Thursday, December 16, 2010

Health is a Journey

It requires a daily commitment.  It can be confusing, but there are signposts along the way.  Determine where you are now with baseline measures.  Avoid pitfalls by learning about health.  Stop the toxic input and yield to the health needs of your body for nutrition and physical activity.  Measure results, resolve problems and enable lifestyle changes to achieve your optimal health.  We can help!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Craziest of Fad Diets (Don't try this at home!)

Foods That Rhyme?!

I made up this crazy "fad diet" to illustrate how silly (and even dangerous) some fad diets can be. This one is definitely way out there. Only foods that rhyme?

Surely no one would ever try a diet this crazy. What kind of sense does that make? But, we need to ask the same question about a lot of fad diets. What kind of sense does it make?

How about Ruffles & truffles? Apples & Snapples, rice & ice, lime & thyme?

Got any other silly ideas for foods that rhyme? Let us hear your suggestions.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Not a Spectator Sport!

You are the most important member of your healthcare team! 
Be proactive in dealing with issues.

Ask questions. Demand answers. Network. Share information.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Favorite Grace

As we look forward to a Happy Thanksgiving, let's remember
what we are thankful for
and to whom we give thanks.

What are you especially thankful for?
Encourage others by sharing a favorite grace for Thanksgiving. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Comfort Food

The pleasant aroma and pleasing texture of comfort foods
triggers fond memories. 

I have two comfort foods: French fries and chocolate pie. I know they have little nutritional value, but that doesn't seem to matter much. I'm not sure what subliminal memories I may be harboring, perhaps from my childhood, but I do remember there were never quite enough home-made French fries to go around at our house when I was growing up and chocolate pie was a rare treat. These "foods" still hold an unusual and illogical, if not mysterious, appeal for me. We eat for many different reasons and hunger is often not at the top of the list. Comfort is one of the common reasons.

What are your comfort foods?
Share with us what foods bring back fond memories
and pleasant feelings of nostalgia.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wake Up Call

Have you ever received a wake-up call about your health?
What was it like? What did you do?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bone Loss

Calcium and Magnesium Help Build Strong Bones 
and Prevent Bone Loss

Our choices affect rate of bone loss.
Choose dairy products, nuts and seeds, dark green vegetables, and whole grains.
Calcium and magnesium supplements also provide these needed nutrients.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Table Salt

Consuming too much salt compromises our health. 
A few inventive ideas for using that extra salt in our kitchens:  

Enjoy a little salt for flavor, but not too much!
Salt is a flavoring agent and a preservative. It's definitive property is "saltiness." Nothing else is like it.

What other uses have you found for salt? Share with  us!

Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth."  - - - Matthew 5:13.
We are to help bring out the best in this world and preserve the faith. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

If Bones Could Talk

Bones are living tissues and require proper nutrition! With osteoporosis, the rate of bone loss speeds up while the rate of making new bone tissue slows down.  Bones become more porous, brittle, fragile, and susceptible to fracture.  If your diet doesn't provide enough calcium or your body doesn't absorb or metabolize it well, your bones may suffer.  Other contributing factors include hormonal imbalance, hyperthyroidism, conventional drugs, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, high alcohol use, fluoride, environmental toxins and heavy metals.  Caffeine is insidious, especially if it replaces normal sources of calcium in your diet.  The body may have to leech calcium from the bones for use elsewhere.

If your bones could talk, what would they say to you?

The best source of calcium is diet, but a good liquid calcium and magnesium supplement may be essential
for many people.