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In my opinion, the best workout is one that provides functional strength. One that trains your body to pull, push, balance, hop, step, twist, bend, reach -- all the things that we do in our daily activities and sports.While these types of movements... [read more]
If you read my earlier posts, you know that one of my pet peeves is outdoor air pollution wafting out of nearby dryer exhaust hoses. Those fragrances however aren't just annoying, they are actually toxic or intentionally obscuring the odor of more... [read more]
Everyone seems to be talking about the Harvard School of Public Health Study which claims that eating red meat causes death and disease. You may have already seen my blog post in which I commented on the aspect of the controversy closest to my... [read more]
My daughter asked me to write a column for The Women’s Club Newsletter, and I thought I’d share it with you.Just to remind you that big shifts in your level of activity or exercise can come at any age!We’ve all read that it’s never too late to... [read more]
We made it through the holidays. The fruit cake is stale and trash-worthy, and the last remaining Valentine’s chocolates are quickly dwindling. For those of you who have fought through this tempting time and remained vigilant in your workouts, I... [read more]
Everyone's talking about it: red meat is bad for you! So says a study out of the Harvard School of Public Health published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Does that change anything I believe about what's good for us to eat?Sorry, but Harvard... [read more]
“Plant peas in February” is the rule I've heard living in Southern Oregon. Last year that didn't work at all, as our wet spring rotted out every planted pea until things began to dry out in May. After a slow start the peas burst out of the ground,... [read more]
People often ask me how frequently they should work out. Unfortunately there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. Important factors to consider include current fitness level, goal, type and intensity of exercise and available time.Whether you are new... [read more]
Dr. Robert Lustig from the University of California, San Francisco (my alma mater!) is gaining notoriety this week for calling attention to the serious health hazards of sugar. The most accessible read is in the online version of The Atlantic. He... [read more]
Today I was proud of my training as a Family Physician when I read an article from the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice about melanoma. The article investigated what has been a very unpopular opinion that a minority of physicians... [read more]

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