HSSM, Ohr team up for Adopt-A-Bowl
The Humane Society of South Mississippi and the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art are teaming up for the Adopt-A-Bowl from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Dishes from local restaurants will be served in artisan-made bowls while guests peruse adoptable pets and enjoy fun for all ages, including a clay activity for children. Event admission is free and bowls can be purchased (and filled) for $20. Refills are $5. The proceeds will be split to benefit both hosting organizations.
Participating restaurants include BoomTown Casino, Desporte's Seafood, The Dock in Gulfport, Fallon's Gourmet to Go and Zeppelin's Pizzeria.
At the close of the event, a People's Choice winner will be crowned.
Event admission is free and attendees will be able to take advantage of half-price admission to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art's exhibits during the event hours.
-- Sun Herald
Angry? Stressed? Watch out
Research indicates that elevated blood sugar and other metabolic disruptions are more likely to happen to folks who are angry and stressed.
You have metabolic syndrome if you have any three of the following five conditions: a large waist (over 35 inches for women; 40 inches for men); elevated triglycerides (150 mg/dL or higher); low HDL cholesterol (below 50 for women, 40 for men); elevated blood sugar (100 mg/dL fasting); and elevated blood pressure (135/85 or higher). It predisposes you to diabetes and heart disease. And it seems that elevated cholesterol and elevated or fluctuating glucose levels are what really amps up the Grouch.
If you are feeling more hostile, negative or impulsive, control of your glucose or cholesterol levels isn't improving and you're getting even more and more, well, grumpy, see your doctor for a diagnosis. And you can take charge and improve your mood and your metabolic profile by reducing stress (deep breathing exercises and/or hatha yoga); eliminating the Five Food Felons -- saturated and trans fats, added sugar and sugar syrups, any grain that isn't 100 percent whole; and getting moving by, say, walking the walk for 10,000 steps a day.
-- Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz