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Fit At 50

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Oh how times have changed.  In 1900, the average life expectancy was fifty years of age. Now 50 is fab, and this generation is active and has big plans for their future.  So with the prevention of heart disease, osteoporosis and Type 2 diabetes just an added…

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Skinny GENES

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This season’s craze has little to do with the perfect pair of Dolce and Gabbana skinny jeans—except that it just may help us squeeze into them. It is called nutrigenomics; a new area of scientific study that proves what we…

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A Friend In Need

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Breast cancer survivors Sherry Palmer and Connie Chiles-Cooke team up to provide support to local breast cancer patients. Two years ago Sherry Palmer and Connie Chiles-Cooke didn’t even know one another. They met while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer….

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Surviving and Thriving

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Over the last two decades breast cancer mortality rates have been steadily decreasing.  Advances in treatment, earlier detection through screening and increased awareness has certainly played a key role in survivorship.  More than 2.5 million women in this country have…

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Necessity: The Mother of Invention

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Breast Cancer survivor Lisa Crites turns her experience into something positive Following her bilateral mastectomy in June of 2009, still groggy from surgery, Lisa Crites (October 2009 SpaceCoast Living) received some disappointing news from her surgeon. “When Dr. Diaz told me…

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Mom was Right! Eat Your Fruits & Veggies!

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As a more sedentary society our caloric needs have decreased. But in our modern world, full of pollutants and mental and physical stressors, our bodies have a greater nutrient need. The irony is that modern farming and distribution have lowered…

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It’s Just a Number

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In her thirteen years as a practicing anesthesiologist Dr. Kim Zipper saw many patients undergoing surgery for preventable problems. “During that time I would see fifty-five year old female patients that were always on the same three to four medications. …

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Get Fit with Fido

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Those of us who share our lives with four legged friends don’t need scientific data to prove that our pets make us happy and improve the quality of our lives.  But twenty years ago the National Institute of Health put…

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Sun Protection Products for an Active Lifestyle

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Dr. Michael Spicer is revolutionizing the Feel of Sunscreen It’s summer and that means enjoying outdoor activities like golf, tennis and fishing. An important part of any day in the sun is protecting yourself from its damaging rays. But many…

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Get Swimsuit Ready!

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Summer and swimsuit season are here! Nutrition is 75% of the fight – It takes a lot of exercise (I mean a lot) to undo a poor nutrition plan. Portion size is the most important component.  Extra portions mean extra…

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