Blog — Connie's Corner
Knowing What’s in Your Supplements
This is a good article that some of you may have seen last week about supplements. One reason I started to carry supplements in the office (many years ago) was to make sure that I knew what was in the supplements people were taking when possible. The brands we carry at CFP are ones from reputable companies that use quality assurance practices to make sure that what you are taking is what you THINK you are taking. Cheaper is not always better. Nutraceuticals and herbs, vitamins should be thought of as medicines. — Connie
Why Your Workout Should Be High-Intensity
I don’t know about you all but the “holidays” always take me the month of January to recover from. My routine that seemed so simple in October now seems to have landed on the other side of the Grand Canyon! As my wonderful trainer Michelle Persica said to me once in her wise and very funny way, “Just get in the darn helicopter and get over there!” when I was lamenting the loss of my routine to the other side of the abyss. The only thing that has saved me this year is doing the 7 minute workout. Not...
Middle-Aged Men, Too, Can Blame Estrogen for That Waistline
It is the scourge of many a middle-aged man: he starts getting a pot belly, using lighter weights at the gym and somehow just doesn’t have the sexual desire of his younger years. The obvious culprit is testosterone, since men gradually make less of the male sex hormone as years go by. But a surprising new answer is emerging, one that doctors say could reinvigorate the study of how men’s bodies age. Estrogen, the female sex hormone, turns out to play a much bigger role in men’s bodies than previously thought, and falling levels contribute to their expanding waistlines just...
An Extra Angel on Top of The Tree
This time of year is bittersweet for many of us. There are so many traditions and family gatherings, that can be a mine field for those of us who are grieving a loved one. There are many kinds of losses too, not just the death of someone we love but the loss of a marriage, the estrangement of a family member, physical and mental illness, addiction, and just plain complicated life and relationships. This Modern love article is beautiful and bittersweet. There are so many ways we can respond. Being open to each moment as a new experience allows us...
The Fat Drug
Read the full article here! Antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria that helps to regulate our weight. The population of our gut flora is an important part of our health. Make sure that you take a good probiotic or eat some Keifer or naturally fermented vegetables to keep those healthy bacteria happy. A happy gut is a happier and leaner person. — Connie