Wellness

Healthy people

Everyone should have the right to medical care. Unfortunately, there are still millions of us who do not have health insurance to cover the cost of a physical check-up. In 2010, 19.5 percent of the population under age 65 lacked insurance coverage.  If you are able to go to a doctor or nurse practitioner, ask… Continue reading Healthy people

Healthy eating

Juicing fruits and veggies

Is there any benefit to drinking your fruits and vegetables as juice? The proponents say that you get more of the plant nutrients if you eat the plant raw, because when the food is cooked the heat destroys certain nutrients. If you squeeze fruit and veggies you get to drink a large amount of their… Continue reading Juicing fruits and veggies

Healthy eating

Self-perception of weight

According to the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC) we are all gaining weight. About one third of us are obese. The CDC measures obesity and overweight using a ratio of height to weight called the Body Mass Index (BMI). For the majority of adults, it provides an accurate assessment of whether weight is within… Continue reading Self-perception of weight

Recipes

Jean’s baked fish

Remember to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium for information on sustainable seafood, and for some great recipes too. Ingredients 8oz white fish per person 1 tablespoon of non-fat or low-fat plain yoghurt per person 5 or 6 halved cherry tomatoes per person Fresh basil leaves Olive oil Method First heat the oven to 425F Lightly… Continue reading Jean’s baked fish

Recipes, Soups and sauces

Mango salsa

This is delicious with almost anything. Ingredients ½ a red onion juice of  ½ a lemon ½ teaspoon of salt 1 mango 1 bunch of cilantro ½ a cucumber 1 chili (or less according to your taste) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar Method Finely slice the red onion. Mix… Continue reading Mango salsa

Healthy eating

Take action for your health

food and nutrition The top action you can take for your nutritional health is to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods containing sugar. Avoid foods containing high fructose corn syrup, it is the same as sugar. Eat fresh vegetables and fruit instead of cookies and cakes. Choose whole grains wherever possible. Drink water.… Continue reading Take action for your health

Healthy eating

Web links that I like

videos Make it a priority to watch Dr. Lustig's presentation Sugar: The Bitter Truth. It will change the way you think about sugar. Sugar: The Bitter Truth. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. health information The Diabetes Association The Obesity Society… Continue reading Web links that I like

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Weight loss

Over the last 4 years I have lost 25 pounds, and kept it off. My BMI is 20. It has been a gradual process, and I have enjoyed every meal along the way. My weight loss method is to avoid all added sugar (I mean all sugar: high fructose corn syrup, honey, stevia, maple syrup… Continue reading Weight loss