Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Meeting as We Know it is Dead!

BusinessI have always hated attending company meetings. They are such a colossal waste of time! Meetings provide endless interruptions to the flow of the day. No one likes them and nothing ever gets done because of them. At best a compromise is made and then it may or may not be acted upon. Finally someone agrees with me…

Earlier today I attended the webinar “Embrace Change with Modern Meetings” featuring Al Pittampalli author of “Read this Before Our Next Meeting” and best-selling author Seth Godin. The webinar covered how is critical to change the way meetings are being held and create a “Modern Meeting.”

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Why Didn’t Anyone Teach Me How To Breathe…Until Now?

breatheBreathing is just something that our bodies do without even thinking about it…right?

Wrong! We take breathing for granted. We rarely give it a thought unless we get winded going up a flight of stairs or light headed from holding our breath accidentally during a scary movie. Breathing keeps us alive by bringing oxygen into our blood.

Poor breathing can worsen many health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lack of Energy
  • Sleep Issues
  • Obesity
  • Stress

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Your Skin is Your Largest Organ…Why Apply Chemicals to it?

skincareYou should look at everything you put on your skin and decide if it is something you would be willing to eat. Why? Because 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. That is why transdermal patches for medicines (nicotine, morphine, birth control, etc.) are so effective.

There are over 10,000 chemicals are used in personal care products including: carcinogens, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, heavy metals and formaldehydes. Parabens, used as preservatives in almost all products, are designed to kill cells and prevent growth of bacteria and fungi. Manufacturers may use almost anything as an ingredient and market products without the FDA’s approval. Some chemicals are allowed only at certain levels, but these levels accumulate from using many products containing chemicals.

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What is the Glycemic Index and Why should everyone know about it?

GI ImageThe Glycemic Index (GI) was developed in 1980 by Dr. David J. Jenkins. He was testing to see which foods were best for people with diabetes by measuring the blood glucose response to each food.

The GI is a useful tool for controlling blood glucose or for losing weight. It allows us to easily choose foods based on their ratings. High-GI foods are digested and absorbed quickly and cause blood glucose and insulin levels to rise quickly. Low-GI foods are digested and absorbed slowly, cause gradual rises in blood glucose and insulin levels. People who eat more high-GI foods tend to have a higher level of body fat (BMI). High BMIs are linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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