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What’s the Obsession with Protein?

What’s the Obsession with Protein?

I’ve never understood why so many people are obsessed with protein.  Are these people training to be football players?  Do they want to be bodybuilders?  If you’re trying to stay in shape and healthy, there’s no need for extra protein.  If you’re consuming an average diet, there’s enough protein to meet the daily allowance.  Protein builds muscles.  So, if you’re…

The Blue Zone

The Blue Zone

If you haven’t heard of this term yet, you may want to learn about it if you hope to live to one hundred years old.  Blue Zones refer to areas of the world where people have the highest concentration of centenarians.  It was first reported by National Geographic in 2005, but then featured by another author in a book with…

How Much Skin Lotion Should We Use?

How Much Skin Lotion Should We Use?

Your skin is constantly shedding.  This is the body’s natural way of rejuvenating itself.  If this is the case, why are we putting on lotion to save old skin?  What we really want to do is scrub it away.  For this reason, I find that if I have dry skin in a certain area, I try exfoliating it first.  If…

Use it or Lose it!

Use it or Lose it!

When I was in my early thirties, I had a hamstring pull that took a while to heal.  It was so bad that it kept me sidelined from any competitive sports for a few years.  While it was frustrating not keeping my usual workout routine, what was even worse was that when I returned, I was shocked on how challenging…

Chapped Lips?  Don’t Reach for the Lip Balm!

Chapped Lips? Don’t Reach for the Lip Balm!

I never used lip balm growing up.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I slowly started using it.  What began as just applying it periodically turned into constant use.  I would put it on when I woke up, throughout the day, and then finally before I went to bed at night.  I would start stashing lip balms in…

How Much Water Should You Drink?

How Much Water Should You Drink?

A few years ago, a report came out stating that we needed to drink two quarts of water a day.    What!?!  Say that again!  Two quarts?  How is that possible?  I reacted the same way you did.  I couldn’t believe they recommended this high amount.  I thought it was another overblown piece of nutritional advice just like we needed…

Why Are So Many People Scared of Carbs?

Why Are So Many People Scared of Carbs?

I’m always amazed at how many people avoid eating carbohydrates.  Carbs have received a bad rap because so many foods are loaded with the processed ingredients that I try to avoid.  The Atkins diet also turned a lot of people away from eating them.  Just so you know, carbohydrates are not that bad for you.  And in some cases, they’re…