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The Wonder Of Stevia

The Wonder Of Stevia

We posted an entry last week about artificial sweeteners and I received some specific questions about Stevia. Here is some information about Stevia from Healthline:  Stevia (also called Stevia rebaudiana), is a plantthat is a member of the chrysanthemum family, a...

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

One of the first thing that pet enthusiasts will say as to why they love their animals:  The concept of “unconditional love”.   Cats tend to be a bit more aloof in their shows of affection but dogs are an entirely story.  Their “love” for us is not...

A Sexual Healing

A Sexual Healing

One of the most popular songs from the early 1980’s was the late Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” (see the link below to bring back some memories!).   Weight control impacts sexual activities in several ways.  First, let’s discuss libido, i.e. the desire for...

Dine OR Dash?

Dine OR Dash?

Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies cannot even give a doctor a pen or sticky pad promoting their companies’ medications.  BUT, in the “old days” (circa 1960s-2000) the pharm companies would “wine and dine” doctors with free meals, trips, golf outings etc. ...

Sesame Crusted Salmon – A Parkinson’s Recipe

Sesame Crusted Salmon – A Parkinson’s Recipe

Ingredients 1/8 cup sesame seeds plus a little more4 4 oz salmon fillets wild, preferablyextra virgin olive oil 1 carrot julienned or sliced thin1 red bell pepper cored, seeded, thinly sliced or julienned4 oz baby portabella mushrooms sliced1 bok choy thinly...

Does Obesity Increase The Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease?

Does Obesity Increase The Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease?

Several years ago, one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Neil Diamond stopped touring in concerts due to his development of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  Years ago, the movie “Back To Future”’s star, Michael J. Fox also needed to step away from acting due to PD.  This...

Bite-Sized Derailers

Bite-Sized Derailers

I went to the local Giant the other day to go food shopping and I was amazed at just how many display racks were upfront near the checkout areas.  The contents of these racks? A bunch of different “bite-sized” candies in large bags.  These, of course, are on display...

Read Through Your Progressions

Read Through Your Progressions

Okay, here comes another football analogy:  Quarterbacks are provided with a play to run by the coaching staff.  However, each play comes with a “Plan B”, Plan C and Plan D”.  This means that if for some reason the first option is not viable, the QB will then very...

Risky Business

Risky Business

A 21 year old Tom Cruise starred in a 1983 movie called “Risky Business”.  The plot involved a high school senior (played by Cruise) that needed to raise a bunch of money quickly, and while his parents were away for a weekend, turned his house into a...