High Levels of Exercise Protect Cellular Aging by Up to 9 Years

The evidence just keeps coming, exercise helps to slow the aging process.  A study just published in the medical journal, Preventative Health, showed that high levels of exercise can slow the aging process of our cells by 9 years compared to sedentary people.  High levels of exercise in this study is described as jogging for 30 minutes per day five…


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Veggies, Soba and Peanut Bowl

During the summer, I like to make dishes that are fresh, cool and satisfying. I saw this recipe on the Making Thyme for Health's blog and was inspired to make it.  I ended up using  my "go to" peanut sauce recipe instead of their recipe because I really like it.  This dish is SO good and takes no time to put together.  Click here for Making Thyme for…


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"Embrace" The Documentary

Currently, 80 percent of women in the U.S. are dissatisfied with their appearance. And more than 10 million are suffering from eating disorders.  We are a “thin at all costs” culture and at the same time, the U.S. has the highest rates of obesity and eating disorders in the world.  Embrace is a documentary (See the trailer here) that explores the pervasive…


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My Go To Smoothie Recipe

My "Go To" smoothie is full of foods that will help fight inflammation that causes DNA damage, promotes healthy blood vessels and is full of cancer fighting antioxidants.  You will also get a good shot of fiber and protein.  Play with the ingredients.  I use a banana to create some texture and little sweeteness.  I love ginger so I use alot of it.  Tweek…


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Text Neck

  Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and headaches you feel from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, too frequently and for too long.  A recent study shows that 79% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time—It is especially concerning because young, growing children could…


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Lemon Oatmeal Pancakes

These fluffy, delicious pancakes contain no oil, salt or sugar, in favor of ground oats, flax, cornmeal and dates. Instead of using maple syrup, try some fruit-flavored date syrup. I like Date Lady, date syrup.   Ingredients 1 ½ cups rolled oats, ground into flour (or pre-ground flour) 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground ½ cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons…


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Jenni Houston of O2GO

I remember reading in the paper a few months ago about O2 Yoga moving to the old McDonald’s building near Rubey Park Bus Station.  How cool is it that!  Health wins!  Along with their core offerings of yoga, Pilates, spa services, and their successful retail business, O2 is adding a healthy food concept called O2GO.  I sat down with Jenni Houston,…


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Easy Southwester Salad

If I have a busy week coming up and know I won't have much time to cook, I make this salad. It is a nutrition powerhouse with beans, pepitas, and I always serve it over a bed of greens like spinach,argula or romaine.  I like to eat it with a sprouted corn tortilla or whole grain pita. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can…


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What the World’s Best Biomechanics Professor Wishes People Knew About The Real Causes of Low Back Pain

If you read my post last week about my Top 12 Favorite web sites, blogs etc, you know that I included Dr. Stuart McGill’s web site.  He is a huge influencer for me and for many other fitness professionals.  Dr. McGill has been a Professor of Spine Biomechanics for the past 30 years at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he has a laboratory and…


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Island Black Bean Dip

After watching Dr. Fuhrman's lecture last week, I was inspired to go back and look for some recipes to make from his "Eat to Live," cookbook.  There are so many great recipes to make and they are all free from salt, sugar and oil.  One of the things I made was this beautiful Island Black Bean Dip.  So simple to make and so pretty.  I brought this to…


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