Archive for April 2012

4 Genes found that could switch off aging

4 Genes found that could switch off aging
Medical research is so memorizing.  I love my job and the relationships it builds with others, but I envy the skills and discoveries that researchers unveil.  A team of researchers from King’s College London, along with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have actually identified the ‘aging’ genes.  The group of genes that can switch on and... Read more »

7 yoga poses for the office to eliminate pain & stress

Like the downward dog, a forward fold is awesome.  It can simple drain stress out of the top of your head.  Keep your knees slightly bent when you do this fold.  Once you have found a comfortable depth, begin breathing deeply.  Then shake your head gently 'no.'  You will feel anxiety spill out of your body.  When standing up, make sure you inhale deep to avoid getting dizzy.  Then focus on an object for a moment before moving.
For many office workers sitting at a desk combined with stress leads to a lot of little pains.  So many people experience extreme lower back pain, headaches that stem from neck stiffness or achy knees.  Yoga offers so many positions that can help heal the body and prevent so many of the pains in the... Read more »

Top 10 Food Porn (Help! I'm Addicted)

I have been hording these pictures for a while.  Yes, I collect food porn.  I admit it.  I have a problem.  These are dream dishes.  The problem is that part of my dream involves someone else cooking them for me.  So, I simply just look at them.  Now I can cook.  I can follow a... Read more »
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5 Best Marinades

5 Best Marinades
Once your find a handful of great marinades your life will be easier and more exciting.  Good eating makes life exciting! Quick meal prep times makes life easy.  All of these require only a 5 minute prep time.  This is perfect for the protein driven eater.  Someone trying to cut down on carbs and simply eat protein sources.  Of course, you can add a tasty ready made brown rice or quinoa to the meal.  But I think you are better off marinating, grilling and eating.    Since I do a lot of my dinner prep in the morning while giving breakfast out and making lunches, I really appreciate being able to add brilliant flavor to my protein sources.  I allow it to soak all day, my husband then begins the cooking process while I finish work and when I get home – PRESTO! It is done.  All I really need to do then is teach my husband how long to cook stuff.  Since it is the beginning of grilling season, this game plan works will for me for over next 6 months.  So here are my 5 best marinades...

Warning to Mothers: Some baby foods have less than 20% of daily nutrients

Warning to Mothers: Some baby foods have less than 20% of daily nutrients
Recent research reveals that ready made baby meals had less than 1/5 of the daily recommended calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.  After reading this report from the University of Greenwich School of Science, I am glad that I was always able to make all of my children’s baby food. The research team from this UK... Read more »

Women's Boxing in the London Olympics, Wearing Skirts Approved!

Women's Boxing in the London Olympics, Wearing Skirts Approved!
I know it sounds strange, but it is very comfortable to wear a workout skirt (like a longer tennis skirt) when doing boxing, kickboxing and muay thai.   Most women who train very hard in the combat sports put very little thought into their training clothes.  It is a little different than being an avid yoga practitioner or fitness junkie.  Assembling an outfit has never really been part of the combat sport culture.  Clothes are practical, comfortable and intended to last through the obvious contact...
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Celebrities having kids over 40 doesn't mean you can rewind the 'biological clock.'

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Yale Fertility Center says, that celebrities having babies over 40 years old, give American women false hopes that having a baby later in life is easy. According to Patrizio, “Women should be given the appropriate... Read more »

Chicago's Top 10 Restaurants for Business Lunch, Healthiest Meals

Chicago's Top 10 Restaurants for Business Lunch, Healthiest Meals
I have a lot of clients that have business lunches a couple times a week.  I have found that many men in particular, have a hard time ordering healthier dishes because it requires asking the server a handful of questions.  Women seem to get away with the following questions. “ Can I have everything on... Read more »

5 things you must know before your Easter egg hunt.

5 things you must know before your Easter egg hunt.
I hosted an Easter egg hunt this past weekend to be the entertainment portion of my son’s birthday party.   I was shocked to discover that my neighborhood squirrels sabotaged my plastic eggs filled with chocolate.  They only sat outside for 70 minutes before we discovered with the children that squirrels will each right through the... Read more »
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Prevent Cancer: new research says we can eat to starve cancer cells

The brilliant speaker.
It is remarkable to read the amount of research surfacing that discusses cancer prevention.  TED.com is never short of fascinating speakers with information that seems so life changing.  But recently Dr. William Li gave an amazing speech on how cancer cells can be starved, we can actually prevent them from ever metastasizing.    Now, it is hard to simplify his research any further than he did in his presentation.  And, I realize not everyone will want to watch his 20 minute speech.  So I have decided to paraphrase his amazing discovery because I believe it can help everyone.  As I breakdown his brilliant research, I want to be clear that I am paraphrasing some things and simply writing his exact words because there simply is not a better way to say.  The photos I provided are from his presentation.  They will help to visualize the details below...