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Day 32 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Rub a dub-dub. Carnac's answer to "What does a masseuse do to your dub-dub?"

Recap of Week 4 of the 2015 IMW Spring Challenge.

Day 22: What makes you Hangry? - by guest poster Steven Kirsch.

Day 23: Meditation for Wellness - by guest poster Julie Fischer.

Day 24: Further Wellness Reading. 

Day 25: Drink nothing but unsweetened beverages.

Day 26:  Redouble your efforts

Day 26 1/2: The Fat Emperor discusses insulin

Day 27:  Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Day 28: Fish Oils and your health

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Day 31 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"I'd do anything for a good body except diet and exercise."---Steve Martin

Well we have finished 30 days!!!

Usually this marks the end of a challenge.

But if you have enjoyed the quotes and the daily mini-challenges  as much as I have, I think I will keep going for just a wee bit longer.

But first a small note on inflammation. Too much Inflammation causes/furthers disease and aging. There are many IMW-AWT measurements of inflammation. These include hs-crp, fibrinogen, myeloperoxidase, Lp-pla2, Omega3 Index, and others. One of the goals I have with my practice is to teach you how to lower these inflammatory markers and...

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Day 30 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Eat to live, not live to eat."---- Benjamin Franklin

Beware of eating foods labelled gluten free if they are packaged in a box or bag with a long shelf life. That usually means they are highly processed.

Continuing with our recap of the 2015 IMW Spring Challenge, let's look back at Week 2's challenges. Week 1 was posted yesterday and can be found here.

Day 8: Increase your exercise. If able try to exercise in the morning, before you start your day. AM exercise is often best fasting other than water to rev up your fat burning metabolism.

Day 9: Guest...

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Day 29 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"The word aerobics came about when gym instructors realized that they couldn't charge $15 an hour for it if they called it "jumping up and down."----Rita Rudner

OK everyone. We are nearing the end!

Day 29 of your challenge and just a few days left.

I need to let you in on a little secret. I had two challenges this month.

The first was to take the weight off that I had gained the month prior when I was eating gluten-free processed foods loaded with carbohydrates.

The second and more important challenge for all of you, was to make certain that I had a challenge...

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Day 28 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Seven out of ten people suffer from hemorrhoids. Do the other three enjoy them?" ----Sal Davino

Fish fat, otherwise known as fish oils or Omega-3's have numerous health benefits. Omega-6 fats are inflammatory and need to be in a balance with Omega-3 fats.

Below are some recent medical studies/articles showing how important Omega-3 fish is to your health

Omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio and higher-order cognitive functions in 7- to 9-y-olds: a cross-sectional study

Fatty Acids Found in Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Evaluation of the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: "a...

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Day 27 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"When you are finished changing, you're finished"----Benjamin Franklin

Sleep is extremely important. Recent research is indicating that poor sleep makes it difficult to get your body to it’s optimal weight among other maladies.

It all has to do with circadian rhythms.

  1. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment. They are found in most living things, including animals, plants and many tiny microbes.
    (from Google Chrome definition search)

To go really in-depth with plenty of scientific jargon, go visit Dr....

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Day 26 1/2 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."---Lord Byron

Today's post and challenge serve a few purposes.

First, if you know me, you know I can not go to long without bashing the medical establishments war on cholesterol and their beloved cholesterol reducing mechanisms. So today's post will provide more information on why I believe what I do and how these beliefs will help keep you healthy.

Second, we have another guest poster. I would like to introduce Ivor Cummins. Ivor and I have only met through social media but we correspond frequently through twitter on matters that deal with health. Funny thing though...

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Day 26 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."----Fran Lebowitz

About 2 months ago, I wrote to everyone about a little experiment I did that pushed me to challenge myself and you! Here is what I wrote back in March.

 Prelude to a Challenge
Do not try this at home! About a month ago I decided to perform a little N=1 experiment. The "N" stands for how many people in the experiment. The "1" was me! The idea came from a health blogger Jimmy Moore who also coauthored the books Cholesterol Clarity and Read moreNo comments

Day 25 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"The cure for everything is salt water, sweat, tears, or the sea."----Isak Dinesen

Fluids and hydration.

I get asked about this often. If we listen to the media, we may be led to belive that juice is the preferred drink. Or maybe perhaps Vitamin water. Most realize that soda is not good for us but think diet soda with artificial sweeteners is OK. Hint- I disagree!

Fluids are important as they help to keep our body in a good balance. Too much fluid can cause overload and not enough can result in dehydration. Neither state is balanced. My suggestion to achieve balance is to drink...

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Day 24 2015 IMW Spring Challenge

"Have you read any good books lately?"-- Unknown and everyone

I remember way back in medical school. I needed to read a tremendous amount. There was lots to learn. What is funny is that I probably still read just as much as I did in medical school, only now I read about health issues that mean a lot to me and that help me to help you.

I rarely if ever go back to my old med school textbooks. That would be like going back to watching television on a black n white screen with an antenna on your roof. I prefer to read what...

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