What illnesses are the most common, costly, and preventable in our nation and other industrialized countries? Chronic disease. In the U.S., as of 2010, 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care expenditures were for people with chronic and mental health conditions. By 2017, that had increased to 90% of the nation's $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs. And heart disease, … [Read more...] about Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
The Ketogenic Diet: Can it Help You?
Low-carb diets long have been touted for weight loss. But today one also gains attention for its overall health benefits: the ketogenic diet. Doctors originally developed Keto, as it's commonly called, for people with epilepsy. They discovered that fasting helped epileptics control their seizures, but fasting cannot be done long term. They needed a way to trick their bodies into thinking they … [Read more...] about The Ketogenic Diet: Can it Help You?
I Am a Sugar Addict: An Excerpt
I've been part of a 7-day "Intentional Blogging Challenge" hosted this week by Jeff Goins (goinswriter.com). Here is an excerpt of a post I wrote for nicoleakers.com. I am a sugar addict. Over Valentine’s weekend, I ate a dozen chocolate covered strawberries AND about a pound and a half of homemade fudge that were brought into my home. No exaggeration, unfortunately. The week … [Read more...] about I Am a Sugar Addict: An Excerpt