Monthly Archives: November 2012

Truly Healthy Holiday Tips for Mind, Body, and Soul

The holiday season is often regarded as a joyful time of year. At the same time, it comes with many physical, mental, and spiritual demands.  Because of the various demands, the immune system can be compromised, which increases the likelihood …
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CATEGORY: Well-being

The Healthy Value of an Attitude of Gratitude

Since Thanksgiving is in the air, it’s a wonderful time to synchronize with the holiday and discuss the importance of gratitude for health. I realize this article is not about the newest fitness gig to hit the market or the …
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CATEGORY: Happiness, Well-being

The Thanksgiving Turkey Myth Gets Exposed

Since most nutrition articles this time of the year will likely reveal something you already know about cutting calories, etc, it is my intention to share something you might not.  And, while this article may not change your life, it’s …
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CATEGORY: Nutrition

Craig Kelly, Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Merges an Ancient Eastern Healing Art with the Western World

Dave: Rarely do I meet someone who embraces total well-being in the ways that our next guest does.  This guest was a popular choice for PETA’s sexiest vegetarian contest a couple of years ago, became a registered dietitian, and then …
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CATEGORY: Guest Expert Interviews

Will CrossFit Hurt You?

The world of fitness is like a tree with many branches.  You’ve got the branch of yoga, spinning, body building, running, water aerobics, kickboxing, personal training, Zumba, hiking, CrossFit, and many more. While the common root for each branch is …
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CATEGORY: Fitness

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease Risk

While the jury is still out on whether extra vitamin D can help prevent heart disease, the largest study of its kind reports that low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” are strongly associated with greater risk of heart disease, heart …
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CATEGORY: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Real or Placebo Effect?

Since many clients, readers and friends have shared mixed experiences with the effects of glucosamine and chondroitin on their joints, I wanted to spotlight some recent related research.   Not surprisingly, millions of Americans take glucosamine, often with chondroitin sulfate, for …
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CATEGORY: Dietary Supplements

Lisa Irish, Chaplain Speaks about Grief & Healing

Dave: In the continued spirit of learning and sharing with other health enthusiasts, I am excited to open the door for an interview with Lisa Irish, a long-time client and health care professional who specializes in bereavement support.  Lisa is …
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CATEGORY: Guest Expert Interviews