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How Do You Wish to Be Remembered? Write Your Own Eulogy to Become That Person

Imagine your friends and relatives gathered around your lifeless body as it lies in a casket. Considering our own death is difficult regardless of your philosophical or theological views. What do you want the story of your life to reveal about who you were? Who will say what? What will they recall? “A thousand times we die in one life. …

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How Nitric Oxide Helps Put the Brakes on the Aging Process

Do you feel like you’re getting older at an increasingly rapid pace? While it’s impossible to halt the aging process, there are things we can do to slow it down. What’s the most critical factor in your health and well-being? The typical issues that come to mind are heart health, body weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and mental fitness. It’s …

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Sleepless in the Summer – How Extended Daylight Affects Our Health

Unless you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll get less sleep for the next several months. The amount of light and darkness affects the timing and regulation of our sleep patterns. With increased daylight hours, our brains delay the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Most of us stay up later but still wake up at the same time each …

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Happy 50th Birthday! Mother Nature Has a Few Gifts for You

Okay, maybe you’re not quite turning fifty, or perhaps you already unwrapped some of Mother Nature’s gifts of aging. Either way, she’s coming for you! Our youth is a time of strength and invincibility. Our bodies are lean, flexible, and resilient. We can stay out late, eat fast food, have an extra couple of beers, recover quickly, and for the …

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The Many Benefits of Buying Produce, Meat and Dairy from a Farmer’s Market

Spring is upon us. It may not feel like it in some parts of the country, but fresh fruits and vegetables are right around the corner. After a long winter of canned and frozen food, not to mention supply chain issues, our bodies yearn for the taste of nature in its purest form. Where’s the best place to find the …

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Trying to Shed a Few Pounds? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Did you know that in 2019 the weight loss and diet control market was worth $72 billion in the U.S.? Imagine the market after two-plus years of pandemic-induced Door Dash deliveries. Over the past couple of years of wearing sweatpants, we may have become a bit soft around the middle. Let’s just say that belts have lost their utility for …

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How the Sports Injuries of Our Youth Hinder Us Later in Life

You remember the day perfectly. It was your senior year, and you were good. It was the season’s first game, and colleges were after you. And then, boom! You tear your ACL. Game over. Season over. College sports over. Fast forward 20 years, you’re now in your mid 50’s, and you still feel that knee bark occasionally. You’ve seen your …