Category Archives: metabolic syndrome

CARING FOR OURSELVES 

“Home again, home again, jiggety jog.” My daddy always said this phrase from the old Mother Goose rhyme when we pulled into the driveway after a road trip. Even though I wasn’t gone long, I’m always glad to return, just … Continue reading

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Food, Medicine and Time

Hippocrates was one smart dude. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is this healer’s complete quote. He cared for the sick in Greece in the early 4th century BCE. Of course, he didn’t have access to … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CUT CALORIES?

Another word for cutting calories is “dieting.” If you’ve been used to eating high calorie, pleasurable foods, learning to make healthier choices from lower fat, higher fiber, whole grain and lower sugar foods will feel like a “DIET” to your … Continue reading

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PESKY POUNDS KEEP HIDING IN MY CLOSET

Why do those pounds hide in the closet and come out at night to sneak back on your body?  I know it can’t be the five nights in a row that I had ice cream and brownies. Or the two … Continue reading

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CLEANING UP THE KITCHEN

I got the notice from my doctor that my insulin resistance has moved to prediabetes. It’s not a crisis, but it means I get to make some lifestyle changes. My upper carb limit was 180g per day, but I was … Continue reading

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THESE COOKIES HAVE WINGS

The promised rain and cool temperatures held true Thursday, for the bottom dropped out and our outdoor temps were cooler than most of us air condition our homes and work places. The high was 70F. I wore a light cotton … Continue reading

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SPRING FEVER REMEDY: COOKING WITH CHOCOLATE

I have a Massive case of SPRING FEVER today: don’t want to work, feel lazy, can’t concentrate, can’t get motivated. The pollen load has fried my brain. There isn’t only one cure for this: CHOCOLATE. But I don’t want no … Continue reading

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