Is this the face of the enemy?

   CARBS–bread, pasta, rice, just to name a few–are part of an ever-expanding hit list.  By the way, let’s not forget about this either.  Does anyone besides me, recall athletes and celebrities lining up to wear the milk mustache?  You couldn’t open a magazine (especially health & fitness) and not see this ad.  What about the “milk…

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In case you missed it….

  Let’s face it.  Nutrition, diet, and exercise are words that sound great.  Implementing them however, can be tricky to navigate.  Therefore, I’m always interested in what might make this journey easier. Recently aired on Dr. Oz (http://droz.com) was how different body types may react to a change in diet.  If you are attempting to lose the…

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Food for thought: Obesity as a disease?

  We’ve all heard it.  Infomercials touting the latest gadget to prepare healthier food, to campaigns in communities to fight the “obesity epidemic. ”  You can’t escape.  Obesity is public enemy number one. As a renal nurse, I am well acquainted with how most of the dialysis population found their way to their present circumstance.  In short–diabetes and…

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Change of season affecting your workout?

So cooler temperatures are on the horizon.  If you are among many who enjoy outdoor activities, but live in a climate where winter is looming, what do you do? Sure moving is one option.  But if that’s not part of your agenda, read on. I know there are those who simply can’t run anywhere but outside.  Maybe an…

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High octane exercise not for you? You’re not alone…

  You’ve been told weight loss, exercise, and nutrition must be your priority.  That monologue is usually followed by an “or else” phrase.  You may be hearing it for the first time from your physician, or the hundred and first from your spouse.  The underlying theme might carry more weight from the MD.  However the meaning remains the same–get up and get moving. You’ve…

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