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Many people have a love-hate
relationship with sugar. They may
love how it tastes, but they also
may hate the effects sugar can
have on their bodies. As a result,
many men and women would
love to reduce their sugar con-
The American Heart Asso-
ciation reports that the average
adult in the United States con-
sumes 22 teaspoons of added
sugar every day, which equals
150 pounds per year. Teenagers
consume even more, averaging
34 teaspoons every day. Accord-
ing to Statistics Canada, Canadi-
ans consume an average of 110
grams, or 26 teaspoons, of sugar
daily. These numbers are more
than twice the amount of sugar a
person should be eating.
Healthy fruits, vegetables and
some dairy products each con-
tain sugar. But refined sugar is
what can compromise a person’s
health. When more than 10
percent of a person’s total calo-
ries come from added or refined
sugar, this can prove harmful to
both the mind and body.
University of California, San
Francisco researchers estimate
that the 130,000 new cases of
diabetes documented between
1990 and 2000 could be at-
tributed to the increase of sugar-
sweetened drinks. Those who
drink 1 to 2 servings of sweet-
ened beverages are 26 percent
more likely to develop type 2
diabetes in their lifetimes than
those who avoid such drinks.
According to a 2008 study
published in the journal Molecu-
lar Nutrition & Food Research,
high-glycemic foods, or
those that are quickly bro-
ken down into glucose by
the body, can lead to el-
evated rates of breakouts
and acne. That’s because
sugary foods and drinks
may fuel inflammation
and the production of
excess sebum in the skin,
resulting in pimples.
When a person con-
sumes more sugar than he
or she needs, the excess
may be stored in the body
as triglycerides, a type
of blood fat. Both high
triglycerides and low HDL
levels contribute to the
hardening of your arter-
ies. This condition
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ease, stroke and heart attack.
Information published in the
British Journal of Psychiatry
indicates sugar may be respon-
sible for mood swings and other
mental disorders. Fluctuations
in sugar levels can affect mood
and metabolism.
Fortunately, men and women
looking to curtail their sugar
consumption can do so in a
variety of ways.
* Enjoy a sugar-free or low-
sugar breakfast. You may begin
the day with a sugar rush if you
consume too much sugar at the
breakfast table. This will in-
evitably result in a sugar crash,
after which you may overeat or
gravitate toward more sugary
products. Starting the day with
whole grains and lean proteins
is a healthier way to fuel the
body at breakfast time.
* Stock up on fruits and veg-
etables. When you crave some-
thing sweet, grab a piece of
fruit or a sweet vegetable, such
as corn or beets. You will be
consuming fewer calories and
eating less processed sugar.
* Opt for whole grains.
Whole grains have a lower gly-
cemic index than refined grains,
which means they won’t turn
into a sugary powder keg in
your body. They also will help
you to feel fuller longer, which
reduces the temptation for over-
eating. Use whole grain pastas
and breads when cooking, and
opt for these foods when dining
* Research the amount of
sugar in foods. Read labels and
ingredients to determine if sugar
is hiding in the foods and bev-
erages you consume. Anything
that ends with the suffix “ose”
is a derivative of sugar. Some
restaurants will even add sugar
to foods that don’t need them to
make them irresistible and ad-
dicting, which is often the case
with kids’ meals.
*Cut sweetened drinks from
your diet entirely. Many people
consume a substantial amount
of sugar in their beverages. To
avoid overconsumption of sug-
ar, opt for water, unsweetened
teas or diluted 100 percent fruit
juice if you need something
By cutting down on sugar, a
person can gradually reduce his
or her dependency on the sweet
stuff and not even miss it. This
may lead to improved dental
health and a host of other medi-
cal benefits.
SUGAR From Page 2
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Nurses are known for
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health, she began to better
the health of others as well.
This is the story of Aus-
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a registered nurse who was
overweight and had high
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cholesterol, which put her at risk
for heart disease, stroke, type 2
diabetes, and other health prob-
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), African-American adults,
like Shirlet, are 1.4 times as likely
as Caucasians to be overweight or
“This means they are at a higher
risk for high blood pressure and
chronic diseases such as diabe-
tes,” said Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD,
MSc, director of the Division of
Community Health at the CDC.
But Shirlet decided not to stay on
this path. When she started hav-
ing pain while picking up her two-
year-old daughter, she realized it
was time to make a change. She
started walking and asked family
members and friends to join her.
“It wasn’t easy,” recalls Shirlet
of that first day. But within six
months, her group went from walk-
ing a couple miles to five miles ev-
ery day. The group meets monthly
to celebrate, share healthy recipes
and check blood sugar and choles-
terol. They enjoy monitoring their
goals and socializing while walk-
They also enjoy better health.
Several walkers have lost weight,
Shirlet’s cholesterol has dropped
100 points, and she can pick up
her daughter without pain. She
also feels in control of her health
for the first time, which has im-
proved her self-confidence and
Today, Shirlet says, “I feel stron-
ger. I am stronger.”
The healthy habits Shirlet has
adopted set a good example for her
young daughter, too, which Shirlet
feels is extremely important.
“If you don’t have your health,
nothing else matters,” she said.
Inspired by the success of the
group, Shirlet teamed up with
the Alliance for African American
Health, an organization that helps
make it easier for African Ameri-
cans to get exercise. She also be-
came a spokesperson for healthy
living habits through a partner-
ship with a local medical center
and her local school district.
“Shirlet’s story is one of many
healthy success stories around
the United States,” said Dr. Jack.
“The CDC applauds her and all the
many other individuals and pro-
grams working to improve access
to healthy foods, physical activity,
and reduce tobacco use and expo-
sure in their communities.”
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Because children spend most of
their time in classrooms, schools
are an ideal setting for healthy be-
haviors to be taught and modeled.
Therefore, parents are speaking
up and getting involved in an ef-
fort to improve the health of their
children at schools.
One Washington, D.C.
mother of two Roots Charter
School students recognized
the need for her children’s
school to incorporate more
physical activities into the
school day.
“The obesity rate among
children is at an all-time high,
so getting our kids to be active
is more crucial than ever,” said
Michelle Jones. “I want to make
sure my children live their lives
to the fullest, and getting exercise
can help them do that.”
Michelle banded together with
other parents to form an adviso-
ry council that works with local
schools to host events focusing
on health and wellness. Activities
like yoga, Zumba and healthy eat-
ing inspires students, parents and
community members to be phys-
ically active and make healthier
food choices.
Other schools are making
healthy changes through pro-
grams with the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC), which supports commu-
nities across the country by mak-
ing healthy living easier where
people live, work, learn, and play.
Through help from the CDC,
communities all over the coun-
try are making improvements. A
New York City School District
made 800,000 daily meals health-
ier by ensuring that foods and
drinks meet certain standards for
sodium, fat and calories. A school
district in Las Cruces, New Mex-
ico has opened physical activity
space to the community during
after-school hours.
Such improvements can help
prevent obesity -- a serious and
growing public health concern
that increases an individual’s
chance of type 2 diabetes, heart
disease, several types of cancer,
and other health problems.
Eating well and participating in
regular physical activity not only
has health benefits, but they also
have been linked with better aca-
demic achievement by enhancing
important skills like concentra-
tion and attentiveness. For exam-
ple, students who eat foods rich
in protein, vitamins, and miner-
als are more likely to perform
better than students whose diets
are heavy in unhealthy foods, like
sweets and fried foods.
Although changes are already
being made in some schools
around the country, more can
be accomplished. To support
healthy schools, parents can rec-
ommend ways to increase physi-
cal activity during the day and
ask that healthy food and drink
options be made available to stu-
dents throughout the school day.
Parents can learn more about
improving health in their lo-
cal schools and communities at
Help make your child’s school healthier
What Parents Can
Do To Support
Healthier Schools
* Ask that water be made
available throughout the
* Encourage teachers
and administrators to
reward kids with extra
recess, fun pencils and
erasers, or time for a spe-
cial game -- rather than
with sweet treats.
* Encourage kids to sign
up for after-school sports,
running clubs and other
physical activity oppor-
tunities offered by the
school -- or volunteer to
lead such activities.
* Talk with neighbors
about forming a walk-
ing school bus -- taking
turns walking with groups
of children to and from
* Support safe walk-
ing and biking routes to
school if the community
does not already have
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How to improve indoor air
quality as winter approaches
With fall soon to give way
to winter, many people will
soon be spending more time
indoors. Winter weather can
be harsh, and it can be dif-
ficult for fresh air to make
its way into a home once
the warmer temperatures of
summer and fall give way to
the cold days of winter.
Poor indoor air quality can
cause multiple problems.
According to the Environ-
mental Protection Agency,
poor indoor air quality can
increase a person’s risk of
developing pneumonia, and
it also may aggravate exist-
ing respiratory conditions
such as asthma. The EPA
also notes that long-term
exposure to indoor air pollu-
tion can increase a person’s
risk for heart disease, re-
spiratory diseases and even
Because indoor air pollu-
tion can be so devastating,
many homeowners look for
ways to improve their indoor
air quality, especially before
the arrival of winter, when
residents of the home figure
to spend such a significant
amount of time indoors.
Fortunately, homeowners
can take many steps to do
just that.
* Clean with soap and wa-
ter. Soap and hot water can
still clean a home effectively,
and this age-old combina-
tion might be the healthi-
est way to clean as well.
Many household cleaning
products contain potential-
ly harmful ingredients that
can introduce toxins and ir-
ritants into a home. Avoid
such cleaners and solvents
when cleaning a home. If
stains prove too stubborn
for soap and water, be sure
to open windows when using
potentially harmful cleaners
* Purchase an air filtra-
tion system. Air filtration
systems vary significantly
in size, cost and function.
Some systems are designed
to remove specific pollut-
ants, and may not be effec-
tive at removing additional
indoor air pollutants. Larger
models tend to be most ef-
fective at filtering pollutants
like dust, but such units are
more expensive than small-
er units. If your home is
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* Open windows and doors
when possible. Introducing
outdoor air into a home is a
great way to improve indoor
air quality. Of course, opening
windows and doors might not
be feasible in the middle of
winter. But take advantage of
any such opportunities when
they present themselves. For
example, after cooking a big
meal, open the kitchen ex-
haust fan to allow fresh air
into the home. Such fans are
not large enough to cause a
significant temperature drop
in the home, but they can di-
rectly remove contaminants
from inside the home, like
those that might be emitted
from gas stoves.
* Insist guests and residents
remove their shoes. Chemi-
cals can find their way into a
home in a variety of ways, and
you and your fellow residents
or guests may be tracking
them into your home on your
shoes. Keep a doormat in-
side all entryways, and insist
guests and residents remove
their shoes before entering
your home. This reduces the
amount of potential pollut-
ants brought into your home
and also makes cleaning the
home that much easier.
* Break out the mop. Vacu-
um cleaners can be effective at
picking up pollutants inside a
home, but they also can leave
things behind. When a vacu-
um cleaner seems to be leav-
ing some dust behind, take
out the mop and, with just a
little water, address the ar-
eas where dust is still linger-
ing. Water should be enough
to do the trick, and, unlike
some cleaning products, wa-
ter won’t be introducing any
additional harmful pollutants
into the home.
* Smoke outside. Smok-
ing inside a home is invit-
ing trouble, especially during
those times of year when the
windows cannot be opened.
Secondhand smoke is a sig-
nificant source of indoor air
pollution, as cigarette smoke
is known to contain more than
4,000 chemicals. Smoking
indoors, whether an area is
well- or poorly-ventilated, can
be dangerous to smokers. Ex-
posure to secondhand smoke
puts adults and children alike
at risk of several diseases, in-
cluding asthma and cancer. If
you or your fellow residents
or visitors must smoke, do so
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muscle healing, detoxifica-
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among other benefits. Even
patient who experience
chronic arthritic pain feel a
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sauna can provide. Positive
studies that show the ben-
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published in peer reviewed
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Infrared Sauna Therapy is
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Instead of using convection
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In fact, it the type of heat
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Early detection of cancer
greatly increases a person’s
odds of surviving this poten-
tially deadly disease. Screening
can range from relatively sim-
ple self-examinations to more
complicated procedures con-
ducted by physicians. The fol-
lowing are the widely accepted
screening guidelines, courtesy
of the American Cancer Soci-
Breast cancer
Women should begin self-
examinations of their breasts
starting in their 20s. This helps
women familiarize themselves
with their breasts early on,
which makes it easier to detect
any abnormalities, including
lumps, later in life.
In addition to breast self-
exams, women should receive
clinical breast exams, or CBEs,
every three years while in their
20s and 30s, and then an an-
nual CBE starting at age 40.
The ACS also recommends
women begin receiving annual
mammograms starting at age
40. Some doctors may also rec-
ommend women with a fam-
ily history of breast cancer or
other significant risk factors
receive an MRI in addition to
a mammogram. These addi-
tional tests are rarely necessary,
but women at a higher risk of
breast cancer should discuss
their options with their physi-
Colorectal cancer
and polyps
Men and women should be-
gin screening for colorectal
cancer and polyps beginning at
age 50. Polyps are growths on
the inner surface of the colon
that are often noncancerous,
but some can develop into can-
Some tests may be conduct-
ed to find both polyps and
cancer, and these tests should
be conducted at various inter-
vals. Beginning at age 50, men
and women should get a flex-
ible sigmoidoscopy every five
years, a colonoscopy every 10
years, a double-contrast barium
enema every five years, or a CT
colonography, also known as a
virtual colonoscopy, every five
years. When tests other than a
colonoscopy are positive, then
a colonoscopy should be con-
ducted as well.
Testing can also be conduct-
ed to detect colorectal cancer.
Beginning at age 50, men and
women should receive an an-
nual fecal occult blood test or
a yearly fecal immunochemical
test. When results are positive,
a colonoscopy should be con-
Lung cancer
Despite the prevalence of
lung cancer, the ACS advises
against screenings for lung can-
cer in people whose risk for de-
veloping the disease is average.
But the ACS does recommend
screenings for those individu-
als who are at high risk for the
disease. These include men
and women who meet all of the
following criteria:
* 55 to 74 years of age
* in fairly good health
* have at least a 30 pack-year
smoking history and are either
still smoking or have quit smok-
ing within the last 15 years
More information about
lung cancer screening is avail-
able at
See CANCER, Page 9
Cancer screening guidelines
Did you know?
“Cancer clusters” is a term sci-
entists use to describe a defined
geographic area or group of peo-
ple over a certain period of time
in which or among whom a great-
er number of cancer cases than
expected were found. Such clus-
ters do not seem random, and are
therefore examined more closely
to determine if they are due to a
certain cause or carcinogen. Ac-
cording to the American Cancer
Society, a true cancer cluster in-
volves just one type of cancer.
Though tragic, cancer clusters
can help cancer researchers learn
more about the disease, allow-
ing scientists to identify areas
of greater risk and helping them
figure out just what is behind
that increased risk. Researchers
typically have strict guidelines
when identifying a cluster. To be
considered a cancer cluster, there
must be several cases of a rare
type of cancer or larger than ex-
pected numbers of a more com-
mon type of cancer. Researchers
also define a cluster as a type of
cancer that is not usually found
in a certain group ofpeople, such
as children getting a type of can-
cer that is usually seen in adults.
When the excess cases of cancer
are many different types of can-
cer, it’s unlikely to be considered
a cluster and is even less likely
to be caused by a single environ-
mental factor or exposure.
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Endometrial (uterine)
According to the ACS, at the
time of menopause all women
should discuss the risks and
symptoms of endometrial can-
cer, often referred to as uterine
cancer. Detection often begins
with women themselves, who
should report any bleeding or
spotting to their physicians
immediately upon detection.
Some women may be can-
didates for yearly endome-
trial biopsies. This includes
women who have hereditary
nonpolyposis colon cancer,
or HNPCC, a condition also
known as Lynch syndrome.
Women known to carry
HNPCC-linked gene mu-
tations are also candidates.
Women from families with a
tendency to get colon cancer
where genetic testing has not
been done also are candidates
for yearly endometrial biop-
sies. These yearly biopsies
should begin at age 35, and
women should discuss the
risks, benefits and limitations
of the tests with their physi-
More information on cancer
screenings is available at www.
CANCER From Page 8
Silver lining for cancer
or Alzheimer’s patients?
Cancer or Alzheimer’s
disease is seldom some-
thing to cheer about. But
there may be one positive
to come from a cancer or
Alzheimer’s diagnosis. New
research indicates older
people who have either Al-
zheimer’s or cancer are less
likely to get the other dis-
Although in essence it
is a no-win-scenario, re-
searchers at the National
Research Council of Italy
in Milan, headed by study
author Dr. Massimo Mu-
sicco, have found that hav-
ing cancer seems to protect
seniors from Alzheimer’s
disease. The reverse also
appears to be true. If you
receive a diagnosis of Al-
zheimer’s disease, you are
at a far lower risk of devel-
oping cancer. Dr. Musicco
has said, “understanding
the mechanisms behind
this relationship may help
us better develop new treat-
ments for both diseases.”
Researchers studied more
than one million residents
of northern Italy, tracking
them for six years. They
found a 50 percent drop in
cancer risk for Alzheimer’s
patients among the sub-
jects age 60 and over, and a
35 percent reduction in
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In addition to using dried herbs for tea and
in cooking, it’s recommended that you acquire
them to keep at home for minor cuts, bruises,
headaches, colds and flu. Assemble a stock of
home medicines and keep them with the usual
selection of dressings, plasters and cotton balls
to use for first aid in treating minor ailments.
The more you use simple herbal cures, the
easier it will become to treat minor sicknesses
at home. Certain herbs taken in excess can be
toxic so ensure dosage is correct.
Herbs for various ailments
Keep either dried herbs or their tinctures.
Dried herbs should be kept for a year, at the
longest, before being replaced. Keep them in
clean, screw top glass jars and be sure to label
them with the date and contents. Store tinctures
in a dark glass bottle for up to three years.
Tablets can be substituted and are useful when
Herbs useful for coughs, fever,
sore throats and headaches
Angelica, echinacea, garlic, ginger and lav-
ender are excellent herbs to keep on hand for
fever, sore throats and cold symptoms. Echina-
cea is especially useful as an immune booster.
Limeflowers and rosemary are useful herbs for
tension headaches. Store dried mint, parsley
and thyme to help alleviate coughs.
Herbs for rheumatic pain
Angelica, bay and parsley can be taken
regularly to get relief from rheumatic pain.
Lemon grass is helpful in treating arthritic con-
ditions and rheumatism as it possesses anti-in-
flammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Oil
obtained from lemon grass can be used directly
on painful joints.
Herbs for insect bites, skin rashes,
cuts, bruises, blisters and
other skin complaints
Keep basil and parsley for insect bites and
stings. Skin rashes and diaper rash respond to
herbs such as bay and elder. Comfrey soothes
bites and sores. Calendula provides an excel-
lent home-cure for cuts, grazes, minor skin
complaints, bruises, blisters, diaper rash and
other ailments such as athlete`s foot. Bay helps
with skin rashes and bruises.
Herbs to store for digestive complaints,
diarrhea and stomach aches
Marjoram is useful for diarrhea; both mar-
joram and thyme help with flatulence. Keep
meadowsweet and ginger for acid indigestion.
Stock up on mint for abdominal aches and
pains. Sage is an excellent herb to use for gas-
tritis and diarrhea.
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Dried Herbs to keep in your
home cure medicine chest
Alzheimer’s risk for those
with cancer. Additional in-
formation suggests a simi-
lar correlation between
Parkinson’s disease and
It is unclear what is be-
hind this link, and there re-
mains the possibility that
both diseases can occur
concurrently. Research-
ers believe the lowered
risk results from opposite
biological mechanisms of
the two diseases. Because
Alzheimer’s results from
brain cell death, it may
prevent cancer because
cancer forms from uncon-
trolled cell growth.
The study, which was
published in the July 10,
2013 issue of the journal
Neurology, did not take
into account lifestyle fac-
tors, such as smoking,
physical activity and diet,
which may influence the
risk of these diseases.
While receiving a di-
agnosis of cancer or Al-
zheimer’s disease is never
a welcome development,
the strange correlation be-
tween the diseases could
give doctors new clues into
treatment options for both
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Madison, Logan and Lucas counties.
Auglaize regional support services for Auglaize,
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each individual, family or guardian, and county board
of DD to coordinate each individual’s support program.
Currently there are 55 consumers in the Auglaize region
which employs 66 people. Agency-wide, CRSI serves
approximately 800 and employs a total staff of over
The CRSI mission is to empower and support individu-
als with challenges to provide an opportunity to develop
their maximum level of independence as they choose.
It is the intent of CRSI to value lifestyles and choices by
all individuals served. In addition, it is the goal of CRSI
to provide the best individualized services and assist all
consumers in his or her pursuit of a valued and mean-
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Herbs to counter
insomnia and fatigue
Valerian, mint, limeflower
and lavender are herbs to
keep for insomnia. Chamomile
helps with fatigue. Kava is an
herb that serves to calm and
soothe people who suffer from
the anxiety that can keep them
awake at night.
Herbs for nausea
and morning sickness
Ginger helps with travel
sickness and morning sickness.
Keep fennel and peppermint
for bouts of nausea.
Try to develop a general
awareness of health. By pre-
venting minor illnesses from
developing into major ones,
you will likely be able to avoid
visits to your practitioner. The
Herb Ladies, in downtown
(inside Head Lines styling sa-
lon), now offers 16 varieties of
dried herbs, available for you
to purchase by the ounce. You
will find some of the above
dried herbs, as well as oth-
ers. You can use dried herbs
in cooking, to make your own
teas, and of course, as herbal
remedies. You’ll also find tea
accessories for sale.
Sources: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing
Remedies, C. Normal Shealy, MD, PhD, pages 464 -
467, Published by Harper Collins, 2002 edition
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