October 2018

2019 Health Insurance Rates

The Board of Pensions will soon be announcing health insurance rates from our health care providers for the year 2019. Please keep an eye out for future emails and postal mail from the Board of Pensions about your choices for 2019. 

Dietary Fiber: How Much Is Too Much?

Conventional wisdom tells us to “eat more fiber and drink more water,” and that is good advice, especially  for those eating too many refined carbohydrates. However too much of a good thing, too quickly, can cause unintended consequences. Here are some symptoms that can result from the consumption of too much dietary fiber, too quickly:

  1. Feeling bloated or over-full
  2. Excessive gas, flatulence
  3. Constipation or diarrhea
  4. Abdominal pain or discomfort
  5. Aggravation of Inflammatory conditions like Irritable Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis, or SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), hemorrhoids
  6. Mal-absorption of minerals and vitamins
  7. A rare and dangerous bowel obstruction

The daily recommended intake of fiber can vary from person to person,  but a good rule of thumb can be about 15 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories consumed. READ MORE>>


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