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ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

By on Sep 27, 2015 in Blather, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness | 1 comment

Leah Segedie is a force of nature. After helping hundreds of women lose weight through her Mamavation website and programs, she decided to tackle the larger problem of toxins and other substances in our industrialized food chain. The result was the creation of the ShiftCon conference, which held its second annual gathering this past weekend in Manhattan Beach,...

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Brighter: The Dental Insurance Alternative

Brighter: The Dental Insurance Alternative

By on Sep 21, 2013 in Health and Fitness, Sponsored | 0 comments

Brighter offers Southern Californians a simple, free dental insurance alternative – giving you access to discount cleaning, whitening and even orthodontia. This is something you should care about, because you don’t want to turn out like me. If you’ve read my blog for any bit of time (or just follow me on Twitter), you have probably seen me complain...

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Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, Sponsored | 0 comments

I have been on a self-improvement kick for… well, my entire adult life. And since I hit middle age, that has meant focusing on weight control and eating a healthy diet. Those two directives are not always the same thing. I lost 56 pounds a few years ago on an extremely restrictive diet that may actually have resulted in doing more damage to my metabolism than...

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Serious As a Heart Attack

Serious As a Heart Attack

By on Apr 22, 2013 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, Health and Fitness | 3 comments

I’ll get to the point as quickly as possible: 1. Yes, I spent Friday night in the hospital. 2. I am fine. After spending Wednesday and Thursday picking up the pieces from my delayed trip back from Denver, I was finally set to work on Friday. You would think that all the notes I take would make it easy to write up a report on the conference I attended…...

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Easy Organic Eating with SPUD

Easy Organic Eating with SPUD

By on Jan 21, 2013 in Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, SoCal Life | 0 comments

Over the last year, I’ve looked on with envy as friends have posted photos of gorgeous organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to their door. Envy, because most home delivery services I was familiar with did not venture into the northernmost reach of the San Fernando Valley (where I reside). And because I was convinced that such a service would not work...

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In an Epidemic, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

In an Epidemic, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

By on Jan 12, 2013 in Health and Fitness | 3 comments

It’s official: the CDC has declared an epidemic in the 2013 flu season. 7.3% of all deaths last week were attributed to pneumonia as a result of flu. And as alinsertways, Americans are advised that the best defense against the virus is to get a flu shot.  Flu vaccines no longer require a special trip to the doctor: here in Southern California, they’ve...

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