Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Tomorrow We Diet and Detox.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It's New Year's Resolution time, when many of us set our intentions for self-improvement in the weeks and months to come. But the most common resolutions—diet, detox, lose weight and get more exercise, are big goals that can take a lot of time for most of us to make happen. So, let's also focus on smaller health-dividend changes we can make, even in just a few minutes a day.  Below are 10 favorite quickie resolutions from a Berkeley Wellness Letter that all of us can accomplish in minutes a day.

To Your Health!

Friday, December 18, 2015

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. —Nelson Mandela.        Christmas is a week away, and here is a fabulous last-minute gift idea. Make a small (or large) donation to the Hawaiian Eye Foundation in the name of that difficult-to-buy-for friend or family member, or just because it's a good thing to do.

Junk Food: Shrinking Brains & Excess Weight

Friday, December 11, 2015

An article recently published in BMC Medicine, the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, reported that older individuals who eat an unhealthy Western diet have smaller brains, which is further proof that junk food has a terrible impact on health and our ever-growing health care costs, yet our government does little to control subsidized agriculture and the high-calorie, nutrient-lacking foods on the supermarket shelf. According to government data, more  than two-thirds (69 percent) of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese.

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