Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group

http://www.ewg.org/

has two apps I think are very helpful when trying to figure out what is in your food and your cosmetics.

Skin Deep

EWG  Shopper’s Guide and Dirty Dozen

 

Also check out:

EWG’s 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

 

Posted in Uncategorized at April 30th, 2014. No Comments.

Stevia Good or Bad?

Turns out there is a lot more to know about Stevia than one would have thought.

Here is an interesting article about Stevia for anyone using it:

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/04/25/stevia-food-babe-investigates/

 

I think Steviva might be an okay brand but it is only from what I read on their own website.

http://www.steviva.com/about/

 

I hope someone reading this can offer more insight on the subject.  Comments welcome.

Posted in Uncategorized at April 30th, 2014. No Comments.

Addicted to sugar?

 

Addicted to sugar?

Avoid artificial sweetners and keep sugar to less than 2 Tbs/day


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Posted in Uncategorized at April 30th, 2014. No Comments.

History of Chiropractic

History of Chiropractic


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Posted in Uncategorized at April 25th, 2014. No Comments.

I Quit Sugar with Sarah Wilson

I recently attended a  Standard Process seminar about Women’s Health in New York City.  It was fantastic and  informative. Among the many things I learned about women’s health, I also found out about Sarah Wilson who wrote a book called  I Quit Sugar.  She has become a sensation in Australia.  While she was not a speaker at the conference I really loved her website and content so I thought I would pass it on for anyone interested in quitting sugar.

 http://iquitsugar.com/

Posted in Food, Health at April 24th, 2014. 1 Comment.

Fed Up

One of my favorite  authors  about health is Dr. Mark Hyman.  I have seen him speak a few times and have read his books.  There is a new film called Fed Up that will be out soon.  Looks amazing!

“This is the movie the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig with Mark Hyman MD – FED UP will change the way you eat forever.”

 

Posted in Uncategorized at April 24th, 2014. No Comments.

Two helpful hints for the summer:

 

 

#1.  If you get blisters on your bare feet in sandals, try paper tape over the area of your foot where you feel a potential blister. (I like CVS brand because it is the thinnest.) It works better than a band-aid because the band-aid moves around and you will still get a blister.  The paper tape is like adding a thin layer of skin so that when the shoe rubs it the paper tape protects your skin and the the shoe wears in instead of your skin.

 

#2. Soap on mosquito bites.  I was told mosquitos inject an acid into bites so applying an alkaline substance like soap will help to neutralise it.  I think any soap will do but I usually use olive oil soap cause I love olive oil soap!

Posted in Uncategorized at April 24th, 2014. No Comments.

Avoid Text Neck

So true…

Avoid Text Neck

Technology is great, but it can also be a pain in the neck. Avoid those aches and pains caused by your electronics.  Watch how you hold your neck.  Bring the device up to your face, don’t look down.


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Posted in Uncategorized at April 19th, 2014. No Comments.

Fitbit Update

I have to add a note about Fitbit.

I wrote about how I love my Fitbit in a blog post on 9/13/13.

Now I love the company too!

I left my Fitbit charging in the wall in a Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas during SxSW.  I called the Marriott and they were very unhelpful. I knew it was hanging there in the wall and yet the woman in housekeeping quickly said without even checking the room that no one had found it. She was pretty rude about it too.
I emailed Fitbit and they sent me a new one for free!

Posted in Uncategorized at April 5th, 2014. No Comments.

Book Club continued….

A while ago in another blog post I wrote about starting a book club and how hard it was for us to pick a night, a book, a place and all show up.  So far we have had 3 meetings.  It has been terrific!  We have met for dinner in different restaurants. (If you are reading this and want to know restaurants too, just ask!)

The first book we read was The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. (Which I mentioned in my first post.)

The second book was Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht .  Doubt was a little tough to read.  I am halfway through and while I totally find the subject fascinating it is like reading a text book.  I will finish it!

Now we are reading Pema Chodron’s Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

We have decided after reading Doubt that we will stick with the theme of Mindfulness,  Buddhism and read in the general self-improvement genre. After seeing Robert Thurman speak one time I heard him say, “Daily I am making myself what I am.”  I think its important to read daily motivating and inspiring words that ground, motivate and center you.  That is the original reason I wanted to have this book club in the first place.

I also was invited to join another book club, so now I have two!  This second one is completely different.  We meet in a friend’s living room and everyone brings something healthy(ish?) to eat.  When I joined they were reading and meeting to talk about Goldfinch by  Donna Tartt.  I did start it a couple of days before the meeting.  My first meeting one of the women gave out the next book The Flamethrowers  by Rachel Kushner, because she works for the publisher.  I decided to get started on that so I would be finished for the next meeting. I was and most others had not.  It is a very loose, nice atmosphere where no one cares whether or not you’ve finished the book. The discussions are interesting and fun.  I love that no one takes it too seriously.

For the next meeting they decided to read The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert which I had already read on my own.  So now I can catch up with Goldfinch!

 

Posted in Book Club at April 2nd, 2014. No Comments.