Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

Cancer, Nutritional Health, Obesity
The Chicago Tribune reported, "Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight and lowering insulin levels, which are both associated with lower risks of breast and other cancers," according to a study "presented at the American Cancer Research Society meeting in San Antonio." (more…)
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Mentored by a Milker of Cows

Family Newsletter, Mental Health, Spiritual Health
Long-time readers know of my fondness and appreciation for Bill Judge, a retired dairyman in Kissimmee, Florida, who has been my mentor and coach since the mid-1980's. Now that my father has passed, Bill has become my second dad. In a 2010 blog, "Mentored by a Milker of Cows," I told you the story about Bill's loving mentoring of me. Now this story is being retold by Significant Living magazine: (more…)
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A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

Children's Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Sports Medicine
What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of experienced players that has prompted discussion and debate in the soccer community, and some anxiety among those of us with soccer-playing offspring. Here are the details in a report from the New York Times. It's a long article, but a MUST READ for parents of kids playing soccer: (more…)
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Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

Children's Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Sports Medicine
NBC Nightly News reported, "a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury" (TBI). "Those who fared worse are the players who made head contact with the soccer ball over 1,000 times a year. ... One doctor says the worry here is degeneration of brain cells and lacerating nerve fibers in the brain." (more…)
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