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Are All Wheat Breads Better For You Than White Bread?
Sunday, July 27, 2014      8 comments

Short Answer: No Not all wheat breads are created equal. Wheat breads that contain all parts of the grain kernel, including the nutrient-rich germ and fiber-dense bran, must be labeled "whole grain" or "whole wheat." Some wheat bread... Read more
Does Coffee Cause Cancer?
Saturday, July 26, 2014      11 comments

Short Answer: NO Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980's when a study LINKED DRINKING COFFEE TO PANCREATIC CANCER. The preliminary report was LATER DEBUNKED. More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage. C... Read more
Is Drinking Fruit Juice As Good For You As Eating Fruit?
Friday, July 25, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: NO Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit. That's because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients lik... Read more
Do Nuts Make You Fat?
Thursday, July 24, 2014      14 comments

Short Answer: NO As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size. Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They're also a... Read more
Do Sugary Soft Drinks Lead To Diabetes?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: Yes The majority of health research is STACKED AGAINST SUGAR-SWEETENED SODA. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their ... Read more
Is Walking As Effective As Running?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      12 comments

Short Answer: Yes Studies have shown that how long you exercise---and thus how many calories you burn---is more important than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you. ... Read more
A Laugh For The Day........
Monday, July 21, 2014      14 comments

All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was the one in charge. "I should be in charge," said the BRAIN, "because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen." "I should be in charge,"... Read more
Do I Need Sunscreen With More Than 30 SPF?
Sunday, July 20, 2014      9 comments

Short Answer: No Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays while sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%. It's more important that you choose "Broad-Spectrum" sunscreen, meanin... Read more
A Fun Quiz For My Very Bright Friends
Saturday, July 19, 2014      13 comments

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers. 1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the ... Read more
Does Olive Oil Prevent Heart Disease?
Friday, July 18, 2014      12 comments

Short Answer: Yes The Health Benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants THAT REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASES and cancers. But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extr... Read more
Innocence Is Priceless
Thursday, July 17, 2014      14 comments

One Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago, before mass started, our Pastor noticed Ronnie S., a First grader in our parish school, standing in the foyer of our church staring up at a large plaque. The plaque was covered with names and had s... Read more
Theater Seats For Seniors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      12 comments

An old man lay sprawled across three entire seats in the movie theater. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the old man, "Sorry sir, but you're only allowed one seat." The old man just groaned but didn't budge. Th... Read more
Busy Day!!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      11 comments

We started out with having breakfast for my Mom and two of my High School classmates at 10 AM. My two classmates live across the street from my Mom's apartment and are VERY good to her. They go over to see her at least once/day, keep her bird ... Read more
I Am More Than Just A Little Bit Nervous.......
Monday, July 14, 2014      10 comments

This morning, while getting ready to go to the funeral of a dear friend's mother, I tilted my head back to put eye drops in my very itchy eyes, when I had a momentary feeling of Vertigo. For those of you who do not know what Vertigo is, the de... Read more
A Perfect Summer Day!!!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      10 comments

The last few days have been VERY humid and we finally had to turn on the AC. I love having the windows wide open and the breezes blowing through our house, so I always wait until I absolutely HAVE TO close them due to high humidity. Last night... Read more

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