Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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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”

“Lose Weight Without Really Trying”

I am humbled by how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off.  Brian Wansick has studied how environmental cues manipulate our feelings of hunger and satiety.  He demonstrates that by manipulating those cues, we can eliminate calories from our diet without noticing it.  This article published in the AARP magazine offers some […]

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Thu, January 27 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on “Lose Weight Without Really Trying”

Why are we getting fatter?

This Newsweek article suggests a link between environmental factors and obesity.  Why are animals in the wild betting heavier, not just humans?  This topic needs a lot more research.  In the meantime, I will stop heating food in plastic containers to avoid getting a dose of unwanted chemicals in my food.

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Sun, January 9 2011 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Why are we getting fatter?

Overrated and Underrated Foods

Nutrition Action Health Letter presents more accurate information about foods that we have been led to think are healthy and foods that really are healthy.  Click here to find out more

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Sat, December 4 2010 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Overrated and Underrated Foods