Articles from: October 2013

DOG SPORTS: People & Pets Play Well Together

by Sandra Murphy

With most exercise programs, while his person works out, a dog stays home alone, counting squirrels outside the window and wishing Animal Planet wasn’t a rerun. How about bringing some of that exercise home so the pet gets fit, too?

John E. Mayer, Ph.D., a Chicago clinical psychologist and author of Family Fit, maintains that, “Fitness works best as a group event, including the family dog. They love to participate in many things, so be creative. Try swimming, touch football, jumping rope, rollerblading, tag or hideand- seek.”

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DON’T HIT THE “WALL” : Calculating Your Calorie Needs Helps You Finish Strong

by John A. Ruibal, MS, RD,C SSD, LD

Nutrition plays an important role in how well and how long we can exercise. What you need to determine is how much fuel or calories you need before working out and how much you need to put back in your body after your workout.

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Controlling Inflammation: Global Spices and Foods Provide Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

by Dr. Michael Wargovich, PhD

Scientific evidence suggests that chronic inflammation is associated with increased risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other diseases. Although inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system and healing process, when it is prolonged it can damage the body’s tissues.

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Grapes Grapple with Metabolic Syndrome

It’s high season for grapes, and consuming any variety of this sweet fruit—red, green or black— may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome, according to new research presented at the 2013 Experimental Biology Conference, in Boston. Natural components in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for this benefit.

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Dulse Seaweed: A Heart Health Powerhouse

Dulse (palmaria palmata), a protein-rich red seaweed, could become a new protein source to compete with current protein crops like soybeans, according to scientists at Ireland’s Teagasc Food Research Centre. Dulse harvested from October to January usually has the highest protein content.

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De-Stress: Stressed Out? Find Ways to Break Your Stress Cycle

by Josh Taylor

Is it just me, or does everyone seem stressed out? People are running in lots of different directions, juggling competing priorities and trying to do it all and have it all. Even things like getting to the gym or yoga studio can be stressful as we rush to get ready and get out the door.

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Rainwater Revival Returns to Boerne on Nov. 2: Learn About Rainwater Collection at Annual Hill Country Event

Join rainwater collection professionals and enthusiasts in celebrating the ancient art of rainwater collection on Nov. 2 for the 4th annual Rainwater Revival. Continue Reading

Celebrate the Harvest Moon in Boerne on Oct. 26: Annual Harvest Celebration Offers Seasonal Fun for Entire Family

The Harvest Moon Celebration returns to Boerne on the last Saturday in October. This festival is a celebration of old-world fun that combines the spirit of Halloween with the traditions of Samhain, which marks the end of summer and signifies harvest time. Two thousand years ago, the Celts celebrated this time with food and drink, bonfires, music, stories, costume wearing and fortune-telling.

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First-Ever “Purple Run” on Oct. 26: Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

5K Run/Walk Supports Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. You can take a stand against domestic violence and provide support for local agencies helping victims of domestic violence by participating in San Antonio’s first-ever Purple Run on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Eilan Hotel, 17101 La Cantera Pkwy.

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Disease Prevention: Remove the Insults and Take Care of the Organism for Better Health

by Dr. M.A. “Tony” McRedmond, Jr., DDS

The term “disease” covers a lot of territory. When things aren’t going right with us biologically, we have disease. I don’t know how many diseases there are, but my Stedman’s Medical Dictionary includes a list that’s 11 pages long. Not good news. Question is, when we get into a state of disease, how do we get out?

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