Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fat and sweeteners

Dr. Mercola has a fascinating article on the dangers of Agave syrup which I believe to be true based on my limited exposure to the product.

At the very end of the article, he says:

“If you have insulin issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you’re overweight, I suggest you avoid all sweeteners, including stevia, since any sweetener can decrease your insulin sensitivity.”

If you have time, read the article. If not, here’s my take: we are flooding our bodies with a lot of sugar. In response to our “addicted” sugar-cravings, manufacturers look for ways to increase the sweetness of their products. Just try looking over the labels of the packaged foods you buy.

Zone_book_searsA book by Dr. Sears explains in a technical way what is happening to your endocrine system when you overdose your body with sugar.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vale Schoolhouse Painting

I've been so busy I've been neglecting to promote. Well, no promotion means no one knows about what I've been doing. So here's a little update:

I continue to teach an "Oil and Acrylics workshop" at the Reston Community Center. The painting shown here was a demo of oil painting completed during a recent class. It's a view of a small schoolhouse called "Vale School" on Vale Road in Oakton, Virginia. It is 16 x 20, the sides are painted (so it can be hung without framing) and it already has wiring on the back.

I will be including this painting in may ebay store. http://stores.ebay.com/Pam-Coulter-Art