Archive for May 2012

Considering Laser Hair Removal? What you should know first!

Considering Laser Hair Removal? What you should know first!
Tips for Laser Hair Removal It seems like every couple of days there is an online deal for laser hair removal.  I am not trying to discourage laser hair removal or using med spas, but I feel that everyone should know what to look out for when going to a spa for this service. It... Read more »

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?
This brillantly colorful cactus fruit is trendy in the culinary world. But as famous Chefs like Rick Bayless, Owner of Frontera Grill and Roxanne Klein and Charlie Trotters, Owner of Charlie Trotters utlize it in savory recipes, this little Mexican fruit will find its way into your kitchen soon. Nopal is actually the Spanish word for... Read more »

5 Best Fitness Gadgets

1.	Iron Gym Pull Up Bar ($30, target.com)- this is the best $30 my husband has ever spent on fitness equipment.  Despite owning a gym, he is a sucker for gadgets.  This pull up bar works fantastic.  It does not ruin my doorframe and had held up for a couple years now considering it gets used 2-3 times a week.
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Chia Seeds: The Latest Superfood

These omega-3, anti-inflammatory seeds are high in alpha lino-lenicacid and protein, and glutten free.  They help with digestion because they are high in fiber and can actually keep your blood sugar balanced.  They are an ancient Mexican seed from Chiapas. 2 times the amount of protein than most grains 3x the anti-oxidants of blueberries 5... Read more »

Enough NATO: Want to learn how to pick a pineapple? Then Make a pina-cocktail.

Enough NATO: Want to learn how to pick a pineapple? Then Make a pina-cocktail.
NATO, protesters, police coverage, bad behavior, street closures, yes good for the city, no bad for the city. Hey, it is a beautiful day today in Chicago.  Cubs are playing the White Sox.  My kid learned to ride his bike today with no training wheels, no Band-Aids have been pulled out yet and I am... Read more »

Grilled BBQ Filet Mignon Pizza

Pizza on the grill is much better than I thought.  Although I still need a little help finding the perfect dough; and I suspect one of the pizza parlors like Homemade Pizza Co would be the next place to go, store bought dough was easy.  Today, I am in love with pizza on the grill. ... Read more »
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5 exercises for thumb injuries due to texting

5 exercises for thumb injuries due to texting
Can you believe that there were over a half a trillion texts sent last year.  So it is no surprise that people are actually getting thumb injuries.    Here are some tips to help alleviate hand and thumb cramps. Tap each finger to your thumb five times on each hand.   You can sing a song while... Read more »

How does a sport become part of the Olympics?

How does a sport become part of the Olympics?
Before a sport is inducted into the Olympics, it has to be recognized.  This recognition includes that it is organized by an International Federation that can demonstrate that the sport follows the rules of the Olympic Charter.  This means that it must be practiced around the world and have had a couple World Championships.  Part... Read more »

Athletes with asthma increasing & many may be using wrong medication

Athletes with asthma increasing & many may be using wrong medication
With the  2012 Olympics only a couple months away, you can expect many stories discussing the illegal use of medications to enhance performance.  One common medication that has received scrutiny is the IBA inhaler (beta-2 agonists).  Oddly, a 2011 study showed that athletes with asthma have out performed those without the condition (since 2000).  Additionally,  in Great Britain there has been an increase in the number of elite athletes with asthma. ...

My 5 Favorite Supplements

My Favorite Supplements are listed below.  You can click on them to see where to purchase them at fairly reasonable places.  Although I buy them wholesale because of my gym (POW! in the West Loop), I wanted to make sure you could find them at other online retail locations. #1 Pick Isagenix Cleanse for Life... Read more »