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Coronavirus – Are we supposed to worry?

I have never found worrying to be helpful. But a little foresight and action often is helpful. The Covid19 form of the coronavirus is in the process of taking down many parts of the world including Italy and Germany. It has achieved crisis proportions in 

“We have two fuel sources –a big one and a little one. Which one are you burning?”

Everything I know about health and nutrition I have learned from a large and growing number of scientists, doctors, and researchers. One of those is Dr. Benjamin Bikman. Dr Bikman is a professor running a research lab at Brigham Young University. His lab particularly focuses 

When it comes to your heart, is damage happening faster than repair?

Maybe you think that heart or other vascular (blood stream) conditions happen because of genetics, bad luck, or even your cholesterol. Yes, there could be a genetic contributor. But luck is what happens when you buy a lottery ticket. And cholesterol is a natural product 

Have you ever broken a bone?

At age 10 Tony was hit by a car in the baseball field parking lot, breaking his leg. It healed quickly and in no time he was back behind home plate. Victor, age 42, tripped over his cat (you know how cats are) and crushed 

Dinner or Supper – or whatever you call it

Over the last couple weeks we’ve looked at breakfast and lunch. This week we are moving along to the evening meal. Disclaimer As I suggested last week, you might prefer to have your “heavier” meal at noon. We will be talking here about the heavier 

What’s for lunch?

You remember “Robert” don’t you? He’s the guy that said my newspaper column readers needed to know what to eat. So last week, in response to “Robert,” I wrote about breakfast. This week we are moving right along to lunch. Disclaimer First, please know that 

So what should I eat for breakfast?

So what should I eat for breakfast? My friend “Robert” tells me that my newspaper column readers want to know what they should eat. Or to put it another way, he suggests that saying to eat meat and vegetables isn’t quite specific enough. So today 

Does Exercise Matter?

In a recent post entitled Good News for a New Year I introduced “Cathy and Augusta” who made major changes to their diet and joined a gym, accomplishing extraordinary weight reductions and well being. Could the changes be attributed to the exercise? In the followup 

How we get fat and why it matters

Simple, you are thinking. We just eat too much! Well, yes, that could factor in. However, as I conveyed in the Lose Weight and Keep it Off series, the actual stuff we are eating matters the most. Body fat is not the enemy. It has 

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

My recent post Good News for the New Year highlighted two successful weight loss stories published in The DeQueen Bee, DeQueen, Arkansas. Two women (I called them Cathy and Augusta) decided they had dealt with overweight trials and tribulations quite long enough and did something