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home : health May 22, 2017


Cracking the diet code
The human diet and nutritional science is a fascinating topic of discussion. The topics range from epigenetics, to evolution, to physiology - even a great deal of psychology.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Feeding can lead to deer deaths
Come on, people! Please, please stop feeding those mule deer that are constant moochers in our backyards. Shout at them, throw rags at them, squirt them with the garden hose - do everything (legally) possible to convince them that living in town is NOT good for their health.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Adopting a special-needs pet
Special-needs pets are among the most challenging for shelters and rescue groups to adopt out, and many never find a loving home.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Sisters
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day begins in Samoa and continues throughout the other time zones around the world for a 24-hour period.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Is alcohol increasing your health risks?
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time to examine the possible effects that alcohol may be having in our lives.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Commentary... Of a certain age...
Never before have I harbored the underlying angst that resides within me these days.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Knee pain
Tales of knee pain and the reasons why someone shouldn't exercise, is a dialogue that happens among all walks of people.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Commentary... Learning to cope with pain and loss
2017 has not been easy. From the get-go it's been rough. Regardless of your politics, the presidential transition has been anything but smooth.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Gotta get some sleep!
Sleep is one of the foundations of health, along with diet, exercise, and breath. Its contributions to our health are often undervalued in our society.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Flying out on missions of mercy
There are children living in the hinterlands of Oregon who have never had their teeth brushed, who go to bed at night with a bottle full of juice or soda; children whose teeth are in terrible shape. They need dental surgery, but there's no way their parents will ever get them to a dental clinic or hospital.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Using cardio to beat Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease hits close to home. It is an immensely challenging experience to watch a loved one suffer from cognitive decline.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Introducing dogs and children
Some of us have a fairytale image of a child and his dog. Think of Lassie and Timmy, Dorothy and Toto, or even Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

You may have memories of your own cherished pet. But are children and dogs a perfect match? It depends.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Which four exercises?
Recent banter between a colleague and a fitness enthusiast led to the question: If you could only do four exercises, which ones would be chosen? Interesting question.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Firefighters raise funds to fight blood cancer
Firefighters from throughout the Northwest, including right here in Sisters Country, are raising funds to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their fight against blood cancers.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Cure tension headaches ... and fix everything else that ails and fails
Generally, tension headaches are caused by the static and prolonged contraction of the muscles in the head, jaw, neck and shoulders. Makes sense! We have statically contracted muscles - tension - in a tension headache.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Take good care of your eyes
You wouldn't be reading this if your eyes weren't healthy enough to see the print.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dealing with diabetes in Sisters
Diabetes is an American scourge. 25 million Americans have diabetes and the proportion is growing swiftly.

"The projection is that half of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020," says Lisa Duncan, of Diabetes Wellness Solutions in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Living with traumatic brain injury
Jenna Sneva comes home from classes at Oregon State University (OSU) to begin "repetition and redundancy" on that day's classes, two or more hours a day, before she is able to start homework assignments. This is the price she pays from experiencing traumatic brain injury.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The pleasures and perils of high-intensity exercise
High-intensity exercise has taken the fitness world by storm. Whether it's Crossfit or a variant, circuit training in the gym or interval training for runners and cyclists, the protocol of short, hard workouts using a variety of exercises is attracting athletes from elites to weekend warriors.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Know what chemicals you're putting on your skin
As a skin-care professional I have spent considerable time looking at and studying the ingredients in cosmetics, deciphering product labels and trying to make healthy choices for myself, my family, and my clients.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013














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