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Health & Wellness – QNotes

The 49 Professions of Joy

Health & Wellness: Creativity During COVID-19

Something that has had a negative impact on many people during the pandemic is boredom. A funny meme I saw reads, “Welp, it’s good to know that being too busy wasn’t what kept me from cleaning my house.”

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Raw versus Cooked Food

Health & Wellness: How Heat Affects Nutrition

Nutrition often gets overly complicated by well-intending people. Sometimes we are told an entire category of food is bad — the fear of fat in the latter half of the twentieth century is a good example.

Fruit is Nature’s Candy

Health & Wellness: Except that isn’t a Fair Comparison

One of the ironies about nutrition is that so much information is readily available and known about it, that almost no one outside of specialists knows anything about it. That’s including most doctors.

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Community Financial Wellness

Health & Wellness: Pyramid Schemes versus a True Su Su

Money is becoming an even worse stressor than it already was, and now a pyramid scheme is making its timely way around the Internet.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

Conspiracies, Family, Death and Discovery

Health & Wellness: Coping with big changes during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

I don’t know what switch got flipped, but I’ve already received three messages this morning related to conspiracies. What I’m about to share isn’t bragging or boasting, it’s an expression of gratitude.

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Health & Wellness: Do Not Try This at Home

When I first conceptualized this entry, it was my intent to offer a list of alternative ingredients for making your own hand sanitizer during the shortages caused by the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. However, I am totally scrapping this solutions story, because upon closer consideration, it proves to be a very bad idea.

Bananas are not Your Enemy

Health & Wellness: The Recently Maligned Sweet Treat

Bananas are quite amazing, aren’t they? I suppose one might take a pause saying that in an LGBTQ publication. But fear not intrepid reader, we are going to discuss something far more interesting: the nutritional value of many people’s favorite fruit.

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.

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.