Seven reasons not to drink soda, part 2 of 2

Here are seven kicks in the pants, to help you quit the soda habit: 1. SODA BRAIN! Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is added to soft drinks. It’s an industrial chemical used in plastics as a flame retardant. (It’s also in sports drinks.) It is known to cause nerve disorders and memory loss. It builds…

from Brenda, on facebook

Thanks to Brenda DeSmit in Canada, on facebook, for posting this (I’ve edited it for length): I must post my experience with Green Smoothie Girl & her 12 Steps to Whole Foods program. Last summer I was forced to quit my high-stress, fast-paced career due to my health. A successful Finance & Insurance Manager is…

tribute to my “grama”

I am in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington for the Thanksgiving weekend.   The three of us here are 40, 60, and 80 year old women–me running my five miles each morning, my aunt walking, and my grama lying on the couch recovering from knee replacement.   It’s her third joint replacement, with a…