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Is sugar addictive?

As a ‘fitness guy’, I would LOVE to say that all the studies and medical opinions out there are saying that sugar is as addictive as illegal drugs. But in doing the research, you see significant debate. Here are the facts.   There have been studies done showing...

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Medical Tests You Should Be Familiar With

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about making sure your doctor tests you for something called CRP or Cross-Reactive Protein as a marker for system-wide inflammation. That article got a lot of emails (good ones J) from people who were not really familiar with...

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My 5th Blog on this Topic! Here’s why…

I write on this topic a lot.  In fact, I did a quick search of my old blogs and found no less than 4 other blogs on the topic. My first goes back to 2014…that’s a long time to be ringing this bell! In this one, we are getting a little medical, and creating some...

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On being legendary…

Being a legend is not limited to war… Nor Olympians. It is not limited great leaders… Nor Hollywood fiction. I truly believe ANYONE can be legendary.  Ordinary people can be legendary. Of course, there are many definitions of the term, and I am proposing one here....

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What kind of things “age” you?

I’ve spoken before about the types of things that “age” us. Smoking is an obvious one.  There is no mistaking the skin, voice or hack of a long-term smoker. There are other things out there which will accelerate the aging process. Illness can age us.  The health...

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The Economic Side of Successful Aging

I read an article in the Boston Globe yesterday that really bothered me. It covered a topic I’ve spoken about at various companies when addressing the topic of a respectful workplace or diversity in the workplace. I’m talking about the plight of older employees.  I...

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Here Are 7 “Small Healthy Changes” To Work In To Your Day

I’ve spoken about the power of making small ‘doable’ changes to your daily patterns, and how these changes can add up to massive improvements to your health over time. But what you don’t often see is an actual list of those changes. That’s what I want to do here… If...

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Inflammation and the Aging Process (An Easy Fix!)

There has been a LOT of scientific focus on the role of inflammation in the aging process. Inflammation has been cited as a contributing factor in multiple disease conditions including: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer's Disease. Minimizing foods...

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The basic question about activity levels you should consider…

I hear one version or another of this question all the time… “What should I be doing every week for exercise?” “How long should I be working out for?” “What should I be doing for exercise each week?” A study recently published in “The Lancet Psychiatry Journal” is one...

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Small, Subtle Changes Will Always Win Out Over Seismic Shifts

One less slice of bread will not be missed… One less glass of wine will not ruin your evening… Skipping dessert will not hurt the experience of a great dinner… Adding an extra 15 minutes at the gym will throw off your schedule for the day… None of this things, when...

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Some fun summer ideas…they may involve wine… 🙂

Hey!  As I write this, it is about 92 degrees outside....and as many of you know, I have written a book called "The Red Wine Diet". Here's the problem with those two facts... A nice tall glass of red wine does NOT sound thrilling to me when the temperature is this...

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