the nook at jensan
Remember when you were sick as a child and your mom fed you a bowl of homemade chicken soup? It made you feel warm and comforted on the inside. Often times the recipe was handed down from your grandmother to your mom and eventually to you as you grew older. These five, soup recipes from Food and Wine are just as hearty and comforting as grandma's but with an enticing international flavor. Quick and easy to make, the five recipes make a wonderful opening course.
Some things have a way of crawling under your skin. But before you let them make your blood boil, try these six pieces of advice that will help you keep your cool.
A few weeks ago I saw Sherri Shepherd from The View, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sherri was on to promote her book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It). Sherri recalled that when she was young, she would hear family members talking about someone having Sugar, but not paying too much attention to what Sugar was. Even when someone showed up with a missing leg, it didn’t register. The same with me. As a child in Barbados, the term Sugar was often used. No one used the word diabetes. I now know the correct name for Sugar and as it was when I was a child, I also have friends and family members who are living with the disease.
- 5 Big Causes of Diabetes in Children (epicahealth.com)
- Live A Better Life With These Diabetes Tips (early-symptoms-diabetes-type-2.back-pain-and-treatment.com)
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I overslept on Friday morning and subsequently did not wake up until 10:00 am. Because the rush hour ended around the time I woke up, by the time I got ready and took the train into the city, I would not have made it to work until after 12:00 noon so I decided to take the day off. Every morning I wake up at 6:30 to get ready for my day job but Friday was different for a couple of reasons.
First, I forgot to set the alarm which never happens but that is not what was strange about the day. What was strange is that even though I set the alarm every night, I never need it to wake up. Every morning my body clock wakes me up at around 6:30 and I lie in bed until the alarm goes off at 6:45. On Thursday night for the first time in ages, I forgot to set the alarm and my body clock did not work. I slept until 10:00 am.
Jennifer is constantly telling me that I need to get more sleep. My daytime job in publishing is high pressured. We are continuously busy and there is seldom any downtime. Then when I get home, I am up late into the night dealing with JenSan business. I've felt tired in the past but not overly so until recently. Now I think that it is time to take Jennifer's advice and get more sleep at night as the lack of sleep is finally catching up with me.
I did some research on sleep deprivation and discovered many side effects—including the expected ones like irritability and forgetfulness. However, I also found several more that are of deeper concern like weight gain (something that has happened to me this year) an increased risk of strokes among others, in an article on the Huffington Post.
Even without the typical risk factors, like being overweight or having a family history, short sleep can up your risk for stroke, according to 2012 research. Adults who regularly slept fewer than six hours a night had four times the risk of stroke symptoms, HuffPost reported.
For the full list of scary health related risks caused by sleep deprivation, read the article on the Huffington Post.
- 10 Simple Strategies to Wake Up Early (lifehack.org)
- Sleep Deprived Individuals Tend to Load Up on Calories, Study (medindia.net)
- Aside from the obvious lack of protection (meaning you’re more vulnerable to dropped objects, stubbed toes and the like), your favorite pair could be seriously damaging your feet. “The feet are the foundation of your whole body. This is the base of the skeleton," says Jackie Sutera, a podiatrist in New York City. “It’s a domino effect… the rest of your joints and bones have to compensate.” Like anything else, moderation is key: