Understanding how food affects you
Tuesday October 4, 2011.
I was surprised at what I learned by taking a class in
nutrition. It was clear by the end of this course, how much
misinformation is used to influence people into buying things they
I used the information I learned to help me make better
choices in feeding both my family and myself. I felt it was important
to put together the most important aspects of what I learned in a
format that wasn’t overwhelming to our readers.
So I did the work in highlighting the important lessons
learned and will be adding content to each section where readers can
drill-down to get more information on a particular area that is of
interest to them.
Get detailed information about what your body requires
and the best sources, or just skip to the sections on healthy meals
where we give you pre-planned menus that follow current nutritional
Understand how our nutritional needs change depending on
your stage of life.
Middle Age adults
Just let it go!
Tuesday September 6, 2011
As a former workaholic, I completely understand the
adrenaline rush one can get when you are confronted with overcoming
obstacles at work and people are looking to you to save the day. There
is no greater feeling of personal pride. However, working in an environment
where there are occasional challenges versus being constantly in
fight-or-flight mode can age anyone prematurely. You can get away with abusing
your body for only so long. What people don't usually see until it is too late is how overexposure to stress degrades the quality of your life both physically as well as
Here is a partial list of things you can look forward too if you let stress rule your life:
a) Loneliness - Your addiction will cause you to put
your crisis over long lasting personal relationships. By the time
you realize this, you may find yourself living a life without the comfort of a loving partner or fond memories
b) Looking older than you are – Plastic surgery can only
go so far when it comes to stress related damage.
c) Depression – is a withdrawl symptom of someone who has created a life dominated by stress. This is due partly
because stess produces adrenaline which peolple can become addicted to. It is important to know this if you are trying to change your lifestyle to lower your stress level.
d) Physical Illness – Your body cannot sustain a life of
excessive stress indefinitely. Look forward to high blood pressure,
strokes, heart attacks, which can be attributed to prolonged exposure
Not unlike a drug addict, seeing you have a problem
isn’t always easy. Getting yourself to walk away can be even harder if
you not only love your job, but don’t have the desire to do something
In our Time Mangement section we will try and teach some of you die-hard workaholics
the joy of letting it go!