Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?

sugary-foodsThe recent film What the Health raised the question as to whether sugar or other carbohydrates cause diabetes. Because blood sugar levels are high in diabetes, a common notion has held that eating sugar somehow triggers the disease process. The American Diabetes Association(1) and Diabetes UK(2) have labeled this notion a “myth,” as has the Joslin Diabetes Center(3), which wrote, “Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar.” These and other organizations have worked to educate people about the causes of diabetes and the role that foods play in the disease process. Continue reading “Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?”

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Fitness Tip – One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done

fitness tipExercise is usually the first thing that gets put off if you are busy… but it shouldn’t be! Exercise offers incredible health benefits from, physical to mental, and it helps with the stress of dealing with everything else on that long to-do list!

If you find that you’re not always getting your workout in, what’s the best way to ensure you get it done? I have a fitness tip that my clients and I have been using for years. Don’t be fooled by how simple it is – this is a fitness tip that works! Continue reading “Fitness Tip – One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done”

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6 Blogs to Help With Back to School

back-to-schoolFor some, school has already started, but for many this is the last week of summer before the schedules, homework and activities start up again. It is a hectic and busy time of year and can be stressful for both kids and parents.

From worrying about what to pack for lunch, to wondering what types of germs they are going to be bringing home, these 6 blogs will provide tips, tricks and ideas to make the transition from summer to school a little easier.

Healthy School Lunches: We all want healthy meals for our children – but in a busy world, achieving this is sometimes easier said than done. Continue reading “6 Blogs to Help With Back to School”

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Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest

tomatoes-canningMy tomatoes are coming from the garden by the basket. After handing them out to neighbors, I am still left with too many to eat on my own, although I have given it a good shot. Canning tomatoes is a good way to preserve abundant harvest and it gives you the opportunity to savor your tomatoes at a future time.

Although I love tomatoes for their wonderfully delectable taste, tomatoes are also packed with nutrients. One of these is lycopene. Tomatoes contain high amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that has been linked, in several scientific studies, to lower rates of prostate, lung and stomach cancer. Continue reading “Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest”

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Emotional Intelligence: A Mental/Emotional Muscle Worth Strengthening

emotional-intelligenceAccording to Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and more, emotional intelligence is a trait not measured by IQ tests – it’s instead a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships. He suggests that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success in life than family, socioeconomic status and IQ.

So what does this mean and how can we use this information to help us personally and professionally?
Continue reading “Emotional Intelligence: A Mental/Emotional Muscle Worth Strengthening”

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