Anemia: Is Your Blood Tired?


Hardly a novice runner, Allison was working hard to improve her distance and run a half marathon…without success. After only a few miles, she felt extremely tired and had to stop and walk for a few minutes. As her frustration mounted, a running friend suggested that she see a doctor. “Sounds like anemia to me,” the […]

Breast Cancer: A journey of innovation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it is certainly a scary diagnosis, there’s so much hope. It’s exciting how much progress has been made in the treatment of breast cancer in recent years. First surgical successes The first major surgical advances came in the 1970s when research showed there was the same survival rate for […]

Recipe: Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecans and Maple Syrup

Apple butter, maple-flavored butter and others are delicious toppings to toast, waffles and other breakfast fare. This fall, why not try making pumpkin butter. This delicious and nutritious recipe also includes warm spices like ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Makes 3 3/4 cups (original recipe here). Ingredients 3 1/2 cups pumpkin puree, or 1 (29 ounce) […]

Exercise: Moderate or Vigorous?

cardiovascular health

Several decades ago, when running was first gaining favor as a healthy habit, there was much talk of LSD, or long slow distance, as a training strategy. The idea was that jogging 8 to 10 miles at a slow pace built stamina and a training base. Even then, of course, most trainers advocated some combination of […]

Eating Well To Power Your Brain


The brain is a powerful operating system, tasked with filtering incoming information, making split second decisions, retrieving information from our memory banks and controlling both our conscious actions and autonomic body functions when we’re awake and asleep. Representing just two percent of the body’s mass, the brain is power hungry, requiring more than 20 percent […]

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