Play it, Jen

Every good movie has a piano player somewhere in the background--
sometimes seen, usually unseen.
Seldom really noticed.
The feeling, the very soul of a scene, is created by that person tinkering at the keys.
It has been said, "All the world's a stage."
Well then...Play it, Jen.

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I'm a California Native transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks. I've learned how to chase cows in high heels and load hay faster than you can say "Coco Chanel." These are some of our pictures and stories of living in a land with breath-taking beauty and adventure around every bend.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Case Against Soda

Why the sweet stuff might be as bad for your health as smoking or drinking excessive alcohol.
Most people would agree that their love affair with the sweet stuff--whatever flavor it might be--isn't all that healthy, but no one would put it in the same class as a truly bad habit such as smoking or drinking alcohol to excess, right?
Wrong. Scientists are beginning to do just that. The bulk of the research has focused on connecting the dots between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain, but there is mounting evidence that our national obsession with liquid candy affects more than just our figures. From the very first sip, experts say, cola starts to wreak havoc on the body. It corrodes the teeth, confuses the appetite-regulating hormones in the digestive tract, attacks the bones, and encourages the organ breakdown that leads to diabetes.

Interesting article here, very much worth a look. How often do we feel yucky but don't take the time to track down what is causing that feeling. Especially as something as innocent as a soda in our hand. Everyone drinks it. It can't be that bad for us! If it was so bad the government wouldn't let the companies sell it to us....


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