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The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

What choices have you made today? What you’ll eat for breakfast? Where you’ll go for lunch? What you’ll do this weekend? Where you’ll vacation this summer? If you’ll go to work tomorrow? We make choices all the time. Some are easy, some are harder. Some we don’t even think of […]

This is my husband, Dick.

You Don’t Know Jack Crevalle

I turned 60 last month. I’m still not sure I believe it, but the numbers check out every time, so it must be true. Birthdays in our house are always celebrated, especially the ‘milestone’ ones. So when my hubby, Dick, asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday […]

Conni 1953 - 2001

If I’m Ever in a Coma

Macabre topic? Maybe, but also a serious one. I’ve thought about this for 13 years now. In fact, 13 years ago this week. Conni’s last week on the planet. My sister was finally diagnosed with lung cancer in January of 2001. She had been sick for some time but the […]

The Best Things In Life

The Best Things in Life…

Years ago, I was out shopping with the guy I was dating at the time – I’ll call him “John.” We saw a refrigerator magnet that said, “The best things in life are not things.” It seemed like such a nice sentiment. “The best things in life are not things.” It’s so true, isn’t it? I pointed it out to “John” and he turned around and bought it for me.

The Facts On Fats – What Do I Eat?

Facts On Fats – What To Eat

If you’ve followed the entire Facts on Fat Series, you know that we’ve covered a lot of ground. And much of what we have known about fats is incorrect. I imagine it will take a long time for the general public to assimilate this new information. We’ve been told for […]

The Facts On Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFAs)

Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFAs) – Facts on Fat

Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are considered to be our essential or healing fats. These fats cannot be made by the human body. They only come from fats and so are missing in a fat-free diet. Why We Need Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFAs) Polyunsaturated fats are required for normal functioning of our cells, […]

The Facts On Monounsaturated Fats (MUFAs)

Monounsaturated Fats (MUFAs) – Facts on Fat

Continuing the Facts on Fats series, let’s look at monounsaturated fats, or MUFAs. We talked about these earlier when discussing saturated fats. You may recall that long chain saturated fats – which include beef, mutton, pork, dairy, and cocoa butter – are converted into monounsaturated fatty acids in the liver. […]

The Facts On Cholesterol

Cholesterol – Facts on Fat

Cholesterol, though much-maligned in recent years, is actually beneficial and in fact essential to a healthy body! With all the talk about bad cholesterol and about the need to lower our blood cholesterol levels, you might find that sentence surprising. If you think about it, though, it makes sense. Why […]

The Facts On Saturated Fats

Saturated Fats – Facts on Fat

This is the second in a series of blog posts meant to provide the real facts on fats. Today I want to talk about the much maligned saturated fats. Saturated fats include animal fats and tropical oils. Your first thought about saturated fats, especially animal fats, is that they are […]

The Facts On Fats

The Facts on Fat

For several years I have pondered this one question: “How is it possible that Americans are gaining weight and heart disease is on the rise in spite of the fact that we’ve been cutting down our fat intake?” After all, that’s what we were told, right? The more fat we […]