Tag: Health

Sydney Benner is the creator of the revolutionary new fitness program, FLIGHT!  She has devoted her life to connecting people together through movement. Sydney explains her calling to create spaces and places for people to gather that feel inclusive, supportive, and where they can be authentically themselves. Sydney and Bridget discuss finding the balance in all the imbalance, the grind of being a personal trainer, overcoming injuries, magic, and why you must choose your mindset every day. Syndey shares how loss of her father and step-brother within 3 years of each other helped teach her the preciousness of every moment, how she manages to rally and motivate others when she’s in a tough place, the importance of showing up – no excuses – no matter what’s going on in your life, and why you should never put your happiness in someone else’s hands. It’s the motivational podcast we all need right now.

So you’re pregnant (congratulations) and weird stuff is happening. Here’s some helpful advice you actually want.

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Low carb, high fat diets are very much the rage these days.  A few weeks ago I found that an old classmate of mine whom I knew back in sixth grade had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and she adopted a ketogenic diet to treat the disease.  What is a ketogenic diet?  It’s […]

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Deep-Dish Gluten-Free Pizza Florentine Alfredo

 

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For those who want to live forever and achieve heaven on earth, God created all the ingredients for Pizza Florentine Alfredo. Now, to make your life complete, I shall teach you how to combine them to create a masterpiece you will never forget. As with any pizza, it has a crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings. This particular recipe will provide ingredients and instructions for gluten-free crusts, because the author of the recipe cannot eat any other kind. The primary toppings of this pizza are fresh baby spinach leaves, slivered or sliced almonds, and bacon because that’s what God intended those ingredients for is to be combined on a pizza.

This recipe is made in a 14” non-stick deep-dish pizza pan. If your pan is smaller, you might consider cutting the recipe. If your pan is larger, how do you fit it into your kitchen cabinets?

Beware of Angry Foodies

 

A day spent in the kitchen is a day well spent. I will never be as great a cook as my Mom was, but I do love to cook, and I manage to do a pretty good job. Even though I have a couple of bookcases full of recipe books, I still like to look at recipes on the internet to see if there is something new, or to get ideas for adding to old recipes. A couple of nights ago a recipe for a carrot, zucchini, and apple cake showed up in my Facebook time line, so I clicked on it.

After reading the recipe, I decided to look at the comments on the post (I should never do that). One gal said, “Just because it has veggies in it doesn’t mean it is good for you. Don’t make this.” And, another gal shrieked, “Flour and sugar will kill you!” (Emphasis added) Wow. I’ll bet the neighborhood potlucks with Debbie Downer and Morticia are a real hoot.

Health, Environment and Government Regulation

 

One little-known fact is that our homes in America are much less healthy places to live than our workplaces.  Corporations learned long ago that productive employees need lots of light and air that’s free of CO2 and excess humidity.  Too much CO2 and employees get sick; too much humidity and they get uncomfortable, and too little light and they get depressed.

Most Americans think of their homes as hermetically sealed units, and strive to achieve an ever-greater seal against the outside world.  Residential HVAC (heating ventilation and AC) systems are primitive.  The inside air is endlessly recirculated, the only exchange with the outside world happens through the many small leaks that houses have.  This allows CO2 levels to rise and can make you sick.

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The Nurses’ Health Study is one of the largest studies involving women.  Since 1976, nurses have been studied for their long-term health.  Perhaps more importantly, it covers women who are in high-stress careers. If you’re a nurse, you might consider joining.  It involves filling out a survey once a year. Preview Open

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An Open Letter to My Lungs

 

Whaaaat? Whyyy? For two months now, you’re trying really hard to jump right out of my chest! Stop the coughing already. Enough.

Haven’t I treated you well my whole life?  I never smoked cigarettes. Yes, yes, I did marry a smoker, but he tossed the pack in the fireplace when we had our first baby two years later — didn’t want to set a bad example. So, I’ve lived smoke-free for decades.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a new poll showing nearly half of Americans hold a positive view of the Republican tax bill and are bullish on the economy, although they are not ready to give Trump and the GOP credit.  They also wince as Democrats win a usually safe Republican seat in the Wisconsin State Senate, and Gov. Scott Walker urges GOP members and activists to make sure people know about their significant accomplishments.  And they sigh as President Trump’s doctor gives the commander-in-chief a clean bill of health, but White House reporters still ask the physician a litany of repetitive questions about Trump’s mental health and whether he he is fit to serve under the conditions of the 25th Amendment.

Oof. Seattle Sugar Tax Raises Soda Prices by 75 Percent

 

Seattle residents started the new year with a bad case of sticker shock followed by a sugar crash. A new tax of 1.75 cents per ounce was added to all sweetened beverages sold in the city. The move had public support in June when it was passed 7-1 by the Seattle City Council, but images of regret have been hitting social media as the bill came due Monday.

The prices at an area Costco showed that the tax increases the price of Gatorade by 65 percent and Dr Pepper by 75 percent. To avoid complaints from outraged customers, the discount chain posted an explanation of the steep price increase.

Don’t Emulate My Family

 

Hana and Ibrahim Farraj – Wedding Photo.

Hana Farraj (my beloved grandmother) died of a heart attack in 1993, she was 70 years old. She had the heart attack while she was in Seattle (visiting her son), but she didn’t want to be a bother. So instead of going to the hospital, she waited, for three days, she even got on a Greyhound bus and rode down to Portland. She died the day she got back. Don’t emulate my grandmother.

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Why oh why?  If we need a viable, sustainable health care program with universal coverage, then we need those young, healthy “invincibles” to pay SOMETHING into the system when they are least likely to take something out.  Instead, we give a free pass to those snowflakes who are staying in Daddy’s basement, and staying on […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss President Trump’s executive orders that scrutinize the amount of land designated as national monuments and Obama-era restrictions on offshore drilling.  They also groan as it looks like the update health care bill is also struggling to find the votes to pass.  And they take aim at the ACLU for suing a Catholic hospital for refusing surgery for a transgender patient.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for doing his best to limit civilian casualties while explaining that are often unavoidable in wartime as the U.S. dramatically ramps up the military action against ISIS.  They also discuss how Democrats are boxing themselves into a corner by trying to filibuster Neil Gorsuch – a move that could lead to rule changes that make the Democrats powerless to stop anything.  And they react to Pres. Trump telling senators a deal on health care legislation will be “easy.”

 

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for March 14, 2017, it’s the Nobody Will Ever Have Healthcare edition of the show.

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I just came from Eye Center South. I have been having clouded vision which has increased over the last couple years. My recent visit to eye doctor revealed…..cataracts!!! But I’m too young to have cataracts I hollered! He said he’s seen them in all ages – 20’s to 80’s! He said smoking, (not me), diabetes […]

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With Trump’s Inauguration up front, and his remarkable campaign behind, here’s a recent conversation I had on the relationship between male sexual function, confidence, and energy, with Dr. John Crisler, a leading practitioner in the field of testosterone replacement therapy. At 58, Dr. Crisler credits “perfectly tuned” hormones for helping him retain his remarkable physical […]

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Most of you will remember New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ill-fated attempt to ban sugary drinks of a certain size in NYC restaurants. The ban was sold as a response to a public health crisis surrounding sugar consumption and obesity. It was eventually struck down by the NYC court of appeals on the grounds […]

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