Stop! I Wanna Get Off!

Everyday life is stressful, but how well do you handle it when life gets really crazy?  Maybe work is suddenly more busy.  Maybe your family life just got more complicated.  Or, maybe, like me, you invited the madness in? What do you do when life feels like a crazy carnival ride and you just want…

Have a productive last quarter!

International Productivity Expert Neen James offers tips on making the last quarter of the year productive.  I especially like the part about paying attention to social engagements that come along with the holidays. One strategy that works for me is to determine 3 or 4 things I want to focus on over the holidays and…

Can You Guess What This Is?

Did you guess soft serve ice cream? You’d be wrong… It’s chicken… well sort of… It’s actually mechanically separated chicken made though a process called AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery and is lurking in your hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc… Using even more than the squeek, to get every ounce of…

An Apple A Day Keeps the Stroke Away!

Your grandma was right! Eating that apple is good for you! A Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association shows people who eat white fleshed fruits and veggies can cut their risk of stroke in half! Great news! So load up on apples, pears, bananas chicory, cucumber, and cauliflower – or…

Go Ahead. Drink That Coffee!

Your morning cup of coffee may do more than perk you up! Worried coffee might damage your health? It turns out a cup or two per day can have some health benefits including reducing your risk of stroke and cavities! EveryDayHealth.com published an article outlining 9 ways coffee can improve your health including reducing your…

“Super-spaghetti” on it’s way!

Now you can have your spaghetti, and eat it too! Barley, the grain we love in beer, packs fiber and antioxidants into your favorite pasta according to a report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  Barley is finding it’s way into bakery items and other foods in an effort to create “functional foods”…

Can Eyelids Predict Heart Attacks?

Those yellow spots on your eyelids might mean a higher risk of heart disease! Many people visit a dermatologist to remove raised yellow spots from around their eyes, but a new study indicates they should be visiting a cardiologist too! These patches are filled with cholesterol and are called xanthelasmata.  Having deposits of cholesterol near…

Stock Market News Induced Stress

Are you suffering from Stock Market News Induced Stress? Sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room with my daughter yesterday, my attention was drawn to the television behind us, tuned to CNN.   Even though I wasn’t really watching it, I could feel my stress level increasing.  I don’t know about you, but the terms debt-ceiling…

Cigarettes Hurt Women’s Hearts Even More Than Men’s

Think male smokers are at the highest risk of heart disease? Think again… We all know smoking increases your risk of heart disease, but several recent studies have shown women who smoke have a 25% greater risk than men who smoke.  (Read about the studies in this article from MedPageToday.com) The studies also indicated female…