Whatever Stuff Is On My Mind

I have been trying to figure out why it's so hard for me to post on this blog (yes, unfortunately I am a perfectionist, now trying not to be). I've been working my butt off in therapy, doing inner child work. I've been using materials from Sharon Salzberg, one of the best mindfulness meditation teachers … Continue reading Whatever Stuff Is On My Mind

Fat Cell Switcheroo*

Humans, mice -- indeed all mammals -- have two types of fat cells in their bodies; white and brown. White fat cells store energy. In contrast, brown fat cells dissipate energy as heat, thus counteracting obesity. Much to the chagrin of humans living in industrialized societies, most fat cells in our (adult) bodies are white … Continue reading Fat Cell Switcheroo*

My First Guest Blogger Writes About… The Wad of Fat: A Secret Every Woman Needs to Know

I am honored to have Elise LeQuire as my first guest blogger. Here she shares her unfortunate experience with the gross insensitivity that many breast cancer patients face from the medical establishment. Elise is a highly experienced freelance Science Writer and a member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). You can learn more … Continue reading My First Guest Blogger Writes About… The Wad of Fat: A Secret Every Woman Needs to Know

Today’s Pet Peeve – HFCS

OK, today my pet peeve is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). I always buy non-HFCS containing whole grain bread for myself and my husband, and I refuse to buy the commercially available HFCS containing breads. Even the whole grain varieties of these breads have HFCS as one of the first ingredients! I usually buy bread … Continue reading Today’s Pet Peeve – HFCS

Economic Diabetes or What’s Wrong With American Society Today

It can be summed up in one word: excess. Most people I know live with mountains of debt. Many people bought houses that were way beyond their reach in price, only to find several years later that their house is worth less than what they owe on their mortgage. How did things get so bad? … Continue reading Economic Diabetes or What’s Wrong With American Society Today