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Monday, August 20, 2012      9 comments

I was (as I do every morning) listening to NPR and heard snippets of a piece on genetic research. The 23andMe company has apparently made some inroads to Parkinson’s disease. www.npr.org/blogs/health
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Happiness - the MAIN Thing
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      13 comments

WATERMELLEN, a emoticon posted a blog about the MAIN thing – MAINtenance. While I agree, maintenance is importan... Read more
Sharing Blessings
Friday, August 10, 2012      15 comments

I’ve been blessed once again as one of my high school girlfriends is honoring me with a mosaic rendition of one of my brother’s pieces; one I shared in 2010. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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How to Detect Cancer in Breast Self-Exams
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      12 comments

While many of us know how to perform a breast self-exam, we may not know that “the approximate percentage of breast cancers found” is: • 41% upper, outer quadrant • 14% upper, inner quadrant • 5% lower, inner quadrant • 6% lower, outer q... Read more
Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      2 comments

Maureen Salamon described a preliminary (not published in a peer-reviewed journal) Notre Dame study “that showed tangible mental and physical health benefits among those who significantly reduced their EVERYDAY lies”. health.yahoo.net/ne... Read more
Positivity Matters
Monday, August 06, 2012      8 comments

Nick Hernandez led a "Positivity Matters" presentation (and taco bar) on Friday. I was unable to attend, but took the survey @ www.viame.org My 5 V... Read more
The Preciousness of Life
Friday, August 03, 2012      13 comments

Please excuse the personal nature of this post - two very different things to share... We spent a wonderful evening last night with friends. Went to an outdoor venue to hear Train, and were not only entertained by their great performance an... Read more
Diet or Exercise: Which is Better for Losing Weight?
Thursday, August 02, 2012      12 comments

I've always wondered if we really do increase our metabolism by exercising - recent studies suggest we don't...if we're dieting. ... Read more
Better Eating through Mindfulness
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      12 comments

Jill Suttie posted an article Jul 28, 2012, in which she states, “Obesity has become a public health issue. Over 35% of Americans are considered obese, which in turn “increases health risks like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes”. ww... Read more
In Celebration of ONEKIDSMOM's first TRI
Monday, July 30, 2012      8 comments

I finally figured out how to download photos from my phone... May add some video if I can figure out how... In the meantime enjoy photos of my SparkFriend's first TRI - a gold medal experience in under 2 hours! ... Read more
Calories: Quality vs. Quantity
Friday, July 27, 2012      7 comments

Interesting article @ health.yahoo.net/experts
akes-us-fat suggests “the quality of the calories—not just the quantity” is important for keeping weight off. A recent study, “Effects of Diet... Read more
Food Price Increases
Thursday, July 26, 2012      11 comments

In Eastern Nebraska, we are suffering a moderate drought, but if the dry spell continues, our corn and soybean output will be meager. As of last week, 45% of the U.S. corn and 35% of the soybean crop was rated in "very poor to poor condition". ... Read more
Easy 10 Minute Soft-Serve
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      11 comments

As we endure a heat wave in Nebraska, I've searched for cooling foods and found a “10-Minute Soft-Serve You Can Make in Your Food Processor” Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine notes, “The secret …lies in the bananas…s... Read more
Men’s Health 6 Rules of Good Nutrition
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      7 comments

lideshow/print-list/77650 offers tips for Family nutrition, but they can apply to all of us. 6. Never Skip Breakfast: “Pe... Read more

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