Week 3. Body composition numbers.

Here are the results on Week 3, third week of me trying to assert how my diet and workouts are affecting my body. This week fell on Christmas and so naturally we enjoyed foods that are not a part of our regular diet. Sugars, grains, fruit – I really enjoyed that week ūüôā No regrets.… Continue Reading

Inactivity and death.

“…inactivity has surpassed obesity and smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.” Because I am all about prevention! Movement is life. Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to… Continue Reading

UAB – News – In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDs, are widely used as a pain reliever, to reduce fevers and to lower inflammation. They are readily available in any household in over-the-counter form, such as aspirin or ibuprofen for example. This is a great research piece and a very important one especially for the world of sports, where the… Continue Reading

exercise changes the physiological response to stress

Fighting stress isn‚Äôt just about feeling more relaxed – exercise is¬†an intervention that changes the physiological response to stress. Great research,¬†very interesting.   To counter exam stress, cram in exercise by ALEX HUTCHINSON Special to The Globe and Mail The engineering students at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are like students everywhere: Exams stress… Continue Reading

Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

I came across this amazing, informative article posted on February 24, 2015 by CHRIS KRESSER. Chris is M.S., L.Ac is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. I wanted to share the article here as well as make sure to save it for my clients’… Continue Reading


After 10 years in business as PowerHouse Kickboxing Inc, my husband and I have expanded his business and combined our work. In 2015 we have opened a new bigger location, a 4000 sq. ft. fitness and wellness club PowerHouse Kickboxing and Fitness Inc. where we do not only focus on physical health but also an… Continue Reading

Inactivity and death.

A great article by¬†Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon) for Medscape¬†Health Professional Network. He believes that doctors aren’t doing enough to get patients to exercise, they do not lead by example, they do not speak about it enough and do not promote exercise as a vital part of a getting and staying healthy. I would… Continue Reading

Health News of note: Herbs/Spices, Exercise and memory, Freeze-Drying, Aronia Berry

Some interesting and helpful health related research and news articles that coughs my attention. Bioavailability of herbs and spices in humans as determined by ex vivo inflammatory suppression and DNA strand breaks. According to this¬†research¬†paprika, rosemary, ginger, heat-treated turmeric, sage, and cumin protected¬†against DNA strand¬†breaks.¬†Paprika also appeared to protect cells from normal apoptotic processes (the… Continue Reading

To stretch or not to stretch. And when?!

In my experience, dynamic stretching is definitely the way to go before the exercise, while static stretches, that should be held for at least 30 seconds, are best for the post-workout cooldown. But I am sure there are disciplines like ballet, dance, that you would absolutely have to do some serious stretching before. It is… Continue Reading

Health and wellbeing of the younger generation.

Is the younger generation healthy? Mentally? Physically? What do most parents in our society do for their kids? Most parents work. We make money to support our kids financially, to give them more opportunities and hope that they will be better off than we are. I had a successful career that I loved and where… Continue Reading

Gratitude to my doctor – Dr. Mark Mincolla

This evening, as I was reading blogs and posts of people with autoimmune diseases, it¬†broke¬†my heart to see how much suffering, pain, and hopelessness is out there. The scary thing is that over time one¬†autoimmune¬†issue seems to¬†lead¬†to another, and as I was reading these stories I felt so overwhelmingly grateful for being under the care… Continue Reading

Health news of note on Type 2 diabetes, menopause, pain management and Alzheimer disease.

This week there were few interesting health related news. Connection¬†between diet and Type 2 diabetes in Beirut, Lebanon.¬† In Lebanon, Type 2 diabetes has a major public health impact through high disease prevalence, significant downstream pathophysiologic effects, and enormous financial liabilities.¬†The findings of this study demonstrate direct associations of consumption of sugars and¬†processed¬†foods, such as… Continue Reading

Exercise is an integral part of a healthy living!

Exercise is a huge part of my life, but I have not really talked much about it here.¬†Exercise¬†is not only an important part of my life, but it is an integral part of a healthy¬†living. From now on I will place a larger focus on it and write more about the importance of movement. You¬†fitness¬†level,… Continue Reading

Ability to sit and rise from the floor is closely correlated with all-cause mortality risk

It looks like the simplest and the fastest way to determine the level of muscular strength and¬†skeletal health in a¬†middle-aged¬†patient may be the¬†sitting-rising test, where¬†patient has to sit down on the floor and then get up with as little assistance as possible. Some can¬†get up¬†without¬†any support whatsoever, some may use a¬†hand¬†to push up, some need… Continue Reading