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“Pain is only temporary, online race results are forever.”






“It’s what you do, not what you say. If you’re not part of the future, then get out of the way.”

From “A Peaceful World” by John Cougar Mellencamp






” Wag More, Bark Less.”






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“Be the kind of person that your dog thinks you are.”

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We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but here are a few things you might not know about apples:

-2500 varieties of apples are grown in the U.S.

-Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, with about 4gm per medium apple.

-The skin of an apple contains antioxidants

-A medium apple contains about 81 calories

-Apples ward off metabolic syndrome

-Eating an apple before a workout boosts your energy and endurance levels because it contains the flavonoid called quercetin.

-Eating an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth-which helps prevent tooth decay

So, in the midst of the fall apple season, grab some today and start enjoying the benefits of apples.



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My daughter loves cinnamon and eats it on just about everything; apples, bananas.  She has always loved the taste, but has recently been extolling the spices virtues as a fat burner, a way to lower blood sugar levels etc. However, I had to point out to her that although cinnamon is believed by many to have lots of medicinal uses, it has not been approved by the FDA to treat any of them. What’s more, I told her that unless the cinnamon is pure (Ceylon), its virtues are even less. Finally, rumor has it that the powdered cinnamon you buy in the grocery store is mostly sawdust-but don’t tell my daughter.

“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.”

-Ellen Degeneres