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Monthly Archives: September 2016

 

Navigating the Information Superhighway of Health

September 28th, 2016

There is so much information online and elsewhere about fitness, health, and nutrition, it’s sometimes hard to know what to believe.  When you think about how news outlets report the news – with the most sensational tidbit as the headline – you really have to read the article, and sometimes the study from which the article was written, to know all the facts. Here are some tips for getting the best information about your health and well-being. Check your sources.  Find resources that are scientifically based AND that are willing to consider new research when making health recommendations. ... Read More

One Nation Under Surveillance

September 25th, 2016

Patriotism is a tricky thing.  Really, it’s a form of love, a love of country. But what’s the right way to express that love? Well, that’s where it gets tricky. Do you show your love of country through military or government service? Sure, lots of people do that, and they do it with gallantry and bravery. William Calley loved his country, and chose to serve, but he also killed unarmed Vietnamese civilians during the infamous My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. If you love your country, you should respect its laws, right? For the most part, our system of laws are in place for a reason,... Read More

What Your Food Cravings May Be Telling You

September 21st, 2016

We all have our favorite foods that we just can’t seem to live without, but what if our desire to eat certain foods is our body crying out for a specific nutrient? Food cravings can be described as a mild malnutrition, certainly not with the consequences as scurvy or other diseases related to chronic deprivation. Many who don’t eat enough whole foods or too many processed foods, suffer from a milder malnutrition that suggests nutrient deficiency.  Below is a little chart that shows some of the common cravings associated with nutrient deficiency. Craving Deficiency Eat this…. Chocolate Magnesium Nuts,... Read More

Something Evil Lives In The Woods

September 18th, 2016

There are two types of people in the world. Those who thought 1999’s The Blair Witch Project was a masterpiece of slow burn horror and those who thought it was about a group of idiots wandering pointlessly in the woods. I’m the former. My wife is the latter. It’s undeniable that The Blair Witch Project is one of the most important films of the last 40 years. The film helped to popularize the found footage genre.* The internet was still very much in its infancy and the film’s DIY aesthetic along with a brutally effective marketing campaign created a nagging feeling... Read More

Healthy Food in Season Now

September 14th, 2016

It’s almost fall! As the new season arrives and temperatures cool down, it’s a great time to cook some healthy comforting food.  As we’ve all heard for some time now, it’s important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – 5 to 9 servings is the recommendation. If you’re tired of the same old broccoli and green beans, how about something different? Locally grown produce is kinder to the environment and ensures that your produce is as fresh as possible. Fresher is better when you want to maximize the nutrient value of your produce. Here’s a sample of what’s... Read More

The Professional

September 11th, 2016

They called it a miracle, though it really wasn’t one. As we understand it, a miracle is an impossible occurrence, something that shouldn’t happen but does anyway, due to supernatural means. The events of January 15, 2009, played out the way they did not because of the will of the Almighty. Really, it was all because of a group of people who worked together and were exceptionally good at their jobs. On that day, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The plan was for it to land in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shortly after takeoff, the plane hit a flock... Read More

Manage Your Weight to Reduce Cancer Risk

September 6th, 2016

It may not seem like a Colorado issue to talk about obesity but, make no mistake, our state is getting fatter, we just aren’t as fat the rest of the U.S. When my sister died of ovarian cancer 17 years ago, scientific research didn’t really make a connection between obesity and that particular cancer.  My sister was obese when she was diagnosed and I wondered if that wasn’t a contributing factor at least. A recent study conducted by an international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder,... Read More

You Will Believe A Woman Can’t Sing

September 4th, 2016

Not everyone should follow their dreams. I know, I’m an absolute creep for saying so. We live in a society that pushes self-actualization, and if you just believe in yourself and follow your bliss, everything will work out. But here’s the thing. If, in your personal Venn diagram, talent overlaps with passion, then by all means, carpe the hell out of that diem. But what if you’re no good at the thing you love? But wait! Before we start reflexively sneering at Millenials and loathsome helicopter parents, we need to remember that there’s a long and proud history of fools,... Read More