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Chew on this: 07/14

Bad egg… or good egg? By Jayne Powers   Back in the day, when my mom reached for a carton of eggs at the grocery store, she only had one option: white eggs. OK, and maybe brown eggs. But except for size—medium, large and jumbo—there weren’t any other choices. It was just a quick peek […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/14

The Great Water Sham of 2015 By Rocco Castellano   I’ve always been intrigued at how bottled water took off like a rocket when everyone who had intelligence believed that it would be an absolute flop. Why would someone pay for water in a plastic bottle when you can just go to a water fountain […]

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Ask Rocco: 07/07

Paleo: primitive stupidity By Rocco Castellano   For years, I’ve been itching to write this column but I couldn’t bring myself to squash the fitness community’s big Paleo circle-jerk. “This is the way we ate back when we were cave dwellers and that’s how it should be now,” these Paleo people say… 1) Get the […]

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Chew on this: 07/07

Hide the sugar By Jayne Powers   We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and find industrial uses for it. The all-around substance I’m referring to is the white stuff we know as sugar, or sucrose—a molecule responsible for wreaking havoc on the American diet. The average person, for example, […]

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Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of back-of-the-envelope tips to optimize your health and eating habits. I’ll share a few that I rely on when I shop for food and supplements. But before I do, I’d like to emphasize that these tips […]

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Ask Rocco: 06/30

Soy meets world By Rocco Castellano   Soy has got to be the world’s most misunderstood so-called health food. The biggest problem with soy is that chemical manufacturing giant Monsanto decided to get involved in the consumer food business. That created a huge chasm with regards to the legitimacy of soy as a food product […]

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Ask Rocco: 6/23

Sex, diets and videotapes By Rocco Castellano And here it comes: the reason everyone hits the gym, or buys some late-night infomercial workout program or buys into some new diet fad. Sex. If you don’t look good you’re not getting laid—or not getting laid well. Sex, and good sex takes stamina. The ability to keep […]

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Chew on this: 6/23

Breakfast (lunch and dinner) for bed By Jayne Powers Whether or not certain foods possess the power to spice up your sex life is a matter for scientists to explore and research. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a lot of hard science to back up claims of achieving a higher sex drive […]

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Chew on this: 06/16

Protein and your bones By Jayne Powers Learning what people eat can be great food for thought. When presenting information about pre-workout nutrition at a private club in Washington, D.C., I asked participants what they typically eat before working out. The majority said they paired protein with water. Well, they got half of the answer […]

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Ask Rocco: 06/09

Movement is essential, exercise is optional By Rocco Castellano For years, actually since 1968, when the book “Aerobics” by Dr. Kenneth Cooper came out, the fitness establishment has been shoving down our throats that we need to exercise to stay in shape. But really, what is being “in shape”? Isn’t being in shape relative to […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]