Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Transform Your
Stress Response

by guest blogger Doc Childre. From my years of researching stress, I know that stress that can accumulate and make us feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. Fortunately, there are simple tools we can use to transform our stress response and stress accumulation. I’m going to share a few of them with you.

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Why I Eat Meat

For some reason, many people are surprised when they find out I am not a vegetarian. Oh, I’ve tried it over the years and I’ve considered it seriously, but I’ve chosen a different path. I grew up on a farm with lots of animals. Yes, the animals were cute. They were my friends and I loved to play with them. But, yes, they were so delicious after a long day of playing outside. For some reason I never questioned it or felt conflicted about it, and I learned firsthand about how integral a part of the farm the animals were.

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Sweet Solutions: How To Have
A Guilt-Free Holiday Season

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. You can actually have your cake and eat it too! A balanced diet, the right nutrients and other healthy habits outlined below, can prevent, and even reverse the damages from over consumption of refined sugars and carbs. And if you’re looking to kick your sugar habit for good, these solutions will boost your efforts, curb cravings and can help you lose extra weight.

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The Lance Armstrong Pile-On

Let’s get something straight from the start. I’ve never met Lance Armstrong. I’ve never worshipped him, either. And my family owns Bicycling Magazine and I’m the CEO of the company it’s a part of. I once saw him speak at A Clinton Global Initiative, and the way all those “alpha males” were fawning over each other and calling each other “my friend” over and over kind of made me want to puke, even though I didn’t quite understand why at the time.

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6 Seasonal Foods That Fight Fat

By guest blogger Lisa Drayer. Yes, fat keeps us warm, protected, and alive. But too much of a good thing can be, well, bad. If you’re trying to drop a dress size before the new year, nibble on these seasonal goodies over the holidays. You’ll thank me.

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Top 3 Yoga Poses to Build Strength

by guest blogger Kathryn Budig. Yoga calms the mind, strengthens the body, and gives you amazing strength! Say good-bye to dumbbells or heavy machinery and welcome in the power of your own body and the ability to hold it up! The yoga practice creates long, lean muscles without adding bulk by teaching you how to control and lift your own body weight. I’ve picked out three of my favorite postures to help you build awareness and strength in your upper body. Remember, there is no rush and the key to a long, successful relationship with your strength is being honest with where you are with it. Some days you’ll feel like a rock star and other days, more like a rock. Either way, you can still practice—just don’t be afraid to adjust.

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The Magical Power of People Poop

Every once in a while I see something that stops me in my tracks. This time it was a report I saw in our internal library abstracts that told of a new and highly effective experimental treatment for a very threatening illness known in hospital talk as “C. diff (aka Clostridium Difficile). It’s an infection people who are on antibiotics can get, and it’s often deadly. Hospitals do not like C. diff, and it’s whispered in hushed tones, “He’s got C. diff.” Not good. But, now, there might be an effective and safe treatment, and it was found in a very unlikely place…

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Death by Medicine

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman. Imagine that you took a medication on the advice of a doctor, it turned out to be contaminated, and you just found out it might kill you. Let’s take it a step further: What if this contamination was completely and utterly preventable, the result of carelessness, greed, and indifference? Recently, almost 300 men and women have been diagnosed with meningitis contracted after receiving a contaminated pharmaceutical injection, and 24 have died. By the time you read this, the numbers are likely to be even higher.

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