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It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

By Chef Lisa on 02/18/2011

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic which provides abortion services, despite […] Read more »

It Happened This Week – Food Trends for 2011, Resolutions and Revolutions

By Chef Lisa on 01/07/2011

Resolutions?  Nah.  We prefer revolutions, such as the one encouraged by the Health at Every Size movement.  Instead of making shallow promises to diet, why not switch perspective to that of health, well-being, and loving yourself no matter what?  Model Isabelle Caro's death due to complications from anorexia was announced this week.  She was 28.  Known for a photographic campaign against […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Women & Chocolate, Sleep Problems & Weight Gain, and More on the Media

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/09/2010

Salon.com explores why women like chocolate and men like beer.  Is it nature or nurture?  Nurture might win as what women and men like seem to change both within and among cultures. More and more evidence is cropping up that sleep problems contribute to weight problems.  This time, researchers found that middle-aged women who report sleep problems generally put on […] Read more »

Weighing Our Lives

By Marsha Hudnall on 06/29/2010

My stepfather died a few weeks ago and I flew to California to help my mom begin to gather together her belongings, in preparation for moving back to Texas to be closer to family.  She's 82 years young, and while still very capable of being independent, she needs to be around loved ones if she ever does need help. As […] Read more »

The Comparison Game

By Robyn Priebe on 05/19/2010

Why can’t I have Gwen Stefani’s abs, or Jennifer Aniston’s chin, or my co-worker’s clear complexion????  Well, basically the answer is, because I’m not them.  My genes are different; my lifestyle is different, so of course we don’t look the same.  While it’s common knowledge that we all are different, why is it so easy to fall into that trap […] Read more »

"Hey, we look exactly the same!  How often does that happen??"
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