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Caroline Boyce

Tampa Area — Treat and Prevent Injury Workshop April 29, 2013

I am proud of my daughter Raina.  If you are in the Tampa FL be sure to check out her workshop.  I’m sure there will tips to help you be a healthier you no matter what age you are or whatever shape you’re in … Get your ticket and sign up http://www.bellaprana.com/workshops?options%5Bids%5D=440&options%5Bsite_id%5D=12941


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This workshop will combine education and skills teaching to avoid unnecessary visits the doctor’s or therapist’s office.

• Learn how daily habits, posture and the aging process all impact the body’s health.
• Understand how to recognize symptoms of common nerve, tendon and joint problems.
• Learn early intervention methods that can speed recovery and avoid expensive treatment.
• Learn simple exercises to counteract imbalances caused by unhealthy positions and poor daily habits.
• Improve your form with fitness activities and avoid potential pain or injury.

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013186

12:15 – 2:15 pm

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation

1000 Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606



Raina practices full time as an Out-Patient Occupational Therapist and has multiple certifications in her field.

Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L)
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
Certified Posture Exercises Professional (CPEP)
Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE)

Famous Rejection Letters April 28, 2013

Filed under: Book,Inspiration — Caroline Boyce @ 4:39 pm

Famous Rejection Letters.


Heart Health

Filed under: Family,Health and Fitness,Helpful Tips,Inspiration — Caroline Boyce @ 10:23 am
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NMR Lipoprofile—the Most Important Test to Determine Heart Disease Risk

from an article by Dr. Mercola that I found to be quite informative

Chris Kresser, L.Ac., an acupuncturist and a licensed integrative medicine clinician, has investigated risk factors for heart disease and promotes the use of a relatively novel way of assessing your heart disease risk based on your LDL particle number.

Story at-a-glance

  • Cholesterol has been blamed for just about every case of heart disease for the last 20 years, when in reality, you need cholesterol in order to be healthy; your body uses cholesterol for cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters and overall nerve function
  • Your total cholesterol number is not a good indicator of heart disease risk. One of the most important tests you can get to determine your risk is the NMR lipoprofile, which measures your LDL particle number. This test also has other markers that can help determine if you have insulin resistance, which is a primary cause of elevated LDL particle number and increased heart disease risk
  • Research published over the past 10 or 15 years suggests that neither saturated fat nor high-cholesterol foods will raise your cholesterol serum levels
  • The primary cause of heart disease is not high cholesterol but insulin and leptin resistance, which increase LDL particle number via a couple of different mechanisms. Poor thyroid function can also directly increase LDL particle number, and should be checked if your LDL particle number is high
  • Insulin and leptin resistance is caused by factors inherent in our modern lifestyle, including a diet high in processed and refined carbohydrates, sugars/fructose, refined flours, and industrial seed oils; insufficient physical activity; chronic sleep deprivation; environmental toxins; and poor gut health
to read full article … http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/28/nmr-lipoprofile.aspx?e_cid=20130428_SNL_Art_1&utm_source=snl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130428

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! April 18, 2013

Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate

Chocolate has all but been elevated to superfood status. And the benefits of chocolate keep rolling in. So here are three more reasons why you may not want to be too quick to break that chocolate habit. (As long as you’re hitting the dark stuff.)

  • images (1)Chocolate makes you smarter. Ample research suggests that the flavonols in dark chocolate increase cerebral blood flow, which in turn may trigger the creation of new blood vessels and brain cells. And a new study shows that older adults performed better on cognitive tests after eating small portions of the sweet stuff. Talk about some major benefits of chocolate (and a nourished noggin)!
  •  Chocolate improves heart health. Although more research is needed to confirm this one, a new study shows that regular chocolate eaters who had heart disease were less likely to die following a heart attack compared with the people who didn’t treat themselves to the dark and dreamy stuff. 
  • Chocolate has a cavity-fighting compound. Okay, so you don’t necessarily want to trade in your toothbrush for a chocolate bar. But some interesting new research shows a compound in chocolate — theobromine — may be just as good as fluoride at hardening tooth enamel. So the compound could find its way into toothpastes and mouthwashes one day. Until then, keep in mind that most commercially prepared chocolate has lots of sugar in it.

Don’t Go Overboard Despite the benefits of chocolate, you don’t want to o.d. on it lest you do your waist and blood sugar more harm than good.

Just 30 calories per day of chocolate may be enough to help reduce your blood pressure. As far as serving sizes go, that’s about a Hershey’s Kiss worth.

But you have to eat the right kind of chocolate, according to Joseph Maroon, MD, author of The Longevity Factor. He recommendsproduct_151 nonsweetened or minimally sweetened dark chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cocoa.

Dark Chocolate: The Benefits
In addition to the chocolate and blood pressure connection, dark chocolate can also help reduce atherosclerosis and blood clotting, aid blood flow, contribute to an overall reduction in heart attacks, and improve cholesterol levels, according to Maroon. And it’s all thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in the cocoa bean.

More Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate
As if you need them . . . Maroon offers three more great reasons to indulge:

1. For better blood sugar. Chocolate enhances the effect of insulin and sugar utilization.

2. For a finer complexion. Yep, fewer wrinkles and fine lines.

3. For a better mood. The taste isn’t the only reason it makes us smile


Taken from —  http://www.realage.com/heart-disease/3-new-health-benefits-of-eating-chocolate?eid=1010681567&memberid=31404709
Intake of flavonoid-rich wine, tea, and chocolate by elderly men and women is associated with better cognitive test performance. Nurk, E. et al., Journal of Nutrition 2009 Jan;139(1):120-127.
Chocolate consumption and mortality following a first acute myocardial infarction: the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program. Janszky, I. et al., Journal of Internal Medicine 2009 Sep;266(3):248-257.
A neural network analysis of theobromine vs. fluoride on the enamel surface of human teeth: an experimental case study with strong implications for the production of a new line of revolutionary and natural non-fluoride based dentifrices. Sadeghpour, A., Dissertation Abstracts International2007;68(7) suppl. B.

Help Get the Monkee Songs on American Idol April 3, 2013

8b226aa7905a42b2739e0a102bc90f1a_13696734996565a998bc0e2d28bd2179TWEET your request for MONKEE SONGS at Twitter — #attidoltheme — for the first time in the show’s 12-season run — Producers will let the public determine one episode’s theme this season – https://twitter.com/search?q=att%20idol%20theme&src=typd

Producers and AT&T will review the submissions and narrow them down to five favorites, which Seacrest will reveal on April 11. Viewers will vote again to choose a winning theme that will be unveiled April 24. Remaining finalists must sing a song that fits into the chosen theme.

HERE’S ANOTHER LINK … Be sure to put THE MONKEE SONGS for show Theme http://www.americanidol.com/community/choice


Filed under: Uncategorized — Caroline Boyce @ 8:55 pm

this will work on my front landing; time to start planning

Marilyn Wilson Realtor

87615739_XSIf you are selling your house, your real estate agent will probably suggest that you put together a few flower boxes to help dress up the front of your house. Most flower boxes are a mixture of tall and short perennials and annuals. Flower boxes are a terrific way to add a beautiful visual impact to any yard or porch. You can use them to line stairs; as a border on a concrete patio; or below a window.

The degree of sun exposure required by the plants is the main determining factor when deciding which plants are the best choices. There are flowering and foliage plants for every exposure, even the hot, harsh sunlight on the south side of a building. Selecting blooming plants and plants with colorful foliage that have similar growing requirements can provide color and texture all summer long.

Planting a Window Box Container Garden:

1. Decide on a…

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Rare Photos of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart April 1, 2013

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26169_419544473184_2272537_n crop THE 1969 A&M “I WONDER WHAT SHE’S DOING TONIGHT” TOUR.  





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