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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

Hey I love Foie Gras but I am not sure I will be able to ever eat it again.  It is made by force feeding the poor ducks with corn syrup, sugar and starch to give them fatty liver!  Yikes!   Humans, like those ducks get fatty livers from eating sugar, flour, fructose (soda) and processed grains.  Fatty liver is a dangerous disease. In America, it affects 90 million of us and 17 percent of our children.  Fatty liver literally means your liver fills with fat, paving the path for chronic disease and inflammation. Are you ready for some of...

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

Read the NYT Article Here   I am a card carrying carbaholic.  I jokingly call flour and sugar "the gateway drug" that leads me to want  more and more of it, to the exclusion of other foods.     I love any food that is white, and I am not talking cauliflower!     Unfortunately, it is not a joke when it comes to the risk of diabetes and heart disease and fatty liver. The thing I know for sure is that if I minimize  foods that spike an insulin response in me (processed grains, sugar,  I have a normal appetite....

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How to Nap

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How to Nap

When I was in nursing school I trained myself to take a 20 minute nap with my backpack over my face in the student lounge. As a midwife, mom, student, it was my only salvation from chronic sleep deprivation. It has stayed with me now mostly as a weekend activity. I may start this back up at lunch though and see what happens. Try it! 20 minutes is the key! – Connie Read More: How to Nap

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Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

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Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

“The recommendations for exercise are 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity for adults, or about 30 minutes each weekday.” Perfection and pain not required! – Connie Read More: Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

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The Smartphone Way to Inner Calm

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The Smartphone Way to Inner Calm

Here are some reviews of meditation apps that are easy to use. 2 minutes is not long and can help reboot your day. I find having the help of an app with words to hear and something to look at makes the quick spritzer mindful minute easy to sink into during a busy day. Happy Monday! – Connie Read More: The Smartphone Way to Inner Calm

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