The Dukan Diet by Dr. Pierre Dukan. I’m going to stat the attack phase this week. The #1 best selling new diet book is subtitled “The real reason the French stay Thin”, and is a four phase diet book that seems sane and effective. For anywhere between 2- 5 days you eat NOTHING BUT PROTEIN.…Details
Albumin levels. How a protein you've never heard of makes you skinny. And why washing your hands makes more of it.
You may have never heard of Albumin, but it is one of the most researched but misunderstood proteins in your body. It’s job is to carry fat, cholesterol and other lipids around in our blood stream. If we didn’t have albumin as a transport substance, the fat would stick to the lining of your arteries…Details
What I learned from Kate and William's visit to my country. And why being a princess is only one of the things girls can aspire too.
I have been writing about the “princess phenomenon” after reading the book Cinderella Ate my Daughter by Peggy Orenstein. You know what I’m talking about. The girlie-girl, Disney princess every little girl in sparkles who wants to find her handsome King-in-waiting. Well with Kate and William in town this week it turns out that it…Details
Another week, another new study. This one from Vancouver where PHD candidate Cindy Masaro talks to women over 30 about their online dating history. As well as their sexual health histories. It turns out that women over 35 may be feeling that instant spark when we start corresponding with someone online, and not doing or…Details
We love road trips. A fun way to see your community before going on adventures farther from home. Here’s a list of new and exciting things to do within 90 minutes of the Nation’s Capital. Upper Canada Village (45 minutes south near Morrisburg) Step back in Fairs & Finer Things time where costumed interpreters re-enact…Details
Apparently Ms. Ryan also dated Russell Crowe, but I’m did the huh? when I heard about her and Indiana’s most famous curmudgeon rocker. But it has got me thinking about some other unlikely couples. Whoopi and Ted Dansen? Lisa Marie and Jacko? Relationships are funny and where people find love is interesting to me. I’m…Details
I went out and bought some SPF 70 to prevent the summer rays this week. Being a natural blonde my coloring goes from fish belly white, to a few age-spots and mottled to sunburnt red. I really don’t tan. However I love nude beaches. Hence the problem. I keep reading about the pros and cons…Details
So Vitamin D is even more important than previously believed. It’s now being re-classified as a pro-hormone as well as a vitamin. The sunshine vitamin has been proved essential in two studies this week. The first, as an increased risk for multiple sclerosis published in the journal Neurology. “Low vitamin D levels are a risk…Details
I’m rarely one to wade on on religious discussions. (Despite being the child of a Canadian Minister and raised in the church). However, you can’t help but follow some of the controversial science versus religious discussions happening this week. The first, is from Stephen Hawking. Hawking universally considered to be one of the smartest men…Details
Marie Osmond has re-married her first husband. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
So like many Hollywood couples Marie Osmond is re-marrying her first husband. “The urge to marry the same man has to do with over-romanticizing old love or it is that what pulled you to each other, the same chemistry, is there again,” says Manhattan psychotherapist and relationship counselor Irina Firstein. “However, more often than not,…Details