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Comment on: When should you plant tomatoes, peppers and other warm weather crops? - Growing Wisdom - Boston.com
Posted 04/30/2014 06:36:41 EDT
The traditional test for planting beans is when you can sit on the ground and not get a cold tush.
Comment on: Could you live for a year without sugar?
Posted 04/14/2014 06:03:59 EDT
The easiest way is to avoid prepared foods completely. Cooking with fresh or frozen vegetables and (most) fresh meat and simple dairy (plain yogurt, milk, butter) avoids just about all added sugar. more »
Posted 04/11/2014 07:07:39 EDT
I haven't eaten sugar in more than a year ( in any form) and I haven't missed it a bit. The first two weeks were miserable, but after that it was a breeze. (No dried fruit or sugary fresh fruit eith more »
Comment on: New study fuels debate on dietary fats and heart disease
Posted 03/19/2014 07:24:02 EDT
I recommend Gary Taub's book Good Calories, Bad Calories for more information about the controversy. If you are open to the science, and not wedded to the propaganda, it may be a life changing read.
Comment on: Friday roundup: Milo edition - Miss Conduct - Boston.com
Posted 03/07/2014 07:05:42 EST
Ahh, this is tough. They worm their way so far into our hearts that they keep a portion of them forever. Wishes for time and health.
Comment on: Today's column - Miss Conduct - Boston.com
Posted 02/25/2014 05:59:06 EST
Unfortunately, this is the way layoffs are done these days, and no wrongdoing is necessary. It's quite common, and not surprising to me at all, as unfortunate and unfair as it certainly is - just not more »
Comment on: Five Olympics commercials with a healthy dose of hypocrisy - Health - Boston.com
Posted 02/21/2014 06:33:52 EST
This makes me glad that I cut my cable and don't watch TV anymore.
Comment on: Eating too much added sugar linked to higher risk of dying from heart disease - Health - Boston.com
Posted 02/05/2014 12:22:41 EST
What other response could we expect from someone with your affiliation? As a person responsible for my own health, I will give your response the credit it deserves, which is none.
Posted 02/04/2014 09:06:37 EST
Naturally occurring sugars are of no concern? Someone should tell our bodies. Sugar from any source is metabolized as sugar, not as some magically benign compound. It's harder to overdue sugar in wh more »
Comment on: Practice these balance exercises to prevent fall injuries - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/29/2014 07:48:19 EST
Other advice I've seen is to keep your head and eyes up, looking where you are going, not down on the ground, while you walk.
Comment on: Boston named third best US city for public transit - Somerville - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 01/29/2014 06:19:28 EST
What is the cost of taking the LU compared to the MBTA?
Comment on: Weekly challenge: choose water over diet soda to manage weight - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/24/2014 09:23:04 EST
It looks like someone from the beverage industry was assigned to follow this study all over the internet and try to put out fires.
Comment on: Food industry cut 6.4 trillion calories, so why arenât we all thinner? - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/19/2014 10:17:56 EST
Not at all. But not every calorie is equal to that of every other. The point is not merely to lose weight, but to stop fat accumulation in the body. Eating foods that promote the release of insulin more »
Comment on: Don't bet against Dot! - Boston Real Estate Now - Boston.com
Posted 01/17/2014 09:32:32 EST
Welcome to the neighborhood! Some of us who live here really like it. As for walking at night, there are few places in Boston (or any city, really) where I would walk unless I were with a few people more »
Comment on: Americans are making healthier food choices - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/16/2014 07:13:05 EST
And yet obesity continues to rise unabated. Care to explain the disconnect?
Posted 01/16/2014 11:41:43 EST
The above is a link to a terrific explanation of why calories-in, calories-out is a flawed explanation for obesity.
Comment on: Weekly challenge: cut the sugar in your breakfast - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/15/2014 09:15:18 EST
The problem with substituting dried fruit and honey (or any other form of sugar) for sugar is that it can make it extremely difficult to get through the physical craving for sugar if you don't elimina more »
Comment on: Search by commute, not price - Boston Real Estate Now - Boston.com
Posted 01/14/2014 12:13:44 EST
It makes more sense to me to consider buying near to transportation options - subway or commuter rail. That way you may have alternatives to the drive if your commute is exhausting, or your car is in more »
Posted 01/14/2014 10:11:23 EST
I agree that if you get away from a sweet, cereal/bread/pastry type breakfast you can lower the sugar even more (dried fruits are very high in sugar and are, essentially, candy with a few micronutrien more »
Posted 01/10/2014 06:42:19 EST
Sorry, but exercise, even regular intense exercise, has been shown not to reduce weight. Now, I'm NOT saying it isn't good for you, but only that it simply cannot be relied upon to help anyone lose w more »
Posted 01/10/2014 06:35:15 EST
Sigh. The calorie-in, calories-out paradigm just doesn't work. As others have said, and supported by much research that health officials and the medical community ignores/discounts, not all calories more »
Comment on: Questionable Email: Trust Your Instinct - The E-Word - Boston.com
Posted 01/09/2014 10:11:46 EST
I'm a little amazed that people don't already realize this. In any case, even if you think it may be legitimate, it costs nothing to confirm it by emailing the sender (not as a reply to the message, more »
Comment on: Reality check: models are photoshopped to make them look fatter - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/08/2014 06:29:57 EST
What does this say when the camera adds 10 pounds anyway? Time for some interventions?
Comment on: Weekly challenge: build a healthier sandwich - Health - Boston.com
Posted 01/07/2014 09:56:55 EST
If you want to make a healthier sandwich, hold the bread.
Comment on: Weekly challenge: Eat slower and walk faster - Health - Boston.com
Posted 12/30/2013 03:51:41 EST
Just be careful about drinking additional water during meals. Too much can dilute stomach acid and interfere with digestion.
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