Best of 2011: Your Favorite Exercise Tips, Recipes & Diet Advice

Best of 2011: Your Favorite Exercise Tips, Recipes & Diet Advice

  Who knew that writing a blog all about health, fitness and good-for-you foods would be so much fun? I can't believe another year is nearly over. In the past year, this blog has taken me to The TODAY Show to chat with Hoda and Kathy Lee, every network in Chicago...
Fertility, Disease, Food and BPA

Fertility, Disease, Food and BPA

In the spring of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide whether or not to ban Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic.  The greatest concern of this chemical comes in the use of  water bottles, food containers and as the lining of canned goods....
Eat This, Not That for Thanksgiving

Eat This, Not That for Thanksgiving

Keep Thanksgiving clean this year by preparing your own dishes from start to finish. Without the help of canned goods, refrigerated pie crusts and rolls that pop out of a cylinder, pulling together a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving dinner - without breaking the...
This Veteran Broke His Neck, then Re-enlisted

This Veteran Broke His Neck, then Re-enlisted

If there were a real-life Ironman, it would be Neil Gussman.  At first, Gussman's life sounds "simple" enough. He joined the army in 1976 when he was 18. At that time, the Vietnam war was just ending, and Gussman was stationed in Germany as a tank commander. After the...
Food, Family and the Fun House Mirror Syndrome

Food, Family and the Fun House Mirror Syndrome

Every now and then, a topic surfaces that deserves a little more than fleeting attention. Anyone who's read this blog for more than a week knows health, fitness and eating clean are always on the table. I want to be abundantly clear, however, that body size is in no...