Weekly Health Tip

  • Foods

    September 6, 2021

    I heard a doctor once say, when you pick a food up to eat, ask yourself, “what is this going to do to my brain?”  That is a good question! You can say the same thing about any part of the body.  “What is this going to do to my heart, or kidneys, or liver?”

    It is a good exercise because it makes you conscious of how the foods you are eating are supporting you.  How many times do I put something in my mouth to eat without much thought?  I think, “that looks good.”  But do I consciously consider its effect on me and my body?

    A great game to play at the dinner table to teach your children or grandchildren about food is “how will this food help me?”  Carrots for the eyes.  Blueberries for the brain.  Raw red onions to fight cancer cells.  Avocado for heart health. And so forth. As kids become computer literate, “we are having broccoli for dinner. Why don’t you look it up and teach us what it is good for.” Younger kids especially love this kind of conversation at the table. And believe me, they will remember it as they grow older!

Previous Health Tips

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    August 29, 2021
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  • Nutritional Education

    August 23, 2021
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  • Ginger

    August 16, 2021
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  • Childhood and Changes in my Office!

    August 7, 2021
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    August 1, 2021
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  • Afraid of Losing Your Mind?

    July 27, 2021
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  • The ONE thing

    July 5, 2021
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  • Extensive Research

    June 29, 2021
    Maybe you don’t know, but I have macular degeneration.  Dr. Chris Knobble has definitively discovered that the rate of macular degeneration in our society has gone up as our use of vegetable oils has gone up.   Most likely each of us can eat a different amount of vegetable oils, before developing macular ...
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  • It is the FOOD!!

    June 22, 2021
    Dr. Michael Greger is an interesting guy.  He wrote the books, “How Not to Die,” and “How Not to Diet.”  His website is nutritionfacts.org.  He likes to bring the research down to us people on the street.  It just takes too long for it to get to doctor’s offices.  These books are like gold mines! One ...
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  • Cramps

    June 14, 2021
    How many times in your life have you had to jump up in the middle of the night because you have a muscle cramp? This is common. And, of course, it is immediate. You can’t wait until your doctor calls you back. You need relief immediately. Sometimes you jump up ...
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  • Stem Cells

    June 7, 2021
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  • Sun and Skin

    May 31, 2021
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    May 24, 2021
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