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BH4BP #14 – Exercise Motivation and Injury Prevention

Why is it so hard for many of us to get motivated to exercise? In this week’s show, I explore that question in great depth. I discuss what motivation is, how attitude plays a role and what you can do to achieve a successful long-term exercise program.

Miessence Personal Care Product Review
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Miessence Personal Care Product Review

A lot of mainstream cosmetics and personal body care products contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to our bodies. Some of these ingredients have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other medical conditions. Most people think they are safe because the government wouldn’t allow them on the market otherwise. Unfortunately, the truth is that […]

Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat
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Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat

Photo by dmodzelewski via Flickr The cool, crisp air outside is a sign that fall has arrived and summer has gone. The trees all know it, their leaves already turning from green to the vibrant red, yellow and brown that we all love to see every year. That means that Halloween is just around the […]

Protect Your Breasts:  What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
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Protect Your Breasts: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Image by AstraZeneca As research for a cure continues, the means of detecting and treating breast cancer continues to improve.  Outside of making donations or possibly becoming a doctor or scientist, that part is largely out of your control. What is under your control is understanding this disease, how you can minimize your risks and […]

BH4BP #13 - A Look Into the World of Tea
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BH4BP #13 – A Look Into the World of Tea

This show sponsored by: New Mexico Tea Company This show is dedicated to the wonderful world of tea. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage around the world. In this show, I discuss in great depth the four main “true” teas: White tea, Green tea, Oolong tea and Black tea. They are called […]

Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health
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Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health

Photo by Moria via Flickr Do you love to toss sprouts in your salad, stir-fry them with vegetables, add them to soup or use them in sandwiches? Well, you are not alone.  Many people enjoy the pleasant taste of sprouts in their dishes. Some of the sprouts most commonly eaten are alfalfa, red clover, mung […]

Health Apps for the iPhone
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Health Apps for the iPhone

The long awaited Apple app store is here and it has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Since our iPhones are attached to our hips, why not put them to work to improve our health? The app store offers a wide range of free and low cost health apps. Having an iPhone and being […]

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BH4BP #12 – Can the South Beach Diet Work for You?

The South Beach Diet is a very popular diet developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a Miami cardiologist. In this show I discuss whether this diet actually works. Like all fad diets, this diet is not perfect and it may not be for everyone. I will go over what the diet entails and the pros and […]

Hold the Mayo!
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Hold the Mayo!

Photo by Thomas Edwards via Flickr A house without mayonnaise is rare. Mayonnaise is one of the most used condiments in the world.  In the United States, you’ll find it on sandwiches, in potato, tuna or macaroni salads.  In the Netherlands, you will see people dipping their french fries in mayonnaise. In France and the […]

Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar
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Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar

Photo by Phil Campbell via Flickr You sit down at work when you realize that oops,you forgot to bring your lunch.  You’re trying to eat healthy, so when lunch rolls around you head over to the nearest salad buffet rather than eat fast food.  But did you know, that if you don’t choose wisely, you […]

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BH4BP #11 – Chocolate and Eating On a Budget

This week, I start the show discussing chocolate and why it is so irresistible. Then, I go over the different varieties of chocolate and their makeups. I tell you which chocolate is best to consume and why.  Some references that I used were Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia.

Why Aren't You Eating More Beans?
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Why Aren’t You Eating More Beans?

People constantly ask me what they should eat to help them reduce their cholesterol. So, naturally I start listing food items that I know help lower cholesterol, such as, oatmeal, oat bran, walnuts, almonds, fish, olive oil and beans. When I get to beans most people say, “Stop there Talli, beans make me gassy and  […]

Know Your Vitamin D
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Know Your Vitamin D

Everywhere I turn these days, I either see an article on vitamin D or hear a doctor saying that we should all add vitamin D supplements to our diet.  Apparently it’s the vitamin of choice these days. A lot of you are probably wondering what the big deal is. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D […]

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BH4BP #10 – Wii Fit and Breakfast

This week, I start off the show by discussing whether the Wii Fit can actually get you fit. The Wii Fit is an exercise video game made by Nintendo for the Wii console. I go over what the Wii fit entails: the equipment used, what is measured and the exercise options available. Then I delve […]

It Doesn't Stop When the Workout's Over...
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It Doesn’t Stop When the Workout’s Over…

Getting the body that you want isn’t something that can be done in 30 minutes a day or even an hour. Most people think that they are done once the workout is over. That’s just not true. Working out is an important part of being healthy. However, there are three other key components to getting […]

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