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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Consuming A Variety of Foods Can Help You Appreciate Your Neighbor

“Why doesn’t he think like me?”

“How can she not see that she’s wrong?”

“How can they be happy living like that?”

I’m sure you or someone you know may have had thoughts like these at one time or another. I’m sure it’s only natural. After all, we must all believe in our own actions if we are to be content within our own

Daahlink, Can We Talk About Your Posture?

When I was a physical therapy student, I did a rotation at a New York City hospital. As a Midwesterner, this was particularly exciting. I had the opportunity to work in THE CITY and the added perk of treating some of the feistiest elderly ladies Manhattan had to offer.

Part of my role as a physical therapy student was to evaluate their posture. Most

Coconut Oil Clarifed

We were told to avoid coconut oil like the plague. Now it sits proudly on the shelf, often near the olive oil. We were warned it could lead to a variety of negative health consequences. What happened?

In some cultures, coconut oil has been used as a primary dietary staple as far back as one can research. South Pacific Islanders and Polynesian communities have

Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces Cancer in Kids

(JNS.org) Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer according to a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent.

“We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to

Staying Healthy by Staying Warm and Catching a Nap

It has been unusually cold these past few weeks. Even though the temperature is below freezing, I see children and adults who are not dressed appropriately for the weather. Why is it so important to stay warm?

Our bodies need warmth to process food, to eliminate waste and to provide good flow in the lymph system to keep our immune system strong. We lose the

Breast Cancer Screening Study Disputed by Specialists

The Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS), published last month in the British Medical Journal and widely circulated in US Media, concluded after 25 years that the death rates from breast cancer were the same in women who were screened with mammography and those who were not. They also concluded that 25 percent of the cancers found from screening

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Each year, the final week in February is designated as Eating Disorder Awareness Week as promoted by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA.) NEDA is a wonderful non-profit which provides tremendous support, education, and services to those suffering, their loved ones, and those who wish to learn and be involved. In fact, my first involvement in the eating

Starting Your Day with Lemon Water

Every morning, after you brush your teeth, consider starting your day with a glass (8 oz.) of warm, filtered water with 1-2 teaspoons of organic lemon juice. Why lemon?

Lemon has more than 100 benefits. It is rich in vitamin C (great for your immune system), potassium (great for your heart), calcium (great for your bones), pectin fiber (great for your bowel),

How Much Should I Exercise?

For some people, asking “how much should I exercise?” is the wrong question. In some cases, “should I exercise at all?” or “what exercise is best for me?” are more suitable questions. I will answer the first question by simply responding “yes,” and will address the second question by responding “exercises, plural.” Let me

Snacking Smarter

Most people love to snack, and though many think snacking contributes extra, empty calories to one’s diet, this does not have to be the case. Snacks are a great opportunity to pack nutrients into your diet.

It’s important to differentiate between a snack and a treat. A snack comprised of protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables tides over one’s hunger

The Secret Life of Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is no secret to the millions of women who struggle with it on a daily basis. Though the rates of its prevalence among women is comparable to that of asthma and chronic back pain, women suffering from pelvic pain often feel alone in their pain. They are reluctant to talk about pelvic pain, mistakenly thinking they are “the only ones,” and do not seek out

Making Eating Meaningful

I love eating cake. I love eating cookies. I love pizza and sweet potato fries too. Lest you be concerned that this personal trainer has totally lost his mind, I’ll also admit that I love eating apples and strawberries, grilled chicken, fresh salad, and guacamole. Why do I list some of the many foods I enjoy? Two reasons: 1) to simply make the point that being