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The 70-Ingredient Sandwich That Will Kill You (Eventually)

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I don’t watch much television, so I wasn’t aware of this until yesterday, but apparently McDonald’s has just re-released the McRib for a limited time, at least here in the US.  People with no self-control everywhere are running to their nearest Micky Dees or Maccers to get their fix.  What exactly are they getting, you […]

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Six Steps to Avoid Diabetes

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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

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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.

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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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The KFC Double Down: A Gamble With Your Life

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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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What The Dynamic Life Can Do For You

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I still can’t wrap my head around the latest obesity statistics published by the CDC yesterday.  If you missed it, check out yesterday’s post.  If you’ve been a follower of my blog and my tweets, you know that the current obesity problem in America, and to a much smaller extent in some other countries, infuriates […]

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Don't Be an Obesity Statistic – Change Your Life Now

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Alyssa sent me this Wall Street Journal article this morning, which lays out some eye-popping stats on obesity rates in America.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the obesity problem among Americans has become one of the worst problems we face today. Quite simply, Americans are way too fat, way too […]

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Great Inspiration from Laird Hamilton

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This is a follow-up to my previous post, which was a quick review of Laird Hamilton's book, Force of Nature:  Mind, Body, Soul (And, of Course, Surfing).  I usually take some notes when I read a book, especially one as informative and chock full of tips as this one.  So here are my notes, most […]

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How to be a Force of Nature: A Review of Laird Hamilton's Book

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I recently finished reading Laird Hamilton’s book, Force of Nature:  Mind, Body, Soul (And, of Course, Surfing) and I must say I really recommend it.  Despite the somewhat cheesy title, the book delivers on offering a basic buffet of knowledge about healthy and dynamic living. If you’re not familiar with Laird, he’s a surfing legend […]

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Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up For Your Health

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I read a though-provoking article in the Sydney Morning Herald Last week titled, "Protect Yourself From a New Epidemic:  Sitting." In the article, writer Paula Goodyer raises the important point that the modern-day office worker is at risk for health concerns such as higher blood sugars and blood fats, among other things. A "typical American […]

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