Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:29:32 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday, a woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. Neighbors say the family moved intoMore >>
A Memphis woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:20:22 GMT
(WMC) - A new plan to serve as a "safety net" for City of Memphis employees and retirees rolled out during Tuesday's council health care oversight committee meeting. Their "Healthcare Assurance Plan"More >>
A new plan to serve as a "safety net" for City of Memphis employees and retirees rolled out during Tuesday's council health care oversight committee meeting.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
We often hear of fitness plans that could result in miracle weight loss, but a Shreveport couple found a plan they say is guaranteed to shed pounds.
The Paleo diet, often referred to as the "Caveman diet" is a stone age diet. The nutritional value is based on the ancient diet of wild plants and animals.
The Bratlie family says this diet has certainly changed their lives for the better.
"So we've cut out our wheat, our processed foods, sugars, dairy, soy, gluten and legumes. We do not eat legumes," says Amanda Bratlie.
Paul and Amanda Bratlie turned to the Paleo diet after Paul's brother was diagnosed with Chrons disease. Doctors recommended the Paleo diet to help ease his symptoms, since then he has seen significant improvement. Seeing his journey helped this couple to start their own.
They started the diet in early January, Paul weighing in at 293 lbs and Amanda at 246 lbs. 10 months later, Paul weighs 189 lbs and Amanda 190.
"I used to be on blood pressure medicine, I used to have an inhaler for asthma. One thing after the other," says Paul Bratlie, "I went to my doctor for a daily checkup a couple of months ago and he said wow you can scratch all this off the list. I love these kinds of visits."
The dramatic weight loss didn't come from a simple diet change. Their diet is paired with a tough cross fit workout 3-5 times a week. The couple even took their workout home, building pull up bars in their yard where even their children get in on the fitness action.
Eating this healthy does come with its pitfalls. For instance, the couple thought they would save more money by eating in. They were wrong. Eating clean and organic foods tend to cost more. The diet can also be tough when it comes to eating out at restaurants, since a lot of options aren't exactly steroid and antibiotic free.
But Paul and Amanda say the way they feel is a far better by-product than the weight loss.
Family comes first, and in this weekly segment, we focus on everything from health to self-defense and parenting. Click here to find stories that offer inspiration, ideas and information that matter to you.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>