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Six Steps to Avoid Diabetes


In Monday’s post, I provided an overview of the prevalent diabetes disease.  My aim there was to offer a synopsis, a one-pager that outlines the disease which has unfortunately become a household term these days.  But of what value am I if I describe a problem without proposing a solution, or at least a way […]

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Diabetes is a Consequence, Not a Disease


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Type 2 Diabetes has become one of the major new afflictions affecting people everywhere.  We fight diabetes, there are diabetes walks every weekend, we search high and low for a cure to this pernicious demon. But what are we really fighting?  What is this so-called […]

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Do You Have Hunger? The Answer to This Question Will Save Your Life.


A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to catch author Michael Pollan on his New Jersey stop of his current speaking tour.  Most people haven’t heard of Pollan, but he’s an incredibly popular and successful author, professor, and food activist.  In addition to writing for popular newspapers and magazines, giving inspiring TED talks, […]

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Vegetables in Vending Machines? Seriously?


I read a disturbing article in the New York Times a couple weeks ago.  The article is titled, “Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries” and focuses on the problem of our reluctance to embrace vegetables as a staple in our diets.  Reading the title made me think back to my lunch a couple […]

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What it takes to Run a 26.2 Mile Training Run…By Yourself


As some of you know, I'm in the thick of training for my marathon debut at the Philadelphia Marathon on November 21.  But being the competitive athlete that I am, I'm not training just to finish.  I'm training to finish in under 3 hours.  I'll be the first to admit, it's quite an aggressive goal […]

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The KFC Double Down: A Gamble With Your Life


This artery-clogging behemoth of a “sandwich” has been out for about a year, but since I don’t watch much television and certainly don’t eat fast food, I just found out about it today during a commercial while watching the Giants game yesterday. What the heck is it?  It’s two pieces of fried chicken with two […]

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Dare to Create Your Own Reality


“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley This is a great quote and one to keep in mind daily, multiple times daily.  I have to create my own life.  There are molds and expectations and […]

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The Double Life – Which One Are You?


I don't know where I first came across this poem from the mid-twentieth century vagabond poet Don Blanding, but it's been one of my favorites for years.  It stirs the travel bug in all of us.  Which one are you? The Double Life By Don Blanding How very simple life would be If only there […]

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What Should You Drink INSTEAD of Gatorade?

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I owe my readers an apology.  Last week I published a rather lengthy post detailing the reasons Gatorade isn't really good for you.  I presented you with all of the problems of Gatorade.  I felt it was informative and I hope you did too.  But I apologize because I didn't offer a solution.  If you […]

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Prevent the Runner's Side Stitch


Why do runners get side stitches (cramps) sometimes?  I went out for my Tuesday run last night, a normal 8-miler and a moderate pace (7:25) and I began to get a cramp in my right side about a mile into the run.  It was the first time in a long time I remember getting a […]

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