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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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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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Ask Rocco: 05/26

Prenatal vitamins and the false security they provide By Rocco Castellano Over the past few weeks you may have come to the realization that my wife is pregnant and that the health care system—specifically OB-GYN—sucks. At least from where I’m standing. We finally, at 34 f—ing weeks, were able to find an OB-GYN who didn’t […]

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Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I agree. Like, I wonder how true, or nutty, the truth is behind the health claims about coconuts. Coconut oil and other coconut products are often pitched as a cure-all food for a variety of chronic […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/19

Understanding pregnancy: a man’s eye view By Rocco Castellano I’m going to get my ass kicked and kicked hard for writing some of this week’s column but as someone very famous said once, “write what you know.” So I am. I wrote about my wife being pregnant in a couple of my last columns. Now, let […]

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Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the United States are obese or overweight. Other pets are not immune to this pet health crisis. If Polly wants a […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/12

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise By Rocco Castellano Not too many fans of mine know this, but my wife and I have a couple of Pomeranians. We’ve had upwards of nine at one time in our home. Yes, feeding time was as insane as you can imagine. We’re huge advocates […]

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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 […]