Heart Health Supplements have Profound Impact

As the invincibility of youth gives way to the reality of aging, one key issue on the mind of any man or woman entering their middle aged years is cardiovascular health. Everyone understands the importance of eating nutritious foods. This impacts your weight, your energy level and, ultimately, your cardiovascular health. However, in this day and age of processed foods, what are we REALLY putting into our bodies? According to WebMD.com, Americans spend $20 billion dollars annually on herbs and supplements And heart health supplements top the list. They range from fish oil to flaxseed oil to … [Read more...]

Wage the War Against Type 2 Diabetes!

I am almost 51 years old and am in great health. As of this writing, I had completed the Los Angeles Triathlon 9 days ago. Next week, I will be running my 96th marathon in Long Beach, California. I recently had a physical and my HDL was 109 (do you believe that)! I am fortunate in that over the years I have educated myself about nutrition, dietary supplements and the benefits of exercise. I have been privileged to know so many brilliant people who have taught me so much about health and wellness.  No doubt that I am one of the fortunate ones to have been exposed to all of this. However, it … [Read more...]

The Journey: Forever Profoundly Satisfying

As I veered left onto Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica toward the finish line at the recent Los Angeles Marathon, I began to experience a vast array of emotions probably triggered by the extreme endorphin overload I was experiencing. You'd think this would be getting old by now. I was just about to complete my 93rd marathon. I had completed close to 150 triathlons and numerous other crazy endurance events (not many have swam from Alcatraz to the mainland). But my constant fascination with the finish line in endurance events continues to be as uplifting as ever. What goes through my mind? Well, … [Read more...]

Goal Setting: Limiting or Realizing Success

I know this is February. My timing is a little off. Articles about goal setting, which dovetail perfectly with New Year’s resolutions, should have been written for December or January issues. But I felt compelled to write an article on goal setting because it has had a significant impact on what I’ve accomplished over the years. There are naysayers that believe goal setting has limiting effects. I’m not one of those people. All of my life, I’ve always set goals and have had an unwavering commitment to obtain them and then some. I remember when I was in grade school (K- 8th grade), I wanted … [Read more...]

Exercise and Digestion: Partners in Health

I truly became cognizant of health and wellness when I was 22 years old. In October of 1982, I saw a world-class triathlete by the name of Julie Moss stagger to the finish line in the 1982 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. I had never witnessed, such determination, drive and a will to succeed. She would not be denied. She changed my world forever. So, I began to exercise, eat right and supplement. However, it wasn't until 20 years later (yes - 20 years!) that I discovered the foundation for health and wellness - digestive health! I have had numerous well respected … [Read more...]