Monthly Archives: January 2014

Free Exercise Videos

As I was flipping through the TV channels early one morning I found a show called Classical Stretch, where a retired female ballerina was performing really strange movements. I thought, “This is so wacky, I have to try it!” I was surprised to find that the moves were fun, energizing, and made me relaxed and […]

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What’s causing diabetes and thyroid issues?

The true cause of type 1 diabetes is yet to be determined, and it’s frightening that so many women have thyroid disease. If you worry that dangerous chemicals may be causing cancer and disease, you have every reason to be concerned. Your thyroid and pancreas are part of the endocrine system so if endocrine disruptors […]

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The 1-Day Diet

You’ve heard the saying, “just take one day at a time.” It’s easier to tackle a short list of items you can take care of during a 12-hour day instead of working on a gigantic list that will take months or longer to complete. For instance, if you want to lose 30 pounds, seeing what […]

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Is CrossFit Dangerous?

Every year I watch the CrossFit games in awe as men and women compete and lift incredibly heavy weights in addition to performing extreme cardio and amazing strength exercises. I wonder how they can do these intense moves without injury. I’ve learned that Cross Fit workouts are risky and the “telltale injuries [of this sport […]

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Is soy expanding your waistline?

Could it be that tofu, soy milk, soy sauce and edamame are preventing you from having flat abs? Soy, a product that is in practically every packaged food product, contains a naturally occurring chemical called genistein which is an obesogen. These obesogens are possibly making us fatter since they are endocrine disruptors. We don’t want […]

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Athletes on high-fat diets and drinking butter coffee?!!

We know that sugar is bad for our health and that we should be eating good fats, such as those from nuts, seeds, avocados and certain oils. Some fat is required to maintain a healthy body, but like anything you eat, consume it in moderation. You’ve heard the expression: “An apple a day keeps the […]

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Review of RushFit exercise videos

RushFit are MMA inspired workouts. The infomercial makes it appear fast-paced and fun, but these are boring exercise videos with way too many breaks. The coach is so serious that he never smiles and takes too many time-outs talking about what’s coming up next and the reasoning behind it. We all know that exercise, a […]

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What’s better? Eat less or exercise more?

My client called me and said that he gained 10 pounds over the holidays. Wow! He asked me if he should reduce calories or start exercising. I told him to do both for best results. I also told him to measure out pasta and rice portions since those contain a lot of calories. In addition, […]

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Is yoga making you fat?

You exercise like crazy and eat clean, but no matter what you do, those pounds won’t come off. What’s contributing to our obesity epidemic may be from obesogens, toxins, that harm the environment, make us hungrier, and slow our metabolism (1). “Bruce Blumberg, PhD, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California” […]

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