Category Archives: Heart Health

Fitness: Picking up the Pace Improves Health

I enjoy a leisurely walk around my neighborhood or on one of our local trails as much as anyone, but recent research indicates that walking at an average pace was associated with a 20% risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Worse Than Processed Foods?

I won’t beat a dead horse. I am sure if you read this blog very often, you are aware that I barely consider packaged, processed foods to be foods at all. They are food-like products at best. If you ever … Continue reading

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Healthy Living: The Choice is Yours

We are all familiar with genes and DNA. We inherit certain genetic characteristics from our parents and other ancestors. You may have your father’s nose, your mother’s eyes or your grandmother’s body type. It was believed that whatever genes you … Continue reading

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Nutrition: Are You Deficient in this Important Mineral?

When I speak to people and we talk about supplements and what they are taking, almost every one makes a point to say they are supplementing with calcium. We’ve heard so much about the increase of osteoporosis and especially for … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – The Truth about Calories

“Eat less and exercise more and you’ll lose weight.” How often have you read or heard that? Thousands of times most likely. And I’m sure like most people you are thinking – if only it was that easy! But is … Continue reading

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Nutrition: What the Health Documentary

I have worked with people who have varied types of diets. While I don’t particularly like labels, I am what I consider a “qualitarian” – someone who eats animal products within a plant based diet, my overriding concern is food … Continue reading

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Ginger: It’s Not Just for Nausea Any More

You may be familiar with using ginger for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and upset stomach. And it is wonderful for all those things. I take ginger and turmeric capsules for minor muscular aches and pains and it works better … Continue reading

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