Don?t Eat Poison

Don?t Eat Poison

And make sure your dog doesn?t either! My dog?Louie?found and ingested?rat poison?and I had to take him to the ER. In a case like this they make him?throw up?and then give him?activated charcoal?to absorb the rest of the poison. It was scary but Louie should be?fine? What?s the lesson from all of this? 1. Make sure you have rat poison traps that are locked correctly 2. Scan your whole backyard and double check everything (which I thought I did) 3. Even if poison tastes good don?t eat it I thought since we are on the poison theme and it?s the

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Are Counting Calories a Waste of Time

Are Counting Calories a Waste of Time

I have never looked at calories when reading labels. Why? Because they mean nothing to me. Your body doesn?t really care that much either. Every client I work with I never bring up calories. It?s too tedious to count them anyway? Some professionals believe that total daily caloric intake matters to weight gain. Does the body have some mechanism to count calories? Does the body have sensors to detect calories??No and No? Your body doesn?t give a hoot about calories. Consider two foods of equal caloric value. On the one hand, you have a sugar cookie, and on the other

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Is Breakfast Really That Important

Is Breakfast Really That Important

Is breakfast really that important? ?It?depends?who you talk to? Mainstream media and big cereal companies (e.g., Kellogg) have always stressed that breakfast is the most?important?meal of the day. I would beg to differ. Breakfast is the most?marketed?meal of the day. Why? Because any company that convinces you to eat their cereal, bagel, or Pop Tart owns your breakfast, as most people eat the same breakfast daily. Studies?show that due to our stringent breakfast routines, consumers have strong brand loyalty to certain cereals. How about those?Tony the Tiger?ads that got tens of thousands of children to eat Frosted Flakes every morning

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Which Health Bar Should You Choose

Which Health Bar Should You Choose

A question I always get from friends, family, and clients is what bars should I buy to snack on? It has gotten quite confusing going to the store and choosing from at least a dozen different bars. The first question I would ask is do you have any allergies? The second question I would ask is do you have any dietary restrictions (kosher, vegan, vegetarian, etc.)? The?quick and easy?way to tell which bar to choose is pick the bar with the?least?amount of ingredients and make sure you can?pronounce?each one.?Pay attention to the first ingredient because that has the highest %

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Eating the Low GI Way

Eating the Low GI Way

There are so many ways to eat, that it?can all be very confusing! I have found the most success helping individuals understand how foods affect the body through?Glycemic Index?and?Glycemic Load. GI?measures how quickly foods breakdown into sugar in your bloodstream. High glycemic foods (70+) turn into blood sugar very quickly. Starchy foods like potatoes are a good example. Potatoes have such a high GI rating, that it?s almost the same as eating table sugar. Low glycemic (0-55) take longer for your body to break down and will give you sustained energy (broccoli, apples, etc.). But the GI won?t tell you

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