Archive for September, 2012

Is Sucralose Splenda Safe for Diabetics?

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

It is safe for diabetics. Sucralose does not cause an insulin response, so it has no effect on blood sugar levels. This is due to the fact sucralose is not recognized by the body as a carbohydrate. In fact, it passes through the body totally unchanged and is not metabolized at all. (more…)

Plantar Fascitis A Common Runner’s Ailment

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Plantar fascitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament-like muscle band that runs from the heel of the foot to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia provides the foot with the support necessary to lift the foot off the ground and is necessary for balance and foot stability. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 3

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Early lack of love sets limits on how long we live, what illnesses we fall prey to and how happy our lives will be. If we cannot get real love we seek secondary compensations such as overeating, power-seeking and drug-taking, which help to push down the early deprivations. It seems too much or too risky to face the old pains, but avoidance has a cost. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 2

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Such early threats to the baby’s survival are registered as “indescribable pain” and can only be soothed by input that a feeling-sensory brain appreciates: in other words, removal of the source of danger and replacement with nurturing. For a fetus or neonate, this effectively happens on a biochemical level. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 1

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Don’t be such a baby! Can’t you grow up? Perhaps not. The more we learn about the human brain, the more it seems we cannot ignore how our evolutionary and gestational development affect our later lives. (more…)

Runners Must Be Kept On A Leash, Part 2

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Amazingly enough, I can sometimes beat my dog in a sprint, for I used to challenge people to sprints quite often, but still, if I have her leash in my hand and I am running, I fear the outcome of the run with due exhortion. (more…)

Runners Must Be Kept On A Leash, Part 1

Friday, September 7th, 2012

It is only ten o’clock in the morning, and I’m out there on the sidewalks of the city freezing my rear end off in the fall breeze looking for inspiration for another tidbit about writing. I think best when I’m out, running. (more…)