Archive for March 2011

Macrobiotic Diet: The Yin and Yang of Eating

The macrobiotic diet was developed by George Ohsawa.  His concept of eating integrates theories from Buddhism with a conventional vegetarian lifestyle.  When you translate what “macrobiotic” from its Greeks roots it means “longlife,” so it is hard to imagine that you would not want to follow its protocol.  Ohsawa, a Japanese educator designed his diet... Read more »

Parents: New Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Regardless of how many kids you have, it is hard to keep up with products that have been recalled and the exact guidelines for car seats.  I have a 1, 3 and 4 year old.  So you would think that I got this down.  But I still have to double check when my youngest can... Read more »

New Drug Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

New Drug Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.  It is often referred to as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes.   On a fundamental level it is a deficiency in how your body makes or uses insulin.  This is problematic because the body needs insulin in order to move glucose into the body’s cells.  Glucose... Read more »
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What's Your Position on Steroid Use? Bonds Trial & Bigger Stronger Faster May Change Your Mind

Bigger Faster Stronger is a fascinating documentary that may impact your position on steroid use.   It reveals many valid opinions on the use of anabolic steroids and how it relates to the pursuit of the American Dream. This film was released in 2008.  Perhaps you could consider me completely behind in keeping up with... Read more »

Which Liz Taylor Body Do You Want?

There are so many things to cherish when looking at old pictures or watching films that feature Elizabeth Taylor.  Instead of writing a tribute on her life, like so many news agencies and devoted fans, I am going to post my favorite pictures of her.  All of them personify femininity.  Most women are undoubtedly beautiful... Read more »

Pole Dancing for Jesus, Huh?

Pole Dancing for Jesus, Huh?
We have all heard of women taking pole dancing classes, whether it is at the upscale training studio the S Factor or at a fun girls night out at Flirty Girl.  Pole dancing has gained attention for the obvious reasons, but it also offers a dynamic workout.  A training center in Texas requires you to... Read more »
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Celebrity Diet Plan Comes From France

The Dukan Diet is a craze in France.  It’s followers include Kate Middleon, Prince Edward’s future wife, Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez.  Although Gisele and Jlo turned to this French diet to lose their baby weight, it is important to understand the fundamentals before jumping in.  This very meat focused diet just may leave you... Read more »

Lengthen the Life of Your Grandparents

Lengthen the Life of Your Grandparents
It is believed that 75 % of older Americans are not active enough.  The lack of movement in their live is interfering with them reaching their optimal health.  According to the American Family Publication Magazine, there are few contraindications for exercise in the lives of eldery people.  In fact, the eldery are no different than... Read more »

Spring Breaks Begin: Healthy Things To Do With Your Kids This Week

There is nothing more fun than water slides and wave pools.  A great way to spend a day with the kids.  Check out their pricing because they offer many packages that include food and family discounts.
There are many things to do and take part in around the city for Spring Break.  But many families are also on a budget and need to plan adventures and activities that do not cost alot.  Here is a simple idea that can get everyone’s blood moving, prevent ‘cabin fever’ and promote health and fitness... Read more »
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March is National Nutrition Month: Survey Yourself Before Making Changes

I kicked off this month with my clients and members featuring a nutrition plan that focused on changing 50 % of the foods they purchased.  This may seem like a lot to ask, but the truth is we all buy about 20 of the same foods each week or 80% of the same groceries.  So... Read more »