Notes from the Lake

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Brush on BlockWe all know that the sun has damaging effects on the skin. Exposure can cause serious risks for skin cancer and can minimize the production of collagen, causing wrinkles and sun spots. There are many options for sunscreen out today. What's the best sunscreen out there? The dermatologist says "the best one is the one you will use."
We like Susan Posnick's Brush on Block (call 512-372-7249 to order). It has UVA and UVB protection (a must for complete coverage), goes on easy and stays all…

Heart Healthy Hints

15th February 2013

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

Learn your blood pressure numbers
High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are not readily…

Many of us viewed the New Year as an appropriate time for making resolutions and we enthusiastically decided to “get in shape,” “declutter,” or “write the great American novel.”  Four weeks later, I imagine some are merrily rolling along on the path to success while others are floundering and unsure if they’re even on the right track.  If you’re in the successful category, congratulations and my only advice is keep up the good work!

However, if you are stumbling, it…