Healthy Thursday: How I Quit Smoking Cold Turkey


How I Quit Smoking 2 Packs a Day, Cold Turkey How I Broke My Worst Health Habit Brick ONeil, Yahoo Contributor Network SWEET NOTHINGS Ah, that moment when you know you're doing something naughty, forbidden but do it anyway. For me, that was when I started smoking when I first entered graduate school at age … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: How I Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!


Today is my 46th birthday and my kidney's 12th birthday! I"m lucky and thankful to be alive, thanks to the donor family, thanks to all these years of healthy eating (yes, i'm shamelessly plugging Simple Healthy Fresh), exercise and, sometimes, thanks in-spite-of all the years of doctors, healthcare, surgeries, procedures, broken bones, heart surgery-i'm here. … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!

Healthy Thursday: Hold the Mayo


Hold the Mayo: How I Broke My Fast Food Habit Brick ONeil, Yahoo Contributor Network Before I received a kidney transplant in 2003, I really didn't have an appetite, as dialysis pumps so many chemicals into your body, cleaning your blood that your kidneys can't. Foods taste bland and you're limited to what you can … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Hold the Mayo

Healthy Thursday: Cholesterol Isn’t the Enemy


Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Department of Agriculture, issues "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," a federal publication that has far-reaching implications on what we eat. The guidelines affect everything from the way companies can advertise their products, to what's in your child's school lunch, to the diet advice … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Cholesterol Isn’t the Enemy

Healthy Thursday: Incorporating Fats back into your Diet


  A healthy diet balances the number of calories you eat with the number of calories you burn. It emphasizes eating vegetables, fruits, whole-grain/high-fiber foods, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish (at least twice a week) and limiting your saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. Also, drink fewer beverages and eat fewer … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Incorporating Fats back into your Diet

Healthy Thursday: Government Flummoxed by Cause of Type 2 Diabetes


This is the best pyramid for diabetics I have ever found! Via http://newdiabetesmedication.blogspot.com/2014/05/cures-for-diabetes.html The United States Government has many heads, one is saying American's are far too fat and developing Diabetes Type 2 at an 'Alarming rate': “These new numbers are alarming and underscore the need for an increased focus on reducing the burden of diabetes … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Government Flummoxed by Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy Thursday: Losing Weight


There are so many articles, blogs, conversations, news stories going on about 'the best, most healthy way to lose weight'. There are, literally, hundreds of new ideas, opinions and ultimatums on weight loss. Sure, some people claim they 'just can't lose weight, no matter what they do', that one can't help roll their eyes. Weight … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Losing Weight

Healthy Thursday: Healthy Eating


Week three is starting in the new year, 2015, and i'm wondering how your Healthy New Choices are going so far. My posts have been about making better choices for ourselves instead of resolutions. Resolutions can be broken, but if you're consciously making better choices, you'll keep making them. We've discussed substituting some bad foods … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Healthy Eating

Healthy Thursday: Dental Care in the United States


My question is why isn't Dental Care free in the United States? We are supposedly the richest nation on earth with the best 'health care available' for everyone. More like, the U.S. has the 'best health care' for anyone rich enough to afford it. Like many on Social Security and Medicare, there isn't a whole … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Dental Care in the United States

Healthy Thursday: Happy, Healthy 2015


From https://www.sayingimages.com 2015 is finally here, full of new challenges and new experiences. I challenge each and every one of you to see the coming days through new eyes, seeing the bad days as learning experiences, the good days as something joyful to go through. Each day brings something new, a smile for a stranger, holding … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Happy, Healthy 2015