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Remember the days when we didn’t have a soda machine in the school. I know as you know, things have changed. Kids still want to be or act like adults, like we did, for better or for worse.

How sports drinks ever made it into schools and be acceptable for young athletes still puzzles this 52 year old athlete who has greater hamstring flexibility than most 15 year old athletes.

Granted, as a young athlete I drank raw eggs in orange juice, ate a piece of Brach’s cherry candy in between sets at tennis practice, tried the protein drinks, and remember trying electrolytes. Maybe it was the 100 degree heat of West Texas which caused my eyes to squint and tastebuds to go off… Who would drink this stuff?

It seemed to taste awful, but a lot better than cod liver oil.

Today, I can’t tell you how many young athletes I see drinking what amounts to sugar – in their drinks, and in their coffee too. And I hear them say how tired they feel? At 15 or 17, that statement wouldn’t have occurred to us old school types who walked or rode a bike to school.

Wonder what would happen if we took away the busses and the sugar at school? How would any young person function? They could be all a twitter, no doubt.

When it comes to their future health care costs, they may roll their eyes. For you, what steps do you take to make sure you can feel well and keep on playing like you used to?



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    Sep
    01

    Sugar Baby

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    Are you a sugar baby?

    A stealthy public health crisis is happening according to Dr. Lusting.

    Is being a sugar baby leading us to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease?

    Watch this 60 minutes interview by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta.

    The next time you try some sweets. Take a moment and feel what’s going on inside.

    How does your body respond?

    What do you do after dessert or drinking some pop?

    How does it feel to be a sugar baby?

    Categories : Health and Fitness
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    Mar
    22

    Dr. Blaylock and Excitotoxins

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    Dr. Blaylock, the author of Excitotoxins, has caught the eyes of folks like Bill Maher who thinks this merits some credibility. There is of course the establishment who will counter what they call pseudo-science based medicine.

    Dr. Blaylock – The Taste that Kills

    Dr. Blaylock contends what we don’t can kill us or is a pointer to what may ail us in what we eat.

    Whether or not Dr. Blaylock is correct, our body experienced from within is our own gauge, which if we listen to it, we can heed its feelings of wellness and signals for help, though it can be tricked and seduced. Where’s my chocolate!

    The book is a fascinating read and may have you checking the food labels a little more closely.

    Here’s a video on what Dr. Blaylock has to say:

    Our kids aren’t a big fan of Dr. Blaylock

    I know our three children are tired of seeing us put back items on the shelves. Our motto is, if we can’t reasonably explain it to them, we’ll investigate further before we eat it. They’re not a big fan of Dr. Blaylock but we were doing that long before we heard about him.

    Of course, they’re tired of the story I repeat, that in the pre-historic 60’s when we were thrilled with a transistor radio that sort of worked. We all knew the one fat kid and we all the knew the kid who was hyped up.

    Have you walked around the school halls today? There isn’t just the one kid anymore, is there?

    It amazes me that our youngest gets rewarded in primary school with candy of all things. With candy machines and the prevalence of too much sugar readily available by teachers and all the other children who have it on hand, we’ve learned we’re the meanest parents on earth.

    We don’t get a chance nor stand the chance to provide a sweet to enjoy because we know the sugar overload is evident besides, we don’t know what’s in natural flavors.

    But hey, eat that food stuff, just don’t check those labels.

    Has your health deteriorated because it is supposed according to the commercials on tv? Do I really need a pill for what ails me? Or is Dr. Blaylock and others onto something?

    Is it in the food supply?

    Somatics, the Body Experienced from Within

    Thomas Hanna who coined the term, Somatics, defined it as the body experienced from within. The more we pay attention to our experience, we can do as Hippocrates may or may not have said, we can let our food be our medicine.

    Is Dr. Blaylock close to the truth or pseudo-science as some are saying?

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    Aug
    24

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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    Do we get enough exercise? Do we have simple ways to decrease the stress we feel in our muscles? Can we reduce joint pain?

    Somatics exercises is one avenue we can all use to keep our living movement system free from a lot of the aches and pains that many people endure. We can also enhance and complement our life with a diet richer in omega 3 fatty acids.

    Where do I find Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

    If you’re into keeping your brain healthy, your mind sharp, and moving well, then a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids will also calm your mood too.

    omega 3 fatty acidsWhen we eat certain nuts, seeds and wild fish like salmon, tuna & sardines our body tends to build up resiliency instead of breaking down when we eat processed foods.

    Did you know that 90% of Americans are low on the intake of omega 3 fatty acids?

    Since our bodies can’t produce it, we’ve got to include a rich source of it through what we eat.

    Increasing the amount of omega 3 fatty acids can help with lowering the risk of heart disease, reducing the risk of cancer and increasing our low levels of energy.

    Our heart, eyes and even the immune system can be optimized by a proper intake of omega 3 fatty acids.

    What is the right level of omega 3 fatty acids?

    Well I don’t know but the people looking into this like Dr. Mark Hyman who will appear on the Dr. Oz show this week will talk about a test created by Dr. William Harris who is an expert on omega 3 fatty acids on human health.

    Dr. Harris has created an at home test called the Omega Quant HS-Omega-3 Index.

    Now there’s a mouthful but I hear the health problems we encounter are sometime easier to fix and reverse than we think.

    Often times people are very surprised with the simple somatics exercises. Their minds are literally boggled at how such simple movements can be so profound. Could the fork we use be another tool?

    Simple Diet Change with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

    Same thing goes with our diet. OK, I know some of us love to eat the stuff we think is food and it can be daunting to give it up.

    But what if you could help prevent asthma, improve blood sugar levels to protect you from diabetes and slow down the decline associated with Alzheimer’s just by changing your diet a little.

    You can take the test and find out for yourself if Doctor’s Harris, Hyman and Oz are onto something beneficial for you.

    Somatics which is defined as the body experienced from within not only relates to how well or not well we feel when we move or not move, it also has to do with paying attention to the signals our bodies generate from what we put into it too.

    Dr. Mark Hyman may tell you that your fork can be your friend or enemy and one of the important tools when it comes to your health and well-being.

    Categories : Brain, Food Revolution
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