Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Food Addiction

This research based article in Eating Well magazine appeals to scientifically minded people for whom understanding creates behavior change. It explains the brain chemistry of uncontrolled wanting of food.  In the middle of a craving, I’m experimenting with saying “It’s just the dopamine in my brain wanting pleasure” and then seeing if I can find […]

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Sun, January 15 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Addiction

Home Remedies

Ginger for motion sickness?  Menthol rub for toe nail fungus?  AARP gathers together some interesting ideas to try for common ailments.  Of course, use your judgement as to when to call your doctor.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Home Remedies

Saving Money

I love reading tips about how to save money.  Then I promptly forget them and continue with my usual behavior patterns.  I’m hoping that by posting these tips here, I can remember them, as well as pass them on to others.

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Sun, December 25 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Saving Money

Car Rental Insurance

I’m always confused about the advisability of getting extra insurance when the “pushy”  car rental employees try to sell it to me.  This article, published by the consumer magazine Checkbook, helps clarify the issue.

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Sun, September 18 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Car Rental Insurance

Visual “apps” for food

I am amazed by “app” technology.  Snap a picture and see the nutrition information?  Is there a nutritionist in the  phone?  This article describes the latest food tracking tools.

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Sun, July 31 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Visual “apps” for food

How Arteries Age

This Nutrition Action Newsletter Article describes how our arteries age to create high blood pressure.  Research shows that even one high fat meal can change arterial health!  Further, it discusses the positive impact of exercise, diet and nutritional supplements.

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Sun, June 12 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on How Arteries Age

A Key: Controlling our Food Environment

I love Brian Wansink’s research and suggestions.  He is clear that willpower doesn’t work to push away food.  Instead, he shows that if we change our food environment, our food choices will change.  His book, “Mindless Eating” is summarized in this Nutrition Action Newsletter Article.

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Mon, June 6 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on A Key: Controlling our Food Environment

Physicians Recommend Lifestyle Changes

“75% of the …annual healthcare costs stems from chronic diseases, many of which can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle choices”, states this Time magazine article.  Medicare is now paying for one wellness visit per year per patient.  The article points out that most physicians are not trained to help patients make these changes, and […]

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Mon, May 30 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Physicians Recommend Lifestyle Changes

Pain Fighting Foods

AARP magazine writes timely informative articles on nutrition.  This one identifies anti-Inflammatory foods and quotes the research underlying their effectiveness.

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Sun, May 1 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Pain Fighting Foods

Achieving “Thinner Peace”

I am impressed by Martha Beck’s “weight loss wisdom” and by her sense of humor.  I frequently recommend her book, “The Four Day Win”.  However, many people don’t have the time or inclination to “plow through” a long book, no matter how interesting or informative.  This article summarizes the book’s key concepts.

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Sat, February 12 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Achieving “Thinner Peace”