Monthly Archives: September 2015

Slaw w/light vegan dressing

My husband told me he wanted a side dish of slaw with a Mexican flavor so I created this light version with healthy fats, avocado and olive oil. If you want a richer flavor, just double the recipe. Slaw Small green cabbage, thinly sliced 1 shredded carrot 1 peeled, cored Fuji apple, sliced into thick […]

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how to reduce the likelihood of varicose veins

I don’t know any woman that likes her large leg veins, and doesn’t want pretty, blemish-free legs. Some issues are hereditary, but we have an amazing amount of control over what our bodies look like. If you have heavy legs and a big butt, you have a greater chance of getting varicose veins (1). Curves are cool, but thick […]

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Why you may want to reconsider getting cortisone shots

Like all medications, there are benefits and risks, but many doctors downplay, or don’t even tell their patients about the side effects of cortisone injections. I went to see my general doctor about a dull pain in my elbow. He diagnosed it as tennis elbow, which can be caused by repetitive movements or overuse, and […]

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Runners Tips

It looks elegant to drink wine with your pinky out, but if you run with your pinkies out, as some runners do, your elbows tend to flare out, which will cause tension in your neck. Also, don’t bounce (too much energy being expended and too much pressure on knees and ankles), lean forward (you’ll go […]

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burn fat with cold

Supposedly cold showers can increase metabolism, thus burning more fat. Sweet!   If you cringe at the thought of taking a frigid shower first thing in the morning, the article below lists the steps to help you acclimate.   http://www.livestrong.com/article/154168-how-to-lose-weight-with-cold-showers/ and if you want another reference: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/13/scientists-find-brown-fat-to-help-lose-weight.aspx

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why you can’t bulk enough

You take your aminos, creatine, glutamine, supplements, eat well, train hard, take at least one day of rest for recovery, and sleep 7-8 hours a night, but you can’t seem to get the size you want so you’re considering steroids to get the body you want, but before you do that (please NEVER do that), […]

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You look awesome, so it doesn’t matter, or does it?

Some people are just genetically gifted and can eat burgers and ice cream and still have a chiseled physique as long as they consistently work out and don’t go over their calorie limit. These folks might look good, but they don’t have enough energy because they are not getting enough nutrients from a variety of […]

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what if we knew exactly when to stop eating

What if we could look at the palm of our hand and it would tell us how many calories we should eat that day and every time we ate, it would update the numbers and tell us how many calories would be remaining? How many of us would stop eating when it reached zero, and […]

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new study says to cut fat, not carbs

We’ve all heard by now that to lose weight we need to cut back on carbs. If a low-carb diet isn’t working for you, try a low-fat diet. A small study produced findings that the low-carb diet reduced metabolism (that’s really bad because you’re burning fewer calories), and the low-fat diet kept the metabolism going […]

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