October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society[1]’s current estimates for breast cancer in women in the United States for 2015 are: About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer About 62,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (“CIS”, which is non-invasive and is the earliest form) of the breast will be found. About 40,290 deaths from breast cancer […]

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A Different Kind of Kona

Aloha! I’m writing to you from Kailua Kona where we’re here for our annual trip to Ironman World Championships, only this time, instead of writing from my usual perspective of an athlete being about to compete, I’m an athlete on Sherpa duty this year! After World Championships in 2013, which marked 12 straight years of […]

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Today, an estimated 50,000-75,000 women of all ages will participate in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations across the country as part of the 14th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Days. This event, the first of its kind, will always be held the last Wednesday in September as part […]

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National Coffee Day: Can Paleo Peeps Partake?

Ah… there’s just nothing like the perfectly pulled ristretto… that lush head of crema, so thick you can scoop it up with a spoon, the beautifully combined balance of just a hint of bitter and a twist of rich earthiness that simply envelopes your every last taste-bud as you devour what is, essentially, pure nectar. […]

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It’s National Lobster Day!

In addition to it’s absolutely to-die-for taste, lobster is one of the best sources of protein (at 28 grams per serving) and offers many health benefits[1] including:  Significant amounts of B vitamins, including 17 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of niacin, 13 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-6 and 9 percent of the […]

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School Gardens and Salad Bars for Kids

What a concept! Imagine a school where kids of all ages had the opportunity to learn, hands on, about growing a garden and fresh veggies offered to them in a salad bar on a daily basis! Yes, I’m excited about this, because it’s not just a hypothetical, nice idea, it’s real. Thanks to the Whole […]

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Autumnal Equinox: Find Your Balance

“On the Fall Equinox, Sept. 23, day and night are approximately equal everywhere. The Sun rises and sets exactly due east/west. The Earth’s axis is exactly aligned with the sun. How about that for profound possibility to harness inner and outer balance?”, opened a piece recently published in the Huffington Post[1]. Religious and spiritual beliefs […]

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Alzheimer’s and Diet- Is There a Connection?

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.[1] An estimated 5 million people have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, including approximately 200,000 individuals under age 65 who […]

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