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What is the Thyroid and what does it do? The thyroid is a 2-inch long, butterfly shaped gland in the front of your neck that controls your metabolism. It’s part of your endocrine system, which makes chemicals called hormones that help control many of your body functions.  Let’s break it down some. We know where …

This month’s article is a further continuation of last month’s discussion on stress. As I mentioned previously, taking personal responsibility, being accountable for our choices, and being truthful to ourselves decreases stress. Since stress breaks down our ability to be productive, decreases our ability to stay healthy, and impacts our relationships, why would we not …

Do You Lie To Yourself? Reread my header again.  Did it evoke feelings of curiosity or make you ill at ease?  Based on the human emotional processing of information, one will either agree with the material presented or strongly disagree and either excitedly pass it on to everyone perceived to need it or toss away …

How Stress Affects Our Bodies and How We Undo the Damage The holidays are behind us, with Christmas and Hanukkah being the last wonderful holidays of 2019, followed by New Year’s Day. From overeating at Thanksgiving, to hurried last minute Christmas shopping, to making New Year resolutions, who can say they didn’t experience any stress? …

This month’s discussion on the health benefits, or not, of butter and margarine is formulated from information from an article written on April 22, 2016, in the Doctors Health Press and online at www.mayoclinic.org. As we said in Part 1, butter is a natural dairy product, and margarine is a heavily processed product made from …

Every controversy has two sides, two strong opinions and documentation to back up all the claims. This month’s topic— on which one is better for your health: butter or margarine— is no different, and comes with information supporting both sides. This month’s article is formulated from the most current information available online to the general …

Artificial Sweeteners – Part II Do we know what the ingredients of artificial sweeteners are? The report by Dr. Edward Group, founder of Global Healing Center based in Houston TX written September 30, 2013, gives us a clear definition of aspartame.  He writes: “The chemical aspartame is made from the waste product of E. coli …

This subject is without question the most argued food subject of our time and is still waging war between believers and non-believers. There is truth lying between the argument and research that will open the eyes of critics on both sides.   Just what are artificial sweeteners? The answer is clearly in the name. They are …

The Spice Connection One of my go-to places on the web is WebMD; and as I was researching the material for this article at that site, I discovered information contributed by Monica Moreno, adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Miami, also a dietitian for the Miami Marlins. According to Monica, it’s best to …

HYDRATION: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? Surprising facts we need to know according to sports physician Dr. James Batson of Lowcountry Spine and Sport, in Hilton Head Island, SC. “Thirst isn’t the best indicator that you need to drink,” says Dr. Batson.  “If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.”  The importance of recognizing …