Monday, February 24, 2014

Hold Up - Wait A Minute

Are you aware that taking drugs with certain foods and beverages may have some dangerous outcomes? It is important to also discuss with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before you combine any drugs with over the counter medications.

Here's an example, many of us know the great benefits of grapefruit. Grapefruit known as a super fruit is packed with fiber, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, helps to reduce chronic diseases, improves skin health, boosts the immune system and also helps with curbing the appetite. On the other hand, one should be clear about having grapefruit in any form while they are on certain medications/drugs.

Remember, what's good for you may not be good for YOU...... Discuss everything with your doctor.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Have You Done For You Lately?

How are you doing? When was the last time that you took a moment to check in on your health and wellness?

It's so important that we listen and have a keen sense of our bodies to know the signals and symptoms that are gentle memo's to take note that something needs to be checked on.

Although you may be working to improve on your health and wellness through diet and exercise (which is excellent) you need to get a physical. In addition, it is important to know your family health history as well as your own. Some screenings may be more important than others based on your family's health history. No need to panic, your family's health history serves as a guide for the illnesses/diseases that may place you at a high risk level for the illness/disease.

Other suggestions are to treat yourself to a day at the spa. You can also place an order for some specially made to order spa products from Smell Good Spa They have a wide variety and great specials/sales.

But wait, there's more....
Healthy Eats/Treats

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter 2014 - Who's Had Enough?

So what's the view from your window?
Seems like a long never ending snow stormy winter. Spanning from the North to the South, the snow has caused major shut downs. In some cases there have been chaotic and fatal situations. It's the nature of the season. As always, be careful. Soft snow flakes falling from the sky, leaving a beautiful white covering across the land is indeed a pretty sight. However, that pretty fluffy white stuff mixed with cold temperatures can be outright hazardous. Accidents due to poor visibility, treacherous roads, sidewalks that are not clear may deliver severe slipping/falling, tree branches breaking off with the snow and windy conditions, power lines down, losing electricity are just a part of the danger of the white fluff. If you are told to stay indoors, STAY INDOORS!!!

Who's loving this weather? Kids of course, they are always up for a fun frolic in the flakes and college students are ecstatic - no classes.

What's the great news? Spring is on the way...... Here's the countdown.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oh The Scandal of it All - Breaking Bread News!!!

It's that sick feeling you get when you see a news report on the food that we enjoy contains a dye from insects and that the health department allows for a certain amount of rodent and insect droppings in food - now to kick it up a higher notch - we're eating fresh, tasty yoga mat sandwiches and burgers. It turns out that we're enjoying azodicarbonamide, the chemical used to make the bread whiter and bouncier. Just what we need, a bounce in our bread. Well, at least there's an explanation to the reason of biting the sandwich and having to give an extra pull for the release to chew.

Here we are working to improve on our health and wellness. In deciding what to eat, we weigh our options. Want to eat healthy and fresh? Head on over to Subway and indulge in their healthy menu, a sense of pride settles within as you have made a great choice. Thankfully, Subway decided to announce that they will no longer use azodicarbonamide in their bread. Needless to say, that caused a wait up, hold me back (kind of moment), what did they say was in their bread???!!! But wait, there's more, many of the other fast food restaurants are using the same chemical in their bread/buns.

So once again, we are left to wonder, what's really good for us? Who do we trust? Why would these products that are dangerous for human consumption be allowed in our foods? How could they determine that there should be a safe amount, considering that our health is not a one size fits all kind of deal? Who approves this and is there a financial incentive to gain from approving these unhealthy chemicals/products?

Perhaps it's time for us to bake our bread from scratch, purchase our fruits and vegetables from the local farmers markets, raise our own chickens, cows, etc., and do the work ourselves. For now, I may have to sprinkle holy water, read a scripture and pray that my food is safe each time I prepare to eat a meal.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hip, Hip Hooraaaay!!! Cheers to CVS

Turn up the music and let us get our dance on. It's time to paaaaartaaaay (party). CVS has taken the bold step to forego Two Billion Dollars in annual tobacco sales and focus on providing quality health care to it's customers.

Hopefully, many will drop their buts (cigarettes) and join us in the dance as we continue to work on improving our health and wellness...... Here's to living a longer and healthier life :-)