Fluoride in Tap Water Potential Neurotoxin linked to lower IQ and Hypothyrodism

Should we drink our tap water? Should we drink our tap water?

I’ve hesitated to write this blog for a while because I always hate the idea of fear mongering, but I’ve decided that I’m really just providing information.  You can research more.  You could not read this. You may already know this. Either way you can ultimately decide what is best for you and your family.

I’ve limited my personal consumption of fluoridated water for years.  That is nearly impossible if you order water when you go to a restaurant, and it requires carrying water bottles around with you, but I think it’s worth it.  My concern began years ago because I wasn’t aware of any thorough testing on whether or not fluoride was bad for human conception, excluding the potential benefits to your teeth.  Did you know too much fluoride is actually bad for your teeth?

But now there is more and more research to point out that we should all be concerned and cautious.  While the CDC lauds the benefit of fluoride in drinking water for good dental health, new research is pointing to the fact that we may want […]

Fluoride in Tap Water Potential Neurotoxin linked to lower IQ and Hypothyrodism 2017-12-29T21:42:37+00:00

Fun Water Adventure: Brownstone Park, Portland, CT

For years I’ve been wanting to go to Brownstone Park in Portland.  I’m not entirely sure why.  I’ve heard it was all water adventures activities—wakeboarding, zip lining into the water, and waterslides into the water.    My problem is that I want to do all that stuff.  It sounds like so much fun, but I am deathly afraid of heights, zip lines and free falling.  Still I wanted to get there.
So last Friday Matt, and a good friend of mine (Amy from our dog sledding trip) went to Brownstone.  I had a wonderful time and this is a great family day trip during the summer if your kids like water and fun rides.  It’s a little pricey ($28 per person), so maybe you can find a discount on line.  It’s also packed with camps on Thursday and Fridays.  According to Brownstone staffers, Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days with the shortest lines. 

Basically I just swam around, which is fine with […]

Fun Water Adventure: Brownstone Park, Portland, CT 2017-09-12T19:31:29+00:00

Cold Shower: Day one

I didn’t hop out of bed and get in.  I went for a run first and then did some chores.  Then I turned the water to cold.  But I couldn’t get in the water.  My reasonable side informed me I’d actually be foolish to step into freezing water.  So I turned the dial right between warm and cold and hopped in.  It was cold for me as I normally take steamy showers.   Slowly I made it colder and colder.  I washed my hair.  I shaved and nicked my legs more than I have ever before.  Shaving in cold water is a bad choice—whether it’s the shivers or the goose bumps something goes terribly wrong.
Cold Shower: Day one 2017-09-12T19:31:33+00:00

New Year’s Resolution: A Workout Office

Most of us spend at least 40-hours per week at work, so for 2012, get your office workout ready.  It will help you keep motivated and stay healthier throughout the year.  Here is what I think you need stocked in your office to help motivate you.  Excluding the walking shoes,  nothing on this list should be more than $20.
·         Stability Ball—to sit on instead of an office chair (at least some of the time)
·         Good Pair of Walking Shoes & Socks—so you don’t have to remember to bring them from home
·         Foam Roller or ½ Foam Roller—to fit in self massage, or to […]

New Year’s Resolution: A Workout Office 2017-09-12T19:31:39+00:00

Beat the Heat

Here are just some suggestions to help you get through another hot day:


• Drink lots of water
• Refrigerate your bra (thank you for the tip, Joy Behar from The View)
• Get in a pool
• Go to a movie
• Stay away from greasy, heavy foods
• After exercises refuel with up to 20 ounces of water
• Lay a wet towel around your neck
• Freeze some juice in ice cube trays for a flavorful cold treat
• Head to the beach and hope the ice cream truck is there

Personal Euphoria

Beat the Heat 2017-09-12T19:31:50+00:00