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
Understanding men and being in relationships can be a little “chewy”. And I’m not the only one that agrees. In a recent article about Angelina Jolie and her new movie The Tourist (where she looks amazingly beautiful, and the clothes are to die for) talks about her need to have men in her life. “I…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
The New York Times best selling book about the new girlie-girl culture called [U]Cinderella Ate my daughter[/U] by Peggy Orenstein made it to the top of my summer reading pile. Subtitled “Dispatches from the front lines of the new girlie-girl culture” it’s a manifesto of princesses, pink and why our girls have become hyper-feminine. It…Details
I read a quote recently that said if marriage was at an all time low and most people were looking at marriage as a window of opportunity (a few years of love, sex, and security), rather than a lifelong commitment. Divorces are up, among boomers as well as other groups, and dating is today’s most…Details
I’ve been reading a few books on weight as part of my new change-the-tape-in-my-head weight loss regime. The first is the Rebel Diet by Dr. Melissa Hersherg. She has some great suggestions of foods (no just obscure ones in health food stores) and offers a great understanding of why too much weight is bad for…Details
We belong to a large camping community we we have our cottage near Calabogie Ontario in the Lanark Highlands. It’s a gorgeous spot with 150 foot pristine lake, granite outcropping and a spectacular hardwood forest. As my friend Tony says “the only thing that keeps it from absolute paradise and being swarmed by people are…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