Passion Project

                                                I'm still  what people refer to as fresh meat. I love to read, but I never knew I'd start taking it so seriously. I discovered blogging and I guess I just took off like a rocket with it. It's fun to read about things that interest me and I learn something new each day....more

It's a S'mores Party

My CrossFit Journal week 39

______________________________________________Week 39 Day 1.Floor Press (8×2) 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2...more

In Memorandum: Evelyn Lauder

Invest Your Cigarette Money On Life Insurance This Great American Smoke-Out

Our country is celebrating the 36th annual Great American Smokeout today, Nov. 17, so it might be a perfect day for you to kick the habit and put that cigarette money into your family's future instead. Doing it for the sake of your health is a good enough reason but if you need another incentive let's figure out how much of your money is going up in smoke because of this nasty habit....more

My Thyroid Story

guys! I have been thinking about this post for the past couple weeks, and figured now was as good a time as any to spill. I officially found out two weeks ago that I have low thyroid. (I KNEW I wasn’t crazy!) Ok ok, let me back up a little bit. Well…a LOT bit! If you are a long time RWS reader, you know that last SeptemberI got off birth control pills. It’s a long story, so if you want to hear it, check out the post I just linked to above....more

Who Should Control Diet Advice?

Should RD's be federally annointed gate-keepers of diet advice?That's the question asked by Andy Bellatti.In my opinion, no. He breaks the issue into two components:1). Corporate lobbying by big companies on the ADA that propogates bad advice...more

How Much Do You Know About HIV?

A week ago, Magic Johnson commemorated the 20-year mark since his HIV diagnosis. On November 07, 1991, he stepped up to a podium in Inglewood, California, surrounded by photographers and journalists and announced that he would be retiring from the National Basketball Association after testing positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. ...more

Food, (Not-So) Glorious Food

As I was pouring apple juice for my son during breakfast yesterday morning, I proudly noticed "40% Less Sugar" on the bottle, and quietly congratulated myself for being a responsible parent. Once I sat down, I decided to examine the Mott's for Tots bottle further. No sugar added? I wondered. Hmm. While thoroughly enjoying my egg sandwich, I casually turned the bottle around....more

Hallelujah - she's cured

Channel 4 is offering for our viewing pleasure a programme based around 'we are what we eat' and it's fronted by the sort of  wide-eyed, grinning zealots who would eschew cake for broccoli and get excited about the thought of a glass of wheatgrass cordial.  They mean well but it's just another format of 'let's find someone who doesn't know or care much about nutrition, feed them relatively well for a couple of weeks and then claim a success.'   The zealots are medical doctors and a nutritionist who didn't buy her qualificat...more