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Next week I expect to resume my series of blogs called Choices in Recovery .
During our national political campaigns, there arises from our populace, media and candidates a litany condemning those members of Congress that are influenced by lobbyists and special interest groups. The outcry mimics the clamorous call of migrating Canadian geese. Like Canadian geese that head south to escape the freezing weather, our legislators try to distance themselves from the earmarks that served their constituents well and may even have gotten them re-elected.
This election cycle has been no exception. When confronted on this issue, many of our representatives and senators do a soft shoe across the stage of their districts and states that rival that of the mayor in the Broadway hit "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" or "Mister Cellophane" in the movie "Chicago."
But we must be fair about this. Although there may be some unethical members of Congr...
We'd like to welcome one of our members, Jerri Iehl, who has osteoporosis and was treated with Reclast. As a result of her medical issues during treatment, Jerri was selected to testify before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on bisphosphonates in September 2011 . Jerri will take us through her treatment and the medical issues that occurred while she was treated for osteoporosis.
Since we all react differently to these drugs it's best to educate ourselves as much as possible and weigh the risks and benefits that may occur with this type of treatment for bone loss.
Biography: Jerri Ann McIntosh Iehl, born November 9, 1958 in Iowa City, Iowa. I grew up in Charles City, Iowa, and moved to Waterloo, Iowa on graduation day from high school. Shortly thereafter I met the love of my life, Rex Iehl, and we were married on April 1, 1978. We just celebrated our 34 th wedding anniversary. We have three children: Erica (32), Jeremy (31), and ...
Dietary Management There are many approaches to dieting and many claims for great success with various fad diets. To date, although many diets achieve effective immediate weight loss, none has emerged as an effective tool for maintaining healthy weight. The only definite recommendation that can be made about any diet plan is to be sure it includes an exercise program, assuming there are no health problems to forbid it. The original food pyramid, with four food groups, has been replaced with an updated food guide called "My Pyramid." This illustrates the relative proportions of different foods that make up a nutritious, well-balanced diet and includes exercise. Calorie Restriction Calorie restriction has been the cornerstone of obesity treatment. The standard dietary recommendations for losing weight are as follows: As a rough rule of thumb, one pound of body fat is the result of eating about 3,500 calories. A person could lose a pound a week by reducing daily caloric intake by about 500 ca...
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