Monthly Archives: September 2014

Texting for weight loss and fitness? Yes!

We’ve been told that if someone diets or exercises with you, you’re more likely to stick with it, but everyone is so busy nowadays, it’s tough to coordinate schedules and hardly anyone seems to talk on the phone anymore. To solve this dilemma, I came up with the idea of staying in touch two to […]

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Antibiotics cause muscle & tendon tears

When certified fitness trainer and neuromuscular therapist Robert North told me he tore his bicep on only the second rep curling a 40lb weight, I was shocked. He thought the tear was caused not by his workout, but by an antibiotic he had taken a week prior to that injury. Horrified, but intrigued, I did […]

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Gluten-free, dairy-free, low-fat Apple Crisp

I love apple pie except for some of the unhealthy ingredients, specifically: flour, sugar and butter. When I saw this light version without any flour, oil or sugar (just 2 TBPS of maple syrup in the batch), I was thrilled. This low-calorie, flourless, vegan version is yummy, simple to make, has just oats, apples, cinnamon, […]

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Are you waiting for a catastrophe to change your ways?

Time and again people tell me stories of being diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, Type II diabetes and high cholesterol which forced them to finally exercise, eat smaller portions and consume more nutritious foods. Don’t wait to do the right thing when death is around the corner. Start getting healthy now, because later may be […]

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Are a few extra pounds beneficial or harmful?

I’ve heard from many women over fifty say they don’t want to lose weight because if they get cancer they’ll lose a bunch of weight anyway and they’ll need those extra pounds to survive. That’s just backwards thinking. Walter Willett who is “chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Heath” states […]

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Yellow Watermelon

This yellow watermelon tastes just like the red watermelon we normally see at the grocery store in the summertime. I ate 3/4 of it after my post-workout today…yum!

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Can you do this exercise?

Check out Sam, a 10 year-old boy doing one-armed push-ups with one arm behind his back. It’s quite impressive. Can you do this? I can’t!

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Hypothyroidism mineral treatment

If you have hypothyroidism, a goiter, or unexplained weight gain or fatigue, the cause may be due to low iodine. One imbalance can throw your whole system out of whack. Crazy, isn’t it? What’s the fix? Food. You can add iodized salt to meals, eat fish, eggs, yogurt, enriched bread, and drink low-fat dairy milk […]

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Is 30 minutes of exercise sufficient?

If your fitness club tells you that they can get you in tip-top shape with just their 30-minute private training sessions twice a week, find another personal trainer that will tell you the truth. You need at least four hours a week of strength training to change the shape of your body. You also should […]

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