Running For A Cause

One of the best exercises you can participate in is the activity of running.  It is good for your heart and will help you maintain a healthy weight.  But one of the most underrated aspects of running is the fact that you can use your love of the run to help contribute to you favorite and most heartfelt causes, charities or non-profit organizations.

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Gluten Free 101

Gluten Free Eating

Gluten is a protein compound normally found in bread products, including pasta and beer. During bread production, gluten adds structure and integrity to the dough, giving it its familiar shape and feel. Gluten is also an additive in many food items where you wouldn’t necessarily expect it. Ice cream, lunch meat, salad dressing, candy, and breakfast cereals all potentially contain gluten as a filler. Although gluten is perfectly natural, a small percentage of people exhibit an extreme intolerance to the substance.

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Sports and Nutrition for children with Autism

     Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome both belong to what is known as the “Autism spectrum”.  Disorders that belong in this category are development disorders that deal with neurobiological aspect of the body.  Many children, depending on where they are on the spectrum can be very high functioning. Others have little spatial perception, reduced fine motor skills and cannot tolerate excessive amounts of sensory stimulation.

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To Noni or not to Noni…..that is the question!

Those of you that know me, know that I am an advocate of  supplements.  Specifically of vitamins and minerals.  My belief has always been that taking vitamins, although some gets wasted,  can only help you and your body will indeed use whatever it can.  We all know that the RDA is ridiculous.

So, in that frame of mind…….

A good friend of mine introduced me to a product which at first I was pretty skeptical.  You hear about all kinds of “super” drinks all the time.  She told me that I must try this elixir called Noni.  So, I did some of my own research and of course found much hype.  All those promises and exaggerations….blah blah blah.  It’s enough to turn away the more serious “investigators”.

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Watermelon……really? The ignored fruit.


Contrary to popular belief, Watermelon is packed with nutrition.

I often find that folks have no clue about the value of this seemingly benign fruit, the Watermelon.  Well, I decided to look into it a little further and share my findings.

I always knew that this fruit contained fiber and some B vitamins, but I was still impressed with the nutritional content.

Let’s start with the basics…

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Diagnostically misdiagnosed

Hi! My name is Lisa and I’ve been Marneen’s friend since 1999. Marneen knows I’ve been struggling with health issues since before we met, and he asked me to share my story and experiences with my illness through his website. I’ve had digestive issues dubbed as IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, for most of my adult life. I suffered for many years, and I was told after my initial diagnosis to avoid fried foods, spicy foods, dairy and vegetables in excess. First of all, I wondered what COULD I eat, but since that was clear, it was also a bit vague as to the logic behind the reasons WHY those things were suggested to me. IBS could have many issues. For me, primarily, it was an upset and sour stomach. On the rare days that I was healthy, I thought to look back at my diet from the day before and still scratched my head as to why I was blessed that day, but cursed the other days. In hindsight, I should have kept a diet diary.

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