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Vitality Check: 5/17/16

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Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of s–t that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment … OK, […]

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Vitality Check: 5/10/16

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Your new friend cholesterol By Rocco Castellano This week I’m giving you a two-part column that relates to cholesterol. They are both very deceptive entities that pretty much got away with murder, literally and figuratively. For years I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that cholesterol wasn’t the problem … the idiot doctors that were […]

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Vitality Check: 5/3/16

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Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go and check the local water utilities “water quality” report. One, because I know that water is an essential part of a body’s cellular structure and keeping hydrated is just a good idea. And two, because […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

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One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty is a request for two missing front teeth by the time Christmas comes. It can get tough when any word using the letter “s” sounds like a “whithpering whithle.” You never realize the great role […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/01

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Life and loss Introducing columnist Marsha Bonhart By Marsha Bonhart Hello, my name is Marsha Bonhart and I am so excited to be a part of the Dayton City Paper family. Through regular articles, I will soon begin giving DCP readers opportunities to improve their health. Each January, most of us make the New Year’s […]

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Chew On This: 08/25

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More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine and cheese, soda and fries. By themselves, each one has pros and cons. Bread, for instance, can be a great source of fiber and whole grains, and butter, well, it has been criticized for containing […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/25

How to get great abs without exercising By Rocco Castellano I was asked this question on Facebook a couple of weeks back. Now, the old Rocco would have beaten that inquiry to a pulp…verbally, of course. But the new, well-informed Rocco realized he needed to take a step back and evaluate what the question was. […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/18

Thin is out, symmetry is in By Rocco Castellano Some of the dumbest things I hear when I’m asked about women lifting weights never stop amazing me. One such phrase is, “I don’t want to lift weights because it will give me muscle… and I will look like a man.” I wish these women would […]

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Chew on this: 08/18

Improve your eating habits at work By Jayne Powers   Every winter, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, California, sponsor the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conference. The premise is sound: Stock a healthy kitchen with nutrient-rich foods, and you’re more likely to eat well and stay well. […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/11

B.S., in and out By Rocco Castellano   Calories in… calories out. Dumbest shit I have ever read or heard. As a fitness professional for a majority of my life (save my toddler years), I have heard this phrase again and again. It still annoys me to no end. It tells me the person speaking […]

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Chew on this: 08/11

Save your brain By Jayne Powers Our bodies have touch points that require not only adequate nutrition but proper nutrition. For example, our hearts benefit from eating foods low in sodium. But what about our brains? There are food groups and associated vitamins that benefit the brain—and they are readily available in grocery stores, not […]

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Ask Rocco: 08/04

Hitting it old school (No one’s that tough any more) By Rocco Castellano   So I went to Facebook to ask my fans and friends what fitness columns they wanted me to write. What I got was a deluge of ideas and wants. Over the next couple of months, I will write as many of […]

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Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in saturated fats, sugar and sodium. If there’s no nutrition facts label, it probably means it’s either a vegetable or fruit. In this case, you’re good to go. Buy and eat as much as you’d like, […]

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Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take a hard and fast ride down the Crescent Trail to Thompson Boat Center near the Potomac River in Washington, DC. I felt revved up to hit the trail after a stressful day, knowing that I […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/28

Obviously Congress is trying to kill us By Rocco Castellano   If you are a human being in America, it is time for you to wake the f–k up and know that our government is literally run by idiots and assholes. This new law, which is likely to pass, proves my point exactly. Known as […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/21

Clean eating and exercise really pay off By Rocco Castellano   So it’s official, I’m a daddy at 50 years old. That’s right motherf—ers… 50. All the idiots in the medical community said there were hundreds of risks that could befall our little one. We defied them all. Hahahaha f—ing ha. One major one was […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]