Health News


January 2nd, 2008 by Joann

In September, my husband, my daughter Trisha and I set out on what became a three week vacation. This is not about what we did or where we went but more about the health benefits of vacations. You may wonder how vacations fit the picture of health news. Well, this is my health journey and [...]

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Sports Nutrition

August 25th, 2007 by Joann

World class athletes and extreme explorers need to replace nutrients that have been depleted from working or playing hard. They also need that extra fuel that helps them achieve their ultimate potential. Shaklee and their sports nutrition products come to their aid. To read what some of the athletes who use Shaklee have to say, [...]

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Cinnamon – The “Wonder Spice”

July 26th, 2007 by Trisha

In my recent Shaklee Cinch Recipe post I mentioned the fact that Cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressant. My next door neighbor was surprised to hear that fact and asked me about what other spices she might use to help with her health issues, at which point it occurred to me that perhaps in the [...]

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A Dietition and Nutritionist in the Kitchen

June 12th, 2007 by Joann

Wouldn’t it be great to have a dietitian and a nutritionist plan and prepare our meals. If we want optimal health and if we want to prevent certain diseases; obesity, cardiovascular and type 2 Diabetes, we could use their help. Most of us know that we should eat a balanced diet but, how about an [...]

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Food Choices and Why They Matter

June 12th, 2007 by Joann

Our food choices matter. It’s not just what we choose but, how what we choose is grown and processed. It matters because we are what we eat. It matters because of the impact that our choices have on the environment; our soil, water; rivers and lakes and air. It matters to the survival of the [...]

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Quality of Life

May 25th, 2007 by Joann

What is it that we all want in our daily life? QUALITY! We want to get up every morning feeling great. We don’t want to deal with aches and pains, but what are we willing to do to attain this? Are we willing to trade that 2nd cup of coffee for a healthy cup of [...]

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Stress and weight gain – managing the connection

May 20th, 2007 by Trisha

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy, hectic ones – including traveling out-of-state with my parents to celebrate my niece’s college graduation, and we all know how crazy airline travel is these days – but even when the “busyness” stems from happy events, it can still be stressful on one’s mind and body, [...]

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More Bad News for Sugar

May 6th, 2007 by Trisha

According to data collected over an 8-year period in a study done by the Swedish-based Karolinska Institute, persons who consumed five or more servings of sugar daily had a 90% increase in their risk of developing pancreatic cancer

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The Battle: Sugar vs Fat

May 4th, 2007 by Trisha

I was reading one of my other favorite blogs yesterday – written by a friend of mine, Donna Adinolfi, who writes mostly about spa vacations and also about health & nutrition, and on her blog she referenced a recently posted article at another site about “Sugar vs Fat: Which is Worse?”…….it is a very lengthy [...]

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Staying Healthy – Part 1

May 1st, 2007 by Joann

Most people take better care of their cars than they do of their own bodies. They will pay for high octane fuel for their car but won’t pay for quality supplements to fuel their body. They expect quality of life but don’t realize that they need to take action to insure that. Good health starts [...]

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My new sleep aid – Calcium!

April 7th, 2007 by Trisha

In my last post I touched on my former practice of using Benadryl as a sleep aid (I actually used the Equate Sleep Aid – a generic version of Benadryl) – which I abandoned due to the bladder problems caused by the antihistamine in Benadryl, Tylenol PM, and most over-the-counter sleep aids. Now I have [...]

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When the cure is worse than the symptom

April 4th, 2007 by Trisha

I learned something new a couple of weeks ago – something that totally shocked me and taught me a valuable lesson. The lesson is this: when you have a problem, by all means talk to your doctor about it, but if your doctor can’t offer a solution (and I mean a real solution to the [...]

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Smarter Shopping At The Grocery Store

March 29th, 2007 by Trisha

Sometimes the simple act of grocery shopping can be overwhelming to those of us trying to lose weight, or those just trying to eat healthier even if they are presently at a good weight for their body. So many of the foods available to us on our store shelves are highly processed, high fat, high [...]

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Did I really think fast food is harmless?

March 15th, 2007 by Trisha

Last night MSNBC broadcast the documentary “SuperSize Me”. I know it’s a few years old, but somehow I missed seeing it when it first came out, and just never got around to renting it. I couldn’t sleep anyway, so I stayed up late to watch it. Boy what an eye-opener! I highly recommend that EVERYONE [...]

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