Health and Nutrition

Supplements and Diet to Encourage Nerve Healing

December 2, 2016 Health and Nutrition

lion's mane mushroom supplement

If you were going to pick a supplement that might encourage healing, Lion’s Mane sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? Luckily this is a mushroom we’re talking about, not Cecil and his kind, who need to keep roaming free and not be sold for ingredients. I’m not usually big on supplements. I prefer to just try […]

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Physical Therapy Catastrophe

August 8, 2016 Figure skating

The horribly ironic end to my PT, and the beginning of a new round: a bad disc injury.

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Knee Pain and the Value of Excellent PT

February 28, 2016 Fitness

Progress on hip strength to stabilize my knees and help my patellofemoral pain, with Olympic PT (now ATI).

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Message from Coach Darin: Fighting Colon Cancer (or Better, Preventing It)

January 11, 2014 Figure skating

Coach Darin

Coach Darin fights colon cancer with perseverance and spirit. What you can do to prevent or screen for colon cancer.

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Your Brain is Making You Fat: How to Outsmart It

January 4, 2014 Health and Nutrition

A healthy breakfast: soy yogurt with nuts and seeds

Why it’s so hard to eat well- the combination of huge, modern portions and our imperfect, multi-tasking brains is a recipe for weight gain.

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PT for Back-Related Hip Pain- Done!

June 3, 2013 Figure skating

Trying to maintain my physical therapy stretching and strengthening exercises to avoid overuse injuries and back pain.

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Picking up the Pieces

April 16, 2013 Health and Nutrition

Picking up the pieces of my health and life after a family emergency.

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Keeping Away the Gloom of Northwest Winter

January 10, 2013 Health and Nutrition

HDRtist HDR - http://www.ohanaware.com/hdrtist/

Getting through the gloom of winter in Western Washington with a light therapy box from Alaska Northern Lights.

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Landed my first lutz!

August 26, 2012 Figure skating

toe loop

Working on my newest jump, the lutz. Got it fully rotated with a one-footed landing that stayed up for the first time today.

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Free-Range Chicken Flock: Humane Enough?

July 10, 2012 Health and Nutrition

chickens (4)

Thoughts on buying eggs from a free range flock of chickens on a hobby farm. The eggs are more humanely produced than eggs from a big farm, but are they humane enough?

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