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Black Is Back in The Valley
PRIME – February 2015
Comedian visits Majestic Theater fundraiser on opening night of his play, “One Slight Hitch”
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PRIME – February 2015
The Agawam Cultural Council hosts Haddam Stage Company Artist
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Planning for that ‘final approach’ to retirement
PRIME – February 2015
By Jason Alderman
The phrase “downsizing for retirement” is
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Protecting your assets from nursing home costs
PRIME – February 2015
By Gina M. Barry
Bacon Wilson P.C.
Long-term care costs can deplete your assets at an alar
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Your partner has prostate cancer… now what?
PRIME – February 2015
By Jacqui Brandwynne
CEO, Very Private
When first diagnosed with prostate cancer, you and
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Some thoughts on what nutrition ‘education’ should include
PRIME – February 2015
By Victor Acquista, MD
Author, “Pathways to Health: An Integral Guidebook”
This month, I want to share some thoughts about nutrition that are quite different than what is usually written in health-related education.
This will not be a column offering advice about structuring a diet to include more of certain things – such as fruits and vegetables and less of other things – such as saturated fat. Nor will it be about how to decide what foods to eat and not eat if you have medical problem such as diabetes or obesity or heart disease.
I want to give nutrition advice that provides some serious “food for thought.”
I want to get you to think about how you eat and what you eat and drink.
How we eat
What I have observed is that people don’t give much thought to how they eat. Are your mealtimes simply another task to attend to and get done with? What are the setting and circumstances that you typically consume your food? And, more importantly, what is the impact on your nutrition?
I also think most people eat too fast. They are in a hurry to have breakfast (if they don’t entirely skip this). They grab a quick lunch. Dinner might be something quickly prepared, even a prepackaged microwave meal, consumed quickly between other tasks. Meals are often accompanied by distractions such as T.V. or texting.
How do these circumstances affect us nutritionally?
I believe we have become seriously disconnected from the nutritional opportunities and benefits of eating. We have distanced ou
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