Norton Accounting Services, LLC - January 2020

Norton Accounting Services, LLC


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Bob PAGE 1 How to Eat SeasonallyThrough the Winter PAGE 1 Enter 2020 With an Organized Computer PAGE 2 Changes to Social Security in 2020 PAGE 3 Take a Break PAGE 3 Simple Pancakes From Scratch PAGE 3 These Health Hoaxes Will Sink Your Resolution PAGE 4 The new year is a great time tomake your health a priority again, and there are a bunch of workouts and diet plans to choose from. Too many, some might say. It can be difficult to determine exactly which health plan will help you reach your goals, but there are some pretty obvious red flags that you’ll want to avoid. BEWARE THE DREADED‘DETOX’ Plenty of diets, supplements, and products claim to“purify”your body by removing unspecified “toxins.”These“detoxes”conveniently forget that your kidneys and liver are already removing substances your body doesn’t need! The human body has been capable of cleansing itself for thousands of years. It doesn’t need a special smoothie or footpads to get the job done. Most detox products are nothing but snake oil, and some of them can leave you feeling worse than you did before you started using them. Unless you have been diagnosed with a disease


3 Red Flags to Watch Out For

that would impair your liver or kidneys, you don’t need to spend extra money to keep your insides clean. A healthy diet is enough. CELLULITE ISN’T REAL In 1968, Vogue magazine introduced American women to the word“cellulite,”warning them of a terrible“diagnosed”condition women suffered from. They encouraged the use of a special rolling pin to banish the little lumps of fat on women’s thighs and buttocks. Since then, cellulite has been used as shorthand tomean “bad body fat you need to remove.”But cellulite is not an indication of poor health. Furthermore, there’s no cure for cellulite because it’s not a disease. It would be like using a special lotion that claims it can remove the wrinkled skin on your knuckles! Most people, especially women, have cellulite. It’s perfectly natural!

clear indication these treatments aren’t based on real medical science.

CURE-ALLS CURE NOTHING A“cure-all”is any product, treatment, or diet that claims to cure a bunch of unrelatedmedical problems. Cure-alls have been a problem for centuries, claiming to help with weight loss, migraines, heart disease, anxiety, depression, and even baldness! This isn’t howmedicine or the human body works. One change cannot magically fix many different, sometimes unrelated, problems.

A good way to determine if something is a cure- all is to check if it claims to help treat, prevent, or cure

cancer. That’s a big red flag you want to avoid.

If you want to get in shape this year, avoid diets or products that claim tomelt cellulite. This is a

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