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It’s on the table — but that doesn’t make it food. Doing research on sucralose,  found in the popular artificial sweetener, Splenda, brought disappointing, not to say frightening, results. It sounded  so good — a more “natural” sweetener that is […]

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Do calories count? I wish I could tell you that they don’t — and that you should just forget all about the pesky things.  Unfortunately, it isn’t so.   Any type of diet or eating plan can be sabotaged by […]

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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 […]

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Cranberries — They show up at the holiday season, but we pretty much ignore them the rest of the year.  Too bad, because they might be the “fruit of youth” to keep us healthy and vigorous longer.  They fight a […]

A week without phone or Internet service — well, it was a change!  After the first Facebook withdrawal symptoms, it was a welcome one.  Knowing I would be out of communication range, I posted a week’s worth of encouragement ahead […]

Want to know what vegetable is the number one most nutritious veggie? The Center for Science in the Public Interest gives the award to…..drumroll please……..the sweet potato! Surprised? You probably thought these spuds were duds on the dietary level. After […]

Noise — it drives us nuts. It also damages our hearing.  As we get older, we see the cumulative effect of the blare of loud music, screaming kids, and roar of traffic of a lifetime.  However, there is hope!  I […]

Getting older — how we dread it!  However, the alternative to growing older– dying young — is not so good either.  Don’t despair.  There are lots of things we can do to prevent the ills that befall us when we […]

“What did you say?”  “How’s that?” Paul and I are beginning to sound like a couple of geezers.  I say he is losing his hearing.  He says I mumble.  Sometimes we reverse the order and I say HE mumbles and […]

Is your weight determined by your genes?  Somewhat — but a new study shows that what you drink can affect how those genes work. We all have a certain amount of genes that predispose us to gain weight. Some have […]

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