Eat + Run

November 2012


Healthy Multitasking: Get Your Exercise While Gardening

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Do you laugh out loud when people say they get their exercise by gardening? If so, you may be thinking that gardeners simply putter about, planting pansies. Sounds like you've never tended to a community garden, where you may haul 500 pounds of cow manure or plant 30 trees!

Simply putting a few ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
farming
gardening
organic food
community service
community

5 Common Causes of Belly Bloat

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Among the many matters of dietary and digestive distress, my patients most commonly complain of gas and bloating. Given how often I encounter this problem, one would think I'd have developed a magical dietary prescription to fix it, fast. But alas, I have not.

Here's why: Bloating is in the eye of ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
digestive disorders
celiac disease
irritable bowel syndrome
gluten
food allergies

Tips for Giving This Thanksgiving

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What better harvest celebration is there but Thanksgiving? If you garden or will spend the holiday with someone who does, you may get to enjoy home-grown versions of traditional favorites like mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, green beans with slivered nuts, fresh salads, and, perhaps, even the star of ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
organic food
farming
gardening
family health
philanthropy

Happy Thanksgiving! Hold the Gluten, Nuts, Dairy, Etc.

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Hosting Thanksgiving dinner these days is not for the faint of heart. As the guest list grows, so too does the list of dietary restrictions.

There have always been your vegetarian cousin and your uncle with diabetes. But this year, your sister with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is bringing her ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
gluten
irritable bowel syndrome
holidays
food allergies
digestive disorders
cholesterol
diabetes

Garden-Variety Problems? Put Your Business Savvy to Work

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It's bad enough when you run into problems with a work project, but do you really need these kinds of challenges in your garden?

Let's flip that outlook on its head. Garden challenges are great opportunities to both boost and apply your business skills. They force you to observe, gather data, use ...

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TAGS:
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
gardening
farming
business
organic food

Mind Games: How to Prevent Dementia

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Dementia in general, and Alzheimer's disease in particular, count among the most frightening prospects of our senescence. My patients routinely convey this worry to me. I'm right there with them. And most of us know—first hand, through our social networks, or via media portrayals—how devastating it ...

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TAGS:
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
diabetes
medical prevention
obesity
dementia
Alzheimer's disease