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I’m blatantly stealing this idea from Eric, and decided I would hop on the “hey, I’m reading some cool stuff.,….you should read it too” bandwagon.

Do You Know Your Shit Part I– Elliott Hulse

Literally, do you know your shit? Listen, I like discussing the finer points of droppin it like it’s hot as much as anyone, but this article takes it to a whole new level. After reading this Nobel Prize worthy article, I guarantee you’ll never look at your poo the same way again

Side Note: unfortunately I can’t find parts II and III to this series. What’s the dealo Elliott?

Gut Health: More Important Than Ever– Brian St. Pierre

Keeping with the above theme, Brian and I have been on a kick lately discussing the benefits of probiotics, and how most people could benefit from including them in their diet. In this blog post, Brian discusses why.

Solving the Patellofemoral Mystery– Mike Reinold

This is just an outstaning series (seven parts!) dealing with anything and everything related to patellofemoral pain/anterior knee pain/my knee has an ouchie/whatever you want to call it. A little forewarning, it’s a bit geeky, but well worth the read for anyone who works with athletes or clients with chronic knee pain.

Pregnancy: Two Eggs a Day Will Keep the NTD’s Away– Cassandra Forsythe

I’m not a pregnant woman or anything, but this post by Cassandra on the benefits of whole eggs during pregnancy is the shiznit. On an aside, as far as organic eggs are concerned, I have found that The Country Hen (found at Whole Foods Market as well) to be one of tbe best brands out there. Not only does one egg contain 300 mg of omega’3’s, but each egg also contains 160 mg of choline to boot.

The Vitamin D Cure– James E. Dowd, M.D.

Given my infatuation with vitamin D, it only made sense that I would buy this book as I was perusing the bookstore a few weeks ago. Outside of fish oil, I would place Vitamin D as the next most important supplement that the vast majority of people should consider taking. Ask yourself this:

Do you currently have any of the following symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain and/or swelling
  • Muscle pain, cramping, and/or weakness
  • Chronic pain
  • Uncontrolled weight gain
  • HIgh blood pressure
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor concentration or memory
  • Headaches
  • Bowel problems
  • Bladder problems
  • Uncontrollable urge to throw your television set out the window

If so, the likelihood you’re vitamin D deficient is fairly high. Accept for the last one- that’s just related to the current nightmare that is health care reform. LOL. Just kidding. No but seriously, I swear to god I’m going to jump into a live volcano.

Furthermore, other diseases such as depression (including seasonal affective disorder), fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, as well as various autoimmune disease (multiple sclerosis for example) can all be linked to Vitamin D deficiency.

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