Constant Cravings

cornacopia of craving Here’s how to quickly and easily crush a craving for chocolate: Use your feet.  Literally. A walk worked wonders for a small group of chocoholics. When compared with a couch-potato group, the chocoholics experienced a major drop in chocolate cravings after only 15 minutes of putting one foot in front of the … Continue reading Constant Cravings

Veggie Tips For Haters

Vegetables Great advice from Web MD. Over the past six years, since my Kidney Transplant, I’ve learned to love all vegetables. It wasn’t always so, and my poor mom couldn’t ’sneak’ them into foods, for I would patiently and diligently pick them out.   Go ahead and give these a try for the picky veggie … Continue reading Veggie Tips For Haters

Feeling rundown? You May need Magnesium

Magnesium If you’re feeling tired, achy, fatigued and weak, you may need more Magnesium in your diet. Magnesium supplementation may be indicated when a specific health problem or condition causes an excessive loss of magnesium or limits magnesium absorption.   You may need supplements:   Individuals with poorly-controlled diabetes may benefit from magnesium supplements because … Continue reading Feeling rundown? You May need Magnesium

Hard-wired to Overeat

Thanksgiving Dinner Overload Some people may simply be hard-wired to overeat, brain scans show. Brian Alexander on MSNBC health wrote about an interesting idea that many claim that gives answers. Some people’s brains are just wired so they overeat and out of their control.   And now science is apparantly backing up those claims.   … Continue reading Hard-wired to Overeat

Low-carb, low-calorie Diet Tricks

Gazpacho When it comes to weight loss, some calories count more than others. In a yearlong study of overweight people on a reduced-calorie diet, those enjoying soup each day lost more weight than people who got the same number of calories from other foods eaten for lunch or snacks. The reason the soup-eaters lost more is … Continue reading Low-carb, low-calorie Diet Tricks

Obesity Epidemic Paralyzes Health Care Reform

Dollar Signs Health Insurance would rather pay for diabetes, heart and other symptoms of Obesity but not bariatric or obesity treatment. A sign of the times: Insurance companys would rather fork over payments to keep diabetes and heart disease treated than pay for stomach stapling or other bariatric treatments, thus eliminating the need for diabetic … Continue reading Obesity Epidemic Paralyzes Health Care Reform

New public service announcement (PSA) series about MyPyramid

My Pyramid PSA From My Pyramid and the Ad Council have teamed to bring you a new serie sof Public Series Announcements regarding the New My Pyramid. Here’s one:   Less than 25% of adolescents eat the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Few get regular physical activity. While mothers and caregivers are aware of the importance of … Continue reading New public service announcement (PSA) series about MyPyramid

Planning is Key to Dinner

StoveAccording to real age, if women take time to plan, cook and eat dinner, they’ll not only be healthier, but enjoy it.This makes sense, not only just for women, but for men, too. If they take the time to shop for healthy, nutritious foods they enjoy, cook it how they enjoy and sit at the … Continue reading Planning is Key to Dinner

Scientific Evidence of Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets Apple Cider Vinegar does have scientific backing for various health claims. Recently, a friend told me that Apple Cider Vinegar (in either liquid or tablet form) would help reduce my blood sugar, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. I was reluctant, because I had never heard of that before. For a few … Continue reading Scientific Evidence of Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Newsweek Posts Six Worst Diets of 2009

worst dietsNewsweek posted an article on the six worst diets of 2009 so far.As we all know, and say it with me, there’s no such thing as a diet! Newsweek has taken the trouble to research and find the worst of the worst. Without further ado: 1. The Fat-Free DietThe theory: Eat whatever you want as … Continue reading Newsweek Posts Six Worst Diets of 2009