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Are snacks a good thing or a bad thing for Healthy Eating?

Are snacks a good thing or a bad thing for Healthy Eating?

All of us have snacked at one time, and like many participants in research studies, we may have mixed feelings about snacking. On the one hand, we might feel guilty for "not waiting until mealtime." But we also might feel like a snack...

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Mediterranean diet: Heart-Healthy

Mediterranean diet: heart-healthy
By Mayo Clinic Staff
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Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet has been associated with a lower level of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" chole...

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Help Prevent Hypertension with a Potassium-Rich Diet

Balanced potassium and sodium levels help control blood pressure.

A diet that is high in potassium has been associated with a reduced chance of developing high blood pressure (hyper-tension), which, in turn, lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure.

Potassium Balances...

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Finding Momentum and Meaning in Everything

For most of us, work is a fact of life. It's an means to end call bills & living. I don't want to over step my boundaries again in spending but I do desire to eat and be happy while I am here and for those I support as well. I spend a rather large amount of time here at work. Even when I should be o...

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Lap-Band Surgery Works

I had Lap-Band surgery in April of 2015. It was quite a process to get it approved by my insurance company and then the waiting to get the surgery and the prep to get ready for it as you have to go on the Atkins diet before hand so that you are ready for the surgery. I went through True Results (th...

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Keep Mind & Body Focused Away from Food

I had to radically alter my diet and eating habits to manage diabetes without meds. I was a habitual muncher and consoled myself with food when I was worried, upset, hurt, or even angry. No more. Now I keep my mind focused on anything besides the next bite of food, and stay in motion as much as poss...

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Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer


More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide.1 In the US, nearly one in five deat...

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Cheering myself after a disappointment

I was really hoping for some snow this morning as the weather person has been predicting it for a week and of course nothing so it was a bit disappointing this morning to say the least so I went looking for something to cheer me up and found this poem called

Snow Man

"One must have a...

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Attitudes and Expectations


Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
~ Earl Nightingale
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Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs

Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs


Counting carbohydrates is something the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended for years as a way to “manage” blood glucose levels. It entails setting a limit for the amount of carbohydrates eaten during a meal.

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