Normally, a break-up is a sad event, but today, after a three year relationship, my oncologist told me that she was breaking up with me and never wants to see me again. I have never been happier to hear those words in my life! My oncologist is the person who determined my treatment course after being diagnosed with cancer, who monitored my recovery from chemotherapy and also ordered all of my follow up testing and scans. Today, she informed me [...]
Becoming healthier doesn’t have to be a pain! Here are some healthy – and tasty! – alternatives to some of the most common arbiters of the Standard American Diet. What other swaps have you tried?
As we grow older, we learn many things about our world. We learn things like, love is complicated, or that we should “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” and we often learn that our parents weren’t always right. And along the way, we learn that the best information in life is usually formed through experience – because who wants to listen to someone else’s hard earned knowledge? Not me, but I’m going to try and let you in on something I’ve [...]
Have you ever tried a diet aid or weight loss supplement in order to lose weight? Have you ever purchased a book on dieting, healthy eating or weight loss? Have you ever spent money on a product that claimed to enable you to lose weight? You are not alone. As a society, we are desperate to lose weight and the quick fix is always the most tempting. The weight loss industry knows our weakness all too well. It was a [...]
It’s no surprise that a diet high in potassium can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 21%, but it may surprise you to know which whole foods are actually the ones high in potassium. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org tells us more.