September 2013 Blog Posts (24)

Is Detoxing the "New Bulimia?"

Every few years, a new fad enters the world of Nutrition that takes a stronghold for a while. Be it Atkins or Cabbage soup, it is pushed via the hype machine until the realities come to the forefront that all is not as advertised.

The "newest" approach is detoxification. (Of course, detox methods are thousands of years old and have a long and celebrated history as an effective therapy when used properly.)

Funny how three simple words can make a…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 30, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Locally #1 Reverbnation Teen Musicians Opening “80’s in the Park”

Anja Conklin and Makayla Burnett, singers, songwriters, and versatile musicians are both 13 years old.  They met in the third grade and began…

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Added by Shannon Burnett-Gronich on September 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

One Key Eliminates Fighting Forever

Conflict and fighting are not synonymous. Although they very often go hand-in-hand, disagreements need not end up as arguments, fights, or physical altercations. A  conflict is simply two forces in opposition: a husband and wife disagree on where to spend their vacation; you support the Republican party, your friend is a staunch Democrat; best friends listen to…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on September 25, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments

The Dangers of CrossFit

They are popping up virtually everywhere. Crossfit centers are the "in" way to train these days.  High intensity training, taken to the extreme. Proponents say it is the best way to get in shape and lose fat. The days of long, slow runs or heavy weight lifting with sufficient rest in between are out. Get the heart rate high and sweat, sweat and more sweat.

Or so the motto goes. . .

Enter Rhabdomyolysis

Under extreme conditions your muscles…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 23, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

It is Not Walmart's Fault

I read an interesting comment about Walmart. it stated something to the effect that the heirs of Walmart have more wealth than 40% of Americans, but they still pay low wages.

Firstly, I have no idea if that statistic is accurate or not. Mark Twain was certainly correctfor today, when he said “There are lies, damn lies and statistics.” We see this in action from the president to CNN and everywhere in between. Lies. Damn Lies. And stats.

For arguments sake, let us assume…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 23, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

7 Habits of the Healthy

Those who don't, call it "luck" or "good genes."

Those who do, know it is consistency, diligence and dedication.

I am referring to the habits that the healthy have. These are the individuals who have a ton of energy, rarely get ill and if they do, recover quickly. It is not luck. It is not good fortunate. It is a series of habits that they do that other do not.

Here they are:

1. They keep the heart strong. The heart in Natural Medicine is…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 19, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Creating a Peace Plan

While it's important to understand, express, manage, diffuse, and heal your anger, imagine how…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on September 18, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

CREATING YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 17, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Electrolytes

 

I will never win an award for running (unless you consider slowest marathoner of all time an award) but I finish what I start, be that projects or marathons. So the last month has been a puzzle. I cut short 2 long runs and completely bonked on a 10 miler. The last 20 minutes of my aikido class was spent pouring cold water over my head and watching my arm vibrate like it was in an electrical socket. And these were not the most disturbing things.

My memory is usually very…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 16, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

RIP THAT BAND-AID OFF!

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 13, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments

CREAM OF THE CROP

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 12, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments

SOOTHING THOUGHTS

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 11, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Violence, 911, and War: There's a Better Way

Since the beginning of time, wars have been fought in an effort to bring about peace. Have we accomplished that yet? Maybe violence isn't the answer.…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on September 11, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

YOU BEAST!

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 10, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 9, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Living Life Like A ReRun

Reruns can be fun at times. Relaxing to King of Queens or Big Bang Theory, or going old school with MASH can be soothing. There is something comforting about knowing. Something safe about safety, or at least the illusion of it.

At least for a while.

Then it becoming painfully boring.

Seriously, I love Led Zeppelin but how many more times can I take listening to Stairway to Heaven again?! Yes, it is the…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 9, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

ARE YOU A SPONGE OR A ROCK?

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 6, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE TALKING TO?

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Added by Coach Fran Asaro on September 5, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Welcome Error. Welcome Greatness

Over the past decade, I have embraced being an artist. Maybe not your typical artist — painter, musician or poet but an artist nonetheless. Though I am a prolific writer (and have done Shodo in the past), the bulk of my artistry comes from Movement, namely martial arts.

As an artist, we have different views of mistakes compared to “normal” people. “Normal” people care about being accurate or correct. An artist cares about continuity.

The work will never be finished, only…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 5, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Enter The Sandman

Few things can ruin a day like a bad night’s sleep. You feel a step or 2 behind for the whole day. It decreases memory, blunts the release of HGH, speeds aging and lowers immunity. Just for starters.

Here are a series of easy to do things that can greatly improve sleep:

1. Train in the morning. 

Yes, it releases the stress of the day, but exercise also elicits cortical…

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Added by Dr. David Orman on September 5, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

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