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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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Ask Rocco: 05/05

Healthcare: the failure principle By Rocco Castellano Last week I discussed the clusterf— that is the healthcare industry; specifically how OB/GYNs are handing their patients on every visit, at least in my experience. I can understand the God complex many physicians acquire over the years. Sometimes I actually appreciate it: confidence, experience and the ability […]

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Chew on this: 05/05

Thinking differently about dieting By Jayne Powers Two things in life besides death and taxes seem to dominate American culture: dieting and football. After all, we talk about both of them all the time, and they’re always in the news. Think about it. The Super Bowl was in February, followed by the National Football League […]

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Ask Rocco: 04/28

Whatever the F— happened to Health Care? By Rocco Castellano Not many of you know this, but I have been coaching many of the top fitness professionals on how to build successful businesses. The secret formula really isn’t that secret and it isn’t really that difficult to understand. Create a great product or service, deliver […]

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Chew on this: 04/28

Core reasons to eat more fruits and veggies By Jayne Powers In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a healthy lifestyle would translate into not only awareness, but behavior change. Oh, that behavior change. I mean, we, as a nation, know what’s good for us — eat more fruits and vegetables. Awareness of that […]

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Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime ushers in a time to look forward to eating a variety of fruits and vegetables that become ripe in the summer and fall. One fruit to make room for this season and all year round […]

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