I am always learning as a physical education teacher and health practitioner. Each month I will post different articles and topics to get you “digging deeper” about exercise, nutrition, and health. I always tell my clients that the small changes that you make in your health program will add up to huge benefits. Read the articles below and see what small changes you can make today!

9/3/17
STANDING ALL DAY IS TWICE AS BAD AS SITTING FOR YOUR HEART

7/6/17
As millennials flock to high-intensity workouts, hip pain follows

2/5/17
Treat Depression With Good Posture

12/23/16
Physical activity throughout older age linked to higher psychological well-being

12/1/16
Common food additive linked to colon cancer and intestinal inflammation

10/30/16
fps-metabolism-chart-fps

10/17/16
Smoking Permanently Damages Your DNA, Study Finds

9/20/16
ELDOA Saved my Neck and Changed my Life

8/29/16
Children’s brain development is linked to physical fitness, research finds

6/28/16
New Zealand 400M Champ Andrew Whyte on ELDOA

5/30/16
Research finds that 45 percent of common sunscreen ingredients interfere with the normal functioning of sperm cells

5/28/16
Top Selling Children’s Vitamin Contains GMOs And Cancer-Causing Chemicals

5/25/16
Study shows fruit consumption lowers breast cancer risk in adolescents

5/21/16
Natural vs. Organic Cereal

5/4/16
3 Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain

Movement Is Bigger Than Fitness

4/25/16
Glyphosate exposure causes sunlight to result in aggressive, deadly skin cancers, new science reveals

Homeopathy officially recognized by Swiss government as legitimate medicine to coexist with conventional medicine

4/18/16
Potentially Toxic Chemicals Plummet In Teens After Switching To Safer Cosmetics

Killing You Softly; Confessions of your Skin Care

Badger is one sunblock that I do like! Unscented!

badger

4/8/16
The Benefits of High Cholesterol
http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/the-benefits-of-high-cholesterol/

4/2/16
The Truth About Cancer
http://www.naturalnews.com/053514_cancer_cures_documentary_media_censorship.html

ConAgra to Label All Products with Genetically Modified Ingredients
http://naturalsociety.com/conagra-label-products-genetically-modified-ingredients-gmo-labeling-6342/

3/17/16
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF MONSANTO, “THE WORLD’S MOST EVIL CORPORATION”
http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/business/the-complete-history-of-monsanto-the-worlds-most-evil-corporation/

3/15/16
Ted Cruz: Don’t let ‘anti-science zealotry’ shutdown GMOs
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/7/ted-cruz-dont-let-anti-science-zealotry-shutdown-g/

Ted Cruz goes all-in for Monsanto; insults tens of millions of health-conscious Americans by calling them ‘anti science zealots’
http://www.naturalnews.com/053315_Ted_Cruz_Monsanto_anti-science_zealots.html

3/10/16
Indigestion pills taken by millions ‘could raise the risk of dementia by 50%’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3448276/Indigestion-pills-taken-millions-raise-risk-dementia.html

3/4/16
Why Do You Keep Refrigerating Your Eggs?
http://www.realfarmacy.com/why-do-you-keep-refrigerating-your-eggs/

Fructose Containing Beverages Linked to Liver Scarring
http://corporate.dukemedicine.org/news_and_publications/news_office/news/fructose_containing_beverages_linked_to_liver_scarring

2/26/16
Coffee may save your liver from bad binge-drinking habits: 14 percent lower chance of cancer with each cup

http://www.naturalnews.com/053095_coffee_liver_cancer_health_benefits.html

Monsanto Stunned – California Confirms ‘Roundup’ Will Be Labeled “Cancer Causing”
http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/monsanto-stunned-california-confirms-roundup-will-be-labeled-cancer-causing/

2/18/16
Is your city spraying Roundup on recreational areas like campgrounds, playgrounds and hike and bike trails?
http://www.naturalnews.com/052993_Roundup_herbicide_city_parks_hiking_trails.html

Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140811/greenwich-village/kids-most-at-risk-as-study-links-parks-dept-pesticide-cancer-experts

Are you breathing cancer-causing candle smoke? Try these natural alternatives instead!
http://www.naturalnews.com/052995_candle_smoke_paraffin_wax_toxic_chemicals.html

Is artificial turf giving children cancer?
http://www.naturalnews.com/053002_artificial_turf_cancer_child_athletes.html

2/5/16
Zika virus outbreak linked to release of genetically engineered mosquitoes… disastrous unintended consequences now threaten life across the Americas
http://www.naturalnews.com/052824_Zika_virus_genetically_engineered_mosquitoes_unintended_consequences.html

1/18/16
Roundup herbicide linked to celiac disease and gluten intolerance, new study suggests
http://www.naturalnews.com/044150_Roundup_herbicide_celiac_disease_gluten_intolerance.html

1/10/16
Pervasive industrial chemicals are destroying children’s brains
http://www.naturalnews.com/052572_damaging_chemicals_brain_development_children.html#

1/5/16
Statin Scam Exposed: Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage, and Diabetes(here is what to use instead)
http://livingtraditionally.com/cholesterol-drugs-do-not-prevent-heart-attack-and-stroke-but-can-cause-cancer-here-is-what-to-use-instead/

Cholesterol Is Finally Officially Removed From ‘Naughty’ List
https://uk.style.yahoo.com/blogs/icymi/cholesterol-is-finally-officially-removed-from–naughty–list-122559246.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb

Kellogg’s cereals found to be contaminated with Monsanto’s cancer-causing glyphosate

http://www.naturalnews.com/051118_Kelloggs_cereal_glyphosate_GMOs.html

1/2/16
Aspirin Seen Fueling $100 Billion Pensions Cost
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-04-02/aspirin-seen-fueling-100-billion-penions-cost

12/29/15
Cancer ISN’T all in your genes: Up to 90% of cases ‘could be wiped out by avoiding triggers caused by our unhealthy lifestyles’
http://www.naturalnews.com/052452_cancer_prevention_weight_control_lifestyle_choices.html

12/28/15
Why You Can Stop Doing Sit-Ups
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-you-can-stop-doing-sit-ups-1450722637

12/22/15
The common oil that science now shows is worse than sugar
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/08/03/common-oil-that-science-now-shows-is-worse-than-sugar.htm.html

12/19/15
Are you putting Monsanto in your vagina? 85% of tampons and feminine hygiene products contaminated with cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide
http://www.naturalnews.com/051669_tampons_glyphosate_GMO_cotton.html

12/9/15
Chemical flavorings found in e-cigarettes linked to lung disease
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/12/popcorn-lung-seen-in-e-cigarette-smokers/

12/7/15
Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/contaminating-our-bodies-with-everyday-products.html?_r=0

12/5/15
Do Not Fall for Baked Chips. They are full of Toxic Ingredients
http://livingtraditionally.com/do-not-fall-for-baked-chips-they-are-full-of-toxic-ingredients/

11/27/15
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY THE PUFA-FREE DIET
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/diet-fitness/a10965/pufa-free-diet/

Flu Shot Ingredients & Why You Should NEVER Get One
http://theflushotsite.com/index.php/2015/11/23/flu-shot-ingredients-why-you-should-never-get-one/

Breaking => U.S. Federal Court Rules Autism & Brain Damage Caused By Big Pharma Vaccine!
http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/07/08/breaking-u-s-federal-court-rules-autism-brain-damage-caused-by-big-pharma-vaccine/

11/14/15
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR METABOLISM
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/news/a9602/everything-you-need-to-know-about-your-thyroid/

11/1/15
The French Do Not Recognize ADHD for Pharma Drug Intervention
http://www.realfarmacy.com/french-adhd/

10/9/15
R.I.C.E. Therapy….the OLD school way of healing!
http://eastwesthealing.com/healing-rice-therapy/

10/5/15
The 10 worst toxins hidden in vitamins, supplements and health foods
http://www.naturalnews.com/039638_toxins_ingredients_nutritional_supplements.html#

9/12/15
STOP NESTLÉ FROM SUCKING MY STATE DRY
https://community.sumofus.org/petitions/stop-nestle-from-sucking-my-state-dry

8/22/15
Coffee loves your liver, study finds
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/coffee-loves-your-liver-study-finds-20141014-115tnu.html

8/16/15
INTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN FOR ATHLETES
http://www.eldoamethod.com/blog/2015/8/12/interesting-article-about-low-back-pain-for-athletes

8/9/15
Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes
http://espn.go.com/sports/endurance/story/_/id/13386980/velonews-endurance-athletes-damaging-their-hearts

8/1/15
The Scam of Heartburn and Indigestion. We’ve All Been Fooled
http://livingtraditionally.com/the-scam-of-heartburn-and-indigestion-weve-all-been-fooled/

New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-real/

6/22/15
Your favorite beer might be giving you man boobs
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/06/18/your-favorite-beer-might-be-giving-man-boobs/

6/15/15
Cigarettes linked to half of deaths from 12 common cancers
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/06/16/cigarettes-linked-to-half-deaths-from-12-common-cancers/?intcmp=latestnews

5/27/15
Victory: Taco Bell & Pizza Hut to Remove Artificial Ingredients from Food
http://naturalsociety.com/victory-taco-bell-pizza-hut-to-remove-artificial-ingredients-from-food/

5/19/15
Panera to Remove All Artificial Ingredients by 2016 – But What About GMOs?
http://naturalsociety.com/panera-to-remove-all-artificial-ingredients-by-2016-but-what-about-gmos/

5/5/15
CHIPOTLE: TRANSITION TO NON-GMO INGREDIENTS COMPLETE
http://abc7.com/food/chipotle-transition-to-non-gmo-ingredients-complete/683535/

4/25/15
Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-artificial-sweeteners-microbiome-20140917-story.html#page=1

4/11/15
5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8352/5-simple-beauty-products-you-can-make-from-coconut-oil.html

3/25/15
Most popular protein powders loaded with artificial sweeteners, modified (GMO) corn starch and toxic dyes
http://www.naturalnews.com/049116_protein_powders_artificial_sweeteners_modified_corn_starch.html

3/13/15
For Best Toilet Health: Squat or Sit?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/03/toilet-squatting-position.aspx#_edn2

3/1/15
Ten Health Benefits of Cold Showers
http://wakeup-world.com/?s=ten+health+benefits+of+cold+showers

10 Health Benefits of Cold Showers
http://www.guidinginstincts.com/2012/04/10-health-benefits-of-cold-showers.html

Polar Plunging-Paul Chek and the RawBrahs

2/25/15
Research Exposes How our Water is Making us Depressed, Sick
http://naturalsociety.com/fluoride-water-hypothyoidism-depressed-sick/

2/18/15
Mexican Coca-Cola: A Cult Classic
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/fashion/mexican-coca-cola-a-cult-classic.html?_r=1

2/9/15
Beauty Products May Trigger Early Menopause
http://time.com/3686484/beauty-products-may-trigger-early-menopause/

2/6/15
What Is My Bad Cholesterol Good For Anyway?
http://liamspringer.com/what-is-my-bad-cholesterol-good-for-anyway/

2/3/15
The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
http://www.informationaboutdiabetes.com/lifestyle/lifestyle/the-difference-between-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes

1/27/15
McDonald’s Fries In The US Have Way More Ingredients Than UK Fries
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/01/26/mcdonalds-fries-in-us-have-more-ingredients-than-uk-version/

1/14/15
15 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Fluoride
http://expandedconsciousness.com/2014/03/16/15-facts-most-people-dont-know-about-fluoride/

1/8/15
Autism and Glyphosate (GMOs): More Lies Revealed
http://blogs.naturalnews.com/autism-glyphosate-gmos-lies-revealed/

1/3/15
Health Benefits Of Epsom Salt Baths
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/health-benefits-of-epsom-salt-baths.html

12/30/14
Lack Of Sleep Tied To Teen Sports Injuries
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Lack-of-Sleep-Tied-to-Teen-Sports-Injuries.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3A+No+local+token

12/27/14
Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT
http://www.anh-usa.org/half-of-all-children-will-be-autistic-by-2025-warns-senior-research-scientist-at-mit/
“At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.”

12/20/14
84% of Vegetarians and Vegans Return to Meat. Why?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201412/84-vegetarians-and-vegans-return-meat-why

12/15/14
For Best Toilet Health: Squat or Sit?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/03/toilet-squatting-position.aspx#_edn2

12/12/14
No, you’re not sleeping enough, and it’s a problem: 15 scary facts in new NatGeo doc
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/02/no-youre-not-sleeping-enough-and-its-a-big-problem-15-scary-facts-in-new-natgeo-doc/

12/7/14
Smart Phone Syndrome ….Your Head May Fall Off!
http://hellmanholistichealth.com/blog/1936/smart-phone-syndrome-head-may-fall-off/

What is Smart Phone Syndrome?
“SPS is a term to describe the repeated stress to the body (especially the neck) caused by excessive typing on handheld electronic devices. The syndrome usually begins in the cervical spine (neck) with the repeated stress of frequent forward head flexion while looking down at the screen of the handheld device for long periods of time; but since the entire body is connected via the fascia, SPS can be the direct cause of many other conditions. The average human head weighs 10-12 lb., as it is angled down to look at a phone, the effective weight on the neck increases. 0° = 12 lb., 15° = 27 lb., 30° = 40 lb., 45° = 49 lb. 60° = 60 lb. At 60 lb. imagine carrying an 8 year old around your neck several hours a day!”

12/3/14
Wood, Bugs, and Other Gross Things You Didn’t Know You Were Eating
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/12/03/wood-bugs-and-other-gross-things-didnt-know-were-eating/?intcmp=features

Make sure you always know what you are eating. Read labels, call the manufacturer, do your own research. Some of these ingredients could be the very thing that is causing your digestive issues.

Lac Beetle
“Ever hear of shellac? It’s used in just about every industry where a shiny outer layer is needed, from pharmaceuticals to woodworking. But it’s also used to give lots of food, especially candies, that shiny shell. In order to make shellac, the sticky, sap-based secretions of a female lac bug are scraped from the bark of a tree before being placed into a canvas bag and heated until liquefied. The bark and insect parts stay behind and the shellac leaks through. It’s broken up into flakes, then dissolved in alcohol to bring it back to liquid state. In food, shellac is what gives the vast majority of the candies you eat (from Milk Duds to Whoppers to Raisinettes to Jelly Belly jelly beans) that shiny outer shell.”

11/29/14
Hookah Smoking Among Teens On The Rise, Despite Health Ravages
“The fact is, studies from Mayo Clinic show that, if anything, you get more exposure than cigarette smoking by smoking hookah, and the water in the hookah actually does not necessarily filtrate all these poisons,” Dr. Zyad Kafri, a hematologist-oncologist at St. John Providence Hospital, told CBS affiliate, WWJ Detroit. “And in general you get more exposure to toxic chemicals than cigarette smoking.”

11/22/14
As a health practitioner I have an opinion on fasting but as a Christian I have another opinion on fasting. Each “tool” that I use is person specific as fasting is not for everyone.
Fasting For Three Days Can Regenerate Entire Immune System, Study Finds

 11/19/14
Why BMI Is A Big Fat Scam
http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/why-bmi-big-fat-scam

“There’s just one problem: A higher BMI doesn’t necessarily mean you’re less healthy. In fact, patients with heart disease and metabolic disorders whose BMIs classify them as overweight or mildly obese survive longer than their normal and underweight peers. A 2013 meta-analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics looked at 97 studies covering nearly 3 million people and concluded that those with overweight BMIs were 6 percent less likely to die in a given year than those in the normal range. These results were even more pronounced for middle-aged and elderly people. This is known as the obesity paradox. “The World Health Organization calls BMIs of 25 to 29.9 overweight,” says Paul McAuley, an exercise researcher at Winston-Salem State University. “That is actually what is healthiest for middle-aged Americans.”

11/19/14
“Physically fit sixth-graders — especially girls — are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade, according to a study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.”

I love how exercise can help with depression but let’s also teach the youth and everyone in general how to have a healthy body image. I am also not a big fan of the “body mass index” test they briefly mention in the article.

Physical Fitness Can Help Prevent Young Adolescents’ Depression, Study Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140807121448.htm

11/18/14
As a physical education teacher I am very blessed that I do not have to sit behind a desk all day. But there are times in my life where I do sit for long periods of time and since I have low back issues it is very important for me to sit with the right posture and make sure I am not developing forward head posture. ELDOA and Myofascial Stretching have really helped me with my back issues but I will get into that later.

Three Short Walks Reverse Harmful Effects Of 3 Hours Of Prolonged Sitting
http://www.neomatica.com/2014/09/09/three-short-walks-reverse-harmful-effects-3-hours-prolonged-sitting/

11/17/14
Good morning people. Please take a minute to read the two articles below. Movement and exercise are very powerful tools along with always trying to find the “underlying cause” of any health issue.

Exercise Is ADHD Medication
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/exercise-seems-to-be-beneficial-to-children/380844/

Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd

11/16/14
As a physical education teacher and practitioner it seems like every year the youth have more and more stomach issues. They eat tons of packaged foods and guess what they have in them? Yes GMO’s. More to come on this topic in the coming weeks.
GMOs May Be To Blame For Spike In Kids Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disease