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Better Health and Fitness Begins With This

When you look back, can you point to a few key moments where something happened that completely changed the course of your life?  I can too. In fact, 20 years ago this month, I had one such moment that changed my life radically. I’ll share the story with you today because it illustrates a powerful principle that can help you achieve any goal that you set for yourself. It was October 1998.  I was 16 years old, 80 pounds overweight, and 10 months into a 26-month chemotherapy protocol...
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This Will Help You Reach Your Goals

Have you ever had what you would call an “A-HA” moment? You know what I mean.  They're those moments where a light bulb goes off in your head and all of a sudden you have this new way of looking at something. Don’t you love those moments? This week I thought about one of those "A-HA" moments that I had several years ago. I thought it’d be useful for you to hear about it today. It was the winter of 2015 and I was in my office talking with a...
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New Studies- Does Surgery Really Help?

In my recent seminars I told the stories of two of my clients who were told by doctors that they needed to have orthopedic surgery.  One was told that there was NO other option. Neither of them wanted surgery, but both of them were open to it if nothing else helped them regain their function and reduce their pain.  By the grace of God, improving their muscle function was enough to get them where they wanted to be.  Neither of them had to have surgery. You might think...
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The Miracle of Irma

In late August of 2017, the world was alerted to a massive hurricane that was about to make landfall in Texas. Hurricane Harvey, whose name means “battle ready”, struck land on August 25th and became one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the U.S. In the days that followed, many of us all over the country watched hours and hours of news coverage showing Harvey’s widespread devastation.  Houses and cars were flooded.  Neighborhoods were destroyed.  Dead bodies were seen floating on the flood waters. ...
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Truth Wins- $286 Million Dollar Settlement In Landmark Cancer Case

Yesterday I was saddened to hear about the death of Senator John McCain.  After a year long battle with brain cancer, his 81 year old body could no longer fight.  As a cancer survivor, his death reminds me how blessed I am to still be alive.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. When the news of his cancer was made public last year, many articles such as this one- What Caused John McCain's Cancer surfaced that suggested his cancer was...
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A Paralyzed Olympian Walks Again, A Plant That Can Restore Memory and The Dangers of Refilling Your Water Bottle

Jamie Nieto is a 2-time Olympian who competed for the U.S. in the high jump.  In April of 2016, he severely injured his neck during training and was paralyzed.  Doctors weren't sure if he'd ever regain more than 30% of his function, but in just over two years Jamie is already defying all expectations. This is an article that came out last summer as Jamie was beginning to take his first steps.  It explains in great detail what happened during the incident and what his initial...
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The Diet That Saved Novak Djokavic

When you're a sports fan, it's natural to watch your favorite athletes and think- how can they be so good?!  Often we chock up the talent to God given genetics and years of practice, but is that all it is? For the 2018 Wimbledon champ, the answer is no. Whether you're a tennis fan or not, I think you'll agree that Novak Djokavic's story is pretty amazing.  Early in his career, Novak often struggled with physical "crashes" during matches where he would get extremely tired and short of breath.  One time it...
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Interview With Kelsey

Recently I did an interview with one of my clients, Kelsey Abbott, who is a high level competitive triathlete.  Kelsey battled back and shoulder issues for years that kept her from being able to train and compete at her best. She tried every type of therapy she could find, but the issues remained. She says that activating and strengthening her muscles has made a world of difference.  She now trains and competes at a high level again and she even got first place in one...
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I Still Can’t Believe I Was That Bad…

It was July 4th, 1998.  I was 7 months into chemotherapy for leukemia and I had already had 40 different treatments.  When I wasn't flat on my back in the hospital, nearly all my waking hours were spent at home, sitting in front of the television.  My only "exercise" was getting up to eat or use the restroom. That day some friends of mine offered to pick me up and take me to Siesta Key Beach to watch the fireworks.  We got there around noon and...
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Weight Training May Help Ease or Prevent Depression

Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift. There already is considerable evidence that exercise, in general, can help to both stave off and treat depression. A large-scale 2016 review that involved more than a million people, for instance, concluded...
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