Going Gray?

August 20, 2012

If you’re seeing some gray hair or your hair is thinning and unhealthy, would you like to know more about how it happens and what you can do about it? Many people believe that gray or thinning hair is strictly genes, but that’s a myth! Lifestyle matters, just as it does for other health issues […]

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Digestive Health

August 16, 2012

A while ago, I caught the end of a probiotics presentation and it reminded me to do a post on digestive health. I’ve told many people that a significant portion of your immunity (up to 70%) is based in your digestive tract. I know we all forget about those bacteria, including their variety and huge numbers, plus the […]

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August 13, 2012

What is resveratrol? It’s a supplement with growing consumer and scientific interest, originally found in red wine and some fruits. Resveratrol is thought to underlie The French Paradox, so named because the French have less heart disease than we have in the U.S., even though they eat a lot of butter and saturated fat. They often drink […]

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Toxic Sugar and Health

August 9, 2012

On August 5, 2012, 60 Minutes aired a powerful report about sugar, originally broadcast last spring. It’s so significant (I placed the original link in the Health News section last spring), I decided to build a post around it! The report covers important aspects of sugar: it’s toxicity, its effects on weight, health and disease, and […]

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The Myth of Disease

August 6, 2012

This post is focused on chronic conditions/diseases that are common in most U.S. adults. It doesn’t include contagious diseases like polio or TB (although your immune system and lifestyle are still critical for fighting all contagious diseases). We are the leaders of lifestyle-driven disease, ones that account for $3.00 of every $4.00 of healthcare costs. […]

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August 2, 2012

I’m sure you’ve heard of diabetes. You may wonder what it is and why it matters. Diabetes (I’m referring to the more common type 2, or adult-onset diabetes), normally has few symptoms, but is reflected in damaging levels of blood glucose/sugar. It is a serious hormonal and metabolic problem! Blood glucose levels are often measured […]

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What is High BP?

July 30, 2012

High blood pressure (or high BP/hypertension), are names for abnormally high pressure that’s exerted on stiff, inflexible arteries when your heart beats. When your arteries lack flexibility, due to diet, lack of activity, etc., your heart has to push harder to move blood through them. BP is measured by systolic and diastolic pressure, such as 120/80. Systolic […]

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How to End Pain!

July 26, 2012

Everyone feels pain at some point, whether it’s headaches, muscle aches, back pain, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes from a cold or flu, inflammation or emotional pain! In fact, the IOM estimates that more than 100 million Americans have some form of chronic pain! Pain can take various forms that extend from mild and diffuse […]

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Coping With Tragedy

July 22, 2012

I live in Colorado, outside Denver. Like many people, I’ve been shocked and saddened by the recent Batman movie shootings. I know many people around the U.S. and the world have also been affected, so I thought I’d offer a few suggestions for coping with tragedy. Suggestion #1 It’s common to feel shock, anger, sadness, […]

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What is CoQ10?

July 19, 2012

CoQ10 (or Coenzyme Q10) is found throughout the body and is known to be an important energy source for cells/cellular mitochondria (the tiny engines in cells that convert fat or glucose into energy), as well as a potent antioxidant. It is also known as Ubiquinone because it is so prevalent in the body. With age, levels of […]

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3 Shocking Myths About Heart Disease

July 17, 2012

Heart and cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer in the U.S. (about 2,200 people per day or 800,000 annually according to the CDC and others). The cost of treatment is over $300 billion annually! And it’s hitting more young people with many teens to 30s having early stages of atherosclerosis! See my post on “Shock! […]

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Secrets for a Long Life

July 12, 2012

If you would like to live a long, happy life, free from most chronic diseases and age-related disability, I can help you achieve your goal! Many days, I see people in their 50s, 60s, and beyond who are overweight and struggling to function. When I’m at a store, I see many hunched over their shopping […]

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Lose 5 Pounds in 10 Days!

July 9, 2012

Have you put on some extra weight in the last year? Would you like to lose 5 pounds in 10 days without dieting? Would you like to feel better with more energy? Then I have some great tips for you! Here are 3 ways to look better, feel better and have more energy! 1. Switch: […]

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Want Bone and Heart Health?

July 5, 2012

You might not realize it, but there is a significant relationship between bone and heart health. And that connection exists through a vitamin called vitamin K2, a version of vitamin K you probably never heard of! If you know about vitamin K (or K1) you might know that it’s involved in blood clotting and is […]

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Think Drugs Are Safe for Kids?

July 2, 2012

This is a breaking post! Today, a dominant pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) agreed to pay a fine of 3-billion dollars for off label/non-approved use violations (a common practice for these aggressive companies), and influencing doctors to peddle those drugs! One very egregious violation was to promote the use of the drug Paroxetine (under the name […]

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Drugs Don’t Cure!

June 28, 2012

I’m sure you’ve seen numerous drug ads (they’re everywhere), and you’ve probably known friends or family who take drugs for lifestyle conditions. By lifestyle conditions, I’m focused on drugs for non-contagious diseases or infections. Drugs for the following conditions are suspect: High blood pressure (BP) High cholesterol/triglycerides High blood sugar/glucose Excess weight Restless legs Depression/anxiety […]

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Amazing Olives!

June 26, 2012

I’m sure you’ve had olives and olive oil before. But do you know how healthy they are? Did you realize that olives are a fruit? We forget that because they are usually served as a more savory item or in savory dishes rather than sweet ones. A little history Olives have a very long history, […]

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Power Your Life With Power Foods and Drinks

June 21, 2012

Many of us struggle with weight and other health issues. And unfortunately, the food and beverage industry has convinced lots of people that fast foods, junk foods, processed foods, and sugary/HFC sodas/drinks are tasty and convenient! They sell quick energy. They sell fun and good times! The problem is that these types of processed and […]

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The Myth of Family History and Genetics

June 19, 2012

I often hear people say they have the same health issues their parents had (weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, etc.). Health forms, insurance applications, and online calculators often ask about your family history. Medical providers and patients both seem to think that those family histories, and related health problems indicate genetics, and […]

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Age and Weight Gain a Myth?

June 16, 2012

The simple answer is yes! Although many people notice a gradual slowing to their energy and metabolism after age 30, the real problem is that people don’t make small adjustments they need to make as they go. They eat the same foods they ate in their 20s or early 30s and are often less active […]

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

June 14, 2012

You might have heard of the Mediterranean diet and assumed it was like Italian food: A big bowl of pasta with lots of meat and tomato sauce, and garlic bread on the side. Unfortunately, that’s a more Americanized version of the actual Mediterranean diet! The Mediterranean diet is found around the Mediterranean sea and includes many […]

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Sleep Like a Baby Tonight!

June 11, 2012

Remember the good old days when you could sleep through the night and awake feeling energized and refreshed? You can sleep like that again, with a few tricks and tips. Why is sleep so critical for optimum health and longevity? Because it’s the time when you heal and rebuild your tissues and metabolic functions. Many […]

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Tips to Boost Energy Today!

June 9, 2012

Do you find yourself reaching for soda, candy, or coffee with sugar during the day? How about energy drinks or shots? These cravings are often a sign of blood sugar spikes and drops and you probably have cravings for sugar and refined carbs, considered to be addictive by many health experts. A roller coaster inside! Without realizing […]

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Awesome Chocolate!

June 7, 2012

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’re not alone! Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, offers complex flavors and health benefits. Bittersweet chocolate with 70% cocoa is a better choice compared to milk chocolate, which has fewer benefits. Before I list some of the health benefits for dark chocolate, here is some cool history and how chocolate is made: Cocoa and […]

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3 Ways to Improve Wrinkles

June 5, 2012

Although a few wrinkles can be part of normal aging, many people do things that increase their wrinkles a lot! These fall into 3 main areas, although if you avoid these things and include some beneficial things, you can look 10 years younger than your age! 1. Sugary Foods and Beverages  Daily sugar intake with refined-carb foods […]

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Success is an E-mail Away!

June 2, 2012

Whether your life is going well or is less than you desire, there are ways to improve your life success without spending much money or time! For example: Would you like more money? A new or better job? How is your career going? How are things with your co-workers? Maybe your family and other relationships could […]

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Medical Bias and Research Fraud

May 31, 2012

Although the media hypes the latest “miracle” drug or anti-vitamin story weekly, the majority of these headlines and stories are unscientific and unsubstantiated! Focusing on single studies with exaggerated claims conflicts with the most basic process of science and research. That’s because studies and their results need to be replicated and validated multiple times before a […]

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Shocking Myths About Statins and Heart Disease!

May 29, 2012

It’s estimated that up to 30 million people in the U.S. are taking statin drugs. Even if you’re not taking a statin, you’ve probably heard of them. The underlying claim for these over-prescribed drugs (debunked by a growing number of health experts), is that high fat and cholesterol levels cause heart disease. In truth, the […]

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Solve Your Life and Health Challenges!

May 26, 2012

If you’re like most people, you face life and health challenges pretty often. From job and career issues and stress, to relationship and family challenges, work/life balance, time management and various health conditions. A trained and certified Life/Health Coach can help you clarify your needs and desires and help you create the right steps to […]

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Vitamin D: Critical For Bone and Immune Health!

May 24, 2012

You’ve probably heard of vitamin D, “The Sunshine Vitamin.” That’s because 15-30 minutes in the sun (depending on latitude, skin color, clothing) can help you generate about 10,000 IUs (International Units) of vitamin D, an amount that can supply your needs for several days. A few challenges to this internal production is whether sun screen […]

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Younger Adults Have More Skin Cancer!

May 22, 2012

As we approach summer, I thought I would put up a post about younger people and skin cancer. According to several studies, skin cancer is rising quickly among the group from teens to late 30s. This includes the more deadly form of cancer called melanoma, which is also growing among younger people. This is partly […]

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3 Shocking Cancer Myths

May 19, 2012

We’ve all heard of cancer. Maybe you’ve had a relative or friend who had cancer. If so, I hope they came out of it okay. I would like to dispel 3 common myths about cancer that can change your life and keep you from getting cancer! 1. Cancer is a disease that is just bad […]

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Blast 5 Pounds and Boost Energy!

May 17, 2012

Blast 5 pounds in about 10 days and get a long-term energy boost for your ultimate reward! This program is built on what you eat rather than counting calories (not all calories are equal!) This approach will help you shed pounds without dieting or calorie restriction. You won’t go hungry or feel deprived even as you […]

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Why is Coaching The Missing Link?

May 15, 2012

For a few years, I’ve been aware that personal Life and Health coaches are less understood by people in the U.S. compared to other places. I thought I’d explain the personal coaching process a bit more, and how it can change your life for the better! Some people think personal coaching is like talk therapy […]

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More Fit in 15 Minutes per Day?

May 12, 2012

Do you feel that you don’t have time to have regular activity or exercise? I’d like to offer an insight: It doesn’t take hours at the gym to have good fitness! That’s a myth! You can start with activities that are fun and enjoyable for you! Then add other exercise as needed. I’ve created a […]

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Stress Can Kill!

May 11, 2012

Stress in our modern life, specially chronic, ongoing stress can be destructive and detrimental to health. Stress, often tied to unexpected events like job loss, career change, or divorce, can trigger the fight or flight response. That causes adrenalin and cortisol to be released. Those survival hormones raise heart rate, blood pressure and move fuels […]

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Inflammation: The Cause of Health Problems and Pain!

May 8, 2012

You might have heard about inflammation. It’s a normal part of the healing process. Think about the last time you cut yourself. Your blood clotted to stop the bleeding and your immune and healing cells go to the area, causing some redness and swelling. That’s inflammation. In a week or so, you had a scab […]

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Why Do I Get Sick?

May 5, 2012

Although we are all susceptible to infections sometimes, most people get sick because of their lifestyle. That might sound crazy but it’s true! It all depends on your immune system, one of the most incredible systems in the body! When healthy, our immune system is capable of recognizing our cells vs. outside cells and is […]

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Shock! Young People, Ages 18-35, Have Heart Disease!

May 3, 2012

Did you know that more young people are having adult health problems like their parents? Many of those from their late teens to 30s have weight issues along with early heart disease. Yet, these are lifestyle-driven health problems most of the time. One study (link below) indicates that a significant number of younger people (age […]

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Excess Weight/Obesity Costs Billions Annually!

May 1, 2012

Extra weight is a significant contributor to health problems and sickness. If you’ve gained 10 pounds or more since you were 21, you will benefit from some supportive, expert, weight loss coaching. A recent article from Reuters explores the staggering costs of excess weight/obesity for healthcare, insurance and other areas of the economy. The total is thought […]

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Welcome to End Sickness Now!

April 27, 2012

My mission is to End Sickness Now! If you’re energy is low, you’re sleeping badly, you have colds, flu, allergies, or you have some worrisome screening tests/health issues, I offer the newest, non-drug solutions and approaches to bring positive changes for your health, life, and wellness!  I’ll help you to improve your energy, sleep, weight issues (lose 5 pounds in 10 days without dieting?), high […]

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