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July 2009 Blog Posts (51)

Saving Lives One Mile At A Time

Here we go again! I finished my first half marathon in April. I was a participant with Team in Training and trained for a half marathon and raised $2100 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The feeling of being part of something so big and so fun and so motivating is addictive. As soon as I finished my first half marathon, I signed up for another. I'm going to do the Rock N Roll San Antonio in November with my daughter. Training has been hard… Continue

Added by Rachyl Stone on July 21, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Writing for the web site diets in review



Having my Mrs. Idaho Pageant Platform as type 2 diabetes which I have has sure opened many doors. I have hopped on board as a featured writer. It's been a blessing once again to move my message forward and give others with diabetes hope.



Check it out: Diet's in review



Visit my personal web site:… Continue

Added by Jill on July 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol - Step 4

Let’s do a quick review. Step 1 of a diet to lower LDL cholesterol is to reduce saturated fat intake, step 2 increase soluble fiber, and step 3 increase plant sterol intake. The fourth step does not involve diet, but is an important part of maintaining a low LDL cholesterol level.



Here is the fourth of four options for lowering LDL cholesterol:



Physical Activity

Inactivity can cause higher cholesterol levels. Increase physical activity to increase HDL, lower LDL, and… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on July 21, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

My Favourite Healthy Eating Lifestyles



Vegetarian or 'plant-based' diets can be a very healthy eating style. By not eating meat, you automatically consume less cholesterol and saturated fat. All the other rules still apply, however, of practicing variety, balance and moderation.



Start your day with breakfast.

Breakfast fills your "empty tank" to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help you do better in school. Easy to prepare breakfasts include… Continue

Added by Sara Micale on July 20, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Can Pac-Man help kids make healthier choices?

One-third of American kids are overweight or obese. Obesity rates among kids have tripled in the past thirty years. Many experts blame not only the food environment we live in—comprised of endless opportunities to eat foods of minimal nutritional value—but also the massive bombardment of advertising our kids are exposed to, baiting them to consume these foods.



According to the Federal Trade… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on July 20, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

P90X Workout Review - My Attitude Sucked!

Last week was actually not a great week. I got through the 4th of July weekend and actually lost weight. Monday morning I weighed in at 268 lbs. and was feeling fantastic.



The problem shift in attitude happened after I ate a bunch of junk that I'd been avoiding for the previous month or so. My oldest daughter also had a birthday on Wednesday last week and I ate cake and ice cream then as well.

In and of itself, that's probably not such… Continue

Added by Tim Pannell on July 19, 2009 at 6:33am — 1 Comment

Cure cancer with diet?



Diet is one of the major risk factors for cancer in Western societies. But it's not just about what we eat too much of. It's also about the foods we should learn to add to our table every day. Here is what you need to know about fighting cancer with food.



Food extracts as powerful as drugs

In his $40M laboratory at the University of Montreal, Dr. Richard Beliveau used to test new drugs that may help treat… Continue

Added by Susana on July 18, 2009 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

HealthVault

Microsoft has recently released HealthVault.It's still in the beta phase.This concept from Microsoft appears to be an interesting one.In HeallthVault any individual can create account and store their personal health informations.Health informations of other family members,including our pets can also be stored.It provides a platform to keep all our health informations[as well as that of our family members],so that we can properly manage them and do not forget the important dates of health… Continue

Added by HEALTH:THEGREATESTGIFTOFGOD on July 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

STAPHYLOCOCCAL FOOD POISONING

Food poisoning is a very common problem throughout the world,specially the developed countries.Today i would like to discuss about food poisoning caused by Staphylococcus aureus.



Staphylococcal food poisoning usually presents with vomiting,abdominal pain and diarrhea.Vomiting and diarrhea are the predominant symptoms.This condition is caused by the enterotoxins of staphylococcus aureus.… Continue

Added by HEALTH:THEGREATESTGIFTOFGOD on July 18, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol - Step 3

All right, in steps 1 and 2 we covered saturated fat to lower LDL cholesterol and increasing soluble fiber to lower LDL cholesterol. Now, let’s cover plant sterols.



Here is the third of four options for lower LDL cholesterol diet:



Plant Sterols



Eat plant sterols everyday. Eating 2 grams of plant sterols each day will on… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on July 16, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

25 Things You Might Not Know about Water



By Erica Schuetz, Food and Water Watch



If you’re on Facebook, you and your friends may have posted notes with 25 facts about themselves. We wanted to share with you 25 things we think are really interesting about water.



1. The world is currently in a water crisis. One out of six people worldwide doesn’t have access to clean water. Every year, 2 million people die of diseases caused by a lack of clean water.



2.… Continue

Added by Susana on July 15, 2009 at 7:58pm — 4 Comments

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol - Step 2

As we covered in Lower LDL Cholesterol Diet – Step 1, LDL (bad) cholesterol levels should be less than 130 mg/dl and ideally less than 100 mg/dl.



Here is the second of four options for lower LDL cholesterol diet:



Soluble Fiber



Increase dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber. Eat 25-35 grams of fiber daily and of this at least 15 grams should be soluble fiber. Research has shown that… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on July 14, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Is So Great About SuperFoods & SuperGreens?

The top five reasons you should add Superfoods especially SuperGreens to your diet?



1. You Will Prevent Illness and Disease

2. You Will Feel and Look Younger

3. You Can Lose… Continue

Added by TC on July 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Go see Food, Inc. and improve your food and health



The New York Times called it “one of the scariest movies of the year.”



I wouldn’t know, since I generally avoid horror films, but while Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. is indeed deeply disturbing and isn’t the light entertainment typically screened in the heat of summer, it’s an important movie to watch, and it does offer a hopeful note and an action plan. I bet you’ll be moved by this movie, and understand more than ever that there’s plenty we can do to affect… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on July 13, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Are the Obese Weighing Down Health Care?

From the Atlantic Magazine:





The idea that fat people are driving up health care costs is one of those arguments that's so easy to make and so thinly intuitive that I almost resist believing it, out of reflexive skepticism. But I was interested to read, via The… Continue

Added by David on July 11, 2009 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

Spinach, avocado & mango salad

A fresh, easy & nutritious salad for summertime!





Salad:

*4 oz. baby spinach

*1 oz. red baby lettuce

*2 small or 1 medium ripe sliced mango

*2 small or 1 large sliced avocado



Dressing:

*1/2 small… Continue

Added by Susana on July 9, 2009 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Nutrition and your health



What influences your daily food choices? How important is taste? Appearance? Nutrition? Convenience? Cost (value)? Do these daily food choices go on to influence long-term health? If so, to what extent?



It is so sad to realize most people eat only what tastes or looks good forgetting the nutritious value and health consequences...



Any thoughts?



Source from these two books I am reading: Contemporary Nutrition… Continue

Added by Susana on July 9, 2009 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol - Step 1

LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol carries mostly cholesterol, some protein, and minimal triglycerides throughout your circulation.



LDL cholesterol is commonly referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because it’s deposited along artery walls and if it becomes oxidized it will form a plaque eventually leading to blockage of your arteries. For… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on July 9, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Obesity Policies are Failing in America

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). July 2009





Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson… Continue

Added by David on July 8, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

8th Annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2009

Just in case people from Southern California are interested...





Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2009



Get healthy now!…



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Added by Susana on July 8, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

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