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Health & Wellness – QNotes

Glycemic Index

Health & Wellness: An Incomplete Picture

Here I am again, telling you to stop counting calories. … The degree, frequency and severity of insulin responses to food are what matters when it comes to improving blood sugar and/or body composition.

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Innercise: Dispelling the Dark, Part 2

Health & Wellness: Caffeine Is Not Your Friend

I don’t really drink coffee for pleasure. I drink it only if it’s already available, and I happen to need a jolt of energy. Otherwise, I just really don’t ever think about it. I greatly prefer tea, especially green and white.

Fish Oil Supplements

Health & Wellness: Environmentally Unsustainable and Ineffective

I don’t generally promote supplements. Most of them play to specific, isolated points of medical research to serve as a magic pill.

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Am I a covert narcissist?

Health & Wellness: An Honest Assessment and Reaction

A jab at microcurrent treatments for skincare? Pfft. But what’s this? An article about Covert Narcissists? Oh, hell no! He’s telling people I’m a narcissist?? How can anyone possibly think that about me? Well… wait. I see a lot of myself in that article.

Kiwis are magic!

Health & Wellness: Tiny Fruit Packs Huge Nutrition Benefits

I’m sure you’ve heard of “superfoods.” They aren’t real, mind you. That term is an advertising concept invented by a clever company somewhere whose task was to get consumers to buy more fresh produce at the grocery store.

Totally imbalanced

Health & Wellness: When Looking for Balance Pulls You Off Balance

As someone who craves quiet, order, stability and routine, I’ve developed what’s probably an oversensitivity to entropy. Whether everything’s actually falling apart or not, I fear it and watch for it vigilantly.

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Effective Supplements

Health & Wellness: Two Powders that are Actually Effective

Over the years I have made my position on supplements very clear: Use them as they were intended to fill gaps in your otherwise healthful, balanced nutrition strategy. Not only should you not rely upon them as a main source of energy or vitamins, minerals and fiber, you should not rely on them to provide what the manufacturer claims.

Fat is not fab

Health & Wellness: Fat Acceptance Is a Morbid Idea

First and foremost, I am not suggesting everyone should be thin. I’m not suggesting everyone should be fit. I’m not suggesting everyone who isn’t is ugly, stupid, dirty, bad or immoral. I’m not suggesting fat people should be bullied, harassed, ignored, ridiculed or humiliated. I’m not suggesting fat people should be ashamed of themselves.

Sarah Palin says I’m fat

Health & Wellness: Exercising My Demons

My very first therapist liked the theories of Jung. As such, my councilor brought my attention to the idea that we all have a source of darker energy within us. That makes perfect sense to me.

Let’s Try Swimming Again

Health & Wellness: Dipping a Toe into the Dating Pool

As I type this at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, my date from last night is still passed out on the couch. Given that he was blacked out and peed in the bed (possibly ruining a $5,000 Tempur-Pedic mattress), I honestly don’t care if he wakes up and reads this over my shoulder.