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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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Chew on this: 6/10

How diet affects wound healing By Jayne Powers Last fall, I described my harrowing experience of being ejected over the handle bars of my bike and sheering the bony tip of my elbow, the olecranon. Thankfully, my trauma doctor repaired the fracture with a plate and eight screws, and I was on my way to recovery, […]

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Ask Rocco: 06/02

Straight guy for the queer eye By Rocco Castellano Now that I’ve got your attention… I hate these f–king themed columns, especially when it comes to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and whatever else people who say they want to use equality as an excuse to stand on a soapbox and scream for attention. In my world—the […]

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Chew on this: 06/02

Whole-grain migraine By Jayne Powers One of the problems with eating the healthy, good stuff is that it doesn’t always taste so good. For example, when I first experimented with whole-grain pasta, I remember it tasted overbearingly wheaty. For years afterward, I stuck with standard pasta, the amber kind made from semolina durum wheat, thinking […]

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Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we have to pay attention to not only what we eat, but how we prepare our food. With the air getting warmer and grilling season upon us, you may be planning for a weekend filled with […]

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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 […]