Paging Dr. Google – Taking control of my own (eye) health

What do you do when you have an ailment? Do you turn to a health professional first? Try Dr. Google? Home remedies? For months now I've been struggling with my eye health. I've been a contact lens wearer since high school and haven't had any problems, but this May I got what I thought was pink eye - red eyes, semi-glued shut in the morning, which became a reoccurring infection for me. I would treat with drops, it would clear, and then 1-2 weeks later it would come back. No one else in my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

As a treat I decided to make these Pumpkin Sugar Cookies that I saw on Delighted Momma's website - I started following her after a co-worker shared another one of her recipes with me, it was quick, easy, and Paleo so I figured that I'd give this one a try too.  Now I know that somehow December sneaked up on me, so the pumpkin craze is probably overdone - but if you're still crazy about pumpkin these would be a great thing to try.  I made a double batch, and think that they may be better one … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Going Against the Grain

Whew we made it through the majority of the holiday season and now can start to think about what the new year, 2013 will bring.  For me starting a new year is always a great time to reflect on what I've accomplished over the past year, set goals, or take a moment to reflect and see what I want to try to change, improve, start, or even stop doing in the upcoming year.  While January 1st is essentially an arbitrary day and we can do this at any point in time, it seems like a good place to … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Fault

Its time for us to realize that sugar and highly refined carbohydrate rich foods are not the harmless things that we think they are, they are, to our bodies a highly addictive drug. Why do you think we live in a nation that is constantly dieting?  Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off when you’re eating the “standard American diet” and shopping for foods in the middle of the grocery store?  Gary Taubes has been telling us for years now about the highly addictive nature of … [Read more...]

Can sugar make you stupid?

High Carbs and Sugar linked to Alzheimer’s, being stupid, and weight gain Thanks to all of your who have been sending me articles to check out lately – recently I noticed a trend that I'm not surprised by…that carbs and sugar aren’t the best for you or your health.  Here’s a recap of a couple of articles that describe how carbohydrates and sugar are linked to cognitive function, Alzheimer’s, being stupid, and weight gain. High-carb diet is linked to early Alzheimer's A recent … [Read more...]