Detox 360–body work

Colon cleansing, detox, fasting–do they really work?  The answer is a resounding “maybe.” There are many who swear by colon cleanses.  Arthritis to acne, belly aches to belly flab–many feel these cleanses are essential to maintaining well-being. What does the medical community have to say?  http://www.mayoclinic.com “Colon Cleansing:  Is it helpful or harmful?” Colon cleanses are required…

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Do I really need to be gluten free?

Gluten–another term we need to add to the “bad word” food vocabulary?  Let’s see–there’s sugar, in ever-increasing circles dairy, and now gluten. Last post, I wanted to dispel the myths behind the big “O.” Organic only foodies have made the rest of us feel not only lacking in education, but find it necessary on some sites,…

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Behind the myth of the big “O”

Recently I posted “Judging me, judging you.”  This is a follow-up to that–breaking ground and dispelling myths surrounding the big “O.”  The big “O” here meaning–organic produce. http://nytimes.com “Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce.”   I’m sure there are those of you reading this that have reasons for buying strictly organic.  That is…

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Not enough? Too much? A little guidance please…

Spring has sprung in Chicagoland–or at least a reasonable facsimile.  While we could complain about below normal temperature, most of us choose to enjoy–and delve back into our favorite 3-5 month outdoor activity.  We may be a city divided in baseball allegiance by Cubs and White Sox (as a proud south-sider, I love the Sox–it’s go…

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What’s on your plate?

You’ve just finished your workout. Whether you’ve spent a couple of hours or a couple of minutes on it, you don’t want to UNDO it. Here are some tips: –saturated fats should be kept to a minimum (example bacon, or any food where 1/2 or more of your calories are from fat) –check your portion sizes…

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