Habits to Break from 2013

All of us are making New Year’s Resolutions.  They usually last about a week or two, but the important thing is that we WANT to do better, and we NEED to do better.   As a former teacher, I know that if someone understands the WHY, there is better compliance.  Today I want to share with you some ‘whys’.

Break the habit of skipping meals.  Most of us want to lose some weight, and skipping a meal seems like the logical thing to do.  However, it is a bad idea.  In order to conserve energy, the body’s metabolism drops, which means we don’t use as many calories.  Fewer calories burned equals increase risk of weight gain.  Missed meals also can trigger insulin spikes, which leads to inflammation.

People who skip breakfast, (the most important meal of the day) are 4.5 times more likely to be obese.  They also raised their heart disease risk by 27%.  Their risk of developing diabetes rose by nearly 25%.

So, one resolution to make and to stick with, would be to maintain healthy meal habits.  Think ahead, plan, and be healthy.

Until next time,

Dr. Polly

Source: Bhatia, Tasneem. “Answers.” Prevention. November 2013: 72.


About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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