Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

This week you get a mixed blog- Exercise, the Flu and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

         or      Study Shows That Exercise and Meditation Can Beat  Colds and Flu A small study compared the preventive effects of moderate exercise and mindful meditation on the severity of respiratory infections, such as cold and flu, during a winter season in Wisconsin. The researchers found that those participants who started a daily exercise routine …

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Are you getting the most out of you exercise routine?

    I work out at 24 Hour Fitness.  I see Larry and Suzie there on a regular basis. They are dedicated to their routine, which I can say from observation, is very routine, with little if any variation. Larry is so consistent that I can pretty much tell you what time he will be doing his sit-ups (or neck …

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What’s the difference between acupuncture and dry needling (IMS)?

    About 20 years ago I read an article about a medical doctor in Vancouver BC who was performing a technique he developed called Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). I was so intrigued by this form of therapy, that I took him out for lunch to learn more. The results of our meeting lead me to pursue additional education and training, …

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Epigenetics- You are what you eat, feel, sleep and exercise

    Epigenetics is the study of heritable (inherited from our parents, grandparents etc) changes in genes or cells caused by mechanisms other than changes to your DNA. Examples of such changes are DNA methylation and histone modification, which are processes that regulate gene expression without altering the underlying DNA sequence. DNA is the basic units of genetic information that …

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