My button popped off my slacks at work today. As I was digging around for a safety pin I was thinking about the bag of kettle chips that took me less than eight hours to eat. As I’m getting older I’m gaining weight that won’t go away. I’ve tried several diets and a starving technique … Continue reading Consult your doctor before starting new diet or fitness program
If you are going to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommendations no more than one drink for women and two drinks for men daily. A drink equals: Beer (12-ounces) Liquor shot (1.5-ounces) Wine (5-ounces) “If a person does not have liver disease then drinking alcohol in … Continue reading April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Is it a blue sports drink or window cleaner? Candy or a calcium supplement? Apple juice or cleaning solution? Chocolate candies or iron supplements? For us, it’s usually a no-brainer. And as awful as it may sound to us to chug from a cleaning solution container, common household substances such as this can resemble yummy … Continue reading Is it candy or is it poison?
By Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman The Nutrition Facts label is there, but what do we do with the information? Interpreting the Nutrition Facts label can help us make smart food choices. The % Daily Values (DV) listed on food labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet (which is not one-size-fits-all). Look, … Continue reading Decoding the Nutrition Facts Label
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman With the cold weather rolling through, soup is often a go-to meal. It seems to warm us up from the inside out. While soups can be full of hearty ingredients, watch out for high calorie or other nutrition pitfalls. For example, cream-based soups are typically high … Continue reading Healthy soup suggestions
Alcoholism is not a condition that just goes away on its own; it’s a disease that destroys marriages, careers and lives. This is a problem people have faced for centuries, affecting young and old, rich and poor, people from all races and ethnicities around the globe. So why haven’t future generations learned from the mistakes … Continue reading Alcoholism and drug addiction don’t discriminate
Runners cross the finish line of a 26 mile marathon. Medals are awarded and the celebrating of a major accomplishment begins. But the people claiming victory aren’t your typical runners. They’re kids who have dedicated the last few months to training their bodies to complete a daunting task. The Be The Match donor program is … Continue reading Marathon gets kids moving, raises awareness for bone marrow donations
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman This time of year, we find chocolate temptations all around us. Here are a few chocolate factoids: Chocolate contains compounds such as seratonine and phenylethylamine that are known mood-boosters. Chocolate is not for animals. A compound called threombomine in chocolate can be toxic and potentially fatal … Continue reading Choc-a-lot or a little?
As we round the corner into 2010, the stress of making New Year’s resolutions can be an overwhelming tradition that can sometimes do more harm than good. David R. Blackburn, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, offers some helpful ways to keep from being crushed under the weight of unrealistic personal goals. “Some people make huge resolutions that … Continue reading Helpful Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions
Every year an estimated 11,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments because of some type of decoration-related injury, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Below are some tips to help you make safe choices when it comes to creating your own winter wonderland. Secure your ladder Bad idea: Hanging your lights while … Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration