Posted April 30, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Tick Time

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Every year this time I write a tip about ticks. I am a big fan of nature, and there are some things you can do to make sure you have a safe and happy time outdoors.

Summing things up, ticks carry diseases. Best to wear long pants, tuck in your shirt, […]

Posted April 23, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Joints Popping

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Have you ever stood up after sitting for a while and had your joints pop? Studies now conclude the poppings may be irritating but they’re typically normal. (See Medline Plus)

When I was a kid, every time I straightened my arm out completely, my elbow popped. I made a bit of […]

Posted April 16, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Incredible Eggs!

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Whether you are celebrating Easter as a religious holiday or a secular opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family, no wellness tip posted on Easter would be complete without mention of eggs!

I am not talking about those sugary, sickening sweet, mallow eggs, nor the chocolate and caramel Cadbury variety, I […]

Posted April 2, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Whole Grains

Debra’s Wellness Tips

A study found that people who ate whole grains burned off more calories at rest than those who did not.

For the study, researchers recorded the weight, metabolic rate, blood glucose, fecal calories, hunger and fullness for 81 participants over an eight week period. After an initial period of two weeks […]

Posted August 7, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Pattern of Eating

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Although experts don’t yet agree on how much fat we should be consuming, most agree all fats are not created equal. We do well eating a high ratio of unsaturated to saturated fats, with sources of unsaturated fats including olive and canola oils, nuts, seeds, and avocados.

Those words were not what […]