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5-Point Friday–October 2nd, 2015

Happy Friday, I hope you enjoyed last weeks 5-Point Friday post!  I’m still playing with subjects week to week.

I hope your week finds you strong and moving towards better health, productivity, and fitness!

1)Positive Thought:

“Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”
       —Frank Lloyd Wright

2)Health News:  Cumulative research on exercise, as related to human health, suggests regular aerobic workouts 5 days weekly for 30 min gives most of the physiologic, hormonal, and disease prevention benefits reported for exercisers.

“Aerobic” target heart rate can be found by first subtracting 220-Age = (Max Heart Rate)

Aerobic zone = 50-60% x Max Heart Rate.  Your goal would be to keep your heart rate in this zone near 30 minutes, five days weekly.

Additional gains can be obtained from balance, strength and flexibility training, but max overall benefits come stem from the base recommendations….

Like the old NIKE ad…JUST DO IT!

3)Laughable Moment:  Earlier this week I decided to pickup barbecue.  After giving my perfectly paleo order (Chicken, green beans, slaw, un-sweet tea), the teenage attendant, grudgingly asked with a sigh, “Would you like to add a slice or whole pecan pie with your order?”—I politely declined–and then overheard a manager distantly chastising the teen for her tone when offering the pie…The teen quickly retorted, “Jeez, they’re trying to eat healthy!”

Good to know the message is rubbing off on the masses!

4)What I’m Listening To: Mozart!  Driving from Farm to Clinic, Clinic to Soccer, Soccer to Farm consumes 2 hours of each day.  I’ve often found choosing the right music can set mood and attitude for each day.  I’ve recently found Mozart my muse of choice early morning.  I’m not picky but find generally his music increases focus, soothes my nerves, and clarifies my thoughts.

What gets you in the groove?

5)Health Nugget:  Regarding artificial sweeteners:

  • Blue Pack (Saccharin) = Associated with Cancer
  • Pink Pack (Aspartame) = More addicting than crack cocaine + Neurotoxic
  • Yellow Pack (Splenda) = Diarrhea + Stomach distress

Pick your poison carefully!


PS:  I’m still working on the video editing from the last three Health seminars (Poly-pharmacy, Beneficial Bacteria, and Autoimmune Causes).  Hope to have these available in the coming week!  I also had several requests for pro-biotic suggestions after the Beneficial Bacteria talk…Click Here for my typical recommendations (1-2 daily as maintenance).

As always, leave comments, ask questions, share ideas!

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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend!

W. Curtis, MD

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