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Need a Drink?

by Lori Sciame April 13th, 2018
Alcohol use and abuse profoundly affects the health of American males.  This is a reality, as men binge drink more than women do,  and they suffer from alcohol related injuries and death more than women do.  Even though men can metabolize alcohol more quickly than women, statistics from the
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Alcohol Strains Relationships

by Lori Sciame April 6th, 2018
Living in a state known for its high rates of drinking, I fully understand the negative ramifications of alcohol use on relationships.  In Wisconsin (the state where I reside), alcohol is included in almost every social gathering, from family holidays to backyard barbecues.   In fact, Wisconsin has more bars/taverns than grocery stores.  Because of this, adults and children alike are affected by the misuse of this powerful depressant.  Check out the following list concerning the negative effects of alcohol
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More Fiber = Less Weight?

by Lori Sciame March 30th, 2018
Check out this new diet, The Fiber 35 Diet. It's catching on, and for seemingly good reasons.  Featuring a daily intake of 35 grams of fiber while restricting calories, this diet is supposed to keep the dieter full - while losing weight. Some claim to have lost eight pounds in one month!  Sounds like a great way to lose weight, no hunger pains. Besides the benefit of dropping pounds, this diet is sure to keep the body "regular!"  Go
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  • Three Reasons to Let Go

    by Lori Sciame March 23rd, 2018
    When talking to my twenty year-old daughter a few days ago, I learned that her friend of 15 years had excluded her from a get together yet again.  This friendship, although years old, has been deteriorating slowly, but steadily.  I suggested that she distance herself from this person, since my daughter continually complains of being hurt by her.

    She replied, "I can't let go; she was my best friend, Kindergarten
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  • Older Men: Nutrition Basics

    by Lori Sciame March 16th, 2018
    Older men take notice. You need to be aware of whether your diet consists of the right kinds of foods.  Thinking about nutrition goes way beyond eating an iceberg lettuce salad twice a week.  One must understand that it takes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats to build a nutritious diet.  Plus, once a man reaches 50, he should not eat the same as
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  • Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

    by Jane Wangersky March 9th, 2018
    Women are drinking more and more, says a group of Canadian researchers, to the point where they "may be catching up to their male peers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

    But, of course, this is one area where we shouldn't want to make it to the same level as the boys.

    It's well known that heavy drinking (more than one drink a day for a woman) has serious
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