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What Your Blood Can Tell You – Part 2

In my last post, I looked at the Lipid Panel results from my recent blood analysis. Today, I’ll look at the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) portion of the results. This CMP is also commonly referred to as a Chemistry Panel or SMA 12/20. This panel gives you important information about the current status of your […]

No Sugar November

Now that Halloween is over and we are still a little over three weeks from Thanksgiving and the start of the “holidays”, I’m issuing a challenge to myself and my blog readers – eliminate sugar from your diet from now until Thanksgiving! To some people it might sound simple, after all it’s only 24 days […]

Essential Oils for Athletes

In our quest to avoid using drugs (both prescription and over the counter), my family and I started using essential oils about three years ago. Before that time, we had a cabinet full of medicine. Bottles and bottles of cold and cough medicine, Antibiotics, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil), decongestants (Sudafed), Benadryl, Pepto-Bismol, Tums and even […]

Holiday Eating Tips

It’s pretty easy to go overboard and gain a few pounds over the next 5 weeks. It starts with Thanksgiving and then with the constant parties during December, there are way too many opportunities to either over-eat or eat junk that you normally wouldn’t. Don’t worry, I’m realistic – I know that completely staying away […]