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I help people get healthy, and more importantly, stay that way so they're not miserable and just slowly dying for the last 20 years of their lives, which IS the "norm" today.
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I can't believe we're coming to the end of another school year already. Any other parents thinking the same thing? That means that summer vacation is almost here (and theoretically summer also- I won't hold my breath on that one though).
With our late-in-the-year vacation, I am just so far behind. The yard still awaits any spring maintenance.
So today's e-zine is short, yet important. I'm just making my point and movin' on to neglected things... Enjoy!
Eat MORE Of This Nutrient To Lose Bodyfat
Have you ever heard "A calorie is a calorie. 50 calories from a carrot gets stored as fat the same way the 50 calories from chocolate does."
While the theory sounds plausible, it's just not that simple. A study revealed that even though two groups of individuals ate the same amount of calories, individuals who ate 30% more of one particular nutrient sported low levels of body fat while the other group was clinically overweight and/or obese.
And what is this magical nutrient you ask?
It has lots of benefits, like:
- slowing digestion and gastric emptying to support stable blood sugar levels and decreased insulin output, meaning more fat loss. (It lowers the glycemic index of your meal- Don't worry, I won't start talking about glycemic index again. You should know it by now)
- signaling the release of hunger-crushing hormones that
cause feelings of fullness and appetite control
- promoting weight control independent of calorie intake (as the study revealed)
- promoting intestinal health and growth of "good" bacteria
Basically, it's one of those super nutrients that you should be aiming to consume with every meal. It's in tons of different foods- veggies are probably your best low glycemic source.
The recommendation is 25-30 grams per day. Guess how much the average person gets?
A word of caution though... Increase your fiber intake gradually over a few weeks, otherwise you'll hate me. When your bowel isn't used to it, excessive fiber can cause some serious gas and bloating. (Don't want to be responsible for any social faux pas ;)
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Because Laughter Really IS Good Medicine...
Don't know who wrote this, but it gave me a good chuckle...
TO THOSE OF US BORN 1925 - 1970 :
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!!
OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads.
As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a
warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. --And, we were OKAY.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem..
We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or
CDs, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from those accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.
We ate worms, and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and -although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
The idea of a parent
bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, and inventors ever.
The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of those born between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?
Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!
See you next time...
Good Health to You,
Kristy Russ, BScPharm
Pharmacist and Health Consultant
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