Monthly Archives: August 2019

Steroids for pain? Don’t do it!

When my elbow started hurting I asked my doctor what I should do. He said a quick steroid injection would take care of the pain, but what started out with a little twinge here and there, ending up causing extreme shooting pain. Steroid injections may damage your joints and cartilage, per “…Joseph Herrera, D.O., chair […]

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The ab exercise that flattens your belly

A woman at the gym came up to me and asked, “Would you tell me the one exercise that will make my belly flat?” I told her there is no one exercise that can do that. As a matter of fact, there are no exercises that are guaranteed to give someone a flat stomach. The […]

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Two worst foods

Two of the worst foods, according to the movie “Diet Fiction” are sugar and saturated fat. If you’re eating sugary foods and unhealthy saturated fats, you’re increasing your chances of heart disease, cancer and a slow metabolism. Saturated fat = high LDL cholesterol, that’s the bad kind. If your doctor says your LDL is high, […]

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The surprising reason we gain fat

  It’s true that we cannot eat the same way, or eat the same number of calories we used to when we were in our teens and twenties. A few reasons is that our metabolism slows, we move less and work more, and our hormone levels change. What’s surprising is that eating just one extra […]

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What a fitness trainer eats, and why

Some fitness trainers eat high protein, low carb, restrictive diets, and then binge on a cheat meal, like eating a whole pizza at one sitting, once a week. They will avoid fruit, except for berries, count carbs, count every calorie, and make 6-pack abs a priority. They don’t get enough nutrients (since they aren’t eating […]

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most accurate weight loss predictor

If you are one of the many people that thinks it’s impossible to lose weight, you are not alone. The good news is that it’s not impossible for you to lose weight, but it does mean you’ll have to be consistent with lowering your calories, and be patient. Below is a link to the most […]

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chair exercises for seniors

Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 am, PBS airs “Happy Yoga,” a twenty-two minute exercise program featuring seated gentle movements and stretches lead by yogi Sarah Starr. The videos are shot in serene spots such as a field of sunflowers, or at a beach with waves licking the rocks in the background. […]

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why your doctor doesn’t tell you the truth

In many circumstances, you don’t need prescription medication to manage or treat your condition; yet your doctor will tell you that you must take this medication even though there are safe alternatives that can reverse it. I asked my endocrinologist why that is. I asked my endocrinologist: Why don’t doctors tell their patients the truth, […]

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These health foods made me fat

We know that certain foods won’t make you lose weight, but, certain foods, even healthy foods that have been promoted as being great for fat loss, can cause you to gain weight. Below is a list of foods that I thought were healthy, that were not just preventing me from losing excess body fat, but were […]

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