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With 21 days left before the 2018 midterm elections, Stephanie Ruhle is joined by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Associate Editor for Real Clear Politics, A.B. Stoddard to discuss how healthcare has become a key message for Democrats in some of the most contentious races this election cycle.
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Book Review: Divorceless Relationships by Gary M Douglas

Book Review: Divorceless Relationships by Gary M Douglas

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Some people just don’t do relationships. Why is it such a crime to be single and why is a person’s value judged by whether he or she has a significant other or not? Being single is just a choice – it doesn’t make you right or wrong, a success or a failure. You gotta choose what makes you happy.

Some people (and it might be most of us at the certain point of our lives) keep sacrificing themselves in relationships to “make the relationship work”, to “show they love the other person”, so they can receive the validation that “they are good lovers and they are loved”. Isn’t that the moment when the most of relationship problems begin?

What if most of the loving acts or attraction thinking we do are just based on judgments?

Some people decide who is attractive, based on what the media defines as attractive (other people’s judgments), what their family and friends tell them are desirable (other people’s judgments), but not what they truly like. No wonder people find the person they “thought” they initially fell in love with, gradually becoming not as desirable… because they never really seen that person for who he or she really is, in the first place!

Starting with a pragmatic definition of the word itself – “relationship”

the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected or the state of being connected

the state of being connected by blood or marriage

the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other

are measured by how far the distance is between the two objects (or people) and there will always be a degree of separation.

It is intimacy we truly would like to have, not a mere relationship. What if a true intimacy is achieved only when all the barriers are down and there are no judgments in between? Just an acknowledgment of what the other person is good, bad and ugly… and magically unique when they are being themselves from their own Heart of the Hearts…

Certain places in the book are confusing and mind twisting in the first reading and for a right purpose. They make you stop and return in the text before you get that wonderful AHA moment and you’ll start chuckling under your breath while reading more…

Overall author Gary Douglas does get the point though, we cut off pieces of ourselves to make others happy and we don’t need to divorce ourselves especially in the most important relationship. The relationship, or rather communion with ourselves.

Use this book to bring joy and happiness back into your life while rediscovering you.

I recommend it to anyone who wants to live more conscious, joyful, happy life. Just read it and see, whether it will change your point of view on relationships or not.

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Body Respect

Body Respect

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Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity. Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.


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Bandila: Mga benepisyo kapag naisabatas ang Universal Health Care Bill

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New Book Gives Tips on How to Talk to Kids About Their Eating Habits

New Book Gives Tips on How to Talk to Kids About Their Eating Habits

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Sanjay Raja’s new book The Food Talk offers advice on how you can talk about food with your children and change their eating habits for the better. In the book, he makes the excellent point that talking about food with your children is just as important as talking to them about sex-food and sex are both very pleasurable but there is always risk involved. He also points out that if your children are able to say “macaroni and cheese” or “chicken tenders,” they’re able to say “carbohydrates” and “protein” and know what those words mean. We all want our children to eat better, more nutritious and healthier food. We just don’t know how to make that happen, and there are many culprits that try to sabotage us along the way.

Raja offers step-by-step instructions in this book for parents so they can do everything from beginning to have the food talk with their children to getting them to read food labels and to eliminate sugar from their diets. He is not delusional-yes, children are bound to eat sugar-but we can also teach them about the effects sugar has on the body and teach them to cultivate tastes for nutritious foods-even broccoli and cauliflower.

Raja also has advice for navigating around those culprits that would sabotage you and your kids-the birthday parties full of sugary cake and brownies, the grandparents who want to treat the grandkids, and the school lunch that offers cheese pizza and chicken tenders instead of green vegetables. Based on Raja’s advice, you’ll be able to create a plan for dealing with each of these situations and get your kids to learn how to make the right decisions for themselves.

You’ll also be surprised by many of the myths about food and children’s eating habits that Raja exposes and that we, too often, accept without second thought. For example, one myth or belief we may not give a second thought to is “Kids shouldn’t eat off the adult menu.” In response to this, Raja states: “What a crock. While the portions might be smaller, children shouldn’t be limited to what is routinely offered on kids’ menus: pasta with butter, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried chicken fingers, pizza, hot dogs, corn dogs, and fried foods in general.” None of these foods are really nutritious. Instead, kids should be taught to eat what adults are eating and to be adventurous in their food choices. Raja offers advice on how to make that sense of adventure prevalent.

As Raja explains, every meal is actually an opportunity to talk to your kids about food and the nutrients that the meal is offering to their bodies. Based on his own experience, Raja states, “Knowing more and more about the food they eat has become increasingly interesting to my twins. When we buy ginger, we talk about the fact that ginger is a spice that’s good for you because it helps reduce soreness in muscles. When a recipe calls for cinnamon, we remind one another that cinnamon helps keep the blood healthy by reducing sugar-and that, yes, sugar is bad. My kids understand that pod vegetables-like green beans and wax beans and snap peas-and fruit vegetables-like zucchini and eggplant and tomatoes-are low in calories and have fiber and other vitamins. They understand that seed vegetables-like lentils-are a little higher in calories because they contain carbohydrates, and are very high in fiber, iron, and magnesium. They also know the difference between a seed vegetable and a flower vegetable and what vitamins they’re individually packed with.”

You may be thinking: “What are these, miracle children? My kids would never do that,” but as Raja states, “There’s a fallacy in the American mindset that nutrition is a challenging and tough subject, best left to scientists with multiple degrees in biology and chemistry-certainly not a topic for children! Nothing could be further from the truth. These aren’t tough concepts. They are things your child needs to know in order to begin making informed decisions-and to start eating smartly with no excuse. No parent would be upset if his or her children started learning the ABCs or numbers before they even started school-they would have a head start! We expect our kids to learn the fundamentals of math and reading at an early age because everything they do is based on these concepts. Even more so with nutrition! It is literally the building block of your child’s body and mind. So there should be no hesitation about teaching our kids the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating.”

With each chapter of The Food Talk, I found myself agreeing more and more with Raja. Is talking about food with children really that difficult, or have we just never given enough thought to doing it? I think The Food Talk is the perfect book to get parents started on having these educational talks with their kids. I also suspect parents will realize they have to practice what they preach, meaning they’ll be eliminating some of their bad food choices and making better ones for themselves. If you read this book and start implementing its advice, soon you and your children will be happier, healthier, and able to pass up those candy bars in the checkout aisle. It’s not a dream that can’t come true. Make it happen by beginning with this book.

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Eco-diet and fitness plan

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Bernie Sanders: Health care is a right, not a privilege

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to President Trump’s critique of “Medicare-for-all” reform. #CNN #News

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Design for Health

Design for Health

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One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health. Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health. The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.


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New Book Teaches How to Stay Healthy and Active Into Your Golden Years

In Building Your Enduring Fitness, Lisa Teresi Harris has written the book Baby Boomers and everyone from middle-age to centenarians have been waiting for. We all know exercise and nutrition are important, but all the health and fitness books and exercise programs out there seem to be geared toward the 18-40 age bracket. We all want to feel good long after that, but we may forget how important exercise and nutrition are as we age-not so we can look good at the beach like the younger generation wants, but so we can offset muscle loss, brittle bones, disease, and the belly fat that threatens to make us old before our time.

Harris has been a registered dietitian since 1978. As the owner of Enduring Fitness 4U, she provides senior exercise classes and in-home fitness training and nutrition coaching. As a result, she has the knowledge, skills, and positive mindset to help anyone improve his or her health, activity-level, and overall life satisfaction. She’s helped hundreds of people, and now she shares her lifetime of knowledge with her readers in this new book.

Getting into good shape and being healthy, however, is easier said than done. Some people might even think it’s impossible to slow down the aging process. Many people believe they are fated to be fat because their parents were fat, or to be diabetic, have heart disease, etc. However, research shows that genetics do not always have the final say. For example, Harris quotes a source that states “only about 10% of cases [with Alzheimer’s] carry the defective genes for the disease, and only half of those who carry the genes ever develop it. Most Alzheimer’s cases are caused by cumulative brain damage that occurs during life.” In other words, disability and disease are not inevitable, despite your genes.

For me, this book’s most important message is the need for us to get up and move. Harris asks us whether we are sabotaging our health by the number of hours we sit each day. It’s true we move less with Roombas and smart phone addictions and things delivered to our doors, so she encourages us to find ways we can move more, such as walking while talking on the phone.

And Harris’ results are astounding. She helps people who are prediabetic change their diets. She helps people with walkers regain mobility. She helps seniors strengthen their muscles and improve their balance so they can get up if they fall, and even better, avoid falling altogether. She also encourages people to find activities they enjoy. If you don’t like an activity, you won’t do it, so she shows us how to find our “exercise ecstasy.”

While exercise is important, so is nutrition. Harris gives guidelines for how to get the proper amount of fruits and vegetables into your diet. She offers advice on when to eat protein, how much of it to eat, and how to use it to the greatest benefit. Of course, she’s a big advocate of drinking water.

Many people will find invaluable the series of chapters titled “Building Up Your Defenses Against Chronic Diseases.” Here she talks about heart disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia, arthritis, and osteoporosis and how to improve your chances of not being diagnosed with any of them. She also explores how to live better if you already have them so they don’t impede your enjoyment of life.

One of the biggest challenges for most people is overeating. Harris realizes we are all human and not going to eat vegetables all the time without occasionally indulging. I love her advice on what to do when you go out so you don’t overeat or when you go on one of those cruises where you feel like you’re being held hostage by a breakfast buffet. Despite restaurant servings having increased in size, Harris gives solid advice on how to enjoy eating out without setting yourself back. At the same time, she believes in mindful eating-allowing yourself to enjoy food now and then. For example, she tells us: “Have that yummy ice cream cone when the urge hits; savor every mouthful, and then just move on. (This is an example of mindful eating-paying close attention to the moment and accepting your feelings, not trying to change them.)”

I’m only forty-six, but I loved Building Your Enduring Fitness because it made me realize I can take action now so that my senior years will provide me with the high quality of life I want. I used to exercise regularly but fell into a slump after my exercise bike broke a few months ago. Harris encouraged me to get back to doing push-ups and lifting weights and walking more, and even make some changes to how I eat. In just the few weeks since I started, I am already noticing results.

So get a copy of Building Your Enduring Fitness and then get up and get moving. The more you move, the longer, healthier, and happier your life will be.

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