Alzheimer's, Much more than memory loss

Knowing is better than not knowing.  The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Association is to educate the public.  If you think you know all about this disease, you may be missing critical information which may help someone you love. We interviewed Jennifer Howard, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association-Great Lakes Chapter. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease …

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Project Opiate

As the 53rd District Court Administrator, Francine Zysk has been at the forefront of the battle against opiates since 2007, and started Project Opiate two years later.   Francine describes how the court system helped identify underlying causes for the rising alarming of opiod abuse in Livingston County In Connection Complete’s interview with Francine, she discusses …

Families Against Narcotics

Cathy Weir, Founder of FAN Southwest Oakland/Livingston Chapter While searching for education, resources and support in helping her son, Cathy discovered Families Against Narcotics.  Recognizing this is the support group she was searching for, Cathy started the Southwest Oakland/Livingston County Chapter. Find out about FAN, how they help people, what we all can do to …

Butter Up

Butter vs. margarine, which is healthier? Growing up my mom used margarine.  We were led to believe it is healthier for us.  But now, butter is better.  Why? Margarine contains emulsifiers.  Emulsifiers, basically put, change the chemical make up of a food item (processed).  Granted margarine may be lower in calories, but not all calories …

Are you in hot water?

We’ve  had some extremely cold temperatures.  A nice hot shower seems to help, right?  Not really.  Here’s why. According to doctors at Baylor College of Medicine, the higher temperatures at bath time increase dry skin, which could have long-term damaging effects. Instead, Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor, recommends showering with lukewarm water for …

Skip breakfast

I’ve met many people who think skipping breakfast means they may loose weight.  Some, though, say they are not hungry in the morning. Let’s look at skipping breakfast.  The word breakfast, means taking a break in fasting.  Think about it.  The last time a person eats the previous day, typically, may be dinner.  The time …

Are you ready for the flu season?

The media is really pushing the flu shot.  But did you know it only protects against a few flu bugs?  And the side effects are horrible.  You almost want the flu instead. There is a way to tune up your immune system and reduce your chances of getting the flu and other illnesses.   1) …

Binge Season is Scary

Halloween marks the first Holiday of the “binge” season.  It might seem startling but the average individual will gain 20 or more pounds from OCT 31st-JAN 1st.   After the 1st of the year come resolutions to lose weight and get healthy.  Great expectations and effort yield about 10-12 pounds lost.  This will leave a net …

Soups On

Well it seems as though the cold weather is here.  For me, it makes me appreciate the warm weather even more.   Here in Michigan, we have been blessed with very good weather. Onto the subject.  Fiber is very important in our diet.  But we have to be careful too.  When eating fiber, make sure you …

Simple healthy ways to reduce depression

Depression is more common, unfortunately.  In 2016, the National Institute of Mental Health, estimates that 16 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2012. What can a person do to reduce the risk of continuing depression, offset the effects of stress, and do it without drugs?  Go here to listen to Kim …

Do Artificial Sweeteners Help You Loose Weight?

Do Artificial Sweeteners Make You Hungry?   By Dr. Stephen Chaney It’s a puzzle. We are drinking more artificially sweetened sodas and foods more than ever. We’ve been told that those artificially sweeteners will help us cut calories and keep us slender. Yet, surprisingly, we’re fatter than ever. Let me put some numbers to that …