Posted January 14, 2018 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Al Dente

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Al dente describes pasta cooked to be firm to the bite. The word is Italian and “to the tooth” is the literal meaning.

Julie Upton, nutrition pro, writes in “You’re Eating Pasta Wrong” pasta eaten the Italian way has a lower glycemic index.

The average GI of al dente penne pasta […]

Posted January 7, 2018 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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If you can’t see it, you most likely will struggle to be it. The “IT” might be healthier or happier or even more committed to your own well-being. Research indicates you will have more success if you take some time and write down specifics about your goals.

I did an internet search […]

Posted December 31, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Get a Group!

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Out with the old, in with the new…. If you are like millions of others the New Year is a time for making positive health changes. If you are truly sincere, the first step to your success just might be to get a group.

“For most people, it’s difficult to stay consistent […]

Posted December 24, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Healthy Holidays

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When I did a search for tips for healthy holidays, zillions of things came up. I loved the image and the message of this one, and I hope Julie, The Girl on the Move, appreciates your seeing it.

This week, keep your eye on the prize. Merry Christmas to those […]

Posted December 17, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Beat the Blues

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Body, mind, emotions…. these are not just linked, they are hard wired.

A 2002 study looked at the overall sugar consumption per person in six nations – Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand and the U.S. – and directly linked sugar consumption to higher rates of major depression.

A study […]

Posted December 10, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Spirits and Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is showing up as a viable suggestion for health benefit related to everything from hypertension to pain relief. Now we are seeing evidence that even a brief formal training in mindfulness could lower alcohol consumption in those who drink.

Lead author Sunjeev Kamboj, a reader and deputy director in UCL’s […]

Posted December 3, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Thump the Slump

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Do you know much of your emotional, mental, and physical process is driven by your circadian rhythm? Jamie Byrne, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Swinburne, reports, “A range of evidence suggests that circadian rhythms are less robust in people vulnerable to depression and bipolar disorders, and we have shown that […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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When I did a search for “benefits of thankfulness” 820,000 results came up!

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Newsweek

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Psychology Today

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About – Happier Human

Science finds that gratitude is good for your health – […]

Posted November 19, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Allergies, colds, and sinus infections are not pleasant. Allergies result from exposure to particles like dust or pollen. The allergic response is a direct result of exposure. A runny nose, scratchy throat, and nonstop sneezing are the signs of a cold. Colds can be caused by viruses. Viruses can also cause a […]

Posted November 12, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Get Moving

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As people age, the tendency is to become less active. Studies show many 40-60 years old do not even get a brisk 10-minute walk per week.

Premature deaths are linked to inactivity.

A 15% reduction in risk of early death was shown to result from at least one brisk 10-min […]