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December 2012 Archives

Changes Ahead

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Tomorrow is a new day — and a new year.  What will you do with it?  You have the power to make it the best year of your life.  You can’t control all the circumstances that will happen, but you […]

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Recipe Day — Meringue Cookies

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It’s tough to be good during the holidays!   I know that — so today I’m posting a cookie recipe that isn’t exactly good for you, but is significantly, well, less bad.  The protein lowers the glycemic load and it […]

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Seven Things You Can Do to Save Your Brain

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Exercise, cutting out sugar, eating a low glycemic diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy oils.  So far all the tips for a youthful brain are the same as for a youthful body!  Well, your brain is […]

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Food for a Young Brain

posted by sbrown

Not to call you a fat-head or anything, but actually about 60% of your brain is made up of fat.   If you want it to work well, you have to keep it supplied with fat. Yes, you read that […]

Merry Christmas!

posted by sbrown

I know — you don’t want to hear from ME today!  ;^)   Don’t worry!  I’m just going to say that I wish you a very Merry Christmas.  I hope all my readers have a wonderful day with their families. […]

No Hurry

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Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.  […]

Recipe Day — Lemon Cloud Pie

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I’ve been working on a healthier version of an old favorite. I found a recipe for Lemon Cloud on a low glycemic Web site.  However, I have learned a lot during the years I have […]

Don’t Eat This Brain Drainer

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Does it matter what you feed your brain?  Yes! Studies show that sugar will slow your brain down and hinder its functions.  In other words, sugar can make you stupid.  Scary, huh? So, if you eat a low glycemic diet […]

Young Brains Keep Moving

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What’s the best thing to do to keep your brain young?  Move it!  I’m not talking about mental exercise (at least, not in THIS post) but about physically moving.  Many sites I visited mentioned clinical studies that show that critters […]

A Younger Brain!

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Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.  Anonymous Our muscles, our ears, and our eyes — we want them to last as long as we do.  Why would we want to live longer if nothing […]

Beware of Slump Time!

posted by sbrown

We all have body rhythms that peak and fall. There are times of day we feel creative and have energy. Larks have them in the morning while owls are at their best in the evening hours. And we all have […]

Recipe Day — Mexican Sweet Potatoes

posted by sbrown

It’s the season for sweet potatoes.  We most often eat them in holiday casseroles that taste more like desserts than a side and which, unfortunately, are so full of sugar that most of the good-for-you qualities are negated.  But there […]

What You Can Do to Avoid Macular Degeneration

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What can you do if you have risk factors for macular degeneration?  What if you have already been diagnosed with this age-related sight-stealing disease?  Is there anything you can do? Yes! You can avoid the risk factors that you can […]

Will You Develop Macular Degeneration? Here’s How to Know if You are in the Danger Zone

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What causes macular degeneration — that sight-stealer so prevalent among the more mature crowd? Free radicals are a major culprit.  They form when the blue and ultraviolet sunlight passes through the lens of the eye.  Consistently wearing good sunglasses is […]

Sight-Stealer #3 — Macular Degeneration

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Glaucoma and cataracts — two of the major age-related sight stealers.  Today we will look at the third of the big three: macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the gradual breakdown of the macula cells. The macula is the small, yellowish […]

Hope for Discouraging Days

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Sometimes I find myself thinking of my body as a naughty child who will unpredictably do something mean — like putting on a couple of pounds when I expected better behavior!  We’ve all experienced that phenomenon of mysterious weight gain […]

Recipe Day — Dried Cranberries

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I want to share a second cranberry recipe I found while looking for cranberry sauce recipes the other day.  It’s for dried cranberries.  Most of the time dried fruit is counter-productive.  There is too much […]

Foods (and Drink) to Avoid Cataracts

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We already know that vitamins A, C, and E are good for your eyes.  Getting them in your diet will help prevent cataracts, among other eye ills.  The nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin also are helpful.  So are the B vitamins. […]

Sight Stealer #2 — Cataracts

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Cataracts, that film that grows over the lens of the eye, gradually steals away vision.  Age is the biggest predictor of developing them.  One statistic I found, but was unable to substantiate, said that 75% of people over 60 will […]

Natural Glaucoma Solutions

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We’ve learned that eating foods high in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as getting plenty of  Omega 3 fats, can help with glaucoma. There are other lifestyle changes you can make that will also help. One of the […]

The Best Investment

posted by sbrown

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~Edward Stanley It’s a matter of investment. In what are you investing your time and effort?  If you make your […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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