20 Years of Living With Autoimmune Disease: Part I

Living With An Autoimmune Disease: 20 Years and Counting – Part 1 I am planning on this being a 2 or 3 part series, as I want to share as much as possible. My hope is someone who might be suffering, recognizes something to get them to get the help they need. The photo below was taken on Valentine’s Day 1997, a few months shy of my 31st birthday. Little did I know, 20 years…

Drink Up on the 4th – Water That Is

Happy 4th of July everyone! Summer is in full swing in Interior Alaska and all of the Northern Hemisphere and that means trying to squeeze in as many outdoor activities as possible. While running around shuttling kids to summer activities, going to the beach or heading out on a family vacation, don’t forget to make sure you are drinking enough water. Many of us don’t drink enough plain water to keep ourselves properly hydrated without…

Luis Camacho – His Aging Youthful Secrets

Every day I meet and read about people defying their age and doing some amazing things people decades younger would have a hard time to match. When Mark and I lived in Florida, one of the favorite people we met, albeit briefly, was Luis Camacho. At a time when many people his age are sitting in rocking chairs doing crossword puzzles, Luis was opening a boxing gym. As a former Golden Gloves Boxer himself, Mark…

The Benefits Of Celery Juicing – My Four Week Journey

The Benefits of Celery Juicing – My Results So Far In my last post  “The Benefits of Celery Juicing – My Story”, I shared the background story of losing my thyroid and subsequent 20 years of not being medically treated properly and how competing in a fitness competition with a prep coach who only cared about getting paid. This combination put my body into a downward spiral for the last five years where my body…

Get Fit In 12 Minutes a Week?

The headline “Get Fit In 12 Minutes a Week” is not just one to capture your attention. As a fitness instructor and someone who doesn’t have the time  or likes to spend hours in the gym, I am always on the lookout for fast, effective workouts. A Killer Workout in Four Minutes When I first heard of the Tabata protocol, I thought to myself “yeah, whatever, how can a four-minute workout a couple days a…