OURSELVES It's Time, period. <BR> <BR> Instead of just settling for what we think we deserve. Let's start getting what we REALLY deserve. Let's reinvent yourself, create positive, powerful, sparkling; a radiant presence that announces to the world how much we LOVE ourselves and our lives. Imagine the energy of your true spirit amplified across the entire spectrum. Imagine your spirit shaping the whole of your experience, creating lasting excitement, happiness and fulfillment. <BR> <BR> Believe it or ... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 20:22:59 EST WHAT'S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST What's the one thing you've always wanted to do? What's On Your Bucket List? Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:28:51 EST Why I Believe in the Nutritarian Lifestyle. When I learned the science behind a whole-food, plant-based diet, it just made sense to me. The data invariably points to the same conclusion: People around the world who eat more whole plant foods and less animal-based products such as meat and cheese tend to be healthier overall. That provided a clear path in my mind to switch to eating whole, plant-based foods. Even with all the evidence, I'll admit I was a bit skeptical about whether all of the benefits achieved by others would actually w... Sun, 7 Jul 2019 19:40:56 EST Good Morning! My name is Julie and I'm new to the team but not to SP. I'm married, have 3 kids, a granddaughter and a new grandbaby on the way. I was so thankful to have found this team and hope to learn more about alzheimer/dementia as we are dealing with this with my father-in-law. My biggest frustration is a doctor who seems to blow off what is going on but I haven't convinced FIL or husband that a new doctor is needed. FIL is also in Stage 4 prostate cancer so we are dealing with that also. I mad... Tue, 2 Jul 2019 09:51:16 EST WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN BECOMING THE HEALTHIEST YOU? WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO BECOME YOUR HEALTHIEST YOU? <BR> <BR> What motivates me is preserving my quality of life and longevity. <BR> I'm now 58 years young and turning 59 in a short four months. So, yes, you can bet that I am diligently working on myself to be the healthiest me I can be going into my senior years. My only wish? That I had begun doing this years ago. When I say years, I mean at least as early as my early twenties. I would be far better off today, right? <BR> <BR> I mean, thi... Sat, 22 Jun 2019 17:33:29 EST RANT & RAVE Have something you need to get off your chest? Need somewhere to vent the day's upsets. <BR> Or you have something to rave about? <BR> Here's the place to do it! <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 21:06:14 EST SETBACKS, HOW DO YOUR HANDLE THEM? When problems come up, how do you react? Do you look for blame, or do shoulder what you can and try to repair it? Do you throw up your hands and look for an easier way, or do you learn, adapt and keep pushing? There's a lot of talking nowadays about 'personal responsibility'. That's great. But it's usually brought up only in finding fault. It's true that to show 'responsibility' is to own up to your role in the problem's cause. We don't often hear about the other side of responsibility--an ob... Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:47:16 EST ARE OUR MINDS WORKING AGAINST US? It always begins with enthusiasm and determination: “I’ll eat differently, I’ll work out, I know it will take time but I’m ready, I can do it”. And this enthusiasm often disappears after several weeks. <BR> <BR> Even when you see the results and you’re proud of yourself, happy with the way you look and feel – it somehow isn’t a strong enough motivator. <BR> <BR> You "slip". You overindulge on sugary or high-fat foods on autopilot on a lonely evening. Or you skip a workout day, and the nex... Sun, 2 Jun 2019 10:15:19 EST DAY-2-DAY WATER CHALLENGE OK, Here's the thing I have trouble getting in my 8 glasses of water every day. <BR> So, if there are others that have the same trouble would you join me for a 5-day water challenge starting tomorrow? Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:03 EST HOMETOWN WEATHER AND DAILY WHEEL POINTS Well now, it seems we have no temperature LOL It says 0 <BR> 2 point wheel spin Mon, 20 May 2019 08:52:18 EST HABITS GOOD AND BAD We all have formed habits throughout the years. <BR> Some good, some not so good. <BR> And as they say, old habits are hard to break. <BR> <BR> Which of your not so good habits need changing? <BR> <BR> Which of your not so good habits are you working on to change? <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Apr 2019 19:45:02 EST THIN IT TO WIN IT - DAY-2-DAY WATER CHALLENGE Let's help each other Some of us do the same routine day in day out get bored with it, get discouraged and pretty soon we find we're not staying on track. <BR> <BR> Let's spice it up with a variety of challenges to help with that. It can be daily or weekly. <BR> <BR> Give the team a challenge! <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:22:46 EST DAILY MOTIVATION & INSIGHT <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do you ever roll out of bed in the morning, sleepily pour yourself some coffee, and wish you could just crawl back under the covers and sleep away your responsibilities? We’ve all been there at some point, dreaming about a day when we could feel motivated and excited about our lives. <BR> <BR> While life isn’t always smooth-sailing, these tips can help you stay encouraged on those days when... Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:23:15 EST WHAT DO YOU DO FOR DAILY EXERCISE? Now that the weather is warmer and being co-operative I'm walking to and from work in the mornings and during my 15 minute 3:00 break. <BR> I use the bands on the bedpost in the mornings doing 30 These work my upper body and more specifically my back. It's helping to strengthen the muscles along either side of my spine. <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2019 08:56:50 EST ARE WE ASHAMED? IF SO, WHY? I'm sure we've all experienced this or are experiencing being out of love with our bodies. <BR> <BR> Given that our bodies arrive with us at birth, and leave with us in death it is meant to be a dearly beloved partner, a constant soul companion. Our bodies are our human outer appearance, and they are here to teach us, support and guide us in tandem with our personalities and our souls. Thus, whenever there is an issue with the body, we need to look at the belief from soul perspective. Attac... Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:21:13 EST A Very Improtant Reminder! We have all or at least most of us who have flown have heard the instructions of an airline attendant reminding us to put on our own oxygen mask before we help anyone else with theirs. This advice is very much a metaphor because it so accurately expresses why self-care is so very important. Ironically, it seems to say that if you can't take care of yourself for yourself, do it for others. Few situations in our daily lives mimic the wake-up call of an airplane emergency, so it's easy to keep p... Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:53:49 EST A Time of Transition How many of us have awakened in the morning to the realization to the fact that our lives seem to be no longer working the way we have set them up. Sometimes this is due to a shift occurring inside ourselves over time, and sometimes it is part of the larger shift that is currently affecting all humanity. Change is happening at such an increased rate that it is difficult to predict what the future holds. As a result, many of the old ways of planning out life are no longer applicable, and if we... Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:21:45 EST We Are Enough All you can do is all you can do and all you can do is enough. <BR> Be here, be yourself. <BR> <BR> Most of us have the feeling that we are here to accomplish something extraordinary in our lives. Some of us are. But those of us that aren't if we haven't done something that fits the bill we may feel as if we are always waiting. We may feel incomplete, or empty as if our lives don't yet make sense to us, because they don't line up with our idea of major accomplishment. In some cases, this may... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 08:49:42 EST THE POWER OF HABIT, THE POWER OF CHANGE JR had a habit of buying his favourite chocolate bar every afternoon. Over a course of a month, he gained 10 pounds. His wife made pointed comments about his spreading girth. <BR> <BR> He put a Post-It note on his computer that said “NO MORE CHOCOLATE BARS.” Epic fail. The next afternoon, he was gnawing on a bar. <BR> <BR> “It feels good. It's that temporary feel-good high. A chocolate euphoria and then... it crashes and it feels bad,” he wrote. “Tomorrow, I promise myself, you’ll muster th... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 16:42:19 EST Holiday Pitfalls, No Grinch Required 9 Holiday Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them <BR> <BR> It's the most wonderful time of the year unless you're on a weight-loss journey. In that case, the winter holidays can seem like kryptonite, threatening to derail all of the hard work you've put in throughout the year. Even with the best of intentions, the rampant socializing, temptations and food-focused events can freeze your progress. <BR> <BR> While the widespread assumption that most people gain an average of five pounds over the holid... Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:43:17 EST Let's Bettter 2019 Let's get unstuck in 2019 <BR> <BR> The other day, as I walked to an annual medical check-up appointment, I had the deeply alarming thought that I was ACTUALLY looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> The reason? <BR> Because I wanted to talk. <BR> About ME. <BR> <BR> If this is not a rousing endorsement for the power of therapy, best friends, or kind animals that don't talk back THEN I KNOW NOTHING. <BR> <BR> Know what else I like? <BR> Taking assessments. About ME. <BR> (THIS IS A SHAME-FREE ZO... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:38:41 EST Nutrition The 14 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or simply slim down for summer, burning off excess fat can be quite challenging. <BR> <BR> In addition to diet and exercise, numerous other factors can influence weight and fat loss. <BR> <BR> Luckily, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to increase fat burning, quickly and easily. <BR> <BR> Here are 14 of the best ways to burn fat quickly and promote weight loss. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/bes... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:22:54 EST Certain personality traits can affect Weightloss? DID YOU KNOW … certain personality traits can affect your odds of weight loss success? <BR> <BR> We now know that losing weight isn’t a factor of just eating less and moving more, there are complex psychological factors involved. <BR> <BR> Studies show that losing weight isn’t just a factor of things like diet and exercise… <BR> <BR> We now know there is a fascinating connection between your personality and your weight loss, health and longevity! <BR> <BR> In fact, understanding your emot... Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:50:33 EST TRANSFORMATION AND HOPE Final Episode! <BR> <BR> TRANSFORMATION AND HOPE <BR> <BR> <link><BR>9-live </link> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 07:18:17 EST Essential Tools For Thriving (Not Just Surviving) Feeding Your Soul, Following Your Heart &amp; Finding Your Way. Essential Tools For Thriving (Not Just Surviving) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>8-live </link> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:14:32 EST 3 Killer Toxins, “Rising From The Mud” 3 Killer Toxins, “Rising From The Mud” &amp; The Clean Start <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7-live </link> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:16:45 EST There's a hidden problem. PAY ATTENTION! <BR> There's a hidden problem that nobody's paying attention to but everybody is facing <BR> <BR> <link><BR>6-live </link> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:45:21 EST Escaping The Pleasure Trap & The Nightmare of Food Escaping The Pleasure Trap &amp; The Nightmare of Food Addiction <BR> <BR> <link><BR>5-live </link> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:50:39 EST Diabetes Treating The Cause & Chossing to Thrive Treating the cause, eating to live and choosing to thrive <BR> <BR> <link><BR>4-live </link> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:38:56 EST A Personal Testimony Struggling? Fighting with setbacks? Please, everybody, watch and listen to this personal account and testimony to her weight loss journey <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bA4XpTg </link> <BR> <BR> I was awed and inspired. What did you come away with? Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:48:14 EST Dealing With Setbacks We’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback, the problem. What sets people apart is how they react to that bump. Are you one to spin out of control, in despair? Or do you grab a hold of that wheel and steer yourself straight? Whether it’s a school assignment, a work project, or a volunteer mission, we all encounter things that slow us down. You just have to keep in mind that a setback is only temporary and greater things lay ahead. <BR> <BR> It is easy just to quit, give up and ignore t... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:35:52 EST Holding Space For One Another <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We have all been called upon at one time or another to help a loved one through a difficult time. When the help required consists of concrete actions such as running errands or making phone calls, we know what to do. But sometimes we are called to hold space for the person as they go through their journey. They may need to express anger or grief; they may need to talk or simply be silent. Th... Wed, 7 Nov 2018 11:50:53 EST LET'S PLAY A GAME! The game is called Make-A-Wish <BR> <BR> If you had the capability to grant wishes what would your's be for yourself? <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:16:53 EST THIN IT TO WIN IT- HAVE YOU DRANK YOUR WATER TODAY Well, for myself, I know how the day can get away from you and before you know it you haven't even given water a thought. So if there's anyone else out there that this might help along with me here's where you can be accountable not so much to me but with me. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:33:19 EST More Reasons to Avoid Products with Added Sugars How many of us really avoid refined sugars or sugar substitutes? Do you read your labels to see how many grams of sugar are in the product you're about to put in that shopping cart? Be honest. <BR> If there's one thing I have learned is to READ my labels? <BR> Now how many of you will be more diligent in label reading? <BR> <BR> A new study reported that added sugars have been found to have a profound effect in causing frailty in adults over 60. Frailty is defined by meeting three out of fiv... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:11:46 EST The Vicious Cycle How many of us have been caught up in this? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 17:34:27 EST Let's Break It Down! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thanks to fad diets, everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a healthy diet – and has a mental list of which foods will never touch their lips again. We’ve all been there: Low-Carb, No-Carb, Paleo, South Beach, Atkins, Gluten-Free, Foods That Match Your Eye Color – you name it. But these diet trends simply cherry-pick a few nutritional facts, served up alongside lots of disinformatio... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:34:03 EST Why We Need Water & How Much Do We Really Need? You may have heard that you should aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. How much you should actually drink is more individualized than you might think. <BR> <BR> The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that men drink at least 104 ounces of water per day, which is 13 cups. They say women should drink at least 72 ounces, which is 9 cups. <BR> <BR> Still, the answer to exactly how much water you should drink isn’t so simple. <BR> <BR> Water recommendations <BR> <BR> While... Thu, 4 Oct 2018 20:01:08 EST Understanding Why We're Fat WHAT DO WE KNOW? <BR> <BR> Everyone knows eating spinach is a good nutritious food choice and doughnuts are an unhealthy option. People understand that daily exercise is a good idea and sitting on the couch all day long will not contribute to a fit, lean body. If we understand what choices should be made for long-term health, why do most of us keep making the wrong choices? I believe it comes down to the human predisposition to seek pleasure, a lack of time to devote to healthy eating and... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 20:11:18 EST That True Inner Voice - Our Constant Did you know that within each of us, there are numerous voices that compete for our attention? No, I'm not talking crazy. The fact of the matter is we do. Two predominant ones that I know of for certain as are you I'm sure. And they are in constant battle. It can be difficult to decide which one to listen to, particularly when their messages are always conflicting, even alluring. One voice, however, is the only speaker of truth. There are others and among all our inner voices, our true inner... Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:52:43 EST WHERE ARE YOUR EMOTIONS AT TODAY? I'll say like Bill Murray in What About Bob? <BR> "I feel great. I feel wonderful. I feel great. I feel wonderful" Tired after the weekend I put in but yes, I feel great and wonderful with what I accomplished. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:39:54 EST The Scale's Power To Control You know, I've been asked numerous times what my goal weight is. I don’t really have one. Not anymore. I’m not aiming for any particular number on any scale. And that takes away its capability to control my phycological and make me feel discouraged, even depressed. Instead, I’m aiming for a life full of ability, agility and being a whole lot happier... A happier weight is much more about feeling that overall accomplishment. The gift of enjoying life as I want to, rather than letting a scale w... Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:50:45 EST Gut Health and Our Weight Our belly's bacteria have the capability to regulate our digestion, our immune system, our mood—and maybe even our weight loss. <BR> <BR> How Your Gut Health Affects Your Weight <BR> <BR> Your microbiome can also lay the groundwork for weight gain or loss. “People who eat lots of saturated fat tend to have more bacteria called Firmicutes, among others, which are more efficient at absorbing calories from food,” Dr. Rakel explains. (Not the kind of efficiency most of us are hoping for.) “Whe... Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:59:56 EST The Underlying Cause Once you've taken the time to inquire within, you can begin to make changes that address the deeper issue. <BR> <BR> Often, when we're unhappy, we fall into the habit of thinking that, if only one or two particular things in our life would have been different or change, everything would be fine. For many of us, we focus on our health and the fact that we need to lose the weight to change our life's situation. We dwell on this one thing and strategize, or complain, or daydream about what ... Sun, 16 Sep 2018 16:23:59 EST Fibre, Are We Getting Enough? Why do we need fibre? <BR> <BR> Fibre helps keep your digestion regular, it lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and it can help regulate blood sugar. Fibre intake is also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Another bonus to eating a fibre-rich diet? Eating plenty of high-fibre foods is associated with healthier eating habits and weight loss. <BR> <BR> Types of fibre <BR> <BR> Insoluble fibre cannot be broken down during the diges... Sun, 16 Sep 2018 09:56:32 EST Caregiver Tips Provide simple instructions. People with Alzheimer's disease best understand clear, one-step communication. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:20:26 EST DAILY ENCOURGEMENT & MOTIVATION A place to come and share what gives you strength today. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:15:36 EST The Effects of Fast Food on the Body Popularity of fast food <BR> <BR> Swinging through the drive-thru or hopping into your favorite fast-food restaurant tends to happen more often than some would like to admit. <BR> According to the Food Institute’s analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials alone spend 45 percent of their budget’s food dollars on eating out. <BR> In comparison to 40 years ago, the average American family now spends half their food budget on restaurant food. In 1977, just under 38... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:24:31 EST The Game Changer All of us have a final straw, a breaking point, a time when we say enough is enough! The final straw is a tipping point that unalterably changes our direction so that despite our reluctance, we're willing to move forward to change the situation in which we find ourselves. <BR> <BR> My story: <BR> <link><BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> YOUR TURN :) WHAT WAS YOUR FINAL STRAW? WHAT LED YOU HERE? <BR> Write the story that brought you to this decision. Write it and ... Sun, 12 Aug 2018 10:25:32 EST Healing What Hurts Many of us go through our lives aware of a well of pain that underlies our daily awareness. We’ve felt it for so long that we aren't even sure where it stems from anymore. It is so embedded that it’s as though it's become a part of who we are, or the way we see the world, but it's important to realize that this pain is something that needs to be acknowledged, addressed and processed. The longer we sit on it, the harder it is to work through, and the more likely it is that we will be forced t... Thu, 9 Aug 2018 18:41:56 EST Hi I am Jae. Married to my husband of 46 years. I have two grown children with families of their own. I have five grandchildren and one great great daughter...I also have two fur kitties who bring me joy. <BR> I have Fibromyalgia, OsteoArthritis. and long standing depression. My husband has Dementia which has recently progressed to mid stages.Needless to say for me some days are more challenging than I can bear. It is not easy to be a caregiver and especially if the caregiver needs care. But wi... Sun, 5 Aug 2018 19:56:06 EST GETTING TO KNOW YOU QUIZ (optional) Sparkname: J_Hennington <BR> <BR> First name: judy <BR> <BR> State you live in:Kansas <BR> <BR> Hobbies: cooking, computer, coloring books,Journals <BR> <BR> What do you do for a living: I am retired..I am writer <BR> Pets:2 cats (MISS KITTY) (KIKI) <BR> <BR> Married for 46 years <BR> <BR> Children: son who is forty nine and one daughter. who will be forty in December of this year. five grandchildren and one great granddaughter <BR> <BR> Favorite exercise: walking, swimmi... Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:46:21 EST Vascular dementia: what is it, and what causes it? BonBon's husband has been recently diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. <BR> To help us better understand it and give her the support she'll need I've found some information on it. <BR> <BR> Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia (after Alzheimer's disease), caused by the reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels. <BR> <BR> To be healthy and function properly, brain cells need a constant supply of blood to bring oxygen and nutrients. Blood is delive... Sat, 4 Aug 2018 10:15:49 EST Hi Two weeks ago we were told that my 71 year old husband has vascular dementia. This is a new phase for us. I've already went to panicville but Im trying to settle down and learn how to help him Fri, 3 Aug 2018 22:02:30 EST High-Fiber Recipes to Cleanse Your Digestive Track Most people know eating fiber is important. But what does that even mean? Why fiber? What is it and what role does it play in your health? <BR> <BR> Fiber comes in two different types: <BR> <BR> Soluble: It is just as it sounds—soluble—it can be dissolved. It absorbs water and turns into a gel-like consistency that slows down digestion. This is helpful for satiety and keeping you feeling fuller longer. Soluble fiber also helps slow the absorption of sugars into your bloodstream so it’s ... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:27:30 EST Steps To Help Make Change Easier Change doesn't have to be hard, here are 10 steps to help make it easier. <BR> <BR> 1. Begin by making small changes or break up large-scale changes into more manageable increments. This can make you feel better about handling the changes you are about to make while making you more comfortable with change in general. <BR> <BR> 2. Mentally link changes to established daily rituals. This can make changes like taking on a new habit, starting a new job, or adapting to a new home happen much mor... Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:21:10 EST Reinventing Yourself It's Time, period. <BR> <BR> Instead of just settling for what we think we deserve. Let's start getting what we REALLY WANT. Let's reinvent yourself, creating a positive, powerful, sparkling, radiant presence that announces to the world how much we LOVE ourselves and our lives. Imagine the energy of your true spirit amplified across the entire spectrum. Imagine your spirit shaping the whole of your experience, creating lasting excitement, happiness and fulfillment. <BR> <BR> Believe it or n... Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:23:48 EST My New Brunswick Vacation The road to nowhere! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Into Seclusion <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our lighthouse home <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our Morning Coffee Nook <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:32:22 EST 10 Popular Diets Explained <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Vegan or paleo? Gluten-free or whole grain? Whole food or fat-free? What you should eat gets a lot of press. Wanting to eat healthily is a great first step, but when it comes to aligning with a particular eating style, there are many factors to consider. <BR> <BR> People are often confused about which dietary approach to choose in order to obtain optimal health and vitality. Each of t... Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:48:13 EST THIN IT TO WIN IT - WALKING - DAILY STEPS How Long to Walk Each Day for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Aim -DAILY STEPSfor a brisk walk of 30 to 90 minutes most days of the week for weight loss. You can walk more on some days and less on others, but the total time for the week should be at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours). <BR> <BR> You should walk fast enough that you are in the moderate-intensity exercise zone at 60 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. You should be breathing harder than usual and can speak in full sentences, but you co... Sun, 13 May 2018 10:45:33 EST Unblocking Unconscious Roadblocks to Weightloss An intention to lose weight may come from our conscious awareness. We aren't happy when we look in the mirror or get dressed in the morning. We don't feel good in our bodies, have low energy, may even be having medical conditions that worry us, etc., so we want to change all of that. A counter-intention may look like not wanting to exercise, eat vegetables or whatever we consider to be “healthy,” drink more water, or have to stop eating junk food late at night or during the day, binge eat, ex... Sun, 13 May 2018 09:24:09 EST Nuts: Important Component of an Anti-Diabetes Diet <img src=""> <BR> <BR> People with diabetes frequently have excess glucose (sugar) in their bloodstream. Excess glucose in the bloodstream results in the formation of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs), which contribute to diabetic complications. In addition to AGEs being produced in the body due to extra glucose, some can also come from the diet. Fried foods, meats, and dry cooked starchy foods (roasted/fried... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:00:24 EST You Say Tomato—We Say You Say Tomato—We Say Lycopene, a Protective Carotenoid to Fight Cancer, Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lycopene makes tomatoes a key food to fight cancer, heart disease. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-to-live-blog/107/you-say-tomato-we-s<BR>ay-lycopene-a-protective-carotenoid-to<BR>-fight-cancer-heart-disease </link> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:59:07 EST Boost Immune Function and Guard Against Cancer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mushrooms seem to be almost magical in promoting health benefits. From fighting respiratory infections to cancer, this assortment of small fungi are gigantic warriors. <BR> <BR> Wages War on Cancer <BR> <BR> Mushrooms are unique in their breast cancer preventing effects. <BR> <BR> Frequent consumption of mushrooms (approximately one button mushroom per day) has been linked to a 64 percen... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:54:55 EST Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two primary inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). IBDs occur as a result of an autoimmune attack on the digestive tract lining, resulting in inflammation. Common symptoms are diarrhoea, bloody stool, cramping, and pain. <BR> <BR> Genetics plays a role in the aetiology of IBD and all autoimmune diseases, but it is now acknowledged that diet also is a major factor in the occurrence of IBD. <BR> <BR> IBD is very stressful to endure, and conventional... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:53:34 EST How Plant Protein Wins Over Animal Protein <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are all taught that protein is a super nutrient that will make us lean, strong, and healthy. We do need protein, but more is not necessarily better, and high-protein foods are not always healthful. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-to-live-blog/64/how-plant-protein-wi<BR>ns-over-animal-protein </link> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:51:51 EST Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Most people are aware of the connections between red and processed meats and cancer—that there is convincing evidence that these dangerous foods are a cause of colon cancer.1 In addition, cooking any meat at high temperatures (for example, grilled or fried chicken) forms carcinogenic compounds such as heterocyclic amines, which contribute to cancer risk.2,3 However, animal foods such as non-... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:50:04 EST Success Storeis This is why I solely believe in Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian way of life! <BR> <BR> Susan's life was a "nightmare" before she lost 215 life-threatening pounds <BR> <link><BR>ccess-stories/230/susans-story </link> <BR> <BR> After many frustrating years trying to lose weight, Felicia lost a life-altering 206 pounds <BR> <link><BR>ccess-stories/940/felicias-story </link> <BR> <BR> Karl says losing 130 pounds sav... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:32:10 EST Dr Fuhrman’s At-Home detox program Dr Fuhrman’s At-Home detox program that will give your body the boost it needs to help you lose weight, reverse disease, and resolve foods cravings. <BR> <BR> This three-week program will change the way you think about food and nutrition. <BR> <BR> Reset <BR> <BR> Begin your transformation by reading Dr Fuhrman’s book, Eat for Health, while detoxing from unhealthy foods. Nourish your body with energizing juices, delicious salads and simply prepared vegetable dishes. <BR> <BR> Recharge <... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:43:14 EST The Game Changer! All of us have a final straw, a breaking point, a time when we say enough is enough! The final straw is a tipping point that unalterably changes our direction so that despite our reluctance, we're willing to move forward to change the situation in which we find ourselves. <BR> <BR> My story: <BR> <link><BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> YOUR TURN :) WHAT WAS YOUR FINAL STRAW? WHAT LED YOU HERE? <BR> Write the story that brought you to this decision. Write it and ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:39:00 EST How to Balance and Recharge Your Diet This Spring <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ayurveda divides the year into three seasons based on the predominant dosha, or governing energetic quality, associated with each. Springtime, lasting from March through June, is governed by the Kapha dosha. Kapha combines the elements of earth and water, making Kapha a season of moist, heavy, and oily properties. <BR> <BR> You can notice these elemental qualities by observing nature. Sprin... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:27:58 EST Did You Know... Did you know… <BR> <BR> Diabetes is now a pandemic around the world, and is now claiming more lives than ever before in world history? <BR> <BR> What’s even more shocking is that diabetes is almost completely preventable. <BR> <BR> The truth is that understanding what to eat to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes and simplify your life with type 1 diabetes has become way too complicated, and it’s easy to get confused answering the question: <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:01:55 EST Doing the Best You Can It isn't always easy to meet the expectations we hold ourselves to. You may feel guilty and angry at yourself or even feel like a hypocrite for not being able to maintain control after practicing being centered. However, being patient with yourself will help you more in your journey than frustration at your perceived lack of progress. Doing the best you can in your quest is vastly more important than striving for perfection. <BR> <BR> Just because you are devoted to f living a specific ideo... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:29:48 EST The END of Dieting Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> In the past little while I've heard so many people saying that nothing is happening, I'm not losing weight, I'm not making progress, the scale must be broken, but the truth to the matter is... nothing is being done to correct the problem or to find the solution. <BR> <BR> I ask you... What have you done to better your situation? What have you done make progress in your fight towards fitness? What exercises have you added (If any) to help you to feel better and to... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:21:34 EST Digging Our Graves with Knifes And Forks A most dangerous combination <BR> <BR> Although we all know that the number one health issue worldwide is obesity it doesn't hurt to be reminded. It is unfortunate but we have the luxury of bombarding our bodies with nutrient-deficient, high-caloire foods, empty calories; foods deficient in nutrients and fiber, and junk food. With today's modern food pantry we have the all to readily availability of eating high-calorie foods while remaining inactive more than ever before. <BR> <BR> In addi... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:51:25 EST We don't change at all - or do we? It is very difficult to understand people living with Alzheimer's and dementia. <BR> It is very hard to adjust to the way they think, feel and act. <BR> <BR> One reason it is so difficult is because they change. Meanwhile we don't change at all - or do we? <BR> <BR> How has it changed you? Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:39:00 EST The beauty of the "why-this, try this" Two words that can immediately make any dementia behavior less stressful. <BR> <BR> The beauty of the "why-this, try this" approach with dementia patients is that it starts working the very second you decide to use it. <BR> <BR> How many times can one man take apart and try to repair an old clock? You can't imagine. <BR> <BR> Or maybe you can, if you're dealing with Alzheimer's or another dementia. <BR> <BR> Over and over in a single day, my dad would carefully take the antique off the wa... Thu, 8 Mar 2018 19:02:58 EST Heredity plays a role, without being a Carbon Copy We may honor some traits from our parents, while rejecting others and becoming our own person. <BR> <BR> We all know that heredity plays a role, whether physical, mental, or emotional. We tend to look like our parents and are subject to the same sensitivities they have. We may even be predisposed to certain behaviors or preferences. As we grow older, we become increasingly aware of the traits that exist within us and the clear history of the traits of our mothers and fathers. Our response to... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 10:23:24 EST Aging parents; The cycle of life. For most of us our natural cycle of life is when our roles as children start shifting from that to care-taking roles. This can be as major as moving a parent into a retirement facility, or coming to the realization that it's becomes a constant necessity to check in with them much more often than usual. Whatever the case, such a shift is momentous as it signals a time of confronting our own mortality as we confront that of our parents. In addition, it can bring up issues about how well they c... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:46:58 EST Right Foods Nourish You. Wrong Foods KILL You! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our diet has far-reaching influence: fake, processed, “fast” food not only destroys our physical health, but it also impacts our behaviors, emotional health and intellect. In this latest blog post, Dr. Fuhrman explains how we have become unwitting participants in a growing national health crisis, and what motivated him to write his new book, Fast Food Genocide. <BR> <BR> How Can Fast Food ... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:29:19 EST Our DailyStrengths I think as care givers or those dealing with Alzheimer don't just need physical and emotional support but spiritual support as well. <BR> <BR> So no matter what your faith or belief here is where you can share what is on your heart, what is your personal devotion that gives you the strength to keep going? Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:54:29 EST Weight Loss Foods You Need to Be Eating Right Now The idiom, “You are what you eat,” is true when it comes to weight loss. The foods you eat can play a crucial role in your weight loss or maintenance efforts. While all whole foods are good for nourishing your body, some are particularly beneficial in helping you achieve your weight loss goals. Incorporate the following foods into your diet to lose weight while still providing your body with optimal nutrition. <BR> <BR> 1. Eggs <BR> <BR> Eggs got a bad reputation in the 80’s; however, they ... Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:25:58 EST When a parent is mean. It hurts. We as caregivers often feel enormous stress when our loved one is aggressive whether physically or verbally to them. These difficult behaviors are hard to understand and accept. <BR> Difficult behaviors that Alzheimer's patients express in the mid stage of the disease are long, and sometimes never ending. <BR> to focus in on one behavior: when your mother repeatedly tells you, "Get out, I don't need you! I can take care of myself!". <BR> <BR> A few words of advice Always be kinder than you... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:05:00 EST Our bodies have never been our enemies Our bodies have never been our enemies, and need to be treated with the care and support our minds, bodies and spirits deserve. <BR> Our bodies are like living temples, and deserve all the love and care we can give them. Amazingly flexible and strong, they allow us to experience the world. If we notice that we're not feeling our best, that we've put on extra weight, or that our favorite clothes don't fit, we can make the choice to be good to ourselves in a new way today. <BR> <BR> There are ... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:20:57 EST ON THE LIGHTER SIDE Most cultures use storytelling to pass down family history using the power and energy of the human voice. <BR> <BR> Ever since our ancestors could first communicate, we have gathered to share our stories. We have passed along creation tales and tragic stories of love lost. We have repeated accounts of real heroism and simple stories of family history. When our forebears lived closer to the land and to each other, the practice of storytelling was imbued with ritual and occasion. Members of th... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:32:38 EST You're So Ready to DO THIS! So am I! With the holidays now behind us I know you're ready to DO THIS! And so am I. <BR> <BR> Today let's make sure that we have all the knowledge we need to maximize our efforts. <BR> <BR> When foundations are set properly, we activate more muscles, gain better balance, avoid the pitfalls of strain and injury, and burn even more calories. <BR> <BR> Basically, all the results we want will happen twice as fast when you take a moment to ensure you're doing things optimally. <BR> <BR> I say 'optima... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:53:40 EST When Your Heart is Breaking <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How many of us do this on a daily basis? Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:52:19 EST What's Your Excuse <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We've all made them. Myself included. And excuses are excuses not "reasoning" <BR> We've all been there, whether it be food or exercise; where we find ourselves in a situation with decision of choice. <BR> To relent and give in to the temptation where clearly there is an opportunity to make the right choice. And we "bend the rules" and create a reason as to why it's OK. <BR> <BR> Let's hear... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:43:29 EST When a Loved One No Longer Recognizes You Not being recognized by a loved one can be both gut wrenching and heartbreaking.  <BR> <BR> While there is never a perfect solution to an individual problem, I always reminded myself "where there's a will there's a way." Sometimes you have to try multiple solutions before you discover what works best. <BR> <BR> Not being recognized by someone whom you love hurts, but you already know that. I have some suggestions and I sincerely hope one of them will work. <BR> <BR> We all have mental “pi... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 20:30:38 EST We Don't Have To Live This Way! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This image shows a 250 lb woman on the left and a 120 lb woman on the right. We can see weight gain from the outside, but we usually can't see what it's doing on the inside. Look at the fat surrounding the organs in the woman on the left. Do you also see the fat around her heart and around her brain? More than a little frightening, isn't it? <em>198</em> Look at the compression around the... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:42:11 EST I Do Solemnly Swear... I Do Solemnly Swear.... <BR> <BR> Speech is a vehicle for vows. Are you aware that the sacred vows we speak are more than just words? When we make a promise, a subtle yet powerful shift takes place not just in our minds but in our souls where intentions are housed. A vow is both a tool we employ in order to facilitate transformation within ourselves and an expression of will. Thus, to make an oath is to communicate to the universe and our deeper selves our commitment to the principles most i... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:13:18 EST Do you ever feel like your failling to connect Do you ever feel like you are failing to connect with your loved one living with dementia? I know what this feels like because it happened to me. <BR> <BR> In the beginning my mother would say almost daily - <BR> <BR> I don't want you here, I can take care of myself, Get Out! <BR> <BR> This of course was very hurtful to me. How could a person that I was taking care of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week tell me to get out? This was clearly a disconnect. <BR> <BR> My mother didn't know she need... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:23:17 EST HOW MUCH SALT INTAKE IS HEALTHY? THE SALT DEBATE: On a clean eating plan - meaning one-ingredient foods? Then you should read this. <BR> <BR> However, regardless of what weightloss or daily diet plan you follow we all need to keep our sodium levels in check. <BR> <BR> On a clean eating plan - meaning one-ingredient foods? Then you should read this. <BR> <BR> Our bodies actually need salt, but most research, especially what's been published in America, has revolved around refined table salt. <BR> <BR> The results do show that the refined ... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:03:55 EST The Truth About Salads <BR> <BR> Most people think of salads as a healthy option when dining out. While they can be a nutritious option, not all salads are created equal. Some types of salads are lower in nutrients and higher in calories, which is the exact opposite of what you want when you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Learn what makes a salad healthy and what to look for when ordering a salad so that you can make the best choices for your health. <BR> <BR> Choose the Right Lettuce <BR> <BR> The base of y... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:37:41 EST Sharing Grief <BR> Although grief is part of the human experience, and sharing our vulnerability helps create truly close bonds, we all experience it differently <BR> . <BR> When we experience something that causes us to feel shock and sadness, we may feel the urge to withdraw from life. It may seem like remaining withdrawn will keep us protected from the world, but during these times it is important to reach out to those trusted and precious people who care about us the most. Even with our best informati... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:43:16 EST Dementia Care, There is No Place Like Home For a person living with dementia "there is no place like home". <BR> <BR> when a person living with Alzheimer's says, I want to go home, what are they saying? <BR> <BR> Before you answer let me ask you a few questions? What were you doing and what was the person living with Alzheimer's doing right before they said, I want to go home? <BR> <BR> Where they being left alone? In other words, left alone or being ignored? Were you talking with or engaging with another person while the person li... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:32:04 EST When we receive the diagnosis, When Alzheimer's strikes, when we receive the diagnosis, we enter what can best be described as a period of "great sadness". <BR> <BR> A kind of all encompassing emotional stress that can include: fear, denial, pain, stress, confusion, and an overall sense of hopelessness. <BR> <BR> The list of potential negative emotions and feelings are long, very long. <BR> <BR> How do you feel? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> via @AlzheimersRead </link> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:35:24 EST Blocking enzyme linked to Alzheimer's may reverse Blocking enzyme linked to Alzheimer's may reverse memory loss <BR> Study suggests a new approach to developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> August 8, 2017 <BR> Source: <BR> Massachusetts Institute of Technology <BR> Summary: <BR> Researchers can reverse memory loss in mice by interfering with the enzyme that forms the blockade. The enzyme, known as HDAC2, turns genes off by condensing them so tightly that they can't be expressed. <BR> <BR> In the brai... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:30:29 EST The Miracle of Water Why Should We Be Drinking Water? What Is It's Role of Importance? <BR> <BR> On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells, tissue &amp; organs. <BR> In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live. <BR> The total amount of water in our body is found in three main locations: within our cells (two-thirds of the water), in the space between our cells and in our blood (one-third of the water). For example... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:30:34 EST Becoming Powerful Beyond Belief One of the first steps in manifesting what you want is to "get clear" about what you want, and to state it in the positive. However, often people state what they do NOT want. <BR> <BR> I do NOT want to weigh this heavy anymore. <BR> <BR> Your subconscious ignores the word NOT. When you have a thought such as "I do NOT want to be...." your subconscious understands this to mean "I want to be." And then your subconscious goes to work to 'act' on this suggestion, and find ways to bring it int... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:43:32 EST ALZHEIMER - SHARING THE BURDEN Please feel free to unburden yourselves from the mental and physical stresses of being a care-giver. <BR> Sharing with others going through the same helps relieve the burden. <BR> <BR> What kind of day have you had? <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 May 2017 14:13:54 EST What We Know Today Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to memory loss and changes in thinking and other brain functions. It usually develops slowly and gradually gets worse as brain function declines and brain cells eventually wither and die. Ultimately, Alzheimer's is fatal, and currently, there is no cure. <BR> <BR> But neuroscience research efforts are under way to develop effective treatments and ways to prevent the disease. Research... Sun, 7 May 2017 14:01:39 EST WHAT IS DEMENTIA? Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. <BR> <BR> About dementia <BR> <BR> Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percen... Sun, 7 May 2017 13:57:43 EST Sharing Resources One of the best ways to cope with our loved ones' dementia, alzheimer's and other memory problems is to share resources with each other. Please share any articles you may have come across, tips you want to share, anything that could help another caregiver! <BR> Sun, 7 May 2017 13:52:07 EST When you center yourself at the start of your day Each morning, find a way to start your day right as it sets the tone for your day. <BR> The choices you make upon waking can have a profound impact on your day. If, still drowsy, you hit the ground running, rushing to prepare yourself to face your worldly obligations, you will likely feel fatigued and overwhelmed for most of your day. A leisurely and relaxing morning, on the other hand, can energize and excite you, as well as give you the courage to meet the challenges waiting for you. By be... Fri, 5 May 2017 20:56:02 EST Healing What Hurts <BR> When we are carrying the burden of our unprocessed pain, sooner or later, it will inconvenience us. <BR> Many of us are going through our lives aware of a well of pain underlying our daily awareness that we've felt for so long we aren't even sure where it comes from. It almost seems as if it's part of who we are, or the way we see the world, but it's important to realize that this pain is something that needs to be acknowledged and processed. The longer we sit on it, the harder it is t... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:15:22 EST The Importance Of Forgiveness Is there such a thing as needing to forgive that person who developed Alzheimer or Dementia? <BR> I think there's a strong possibility there. Why, because of what it has done to our lives, the effect it has had; the stress, the upheaval it causes within our life's normalcy. <BR> <BR> In order to forgive we need to stop identifying ourselves with the suffering that was caused us. <BR> When someone has hurt us, consciously or unconsciously, one of the most difficult things we have to face in... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:08:38 EST Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Finally, an article originally published in the American Journal of Nursing says that caring for someone with dementia causes worse health effects than caring for people with other diseases. <BR> <BR> 1. Learn what community resources are available: Know where you can get help from the community. <BR> <BR> 2. Become an educated caregiver: Some useful sites for educating yourself are the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Reading Room. Also, attend any caregiving seminars presented... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:20:58 EST Dealing With Difficulty Behaviour I had to learn to deal with her brain. To accept that mom's brain works different. This different brain requires me to adjust my communication. It required me to learn new and different ways to deal with the behaviors that come with Alzheimer's disease. <BR> <BR> The following describes a long day I had with my mom, Dotty, while she was enrolled in a clinical trial for a new experimental drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. <BR> <BR> The links contained in this article lead to mor... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:42:33 EST The new look to Sparkpeople This is the e-mail that was in my in-box yesterday I can understand their motives but I'm not in love with the idea being on my page. I rather liked the previous format where I had access to all informations at my finger tips. What do you all think? <BR> <BR> Meet New Friends and Get Motivated! <BR> <BR> Hi SparkPeople, <BR> <BR> We're thrilled to introduce our new, members-only social feature: The Community Feed. We've been wanting to bring you--our members--an amazing, new way to get ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:19:38 EST The worst thyroid-killing exercise to avoid OK Here is some exce,,ent information we can use. I have added the link at the bottom He does have product for sale but if you sift through all of that there is some very good info here. I posted it for the information only. <BR> <BR> The worst thyroid-killing exercise to avoid (it blocks weight loss)... <BR> <BR> Hey, it's Dr. Jade again... <BR> <BR> Want to depress your thyroid by 28.2%? <BR> <BR> Guess which of these 3 common exercise types can do exactly that: <BR> <BR> Running, ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:13:47 EST 12 Ways to Control CareGiver Stress and Sadness One of the biggest problems we face in dementia care are stress, sadness, and depression. As a result, we need to take proactive steps to insure we avoid deep sadness and stay on mission. <BR> <BR> Sadness is a normal human emotion. Sadness is often triggered by a difficult, hurtful, challenging experiences, or situation. <BR> <BR> In our case, caring for someone living with dementia can lead to a deep sadness. <BR> <BR> Deep sadness often feels like depression.  <BR> <BR> When this happe... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:48:12 EST Share Your Experiences I realize that there are going to be sensitive areas that are private and confidential So we can share but still keep the confidentiality by keeping actual names of those with Alzheimer and Dementia cloaked. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:15:05 EST There is a Path From Burden To joy It is my belief that there is a path from burden to Joy for every Alzheimer's caregiver. <BR> <BR> Over time we learn how to cope, communicate and gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn't. <BR> <BR> Many new caregivers cringe or get angry when they first read those words. Some disagree. <BR> <BR> I understand how they might feel. I walked in their shoes for 8.5 years, 3,112 days. During one two year period near the beginning my mother did not smile or laugh once. <BR> <... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:43:12 EST Taking a Well Deserved Time Out Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. <BR> <BR> Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. ( A LITTLE?) <BR> Periods of high stress can make us feel like we're losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range f... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:58:06 EST How Plant Protein Wins Over Animal Protein We are all taught that protein is a super nutrient that will make us lean, strong, and healthy. We do need protein, but more is not necessarily better, and high-protein foods are not always healthful. <BR> Why do we need protein? <BR> In every cell in the human body, the DNA contains a code that tells the cell which proteins to make. Proteins have a lot of different roles in the body, some provide structure like collagen, some facilitate contact or movement, and others act as enzymes, signals... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:44:07 EST : The Ultimate Detoxifying Vegetable These 3 Fungi Actually BOOST Your Immune System <BR> By: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS <BR> <BR> Mushrooms have been used medicinally in Eastern medicine for eons. Now Western medicine is beginning to catch up, as the healing properties of mushrooms are being demonstrated scientifically. <BR> The three specific types with the greatest health benefits are Sh*take, Reishi and Maitake. All three have powerful effects on the immune system and all three act as medicine. <BR> When you think about it ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:39:06 EST The Truth About Grass Fed Beef How much difference does it make?  Is grass fed really better?  If so, in what ways, and how much? <BR> <BR> This is a rather lengthy read but definitely worth reading informative and enlightening. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>out-grassfed-beef/?utm_campaign=frn16&<BR>amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=em<BR>ail-automated&amp;utm_content=2218&amp<BR>;utm_term=existing-email-list&amp;emai<BR>;fi<BR>rstname=Gayle&amp;lastname= </... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:16:02 EST Foods that Help Prevent Alzheimer Disease <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To see the role diet plays in Alzheimer’s disease, read the article below. <BR> <link><BR>lth/alzheimers-disease-prevention-plan<BR>t-based-food/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:46:29 EST Don’t Fall for the Myths About Soy Contrary to the negative soy information floating about in today’s technological world, the scientific consensus shows soy is essentially beneficial.  Actually, soy is the subject of some of the worst health misinformation on the internet. We need to tune out this misinformation and follow the science. Greater intake of soy foods is linked to a decrease in the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and cardiovascular diseaseSoy and estrogen (the primary female sex hormone) <BR> Soy contains... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:16:03 EST You are not the wind-up toy. With all our best intentions and rich resources, why is it so hard to slow down, simplify, and care for ourselves? Why do most clearing efforts fall short or peter out? <BR> <BR> Why are we so afraid to let go? <BR> <BR> Our drive to attain and succeed comes at a great cost to the soul. We are malnourished, if not starved, when it comes to compassionate self-acceptance, awareness, and care. We yearn for simplicity but struggle to find it. We ache for balance but can't sustain it. There is... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:00:11 EST Friends & Family Undermining You? Don’t let them! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do friends and family undermine your efforts to eat healthy? Have you had cake pushed at you at birthday parties? Are family celebrations more about food than socializing? While sometimes well-meaning, the actions of food saboteurs can sway you and your desire for good health. Don’t let them! <BR> <BR> An obstacle often encountered in the journey to healthy eating is family and f... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:06:10 EST Three huge mistakes that almost everyone is makin Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to lose weight? <BR> <BR> Why is it that Americans $65 billion dollars each year trying to lose weight, and yet the percentage of the U.S. population that is overweight or obese is about to reach 70%? <BR> <BR> It’s crazy! <BR> <BR> So why is it so hard for so many people to eat the right foods and shed excess pounds? And for those who do lose weight, why is it so hard to keep it off? <BR> <BR> According to my friend, Food Revolution Summit speaker ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:09:40 EST Taking pride in our progress at any pace. When we are satisfied with our lives, we should not be looking for experiences of winning and losing to define our self-worth. <BR> however, pushing ourselves to a higher level of accomplishment; to surpass previous accomplishments is healthy. <BR> The urges that drive us to compete with others tend to be straightforward. Years of both evolution and societal influences have shaped us to pit ourselves against our peers. The needs and desires that inspire us to compete with ourselves, however,... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 13:44:30 EST Alzheimer's World - The New Reality Once you accept Alzheimer's World and learn how to operate in Alzheimer's World you'll learn that opposites can indeed attract. And stick together like glue. <BR> <BR> Imagine communicating with someone for 50 years or longer. Then they change. They are not the person you always knew? If not, then who are they? Who? <BR> <BR> This person you always knew, starts acting and coping with the world in new and different ways. In ways that often feel strange, bizarre, unsettling ways. Many of thes... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:32:21 EST Living More Consciously Are we really aware of the connection between all things and the broader effect we may be creating? <BR> There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action - the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world - can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact not only on our own lives but on th... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:05:24 EST The Scale Friend or Foe <BR> It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talking about? The notorious bathroom scale. <BR> <BR> What is with this obsession we have with the scale? For most people, the scale can be an adversary or an ally, depending on the day. We often hate what it says or argue with it, but we still... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:20 EST How Heat and Cold Affect Weight Loss Can living in a warm or cold climate influence how fast or slow you lose weight? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/how-heat-and-cold-affect-weight-loss/<BR>?inf_contact_key=1c5302e1700ad48e53794<BR>9c128cffdef6de672e20d5d8edc504435510c54e941 </link> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:23:53 EST Brilliant natural self-repair abilities Your body has brilliant natural self-repair abilities. It knows how to fix broken bones, how to fight cancer, how to reverse aging, and how to heal from many kinds of injury. But when you’re in a state of stress, these systems can begin to break down. <BR> <BR> So what can you do if you want to reduce stress and help your body to self-repair? <BR> <BR> According to bestselling author Lissa Rankin, MD, there are simple and proven techniques that can make all the difference. She’s tested them... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:32:10 EST I had to rewire my brain. Once you start to understand how things work in Alzheimer's World - you get calm and comfortable. <BR> <BR> Once you get calm and comfortable you give off a better "vibe" to someone that has Alzheimer's. <BR> <BR> Over time as you learn how to understand, cope and communicate with a person living with dementia you will find that instead of being at odds most of time you begin to relate better to each other. Once you start to relate to each other you find that it is much easier to operate in... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:33:37 EST Is Alzheimer's World an Irrational Place? When you look at it from the eyes of a person who is living with dementia maybe you are the one who is irrational. Irrational in your expectations. <BR> <BR> I think most people think and believe that a person living with dementia lives in an irrational world. Not me. <BR> <BR> As a person becomes deeply forgetful many of the actions they perform seem to be irrational to those of us who believe we are living in a rational world. <BR> <BR> When we look at the actions of persons who are dee... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:26:44 EST The Saboteur How to Rise Above it The saboteur can wreak havoc on you when you're feeling like you've been dragged through the mud and nothing is going right. Stress is mounting and your saboteur is telling you that you deserve to relax your Bright Lines and treat yourself a little. How can you rise above and not succumb to the pressure? Watch this week's vlog to find out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>line-eating-when-life-gets-hard/?inf_c<BR>ontact_key=e5b1650622020858c1b52328773<BR>fb0cfa709... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:27:19 EST Triple Your Odds of Eating Healthy Everybody is trying to eat healthier. We all want to feel great, look great, get off medications, lose weight, and experience all the other benefits that go along with being in alignment with the food we put in our mouths. <BR> <BR> The trouble is, our actions often betray us. <BR> <BR> For example, we might get to the end of a long day and decide to order take-out. In the moment, we might feel perfectly fine with our decision. We’re stressed. We’re tired. The food will be yummy. It w... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:14:19 EST Communicating in Alzheimer's World Learning how to communicate with a person living with dementia is not easy. We start to feel like a hamster running on a treadmill. It's like going no where fast. I finally decided to get off the Alzheimer's treadmill. Here is how to do it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Change is difficult under any circumstance. It is even harder when you need to change something that you have been doing all day long throughout your life. <BR> <BR> Every Alzheimer's caregiver I ever met has talked about their need to ve... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:38:08 EST Do You Need to Avoid Gluten in Your Diet? Should everyone be concerned about consuming gluten?  Gluten-free, like fat-free and low-carb, is a dietary fad that claims to promote weight loss and enhance health. But are there real health benefits to going gluten-free? <BR> <BR> What is Gluten? <BR> <BR> Gluten is a generic name for the primary protein found in wheat and grains related to wheat. It comprises about 70 percent of the total protein content in wheat. Gluten is an important component in grains ground into flour and used for... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 13:49:54 EST Practicing Nonattachment <BR> <BR> One of the hardest things to do as an adult child is to allow our aging parents to be who they want to be. <BR> Being the adult caregiver to a parent with aggressive dementia or Alzheimer asks us to rise to some of the most difficult challenges this world has to offer, and one of its greatest paradoxes arises around the issue of attachment. On the one hand, successful "adult parenting" requires that we love them, and most of us love in a very attached way. On the other hand, it a... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 13:28:28 EST Drug Halts Alzheimer’s Related Tau Damage in Brain In some people, the brain protein tau collects into toxic tangles that damage brain cells and contribute to diseases such as Alzheimer’s. <BR> <BR> Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a drug that can lower tau levels and prevent some neurological damage. <BR> <BR> I thought this information was interesting so I decided to bring this research summary up for all to read. Note: Oligonucleotide treatments have been approved by the Food and Drug Admin... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:06:27 EST We need a new paradigm. Not that long ago, a scientific study was widely reported by a variety of popular news media outlets. It showed that fewer than 1% of obese people manage to attain a normal weight. It also showed that most people who lose weight—even a modest amount, like 5% of their total mass—gain it right back. <BR> <BR> We need a new paradigm. <BR> <BR> The brain is blocking weight loss, and until we come to grips with the fact that our most cherished ideas about the obesity epidemic are unhelpful... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:11:14 EST The Answer Lies In The Brain Why is it that 99% of people who lose a large amount of weight gain it back again? What’s so hard about sustaining weight loss long-term? <BR> <BR> The answer lies in the brain. <BR> <BR> You can lose weight by using willpower to override your brain and WILL your way into a smaller size. <BR> <BR> But if you do that, odds are you’ll gain the weight back, eventually. <BR> <BR> Or, you can REWIRE YOUR BRAIN to support your weight loss efforts, so that over time, it gets easier, ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:27:35 EST Warfarin (Coumadin®) And Leafy Green Vegetablers Taking warfarin (Coumadin®) doesn’t mean you should avoid green vegetables <BR> <BR> January 03, 2017 by Joel Fuhrman, MD <BR> <BR> <BR> Patients on the medication warfarin (brand name Coumadin®), prescribed to prevent blood clots by thinning the blood, also called anticoagulants (an·ti·co·ag·u·lants), are often told by their health professionals not to eat vitamin K-rich foods, such as leafy green vegetables. Since I advocate a diet rich in leafy greens, broccoli, and other foods rich in... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:22:47 EST Are You Addicted To Food? <link>/<BR>-2017-fb/?utm_campaign=Fans-Quiz&amp;u<BR>tm_source=Facebook&amp;utm_medium=C04&<BR>amp;utm_term=P05&amp;utm_content=Desk </link> <BR> <BR> Take the quiz! Get Your Results! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:24:33 EST The Bigger Picture I've often thought and wondered what it would be like to be able to see the bigger picture. To see into my future and see what it holds. Where I would be. What changes would be in store and when they would happen. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives were going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:14:06 EST When The Scales Are Lying The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It tells you where you start and helps track our progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure. <BR> <BR> As useful as the scale can be, don't forget that it's just ONE tool you can use, not the only tool. It's entirely possible for those numbers not to budge, but you find yourself having to tighten your belt because you've lost inches. Used regularly, the scale can help you check in with yourself and ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 18:01:56 EST The Power of Positivity <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't just put them in your jar's at home but post them here and share them too! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:17:36 EST THIN IT TO WIN IT - CHALLENGE CHECK-IN Did you resolve to get healthy in 2017? Sure you have. We all have or we wouldn't be here....yet again, still. <BR> <BR> Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have that promise finally fulfilled and ensure that we never have to do this all over again? <BR> By working together we can help each other meet those life-enhancing goals. <BR> <BR> If we resolve to do anything this year let's resolve to achieve our goals. In sharing our journey we can make this the year every one of us overcome troubling ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:01:31 EST And Then There'll Be - You Proving Them Wrong I am to positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What's the most powerful motivational speeches you've ever heard? The most powerful motivational speeches I've ever heard came from people who told me I couldn't do something. You know why? Because when they told me I couldn't do it, I was bound and determined to show them that I cou... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:18:04 EST Alzheimer's Tries to Kill Everyone It Touches <BR> <BR> By Bob DeMarco <BR> Alzheimer's Reading Room <BR> <BR> If allowed to do so Alzheimer's will try to kill everyone it comes in touch with. A person living with Alzheimer's dies from complication from Alzheimer's disease. <BR> But Alzheimer's doesn't stop there. It tries to kill the brain of the Alzheimer's caregiver. Nearly 40 percent of AD caregivers end up living with depression for a time. <BR> Alzheimer's destroys family relationships. Alzheimer's causes family and friends to... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 20:33:21 EST 5 Best Foods for Diabetes Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S., and doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease - our food choices can either prevent or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes. <BR> Many conventional diabetes diets rely on meat or grains as the major calorie source. However, these strategies have serious drawbacks. High-nutrient, low glycemic load (GL) foods are the optimal foods for diabetics, and these foods also help to pr... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:56:49 EST 6 Worst Foods for Diabetes Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes, and diabetes takes an enormous toll on the health of our population.1 Diabetes accelerates aging; damaging the kidneys, cardiovascular system, eyes and nerve tissue, and increases cancer risk. <BR> The devastating complications and premature deaths associated with diabetes can be prevented. The primary cause of the parallel increases in obesity and diabetes is the nutrient-depleted American diet. The worst foods for diabetes – the foo... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:50:32 EST The Dangers of Weight Cycling (Yo-Yo Dieting) Regaining weight after losing it on a diet is much more common than keeping the weight off. Often dieters gain back more than they lost, and it’s a common experience to have an even harder time losing weight the next time. “Weight cycling” is the term for these repeating episodes of intentional weight loss followed by unintentional regain, also often called “yo-yo dieting.” One of the most important messages about weight loss is this: change your diet, lose the weight and keep your new, healt... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:44:11 EST New Year's Resolutions: The Definition of Insanity Every one of us women mostly have an "I hate my body moment, every day. That's almost all of us. Looking in the mirror wanting to change something". <BR> We believe that we are 100% capable of changing more than our bodies. We are able to change our perspective. <BR> This year, lets doubt less and do more. Lets actually focus on what we can change, instead of things we can't. Let's put good things into our bodies, This year let's look into the mirror and proudly own it all. <BR> <BR> Turn it... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:52:29 EST You're Dr Tells You You HAVE 2 Lose Weight Or Else <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How many of us have felt a sense of dread, and anxiety in heading for a Dr.'s appointment? You've had the "You need to lose weight" sermon with your doctor before, and you know it's coming again. But what if the discussion is happening this time because of specific medical concerns, not just overall health? You're aware that conditions related to excess weight include heart disease, Type 2 ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:19:53 EST Are We Listening? Are you feeling overwhelmed by what life has "thrown" at you this past year? Is it leaving you feeling emotionally, mentally and physical drained? Could it be that our body's are telling us it's time for change; asking us to take time to make some real changes in our life? Are We Listening? <BR> <BR> Lately my body has. A few different things going on this past year taking it's toll on mind, body and spirit. <BR> Some say never to look back, but I can't help it. I want to look back on this ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:55:11 EST Olive Oil is NOT a Health Food When looking for healthy fats, opt for nuts, not olive oil <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Olives are grown widely in the geographical region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and olive oil was a major source of calories in the traditional dietary patterns of that region, now known collectively as the Mediterranean diet. <BR> 1 Populations that followed this style of eating had reduced rates of death from coronary heart di... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:52:57 EST Alzheimer's Care, Life, Burden, Happiness, Joy We are often constrained in our caregiving effort by our own inability to understand that Alzheimer's patients are capable of more than we can imagine. <BR> <BR> By Bob DeMarco <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here thinking about my eight and a half years as an Alzheimer's caregiver. Together Dotty and I traveled an interesting path - from Burden to Joy. <BR> <BR> As I think of the first eighteen months I now realize how emotionally painful it was. How painful it can be. <BR> <BR> There is no doubt ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:31:00 EST The Most ''Bang For Your Buck,'' Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible with your workout program. By making some small changes to your current routine, you can increase your calorie burn, improve your fitness level and make your health-related goals even more attainable! Here are some ideas to get you started. <BR> <BR>   <BR> INSTEAD OF: St... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:20:31 EST Missing A Workout "the dog ate my homework" Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a workout. Sometimes life really does get in the way. Sometimes you really do have to skip a workout, and don't need the extra guilt for doing so. You shouldn't beat yourself up for missing a day or even a week (or more) of workouts if you have a legitimate reason to ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:59:46 EST How to Listen to an Alzheimer's Patient Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face are how to cope and communicate with someone living with dementia. <BR> <BR> Let's face it, Alzheimer's patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry. <BR> The words they say often cause us to react negatively. <BR> <BR> The issue: are you really listening to the person living with dementia? Or, are you immediately reacting, or ove... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:07:10 EST The Emotional Roller Coaster Ride I must remind myself that the hard to comprehend behaviors being expressed by a person living with Alzheimer's are part of the disease, and are not a deliberate bad act on the their part. <BR> <BR> It is difficult to describe the range of emotions an Alzheimer's caregiver might feel or experience in a single day.1 <BR> <BR> Imagine being happy and then sad, caring then angry, focused then frustrated -- an almost endless stream of feelings and emotions that conflict. <BR> <BR> The caregive... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:02:33 EST Me And My Shadow <BR> Shadowing is when the person with dementia attempts to keep his or her caregiver in their sight at all times, following them like a small child would his or her parent. <BR> Shadowing can have the Alzheimer's caregiver feeling smothered and their personal space feeling violated. <BR> <BR> What can you do? <BR> <BR> At the bottom of the shadowing is one of humanity’s most basic emotions -- FEAR.  <BR> <BR> Fear is the constant companion of the person with dementia. <BR> <BR> As t... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:51:50 EST Starting The Next Year Off Better Focused We all know that losing weight requires motivation, determination, and will power, as well as changes to eating, exercise, sleep, and stress-management habits. But what we seldom hear about is how important it is to be organized. It’s extraordinarily difficult to daily pre-prep healthy food for the next day, and set aside an allotted time for physical exercise, and work fulltime if you don’t have an organized schedule to fit it all in. For the chronically disorganized, creating a more orderl... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 14:44:54 EST The Seven Stages of Alzheimer's The Seven Stages of Alzheimer's and the pattern of symptoms that typically occur. <BR> <BR> People with Alzheimer’s typically live an average of 8 years after diagnosis, but may survive anywhere from 3 to 20 years. <BR> <BR> Within this framework, we have noted which stages correspond to the widely used concepts of mild, moderate, moderately severe and severe Alzheimer’s disease. We have also noted which stages fall within the more general divisions of early-stage, mid-stage and late-stage ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:50:29 EST If They Could Tell You Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could <BR> <BR> 1 You know what makes me feel safe, secure, and happy? A smile. <BR> <BR> 2 Did you ever consider this? When you get tense and uptight it makes me feel tense and uptight. <BR> <BR> 3 Instead of getting all bent out of shape when I do something that seems perfectly normal to me, and perfectly nutty to you, why not just smile at me? It will take the edge off the situation all the way around. <BR> <BR> 4 Please try ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:24:59 EST Reconnecting with a Person Living with Dementia We all feel disconnected or detached from a person living with Alzheimer's and dementia. <BR> We must face the truth that the person, our loved one, living with dementia changes while we remain the same. <BR> <BR> Our instinctive tendencies is to continue communicating in the same way we always have, trying to help them remain in the present reality or retain their short term memory. This usually worked well in the past. Now, all of a sudden it is no longer what works. <BR> <BR> For examp... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:16:21 EST Alzheimer's & Dementia :The Difference & Solution <img src=""> <BR> Please Remember Me When I Can't Remember You. <BR> <BR> As of late there's a whole lot more than just weight-loss; diet and exercise that has become relevant even prevalent to our future quality of life and I want to get this out there because if not checked at the door now, means serious cognitive decline to most if not all of us. <BR> <BR> What am I talking about? I'm talking about Dementia a... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:14:26 EST When Our Thyroid Isn't Functioning Properly When our thyroid isn’t functioning properly, it creates a real havoc and leave us feeling run down, stressed out, unhappy and unhealthy. <BR>   <BR> You see, the thyroid is responsible for a lot of things! It regulates our metabolism, keeps us at a healthy weight, makes energy, keeps our moods balanced and even, helps get a sound night’s sleep and helps with good digestion. In fact, our thyroid plays a part in almost every physiological process. That why, when it’s not working optimally, it ... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:36:37 EST Christmas Memories What is your best memorable Christmas? <BR> <BR> I've always loved this song. It is truth in every stanza. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-you-know/?utm_source=shared&amp;utm_<BR>medium=Facebook&amp;utm_campaign=main&<BR>amp;src=shared </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:46:32 EST THIS TOPIC IS CLOSED <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't just put them in your jar's at home but post them here and share them too! Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:58:48 EST THIS TOPIC HAS MOVED My Health: making life saving changes Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:55:10 EST I Am A FIRM Believer In This! Top Doctors Are Now Warning Anyone Over 40 To Stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately. Here's Why <BR> <BR> Doctors often prescribe Ibuprofen to their patients, in the case of headaches, pain in the back, or a toothache. <BR> <BR> Yet, even though these pills relieve the pain for some time, it is not permanently cured. For instance, you will wake up with the same pain every morning, leading to constant frustration and pain. <BR> Additionally, besides the fact that they do not cure the pain, the ... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:22:19 EST THIS TOPIC HAS MOVED <em>213</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:12:30 EST WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR LIFE'S CHALLENGE TODAY? This journey has enough curve balls, No one should have to go it alone. Every one of us needs support and encouragement through both the ups and downs we will encounter along the way in reaching that ultimate goal. <BR> <BR> We'll have struggles, get discouraged, frustrated and want to say FORGET THIS and threw in the towel. <BR> That's when we absolutely need to check in and let us know what you're going through. Myself included. <BR> <BR> We've got to Push through! Our life's health depe... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:42:44 EST Fitness Accountability - Cardio - Toning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For those that have a level of difficulty in committing to a daily, or weekly fitness workout Here is the opportunity to help yourselves and others by being willing to answer … for the outcomes resulting from your choices, behaviors, and actions." When you're personally accountable, you ta... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:02:22 EST First Steps: Weighing & Measuring Weighing <BR> <BR> I don't think anyone really wants to see that number but it is an essential step in beginning your journey. Not just to lose weight, but to better health. Just do it, get it done and record it in day one of your journal. <BR> <BR> Measuring <BR> <BR> And we all know how easy it is to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint o... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:48:03 EST THIS TOPIC HAS MOVED It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick up that spoon, take your measurements. <BR> <BR> Body measurements can be a useful way to track your progress. Many times you'll see a loss of inches even if the scale isn't moving. To ensure accuracy, measure in exactly the same place and under the same ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:44:23 EST The Beauty of Disappointment Whenever we do something in our lives with the expectation of how we’d like it to turn out, we risk experiencing disappointment. When things don’t go the way we had envisioned, we may feel a range of emotions from slightly let down to being depressed or even anger. We might direct our feelings inward, or outward toward others, or the universe in general. Whether we feel disappointment by ourselves, with a friend or life in general, disappointment is always a tough feeling to experience. Still... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:14:17 EST The Birth of Bright Line Eating <BR> January 8, 2015 Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> The term “Bright Line” doesn’t come from psychology, it comes from the field of law. Recently, however, psychologists borrowed the term because it’s helpful for describing a specific approach to improving willpower and self-control. <BR> <BR> Wikipedia defines a “bright-line rule” as: <BR> “A clearly defined rule or standard, generally used in law, composed of objective factors which leaves little or no room for varying interpret... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 17:52:58 EST What Is Bright Line Eating I was recently introduced to Bright Line eating with Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.. I'm kind of intrigued with it. It has an awful lot of similarities to the Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman. So I'm investigating. And as I do I will share what I find. <BR> <BR> How many of you have or haven't heard of it? <BR> <BR> Have you struggled with weight, dieting, or body image in the past? If so… <BR> YOUR BRAIN MAY BE BLOCKING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS IT? <BR> <BR> Bright Line Eating ... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:21:49 EST Food IS Medicine The Anti-Inflammatory, Iodine-Rich Power of Kelp <BR> <BR> 1. Great Source of Iodine <BR> <BR> Do you know if you’re eating enough iodine? That’s an important question, because iodine-rich foods help protect you from a dangerous deficiency. Iodine is a vital nutrient that helps support a healthy thyroid, protects against certain kinds of cancer, promotes healthy growth and development in babies and children, and even helps you maintain a healthy brain. <BR> Because kelp contains an extremel... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:20:52 EST Encouraging Each Other Through The Holidays Everyone gets down, everyone runs into brick walls and encounters hurdles that need to be overcome. <BR> Our lives are a learning process - we only become wiser from learning. It's unfortunate but sometimes it seems in learning a life's lesson we have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important. IF we learn from it the first time after the mistake, we have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought - it can only be acquired through living life. With wisdom comes strength... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:53:16 EST Overcoming Self-Sabotage Overcoming self-sabotage is one of the most exciting conversations you will ever have, because on the other side of it is the emotional freedom and depth of joy that you were born to have. And the process of breaking through denial, facing your fear, anger, and other difficult emotions, and making peace with your pain is going to lead - step by step - to an ending of the internal war with yourself so that you can step fully into the greatest expression of yourself. So let's begin... <BR> <B... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 10:06:07 EST Is Freekah The New Quinoa <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;<BR>utm_campaign=aug_29_newsletter_a </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:17:13 EST Very Much Needed Each one of us is very much needed and we all have our role to play adding to the success of the whole. <BR> <BR> <BR> In the great symphony of life, we all have important parts to play. While some people are best suited to be conductors or soloists, their contributions would be diminished considerably without the individual musicians that lend their artistry to the fullness of an orchestra. The magical accents of the percussion section might sound random and out of place without the music ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 21:16:49 EST G-Bombs What Are They? The Healthiest, Anti-Cancer Foods: G-BOMBS <BR> <BR> ”G-BOMBS” is an acronym that you can use to remember the best anti-cancer, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods that you should eat every day, making up a significant proportion of your diet. They are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease, including cancer and promoting health and longevity. <BR> <BR> G – Greens <BR> <BR> Raw leafy greens contain only about 100 calories per pound, and are packed with nutr... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:10:33 EST Taking Action Getting Started Now Get Started <BR> Now that you are familiar with the benefits of the Nutritarian diet, the next step is to take action. <BR> Commitment is the key to success. Reading one of Dr. Fuhrman’s books, such as his New York Times best-seller The End of Dieting or his tour de force Eat for Health will give you the knowledge you need to maintain your commitment. However, you don’t have to wait until you read a book. You can start right now to regain or better your health. Here’s what to do right now... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:47:05 EST The Nutritarian Diet <BR> Achieve sustainable weight loss, optimal health and enhanced longevity by fueling your body with delicious, high-nutrient foods. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The most essential life skill is to learn how to take the best care of ourselves—nutritionally, physically, and emotionally—and that is what the Nutritarian diet is all about. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a board-certified family physician with over 25 year... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:40:12 EST The 8 Steps in Following the Nutritarian Lifestyle To be healthy, you must eat healthy. However, for most of us, there is an internal conflict—part of us wants to be healthy, but another part seeks pleasure without regard for the consequences. Fear of change and of giving up unhealthy foods that you like, and the temptation of unhealthy food choices can derail your best intentions. To establish a healthy diet, the key is to learn and practice until you instinctively prefer healthy foods. By following these 8 steps, you will be on your way to ... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:49:36 EST The First Moments of the Day Each morning when we awake, we have an opportunity to create our day with what inspires us the most. <BR> <BR> <BR> The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires u... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:09:55 EST Hungry? True Hunger versus Toxic Hunger What are the physical sensations you associate with hunger? <BR> <BR> For most people these sensations include stomach grumbling, headaches, light-headedness, shakiness, irritability, fatigue, and inability to focus. Since eating removes the symptoms, they are mistakenly believed to be signs of hunger. The resulting overeating behavior, to reduce these physical sensations, undermines any attempt to lose weight. Understanding true hunger could be a key factor in reversing this trend. <BR> <B... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:51:02 EST Diet & Weightloss Accountability <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For those that have a level of difficulty in committing to staying on track with your choice of lifestyle change for weightloss. <BR> Here is the opportunity to help yourselves and others by being willing to answer … for the outcomes resulting from your choices, behaviors, and actions." W... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:32:07 EST This thread is no longer active <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For those that have a level of difficulty in committing to a daily, or weekly fitness workout Here is the opportunity to help yourselves and others by being willing to answer … for the outcomes resulting from your choices, behaviors, and actions." When you're personally accountable, you ta... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:30:13 EST The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevi The Best: <BR> <BR> Green Leafy Vegetables <BR> Leafy greens pack a micronutrient punch. <BR> This category includes dark lettuces, kale, <BR> collard greens, arugula, and watercress. <BR> <BR> Non-Leafy <BR> CruciferousVegetables <BR> Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and <BR> radishes contain phytochemicals that modify <BR> hormones, detoxify compounds and prevent <BR> toxins from damaging DNA. <BR> <BR> Berries <BR> Berries support heart health, improve blood <BR> glucose levels a... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:01:46 EST The Elimination Diet <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's not only about what we put in our mouths or physical exercise. I believe int three keys <BR> Diet, Exercise and removing negative emotions or being able to let go rather than hang onto it and let it effect us at every aspect of our lives.We have enough everyday stress in our lives and by hanging onto the things that can be let go of we only ad to it ourselves. If it's not immoral... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:18:35 EST So What Is Cholesterol And Why Do We Need IT? We're all aware of the fact that cholesterol levels are a part of our body's structure. <BR> <BR> So what is Cholesterol and why do we need it? What does it do for us? <BR> <BR> To understand high blood cholesterol (ko-LES-ter-ol), it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. <BR> <BR> Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the chole... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:53:58 EST I Will...I Will Not What will you do and not do in striving toward the most healthiest you? <BR> What do you want for you? What do you need for you? There is a difference. <BR> What are you striving for? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:51:16 EST What Is Your Chosen Weightloss Plan and Why? After years of yo-yoing from trying far too many unhealthy fad weightloss programs it's the Nutritarian approach for me! FINALLY after 53 years it's what has clicked! It's the ultimate in my weightloss and health issue solution success! <BR> <BR> It's a lifestyle plan focused on adopting a high-nutrient eating style to achieve or restore the body to excellent health. Following this type of diet style made it easy to attain substantial weight loss and maintain it good. It is the road-map to d... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:44:52 EST Life Is About... .STAYING FOCUSED <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you easily lose sight of the things that really matter in your life? <BR> <BR> Do you always feel as if you’re constantly jumping from one thing to another throughout the day without having anything to show for your efforts? <BR> <BR> Here are seven ways to focus on what really matters, right here, right now. <BR> <BR> Set three important tasks to complete each and every day. <BR... 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A counter-intention may look like not wanting to exercise, eat vegetables or whatever we consider to be “healthy,” drink more water, or have to stop eating junk food late at night or during the day, binge eat, ex... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:23:05 EST Trouble Committing to Exercise Committing? How about just getting started! <BR> <BR> Exercise is hard, yes even for those of us who do it on a regular basis. One reason we can stick to it is implementing a few little hacks that give us one less reason to skip our workouts. I've got some fitness hacks to help you out. <BR> <BR> I know quite a few people who already walk around in workout clothes all day long It's one of my husband's pet peeves. LOL He floated the question, "Do women automatically get a pair of yoga pants... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:09:00 EST