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Got Cancer? Keep Moving.

Exercise

A cancer diagnosis can be emotionally crippling, and the treatment that follows can be even more crippling both physically and emotionally. Along these lines, cancer patients are often told to hold off on activity during and after treatment so they…
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The Oatmeal Hunger Hoax

Oatmeal

Over the years, oatmeal has become synonymous with breakfast in many American homes, including my own for some time. The typical red and blue cardboard cylinder full of oats could be seen throughout the average American cupboard and was often…
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When Daily Life Is Exercise, Everywhere Is the Gym

Tomato Garden

During the summer, life is always good. With the early rising sun, the warm welcoming weather, and the outdoorsy aspects of Pittsburgh, I am basically pulled out of bed in the morning and out of the house. It takes little…
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How to Live Forever, Part II: Chewing the Fat

Grandfather Family

In the last installment, we read the first major reason why figuratively “chewing the fat” through conversation and mental stimulation is your best bet to increase your chances of living a long and healthy life. In this week’s post, we…
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How to Live Forever, Part I

Grandfather

I recently moved back to Pittsburgh, both the city of champions and also the place I grew up. In doing so, I now have the opportunity to spend more time with some of my close friends and family. One extremely…
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Is Your Barber More Important than Your Doctor?

Doctor Visit

In medieval Europe, physicians mostly dealt with patients through observation and consultation, and they rarely got their hands dirty. Barbers, on the other hand, used to be the surgeons. They tended to those injured on the battlefield and performed an…
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Is it Time to Stop Going to the Doctor?

Clock

After years of reliance on pills, costly procedures, and diagnostic tests that don’t necessarily help but may even lead to more costly and invasive tests, there has been somewhat of a backlash against the medical field as a whole. Part…
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Dump Out Your Juices and Do a Real “Cleanse”

Juice Cleanse

Recently, juicing and cleanses are hotter than Hansel from Zoolander. Cleanses have people doing everything from putting coffee beans into their behinds to drinking herbal laxatives and even twelve glasses of lemonade per day.   These cleanses have also been…
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Sitting: The Eighth Deadly Sin

Sitting

The explanation of the cardinal or seven deadly sins became popular during the early days of Christianity to help instruct us mortals on how to avoid the deadly trap of sin. Nowadays, most people are familiar with Seven, the psychological…
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Wine, Weight Loss and Low Carbs

Spanish Ketogenic Diet

Another study came out this week illustrating the powerful health benefits of restricting carbohydrates. While this study was not a randomized trial comparing a low and high-fat diet (we already have dozens of those showing the superiority of a higher-fat…
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