Nancy Adler Jones

DNA and Anti-Depressant Choice

I’ve been puzzled about why anti-depressants work for some of my clients and not for others.  The answer may come from the new field of “genomics” – using genetic tests to find out how different drugs may be metabolized uniquely in a particular person.  Click here to read more.

Sun, June 17 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on DNA and Anti-Depressant Choice

Strategies for Older Workers

If you are over 40, you may be competing with younger workers whose tech skills have outpaced yours.  If you are over 55, the challenge is even greater.  I found these ideas useful in navigating the “tech gap”.

Sun, June 17 2018 » Professional » Comments Off on Strategies for Older Workers

Natural Approaches to Health

I’m fascinated by the wealth of information given in the “People’s Pharmacy”.  This particular article addresses possible approaches for polycystic ovarian syndrome and general inflammation.  The caveat here is that this is not a substitute for medical advice.

Sun, June 17 2018 » Health » Comments Off on Natural Approaches to Health

Privacy on Facebook

I’ve felt afraid about internet privacy concerns and that I do not have the computer skills to respond effectively.  I felt grateful and happy to run across this AARP article that simplifies the instructions about what to do to do my best to protect myself.

Sun, June 17 2018 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on Privacy on Facebook

Gaslighting

Are you being “driven crazy” in a relationship?  It could be that you are in a relationship with someone who “gaslights”.  This article from “Psychology Today” (gaslighting) outlines their behavior to make it easier to spot if that process is happening to you.

Thu, May 17 2018 » Relatioinships » Comments Off on Gaslighting

The Advantage of Credit Cards

I love keeping up with consumer protection information.  This article lists multiple benefits of using credit cards for purchases.  (I would add, especially if you pay off the card each month)

Sun, April 1 2018 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on The Advantage of Credit Cards

Counting Calories not Key to Weight Loss

Eat less, move more has not been an effective approach to weight loss.  This article talks about food quality and composition rather than calorie counting as what is most beneficial.

Sun, April 1 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Counting Calories not Key to Weight Loss

Diet Debate

Research about diet continues.  No clear answer has emerged.  This article describes a study showing the variable results of people eating low-carb vs low-fat diets.  The study does not show a clear “winner”.  More research need to be done!

Sun, April 1 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Diet Debate

Genetics Affect How Drugs Work

Many people are frustrated by the process of finding an anti-depressant that works for them.  it may be that our genetic make-up determines how we metabolize medications.  This article sheds some light on this phenomenon.

Sun, April 1 2018 » Health » Comments Off on Genetics Affect How Drugs Work

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Do you wonder why the seeming “reward” for losing weight is to gain it back? This article talks about how the brain works to account for this unfortunate and frustrating phenomenon.  Unfortunately, there are no clear solutions at this time.  However, it mentions that folks that have lost weight and have kept it off have greater activity in the part of the brain that governs self-control.

Sun, January 28 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?