Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One of the simplest (and maybe hardest) ways to improve your overall health

If you smoke, one of simplest ways to improve your health and extend the years ahead of you is to quit. For many, however, this is easier said than done.

The following are just a few of the reasons that you should quit:
  • You’ll have extra money in your wallet or savings account
  • The longer you smoke, the greater your chances of developing COPD increase
  • When you smoke, you increase the chances of your loved ones developing health problems
  • As soon as you stop smoking, you improve your chances of not developing dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Some of the illnesses that smoking causes cannot be treated with medication
  • When you stop smoking, you will feel like you have more energy to enjoy your favorite activities
  • When you quit, you become a role model who encourages others to quit

If you are ready to stop smoking or learn more information about the process, you doctor can be one of your biggest allies in the fight. Ask your physician to recommend a smoking cessation program that will put you on the fast track to success.

It’s hard to quit smoking, but regret is worse. 

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gluten-Free Easter Treat

You don't need a crust to enjoy cheesecake. Check out this gluten-free cheesecake treat in a chocolate shell.

Click on the image to see my Easter Pinterest board.

The trick to these is that the chocolate egg is already cracked when you serve the treats. The recipe on the Raspberry Cupcakes blog uses jams and butter for the "yolk." I think that lemon curd with a couple drops of natural orange food coloring would work out well.