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Live, Lose, and Learn, part 1 of 6I’m still riding high from the first session of my six-week course, Live, Lose, and Learn, offered through our local Parks and Recreation Department. The plan is to work with a group on a new eating plan that you... [read more]
Hello friends, this is the first blog I’m writing for Dr. Deborah and I’m honored to be a part of her intelligently written and incredibly informative website. I am a homeopath with a great love for diverse cultures. I’ve spent months at a time... [read more]
Two studies published this year raise additional and serious challenges – that’s putting it mildly – to the common wisdom (sic) of annual mammograms for women of any age. The US Preventive Services Task Force shocked the world in 2009 by suggesting... [read more]
Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, people who love to row are renewing their annual winter friendship with the rowing machine, known as the ergometer (ur-GAW-muh-tur) or more affectionately as just the erg. Distance erging (yes, it’s also a verb)... [read more]
Human beings are essentially tubes – long channels open at both ends.  The walls of our human body tubes can be described as the most complex tube in the world, so bear with me – this is actually a valuable concept.  To understand our tube-like... [read more]
On a recent Tuesday night, I had to go down into the basement - a dark and dingy combination of crawl space and failed fall out shelter - to get my fluffy comforter and an extra sheet to guard my outdoor tomatoes against that night’s frosty threat.... [read more]
The recent news about vitamin D is confusing if you look to the news for insights about managing your health. Does it help prevent colds? What about more serious diseases? Health bulletins make good headlines, but they are often misleading and... [read more]
The end of summer is a good time for thinking about your skin. September is a good time to stop using sunscreen, if you use it at all, and if you live north of Mexico. Thirty minutes of midsummer, mid-day sun is weakly equaled by several hours... [read more]
You surely don’t need to be a research scientist to see the flaws in the utterly ridiculous study whose findings that recently made the news.  Researchers in Canada surveyed over 1200 middle aged men and women in a vascular prevention clinic where... [read more]
It was the last leg of the race.  The finish line, with all the rest and reprieve it had to offer, was minutes away.  My body felt tired, my muscles exhausted from the last 49 miles and hours of sweat and adrenaline.  I rounded the corner where the... [read more]