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In the News

Here’s a round-up of recent news pertaining to health, weight, and fitness.
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Another Nail in the Coffin?
“A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.” {via}
Now, we all know soda is bad for us, but most of us still love it. If you’re worried about HFCS in your Coke now is the time to stock up on Kosher Coke {released for Passover} which is made with honest-to-goodness, real sugar. Just look for the special yellow caps on 2-liters. The linked article also suggest looking for Mexican Coke in glass bottles. Check the ingredient label to confirm it’s made with sucrose and not high-fructose corn syrup.
Exercise for Your Mood, Mama
“Physical therapy and a health education programme are effective in improving postnatal well-being and can reduce the risk for postnatal depression (PND), according to a new study.” {via}
Health Care Reform
How could I not mention the recent reform law? Here are several articles about the reform and what it will mean.
5 Dystopias Healthcare Reform Could Prevent (And One It Could Cause): This article comes from, of all places, a Sci-Fi website. It’s somewhat tongue in cheek, but very informative, and fun to read. After all, how many of the articles about health care reform have you seen that talk about the zombie apocalypse?
What The Health Care Bill Means For You: This article outlines some of the basics. It doesn’t address everything, such as the fact that working moms now have the right to pump at work {in a private area other than a bathroom} nation-wide. But it’s a good starting place.
Who Voted How: This handy chart lets you see which people voted yes or no as well as seeing how much they receive in financial contributions from the health industry and how many uninsured people they have in their districts.
That’s all for this round-up. Here’s to your health! 
*ting* <---that’s me, toasting you with a wine glass of water


  1. Great info, thanks!

    As HFCS-free soda, I'd also recommend and Throwback Pepsi and Hansen's Natural Cane Soda. Hansen's has lots of unique flavors (and comes in diet, too!).

  2. HFCS is awful. I hate those commercials (we have them here in the US, don't know about in Canada) that say that HFCS is exactly the same as sugar. It makes me mad, and if you go to the website (sweetsurprise[dot]com) it says clearly that HFCS is a preservative, which is not the same as sugar. Argh. I've stopped drinking soda because it pretty much scares me.

    Anything that you've found on ingredients in things like Crystal Light? I love that stuff.

  3. I haven't really looked into it. I've only bought it once, to make some fancy water bottle thingies for some house guests. I have some left over, but haven't used it myself yet.

  4. I did 3 minutes of free weights/crunches for your comments.


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