Feather-PenBlog

    People from all walks of life seek my assistance in creating a healthy lifestyle, and I am happy to help. This month, as we enter Summer, I’d like to review our main objective, which is to burn body fat. In simple terms, our bodies store fat when we elevate sugar levels to a […]

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This past Easter Sunday, I lost someone who I truly admired, Mother Angelica, the Foundress of EWTN.  I was asked by EWTN to write about her, and of course, I did. When I was writing & reflecting, I described Mother as “often, rough-around-the-edges.”  I meant this in the most complimentary of ways, as I myself […]

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  L-Citruline is a naturally occurring amino acid that is produced in our bodies, and is also present in some foods, such as watermelon; (the name Citruline is derived from the Latin word for watermelon, citrullus.) This organic compound is a direct byproduct that occurs when our bodies enzymatically produce nitric oxide from another amino […]

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Vitamin D3 is a vital nutrient that is essential for bone growth, bone health, calcium absorption, & the health of our immune system. It positively impacts many of our organs, including the blood, heart, lungs, kidneys, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, brain, skin, eyes, stomach, & even lean muscle tissue. It is necessary for the […]

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Boy, do I ever live those words!!! I probably live Ben Franklin’s words to the extreme, but that’s just me. I understand that life is often chaotic, & that we cannot always control circumstances that are not caused by us, but that […]

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We all have had experiences with bad habits at some point in our lives. Not one of us is perfect. We do have a choice in the matter. Each of us has the ability to use Free Will and to decide that a certain habit is not in our best interest, and sometimes even destructive. […]

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This month, I ‘d like to provide a short overview of how vitamins, minerals, & other nutrients are absorbed by our bodies. When food is digested, the nutrients are being prepared for absorption through the digestive tract walls. The majority of our nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine, but some minerals and water are […]

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Long gone are the days of the old fashioned sweat gyms. I was fortunate enough to experience the phenomenon in its latter days, with the full ensemble of the clanking weights, the grunting beasts, the screaming Drill Sergeants, & the chalky air!  We were a strange breed, we were a rare breed. One can often […]

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One of the first things that I learned about in the field of Nutrition, was the importance of Branched Chain Amino Acids, or more commonly referred to as BCAA’s. The three BCAA’s are Leucine, Isoleucine, & Valine. These amino acids make up 1/3 of muscle protein, and even during moderate exercise, the total daily requirement […]

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  Welcome to another edition of “Built To Last”! I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying my Blog, and I hope that you are setting & achieving goals along the way, as well as envisioning & fulfilling your dreams! This month’s pictured images are a turn-of-the- century gymnasium, me, flexing my bicep to properly display the […]

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