How Self-Destructive Are You?

Many people would quickly deny they are self-destructive.  Yet ask yourself one simple question: How many times have I done something that I knew was wrong for my health, my finances, and/or my spiritual well-being?  In any given day I am embarrassed to say that I am just as guilty as the next person of doing things that are detrimental…

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10 Healthy Habits To Develop

Get a minimum of 6 hours sleep at night.  Rest is essential for the body to stay healthy and recover from the daily stresses we cannot avoid. Drink a minimum of 8ozs of water for every hour that you are awake (unless there are medical reasons why you should not drink so much water). Our bodies are greater…

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A Closer Look At Nadal’s Habits

Nadal continues his dominance of Gasquet

At first glance, Nadal’s habit of fixing his water bottles just so; tying his head band after vigorously shaking his head; tucking his hair behind his ears and adjusting his underwear prior to serving, may all seem to be rituals that he must perform because they impart some supernatural power to gain him victory.  On…

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DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis

What is DVT and why is it such a potentially life threatening phenomenon? DVT is a condition where clots are formed in the deep veins of the leg or thigh.  These clots are potentially life threatening because they can travel from their area of origin to the lungs, creating a PE (pulmonary embolus), which is…

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Sharapova’s Game, Unfairly Enhanced?

MELDONIUM, aka: Mildronate, has been around since 2005 and is produced by a Latvian Pharmaceutical Company. WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) made it a banned substance effective January 1st, 2016. Maria Sharapova admitted in her press conference today that she has been using it for ten years and tested positive at the Australian Open earlier this…

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Sjogren’s Syndrome

SJOGREN’S SYNDROME (SS):  is one of over eighty autoimmune disorders and is classified as a connective tissue disorder that targets the exocrine system, specifically the lacrimal (production/drainage of tears) and salivary glands. FACTS: It is a chronic inflammatory disorder It is characterized as 1⁰ (if there are only symptoms of SS) or 2⁰ (if SS is associated…

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