Monthly Archives: March 2014

Just had to share this just released study on saturated fat!!!!!šŸ˜Ž

It’s from the Annals of Internal Medicine which is a much read peer-reviewed journal that the non surgeon physicians I know read. It’s a bit like their Bible of ongoing research.

You can find the article here. Click on the url and then click on ‘article’ to find the conclusions at the bottom.

Conclusions:Ā Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.

Even the medical community is now beginning to look at the real relationship of saturated fat to heart disease and are finding that perhaps it is not the culprit they thought it was…


Now take them big birdsā€¦Never eat a thingā€¦Just sit and stare.

This is food for thought.


Another App for Health! Cronometer

I have tried many apps for keeping track of food intake, for watching carbs, fats, proteins, calories. (Although we don’t pay any attention to calories now, only carbohydrates!)

This was my 5th or 6th app and I think we’ll keep it!

Cronometer is a multifaceted app that keeps track of food intake which includes all vitamins, minerals as well as calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins. It also gives you the amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fats which are so important in stopping disease and slowing aging!

But we also had bought a Withings scale. This scale communicates our weights to Cronometer so we have a daily recording and the charts that go with that.

We also purchased a WIthings blood pressure cuff that attaches to husband’s iPhone. This automatically takes the blood pressure and pulse and records them. And these recordings are also sent to the Cronometer!

Cronometer also allows the recording of exercise, whether aerobic or resistance training. Ā And you can do data entry for many other health measurements: height, weight, pulse, diastolic blood pressure, systolic blood pressure, blood glucose, body temperature, body fat, waist size, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and mood.

As with all apps, you can subscribe to the premium version. But I find this one has all we need to record and show improvement in health.

The thing I really love about it is we can see how much of our vitamins, minerals we are getting every day. I’ve noticed it is particularly difficult to get all of the required potassium, magnesium, calcium. So we’ve taken steps to get our intake of these minerals higher. It used to be that people received much of their minerals from their well water but today we drink water that’s been purged of most minerals.

Give it a try! See what you think! We think it’s great!


David Perlmutter, MD added our successes to his website!

Hubby and I have improved!

Weight, health, less inflammation, better mood.

I quickly wrote our experience so far to Dr. Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain.

He has used our experience on his website.







Get active!

Suggestion: Decide your ratio of screen time to active time.

Screen time may be TV, Electronic games, smart phone, notebook and/or puter.

Active time is any activity that makes you move: doing laundry, shopping, vacuuming, walking, weight lifting, (training your horses!).

Decide on your ratio. I’m going to try this: For every minute I spend in screen time, I will spend an equal amount of time being physically active.

I’ll let you know how I do!

(We all know too much housework makes you ugly.)

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Another Great Recipe site for very low carb, gluten free eating!

She has loads of recipes and tips and ‘where to buy’ things you can’t find in your grocery store.

Great resource! She lost 50 pounds in a year and plans to never change her eating style. It’s satisfying and the gluten and high carbs don’t taste very good to her anymore.