Health Headlines #9

Hello friends!!  Happy Sunday!!  Time for another edition of Health Headlines!

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Food/Nutrition

Trans fat consumption linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults – I always knew trans fats were scary, but now even more reason to avoid these things. #frankenfood

Will a gluten-free diet really make you healthier? - Not really sure if I agree with all of this article, but it’s interesting… I prefer to be mainly gluten-free because I feel sluggish & bloated when I consume it, but I don’t have any intolerances to it.  It’s just personal preference.  I think some people feel so much healthier when eliminating gluten, as well as losing weight, but it really depends on the person & if they’re substituting & consuming other gluten-free junk food instead.  Just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

General Health…

Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds - I’ve heard a bit about this kind of thing before & it’s really interesting to see a study on it.  One of my professors briefly talked about it as well.  I don’t think I could constantly be in a state of calorie restriction & be happy & totally healthy though.  What do you think?

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests
Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says
 
- Some bad news for shift workers…

Thoughts on any of these articles/stories?

Coffee with Karey: Check-in

Hey there friends!  Long time, no chat, huh?  Sorry about that!  Don’t worry, I’d never forget about you guys.  Life just kind of… gets in the way these days.  More like school & work keep me insanely busy!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done any sort of coffee talk or random thoughts on what’s been going on in life, so how about we get reacquainted again & have a little coffee chat?

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

that I’ve missed you guys!!  Sadly, with such a busy schedule lately my little corner of the web here is what has to get a bit neglected.  Don’t worry, I have no plans of giving this site up or disappearing on you all – you’re stuck with me!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

I’ve been a bit naughty and have been stress eating lately…  On the plus side, I’m trying to stick to cleaner eating & not just go wild & eat anything… trying to avoid the gluten & dairy for the most part, as well as refined sugars… so tough!  When I’m stressed or emotional I just want to eat!  Yikes!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

I am currently in the thick of trying to line up internship preceptors for some distance programs I’m applying to, & am still working on my internship application – it’s a long one!!  It’s all VERY stressful since only about 50% of dietetics graduates actually are matched with a dietetic internship.  Did I mention these internships are close to a year long & are unpaid?  Yep, trying to be an RD is hard work.  Now do you see why I’m stress eating?  Coffee with Karey: Check in paleo life giveaway coffee with karey coffee talk buck books anxiety

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

we’ve had snow!!  And it’s FREEZING cold around here!  As some of you may know… I am not a winter person.  Let’s just say that I am having lots of CA & FL dreams… ahhhh… sunshine.  Think. Warm. Thoughts.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

I got some new flavored coffee after class today – It’s Highlander Grogg by Cameron’s!  It’s SO good!!  Two thumbs up! Coffee with Karey: Check in paleo life giveaway coffee with karey coffee talk buck books anxiety

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

anxiety is the real deal.  I know many people struggle with this, but not a lot talk about it… Anxiety can be a very life changing & debilitating thing that makes normal things SO much harder.  More to come on this eventually…  #TheStruggleIsReal

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

margarine should be outlawed.  Seriously, who wants to eat all those hydrogenated oils, soybean, & fake stuff in there?  #frankenfood  I’m amazed that stuff is still around.  #jerf #justeatrealfood

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

Don’t forget to sign up for the 99 cent paleo book sale!!  It’s happening one day only – Tuesday, November 25th!!  Click on the little banner on the left of my page, or HERE to sign up for an email reminder.  You don’t want to miss it!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

If you haven’t yet, enter to win some tasty (& healthy) Tali-O Bites!!  Giveaway ends November 30th!

If we were having coffee – What would YOU tell me?

Paleo Book Event – Only a Buck!

Hey there friends!  Are you looking to add some new books to your reading list?  If so, check out the Buck Books Paleo Book Event!  All books are only 99 cents each!!  Crazy, right?!

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This year I’ve joined Buck Books as an affiliate, but previously, I’ve purchased some books in their sale… such as: Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolf, and Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger.  Good stuff & such a bargain!!  

This year’s line-up is:

1. The Primal Blueprint
2. The Paleo Girl
3. The Paleo Solution
4. Everyday Paleo
5. The Ancestral Table
6. The Modern No Nonsense Guide to Paleo
7. Beyond Bacon
8. Sexy by Nature
9. Free the Animal
10. The Everything Weeknight Paleo Cookbook

This 99 cent Paleo Book Sale only lasts one day – November 25th!  Click on the image to be brought to the site to sign up for an email reminder.  You don’t want to miss out! Paleo Book Event   Only a Buck! paleo books buck books books book sale

I’m always up for some new book suggestions… anyone have any suggestions they’ve already read off the list (I’ve read The Primal Blueprint & The Paleo Solution)?

Health Headlines #8

Hello friends!!  Happy Sunday!!  Let’s take a look at some current health headlines & see what’s trending in the health & fitness world.  If you got snow yesterday, I hope you’re keeping warm & cozy! Health Headlines #8 sugar science stroke awareness raw cookie dough nutrition health headlines health

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Food/Nutrition

Need help kicking your sugar habit?  This might help. – I think this is wonderful!  We really need to spread the news to society that sugar is hiding just about EVERYWHERE, especially in packaged foods.  It’s not only addicting, but can lead to some serious health issues, which this new website is helping to spread the word.

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Health Halos: What Food Labels Really Mean – This is a great little video featuring a Registered Dietitian explaining some things to watch out for & to not be fooled by on the food labels.  Just because it says it’s “natural” or healthy doesn’t mean it is…

How Eating Raw Cookie Dough Led to One Mom’s Death, Son Recalls – This is so sad.  Just a little reminder to be careful during this upcoming holiday season…

General Health…

Time spent preparing meals at home linked to healthier diet – This research shows that it really does pay to plan out your meals & prepare ahead of time.  I’m a firm believer in meal prepping & planning for success.

New “Food Selfies” Diet App Embeds Real Dietitian Guidance – This new app allows you to have the help of a real dietitian to assist you in choosing what you’re going to eat… what do you think?  I think it’s a great theory, but not sure how it’s really going to translate and work long-term… Sometimes, I think there is no substitute for a real face-to-face conversation & interaction.

How brown fat, the ‘good’ fat, burns calories and could help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity – This is a really interesting article – definitely gives hope to those with type 2 diabetes & sounds like a good way to help manage their glucose.  It’ll be interesting to see what they can do with this in the future.

Stroke Awareness – Do you know how to recognize a stroke & what to do?  Personally, strokes are scary to me… I’ve had two grandparents suffer from them & I think it’s a great thing to spread the word & know more about this condition.  Thanks to Judy Cohen at the American Recall Center for sharing this graphic with me, so that I can share it with all of you!

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Some facts Judy shared with me:

  • Did you know that 1 in 6 people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime?
  • One person dies every 4 minutes from a stroke, making it the 4th leading cause of death in the US.
Thoughts on any of these articles/stories?

Tali-O Bites Review & GIVEAWAY

Hey there friends!  I have a special treat for you all today… I was recently contacted by Matt at Uncomplicated Foods about trying out their Tali-O Bites, which are all natural, paleo certified, gluten-free, dairy-free, & vegan.  Made from healthful ingredients too!  Oh, & they also come in bars as well as Bites.

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Here’s a bit about them from their website:

We make our snacks by hand with love from our kitchen in the Pacific Northwest. All of our snacks are Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Paleo Certified, made with Non-GMO ingredients and have no added sugars or preservatives.Whether you’re setting out on an adventure, headed to the gym, noshing at work or looking for a healthy snack for your family we have great tasting snack bars and bites that will keep your taste buds and body happy.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is to create great tasting, healthy snacks that make your body and mind perform at its best. We are committed to creating healthy snacks made of whole unprocessed, all-natural, organic ingredients while provide an exciting flavor profile and unique tastes.

The ingredients are all natural & non-GMO, with no added sugars or artificial additives.  Gotta love that!!

Now on to the taste test & the flavors!  Tali-O Bites come in 5 flavors: A Hint of Almond, Powerfully Peanut, Double the Coconut, A Taste of Tahini, & Almond Cocoa Nibs.  The bars come in 4 flavors – all of the above, except the Almond Cocoa Nib flavor.

Matt graciously sent me three flavors of Bites to try: Powerfully Peanut, Double the Coconut, & Almond Cocoa Nibs.

Double the Coconut…

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This was the first flavor I tried & I really liked it!  I really like coconut though.  I expected these to be much sweeter, consider the date base & coconut, but they were surprisingly less sweet.

Powerfully Peanut…

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This was the second flavor I tried… another winner!  It has a subtle peanut butter flavor to it & once again, not too sweet.

Almond Cocoa Nibs…

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This was the last flavor I tried since I thought it’d be my least favorite, but I was so wrong!  This is actually my very favorite flavor that I’ve tried.  It’s chocolatey & has that hint of sweetness to it… nice & decadent.  I loved this one & am a bit embarrassed to say, the bag didn’t last the night.

Ok, now the fun part… if you’d like to purchase your own Tali-O bars or Bites, please use the code “nuttyabouthealth” for 15% off of your order during the month of November.

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**Giveaway open to US residents only, please.  Giveaway ends November 30th.  Winner will be randomly selected & contacted via email.  Good luck!!

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**Disclosure – I received product sample, but was not compensated for this review.  As always, all opinions are solely my own.  

Have you ever tried Tali-O Bars or Bites?  If not, does it look like something you’d like to try?