kbarnes, Author at KathleenBarnes.com
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So far kbarnes has created 335 blog entries.

Why You Need a Vacation

Everybody needs a vacation, but our work-a-holic culture likes to guilt us into thinking our workplaces and families can’t do without us. That leads us to leave 429 million paid vacation days on the table every year.

Vacations are the essence of life. All is not—and should not be—work, no matter how much you love your […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Right Fats for Weight Loss

Here’s a shocking weight loss secret: Adding the right fats to your diet, via foods or supplements, can make it easier for you to lose weight.
Motor up your metabolism with Omega 3s. A recent Australian study found that a daily serving of salmon, tuna, mackerel or sardines not only helped dieters lose an average of […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Weight Management|0 Comments

12 Reasons to Eat Your Broccoli

The elder George Bush made a very public display of hating broccoli and pouted that once he became president, no one could make him eat broccoli ever again.

It was his loss.

Maybe presidents can be exempted from eating broccoli, but there are some excellent reasons why we all should chow down on this brilliant green nutrition […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

Meditation and the Ommmmm Zone

Most of us think that meditation is an esoteric practice, perhaps a spiritual practice and the province only of the enlightened.
I’ve been a meditator for most of my adult life and I find it amusing that science is finally catching up with what millions of meditators know intuitively: Meditation helps us to cope with our […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle, Stress Management|0 Comments

Low Thyroid: WHY? What to do?

Hypothyroidism seems to be running rampant these days. It’s particularly common in women over 50 who have entered perimenopause or are even fully menopausal when changing hormones can also trigger thyroid problems.

But hypothyroidism is almost always connected with low iodine intake, regardless of age or sex.

Here’s a brief overview of the problem:

Low iodine intake and […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Supplements|0 Comments

Are Your Vitamins Working? How Can You Tell?

I am frequently asked why we should take any particular supplements and how we know they work.

First, I’ll give you the short answer to the second question: ”We don’t know if they work.”

Yes, I believe everyone needs supplements and, while there is voluminous evidence, on an individual basis, you don’t know if they work for […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Supplements|1 Comment

Arrest Alzheimer’s

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We were talking about diabetes in the last chapter, and before we entirely leave there, it’s important to know that Alzheimer’s disease has sometimes been called “diabetes of the brain.”

Even in the earliest stages of the devastating memory-destroying disease, the brain’s ability to metabolize sugar is diminished.  […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Brain Health|0 Comments

Can Too Much Salt Kill You? The Surprising Answer.

We are surrounded by medical mythology, and sometimes downright lies, that is profoundly affecting our lives. The need to restrict our salt intake is just one myth that is costing many of us our health.

Do you have high blood pressure? Does some you love have high blood pressure? If so, no doubt, doctors have admonished […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking|1 Comment

Healing Music, Healing Sounds

Here’s an article Kathleen wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine, published in September, 2016.

As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and Om meditations resounding in Himalayan caves […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Stress Management|0 Comments

Hormones: What Every Woman Needs to Know The Teens and the Childbearing Years

Hormones rule our lives; it’s a simple fact of biochemistry. In their role as the body’s chemical messengers, hormones affect every human biological system. Without them, nothing works correctly.

Women’s hormonal systems are as complex as men’s, although vastly different. They govern reproduction, plus every aspect of health—including metabolizing food, proper immune function, physical and emotional […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Women's Health|0 Comments