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JUNE 2012 VOLUME XII, № 6

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FITNESS SECRETS OF SUPERHEROES Ever wonder how the stars achieved the superhuman strength of comic book heroes? See what it took for them to get in mint condition for their roles.

MODERN FITNESS Find out the best fitness and nutrition gadgets and apps of today.

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THE 6 ENEMIES OF GREATNESS (AND HAPPINESS) Beware! These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret.

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INVEST IN YOURSELF Taking care of your teeth with regular check-ups will save you money and time in the long run.

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When it comes to being a real man, not taking care of your health isn’t a part of it. Proper food intake is the most important aspect of being a real man.

See why so many people, authors and academic journals are jumping on the prehistoric alimentary bandwagon.

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JUNE 2012 VOLUME XII, № 6 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John A. Anderson | john@Healthy-Utah.com MEDICAL DIRECTORS

Yet, sometimes I wonder less about having a moment of excellence, and more about sustaining excellence. Sure, my band ‘Relatives’ won the Battle of the Bands in college. It was a grand moment. We heard applause and won money. And then the band broke

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love June and our Men’s Health issue of Healthy Magazine. Maybe because it’s the first official month of Summer and it’s the start of great weather and terrific times. Maybe it’s because we get such an amazing response from men and their significant others about issues we guys tend to ignore. And maybe it’s because we cover health topics from the perspective our imaginary super heroes and from real life idols like U2’s Bono. Whatever the reason, it’s June, which heralds warmer weather, outdoors, and men’s health. This month we’re exploring the topic of ‘star-power’ and more importantly, ‘sustained excellence.’ Think about your life, and a time that you achieved greatness, even for a fleeting moment. Maybe you won the relay race in 6th grade P.E. or a state championship in your favorite sport. Maybe your choir earned a state UIL perfect score, or your garage band ended up most triumphant in the Battle of the Bands during college. Can you identify a time or two when your star shined brightly? If we think about it, at one time or another, each of us has our moment of stardom. And hopefully we’ve still got aspirations. It’s actually written on my ‘bucket list’ that I want to write a NY Times Bestseller, and I also want to pen a one-hit-wonder. Those Macarena guys made off like bandits! (It’s going to happen, so don’t laugh.) And, I’d submit that our moment of excellence doesn’t need to be quite so dramatic or quirky. One of my prized possessions is a little fake laminated million dollar bill my oldest son made me for Father’s Day when he was in kindergarten, with his beautiful picture in the center and the words “Million Dollar Daddy” featured around it. I can’t imagine an acievement more excellent than that.

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up, we graduated, moved on with life and quit chasing our Sting and Bono dreams. With no regrets. And, while writing the Macarena would have been a groovy blip of success on the world’s Top 40 timeline, I would still much rather be Bono, who’s band U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards, the most to date by any band. [Quick ADD moment - Sir Georg Solti holds the record for the most Grammys with 31. Go Google him, and embrace a whole new world of music.]

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SO, WHAT’S MY POINT? It’s imperative to have goals. And to reach higher. And to achieve great things. But, I submit that it’s more important to continue striving, reaching and achieving. To sustain in our efforts to be better. In fact, sustained excellence should be the ultimate goal. Kind of an ‘endure to the end’ kind of thing. It’s great to finish your first 5k. But why not sustain that effort and run and work towards another, faster 5k, and then 10k, and then whatever fitness goal you desire to pursue. It works in so many aspects of life. Sustained excellence in weight management. In nutrition. In career development. In learning and education. So, you’ve graduated from college. What have you learned lately? The world is full of opportunity to try, to excel, and to sustain. Again, it’s the ‘sustaining’ that’s key to success and happiness. And, in honor of father’s day, I submit that it’s not enough to become a father. Almost anyone can do that. But it’s more important to be a million dollar daddy throughout life. To sustain a great relationship with your family is possibly the greatest feat of stardom one can achieve in this life. They may not be giving out grammy awards for best dad of the year, but with some effort, practice, and a fantastic supporting cast in your home, we can all crank out the gold and platinum like Bono. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

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THE TV DIET

You might want to nix TV commercials and here's why. Foods advertised on television are typically loaded with sugar and fat.

To figure out exactly how unhealthy a TV-guided diet would be, researchers studied food commercials that appeared during 84 hours of prime-time programming and 12 hours of Saturday-morning cartoons broadcasted over the major U.S. networks during one month in 2004. When the research team calculated the nutritional content of a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet containing only foods that were advertised on television, they found that it exceeded the government's recommended daily amount of fat by 20 times and had 25 times the recommended daily intake of sugar. Source: time.com

40 NUMBER OF TV ADS FOR UNHEALTHY FOODS THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IS EXPOSED TO EACH DAY.

Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association

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Calorie caution A study presented by the American Academy of Neurology found that individuals who overeat on a regular basis are twice as likely to develop a mild form of dementia after age 70. The 1,200 individuals who participated in the study filled out questionnaires about their daily caloric intake and were divided into three groups based on their responses: one for those who consumed between 600 and 1,500 calories per day, a second for 1,500 to 2,100 calories per day, and a third for those over 2,100 calories per day. Members of the third group were twice as likely as the first to have mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to more severe dementia. No significant difference was found for the second group.

LAY OFF THE BACON Nearly 90 percent of people watching timeshifted shows fastforward the ads, but TV remains the most memorable form of advertising. So you might want to invest in a DVR. Source: guardian.co.uk

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TWO STRIPS OF BACON WITH YOUR MORNING EGGS OR YOUR LUNCHTIME SANDWICH ADDS UP TO 100 EXTRA CALORIES PER MEAL, ENOUGH TO ADD 10 POUNDS BY THE END OF A YEAR. TO CUT BACK ON CALORIES, LOOK FOR VEGETABLE ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS TOMATOES OR ROASTED PEPPERS.

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CANCER CONTROL There are currently 54 known carcinogens recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to the 12th bi-annual “Report on Carcinogens.” Added to the list in the most recent update are two substances: formaldehyde and aristolochic acid, an acid found in certain kinds of Chinese herbs.

HAIRLOSS MYTHS

MYTH

HPV, A VIRUS THAT CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE CERVICAL CANCER, IS ALSO RECOGNIZED BY THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AS THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IN AMERICA, WITH AN ESTIMATED SIX MILLION NEW CASES OCCURRING EACH YEAR. NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF SEXUALLY ACTIVE ADULTS WILL CONTRACT THE DISEASE AT SOME POINT, BUT MOST WILL NOT EXPERIENCE ANY SYMPTOMS OR LASTING COMPLICATIONS.

STRESSED EMPLOYEES MISS MORE WORK One in four Americans admits to taking a sick day to cope with stress, costing employers an average of $602, and about 62 percent of the American workforce feels some level of work-related stress, according

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to the American Psychological Association. Other studies have suggested that high levels of stress are related to heart disease and other illnesses. That all adds up to over 200 million working days lost to stress.

FACT

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Only men suffer from genetic hair loss.

Balding is often thought of as a “man’s” problem, but the fact is that over 40 percent of women suffer from significant thinning throughout their lifetime.

Wearing hats makes you go bald.

People who accuse their hats as being the cause of their hair loss believe that wearing hats all the time prevents the scalp from breathing. Actually, hair follicles get oxygen from the blood stream, not from the air.

A sign of genetic baldness is seeing large amounts of hair fall out.

In contrast to popular belief, going bald is not due to massive amounts of hair falling out but rather by normal thickness hair gradually being replaced by finer, thinner hairs — a process called “miniaturization.” If large patches of hair start suddenly falling out, it is time to see your doctor.

Hair loss is caused by clogged pores.

Clogged pores are actually a cause of acne, not of baldness. If common baldness were simply due to clogged pores, then rigorous shampooing would be all that was needed to maintain a full head of hair. This is obviously not the case. Healthy-Utah.com


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Does Size Really Matter? One difference between men and women's brains is size. But in this case, science says size doesn't matter. Men's brains on average are 10 percent bigger than women's and have four percent more cells. But before all you men claim superiority for having a bigger brain, you'll need to know that women's brains contain more nerve cells and cellular connections, which allows their smaller, more compact brains to be more efficient and effective. Source: thirdage.com

SIMPLE SOLUTION

39.6% NUMBER OF MEN WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL.

29.8% NUMBER OF MEN WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

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ICE How effective are ice baths when it comes to treating sore muscles?

A review of several studies on the topic found that although ice baths do reduce post-workout soreness by about 20 percent, they aren’t any more effective than stretching or taking a painkiller.

28% 78% Do women eat healthier than men?

NUMBER OF MEN WHO EXERCISE ON A REGULAR BASIS.

42.6% NUMBER OF MEN WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT.

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IS A RUNNER'S HIGH REAL OR JUST A MYTH? After that first exhilarating run, soreness sets in. Before long you begin to wonder if the mythical endorphin rush runners experience after several miles was just that — a myth. But it does exist, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The trick is consistency. Once you settle in to running regularly, the rush will come. Source: news.menshealth.com

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The U.S. Center for Disease Control has concluded a study that found women of all ethnic backgrounds tend to eat more fruit and vegetables than their male counterparts. Approximately 28.8 percent of white women eat fruit and veggies and drink juices five or more times a day. This is believed to play a significant part in the longevity of women as compared to men. Source: shortnews.com

What is the proper way to shave?

According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatologists, 78 percent of men report experiencing irritation after shaving. To avoid irritation, which is caused by hair that is cut too short and begins to curl under the skin, make sure to always wet the beard before shaving, shave in the direction the hairs lie, keep the skin relaxed and avoid repeated strokes over the same area. Source: aad.org

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A new study shows that husbands are more satisfied when they are bigger than their wives, and it turns out that wives are okay with it. B Y M I C H A E L R I C H A R D S O N

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ccording to a recent study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, husbands are more satisfied in their marriage when they have a higher BMI than their wives, and wives are more satisfied when they have a lower BMI than their husbands. This puts an interesting twist on the idea that everyone wants to be fit and wants to be with a fit person. Many researchers have studied how weight and body mass index affect relationships, but

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this study was unique in that it looked at how the comparison between the two weights of the partners affected the relationship. The researchers found that while it is clear that people prefer thin partners, actual satisfaction within established relationships isn’t dependent solely upon weight. In fact, one study they cited found that larger men were more satisfied with their relationships than were smaller men. When it comes to BMI and established relationships, researchers found that the com-

parison may actually matter more than the BMI itself: “Husbands with wives who had lower BMIs than their own were more satisfied with their marriages, regardless of those husbands’ and wives’ absolute BMIs, and wives who had lower BMIs than their husbands remained more satisfied with their marriages, regardless of those wives’ and husbands’ absolute BMIs.” BMI matters in different ways to each gender. Some suggest that women care less about BMI in a partner than

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men do, which would explain the difference in satisfaction. But what implication does this have on relationships and marriages? The most important implication is that people of any size can have happy relationships if they find the right partner. The comparison between the partners matters more than the individual characteristics of the person him or herself. And this is true not just for BMI. Researchers in the study went on to say that husbands and wives place different value on the many varied aspects of marriage. As one example, husbands value earning potential in a partner less than wives do. Then consider emotional stability, where husbands and wives usually place equal importance. For each aspect of marriage, each person places weight and is satisfied or not satisfied according to how their partner meets their expectations. How spouses see each other may be the most important part of their relationship.

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SUCCESS SIX STARS IN SUPERHERO SHAPE

SUPER HEROES FITNESS SECRETS OF///

Ever wonder how the stars achieved the superhuman strength of comic book heroes? See what it took for them to get in mint condition for their roles. BY THERESA WOODLAND

INCREDIBLE HULK

I We have the secrets to get you abs like Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern, a chest like Chris Evans in Captain America and arms like Chris Hemsworth in Thor.

know what you’re thinking. If you want defined delts like the Hulk, you have to be a CGI superhero slash super villain, right? While computer animation may have played a part in the effects, surprisingly enough, there was more to training Mark Ruffalo for The Avengers than meets the eye.

THE MISSION: Producers wanted him mean and lean, not big and buff.

THE MEAN, GREEN WORKOUT: He didn’t need gamma radiation to get strong, just a simple combination of cardio and strength exercises

including Pilates, taekwondo and gymnastics to get into what he calls “superhero shape.” “I've lost 15 pounds, and I've put another five on of just strapping, pure USDA beef," he says, smiling. We’re not saying all Ruffalo needed was to be painted green for each Avengers scene, but for a stage actor, he looked good. Even if Ruffalo wasn’t of mythic proportions, there are plenty of ways to help you achieve your ideal weight. Yuri Elkaim, trainer and creator of more than 213 fitness programs, says being able to scale walls and soar through the sky is cool but not if you look like an overweight gangster who’s eaten one too many calzones. "You won’t find these superheroes on an elliptical machine at your local gym. Instead, you’ll find them using full-body exercises, barbell complexes and other forms of highintensity training that burn maximum fat while keeping them strong."

CAPTAIN AMERICA T aking a look at his physical body, Chris Evans, star of Captain America: First Avenger has always maintained a lean muscular look, which he had to improve on for this film. And the results speak for themselves. But in order to get Evans in comic-book shape without the use of top-secret serum, the producers recruited former Royal Marine turned personal trainer Simon Waterson, who’s no stranger to transforming A-list stars and giving them superhuman strength.

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IN ORDER TO GET HIS FITNESS SESSION DONE, RYAN REYNOLDS HAD TO TRAIN BETWEEN 5 AND 7 AM, AND ALL THE EXERCISES WERE PERFORMED IN THE LOW REPETITION RANGE — ONLY SIX TO EIGHT REPS PER SET.

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THE MISSION: Make Evans look bigger and leaner. He couldn't have just a chiseled frame; he had to have the performance of an athlete.

Photo credits: tonightatthemovies.com, mediaphotobucket.com

THE SUPER-SOLDIER WORKOUT: Waterson integrated several different elements together to tone, bulk and maintain a high heart rate to keep the cardiovascular system up. Training routines were functional with a variety of movement. Plenty of plyometric circuits were also paramount including pull-ups dropping into squat thrusts with a press-up and then jumping back up into a pull-up. Kettlebell swings, weighted step-ups down into a squat thrust and suspension exercises on a TRX. “After that I would go into a split-body routine, which is where the aesthetics comes into it. On Monday, we would do a circuit, then [focus on] back and arms: a lot of big deadlifting, shrugging, the usual bicep curls. On Tuesday, I would do a little bit of cardio and abs. On Wednesday we'd do a circuit then heavy, heavy legs. On Thursday, cardio,” Waterson tells GQ Magazine. Six days a week would be dedicated to working muscles with different angles, inclines and grips. But it didn’t stop there. Diet was also key to maintaining the right superhero look. The equation for Evans target weight was 1g of protein for every pound of bodyweight. This was achieved with as much protein as possible from actual food, then supplements in a couple protein shakes a day. That combined with some branched-chain amino acids and a dose of glutamine, was the perfect mix for Evans’ metaphysical metamorphoses.

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IRON MAN I n Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. impressed audiences with his lean, mean, fightingmachine physique. The 5' 8" Downey weighed in at more than 170 pounds, with sinewy arms and rock-hard muscles that came from months of grueling workouts — that is, until he had to shed 20 pounds to film Sherlock Holmes, reports WebMD. Downey later learned he would be recast as Tony Stark in the Iron Man sequel with the challenge of putting the weight back on. "We had to do some pretty drastic stuff to get him up near the 170-plus pounds of Iron Man," Brad Bose, PhD, the exercise physiologist and kinesiologist who sculpted

Kung Fu and a one-of-a-kind workout designed specifically for Downey, according to WebMD. Among others, some of the routines included flipping and throwing SUV tires like a discus, whipping water-filled fire hoses around while doing squats and beating truck tires with a sledgehammer. Downey also wielded a wheelbarrow that had been rigged to hold up to 650 pounds in a figure-eight obstacle course. The workout targeted the chest, shoulders and back.

Downey for all three films, told WebMD. With three months to prepare to wear an extra 40 pounds in his costume and 20 pounds to regain, it was game on for all parties involved.

"It requires an immense amount of strength and skill," Bose says. Cardio was important but not the dominant goal, so Bose incorporated cardio equipment called "Jacobs Ladder" that uses the arms, legs, back and buns for a killer caloriethrashing routine. And in six months, Bose had Downey creating strength without size.

THE MISSION: Chisel Downey's body to make him buff, not big, while thinking outside the box.

THE IRON MAN WORKOUT Aside from eating a high-protein diet of 2,500 to 3,200 calories a day, Downey worked with Bose three or four days a week for about 90 minutes each day. Workouts included yoga and Wing Chun

GREEN LANTERN

F

ilm critics would probably agree that Blade: Trinity was a complete commercial flop. Admittedly, Ryan Reynolds, who played the Marvel Comics character, and his impossibly sculpted abs were the most notable highlights of the film. And it goes without saying we’d trade our family pack for any one of Ryan Reynolds’ abs any day. What some people don’t know is that personal trainer Bobby Strom took Reynolds from a 11 percent body fat down to 8 percent, all while helping him gain 20 lbs of pure unadulterated muscle. Seven years after the movie was released, when Reynolds was cast in Green Lantern, he turned to

Strom again, to help him tackle another superhuman objective.

THE MISSION: Take 180-pound Reynolds and turn him into a 200-pound lean, green, fighting machine.

THE ABS-OF-STEEL WORKOUT: This story about Reynold’s abs was anything but magical. Grueling workouts were the main ingredient, followed by intense core strength exercises. But Reynolds was fully aware of what he was getting himself into. Or was he? Seven days a week, 90-minutes a day for six months was the typical schedule. >>> See next page.

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SIX STARS IN SUPERHERO SHAPE

FITNESS SECRETS OF///

SUPER HEROES

HEMSWORTH TRAINED HARD FOR THOR WHILE FILMING RED DAWN. IF YOU WATCH THAT FILM CLOSELY ENOUGH,YOU WILL ACTUALLY SEE THE SIZE OF HIS NECK CHANGE FROM SCENE TO SCENE. SOURCE: MENSHEALTH.COM

GREEN LANTERN CONTINUED... But the workouts were anything but routine. Strom made sure to never repeat the same workout twice. When Reynolds reached complete exhaustion, Strom would incorporate kickboxing, Pilates or yoga. “One day might have been 70 percent abs work, then some leg work or upper body work. He’d work with dumbbells or on his core strength. By working opposing muscles from day to day, the workouts complemented each other. They flowed,” Strom tells WebMD’s Matt Millen. Not a lot of people would have guessed that the secret to Reynolds' rippling abs is not a death-defying lower-ab workout. Ryan himself tells Men’s Health Magazine’s Liesa Goins that the key to getting those rock-hard abs was his diet. “I attribute my results mostly to nutrition,” he says. Unbeknownst to many, Strom knows his way around a kitchen and cooked for Reynolds six days a week during the filming of Green Lantern. Strom also relied on dietary supplements for good measure, to speed up the muscle-gain process. “I gained a lot more muscle mass when I went on creatine ,” he says. This was accompanied with L-glutamine, conjugated linoleic acid, whey and a multivitamin,” Reynolds says.

THOR

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f you’re wondering how Chris Hemsworth got so jacked for Thor, so were we. And what’s even more impressive is that by seeking out his secret, we discovered the workout routine worked too well, and so fast, that he was too big for the filming. Poor guy. “I put on too much muscle. A few days before shooting was to begin, we realized none of my costumes fit!” Hemsworth tells fitnessdoctrine.com. Rightfully so, Hemsworth earned the title God of Thunder.

THE MISSION: Pack 20 pounds of dense muscle onto his 6’3” frame that would show on screen, without looking bulky.

THE GOD-OF-THUNDER WORKOUT: Surprisingly, Hemsworth never lifted weights until he landed the role. But he tells Lara Rosenbaum of Men’s Health Magazine that his secret was in three-part

BLACK WIDOW S

carlett Johansson shows us just how tough a superhero can be without the benefits of gamma radiation, a fancy suit or celestrial strength. But the Black Widow isn't part of the team just for looks; she's not afraid to get into the thick of things and fight evil too.

THE MISSION: Hold her own when fighting villains with superhero strength. Define muscles without losing her femininity, and give her a stealth look — just like a black widow.

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THE STEALTH WORKOUT: According to her personal trainer, Bobby Strom, the secret to her superhero level of fitness was change. In fact, Johansson had to change things up on a daily basis to prevent boredom and hitting plateaus, reported weightlossandtraining.com. Strom also had her incorporating a lot of balance, core work and coordination into her workouts. She also did some serious strength training with weights and kettlebells. “The training is crazy, but you just suck

equation: diet, exercise and rest. Hemsworth dedicated himself to an eight-week regimen followed by four weeks of total bodywork that incorporated constant challenges including varying weight, reps and even speed so that his muscles never adjusted to workouts. Every detail was crucial to his build, such as swapping hand placement on a pull-up. His trainers had him do metabolic circuits to burn calories without sacrificing muscle. The key was focusing on muscle definition, not just size. Some of the exercises included kettlebell swings, Turkish get-ups and deadlifts. That much muscle mass required a constant intake of food. His diet consisted of protein sources, vegetables and fruit. Since protein was the foundation of his framework, he didn’t bother with rice, he downed quinoa instead, since it’s packed with protein, healthy fats and few carbs. The training and nutrition resulted in a 220-pound Hemsworth.

it up and do it. There is a lot of strength training and agility training and fight choreography. You go in, and you just do it,” she tells news.softpedia.com. The length and intensity was similar to the workouts Johansson did for Iron Man 2. She trained 90 minutes a day, seven days a week for five months. And her workouts didn’t stop at the gym. She spent hours doing stunt training too. Her natural diet, which is mostly vegan, complemented her fitness routine. Johansson ate small portions of healthy food and not a lot of protein. Healthy-Utah.com


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SUCCESS

Q&A WITH NBC'S FITNESS TRAINER

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE BIGGEST LOSER'S DOLVETTE QUINCE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIS FITNESS PERSPECTIVE. TRAINING

Q: HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER?

D: It happened organically. I was approached at a YMCA in my early 20s and someone recommended personal training because of my rapport with people. I did some research and decided to get certified.

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Q: HOW IS YOUR APPROACH TO FITNESS UNIQUE?

D: I'm extremely detailoriented. I'm not a trainer. I'm a transformer.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR

PROCESS FOR SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS?

D: I write my goals down so I stay focused. It holds me accountable.

Q: WHAT DO YOU

DO PERSONALLY TO STAY FIT? HOW DO YOU MIX IT UP?

D: That's exactly what I

do — I mix it up. Strength training, running, mountain climbing, etc. I switch it up every day.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR NUTRITIONAL GUILTY PLEASURE?

D: Anything sweet.

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR

APPROACH TO DIET AND NUTRITION.

D: I eat low carbs in

the morning, protein throughout the day and no carbs in the evening.

Q: HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED TO REMAIN FIT?

D: God, my family and

friends are motivation for everything I do.

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- Dolvett Quince, on the best advice he ever received.

INSPIRATION Q: HAVE YOU

EXPERIENCED A BREAKTHROUGH IN LIFE? WHAT LED TO IT?

D:When I started to train

Bert Weiss and he talked about me on his top morning show in Atlanta, Q100's The Bert Show.

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SUCCESS Q&A WITH NBC'S FITNESS TRAINER CELEBRITY PROFILE CONTINUED ///

STAR POWER

DOLVETT QUINCE

DEDICATION HARD WORK Q: DO YOU HAVE A

PERSONAL MANTRA THAT GUIDES YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM?

D: Be better than yesterday. Q: HOW WOULD

YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

D: Motivating, smart and funny.

Q: WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENT?

D: Educate as many people globally on health and fitness.

Q: DESCRIBE YOUR

MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS.

D: The very first belt I got in martial arts. It set the pace for me to continue until I reached the top.

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PERSONAL

Q: WHAT’S YOUR

PICTURE IN Q: WHAT’S ON YOUR FAVORITE YOUR HOUSE? IPOD WORKOUT D: A picture of my mother. PLAYLIST?

D: "Ottis" by Jay-Z and Kanye Q: WHAT SHOWS West; "I'm On One" by DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne; and "Grind" by Jadakiss.

Q: WHAT’S IN YOUR

DO YOU TIVO?

D: The Biggest Loser, Entourage and True Blood.

DVD COLLECTION?

Q: WHAT'S THE LAST

Godfather, Heat and Wanted.

D: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

D: Remember The Titans,

BOOK YOU'VE READ?

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FUNDAMENTAL TAKE-HOME MESSAGE TO HEALTHY MAGAZINE READERS?

D: Always be aware of what you put in your body. Keep a food and activity journal until you create healthy eating and exercise habits.

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TRAINING GADGETS

MODERN FITNESS M

ore than ever, technology is enabling people to lead a healthy lifestyle. The abundance of readily available and often, free, applications and gadgets can do everything from track your caloric intake to analyze your overall performance rate in a given workout. While the availability of technology is wonderful, there are so many applications and gadgets available to the would-be dieter/ exerciser that it leaves one asking: “Which ones are the best?” While the answer to this question is somewhat subjective, I have attempted to put together a list of the apps and gadgets that appear to pack the most “punch.”

FITNESS GADGETS FitBit Ultra This gadget uses a 3-D motion sensor to measure your steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned and how long and how well you slept. Additionally, you can log your workouts and meals. All of this information can be uploaded to fibtbit.com to graph your daily activity levels and nutrition to show progress over time. $99.95; fitbit.com Gruve This gadget records calorie burn. This information is synchronized with their website, the Gruve Network, which charts activity levels and burn rates. You have the option to meet with Gruve health experts who provide mentoring on how to achieve your goal weight. $179.95; gruve.com

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The best fitness and nutrition gadgets and apps of today. BY BROOKE KITTEL

NUTRITION APPS Lose It! This app allows you to track calories, exercise and nutrition habits. It transmits this information to your social network to keep you accountable and receive peer feedback. Available online and on your iPhone/iPod. Free; loseit.com Fooducate This app allows you to scan product barcodes at the grocery store to see product nutritional information, compare products, offer alternatives and educate you about food options and good nutrition. Available online and on your iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android. Free; fooducate.com

C ARDIO APPS Cardio Trainer This app tracks walking, running, skiing, hiking and swimming (entered manually after exercise). It features GPS tracking and music integration.

Additionally, you can post your activities to social networks. There are some paid add-ons (at $2.99 each) that include: weight loss, racing, and a game to compete against others around the world. Available online and on the Android. Free; noom.com/cardiotrainer/ about.php SportyPal Pro This app is a workout tracking tool for running and biking using your smart phone GPS. It tracks time, distance, elevation, speed and calories burned. Upon completion of your workout, it plots route and performance. SportyPal Pro allows you to upload data to the web or your social network. Available on Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Java Symbiant and Windows Mobile. $14.99/year; sportypal.com

STRENGTH TRAINING APPS iFitness This app provides more than

450 exercises categorized by body part with detailed text and video images of each exercise. It allows you to edit and create customized workouts. iFitness includes a BMI calculator. Available online and on your iPhone/iPod/iPad. $0.99; itunes.apple.com Nike Training Club This app provides custombuilt workouts and drills with instruction and video demonstration. It also provides celebrity and professional athlete workouts. It allows you to set workouts to playlists from your music library and share your workouts and status on social networks. Available online and on your iPhone/iPod/iPad. Free; itunes.apple.com

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SUCCESS Q&A WITH SUPERSTAR SINGER BONO 5 ways the star is successful at sustaining excellence and how you can too.

U2'S BONO BY HEATHER HOOKE

K

nown for producing countless Top 40

"If people come along expecting the world

hits for over 30 years worldwide, not

from U2, then they're gonna get it. I'm not

to mention playing a major role in the

scared that we won't be able to give it to them,"

political arena, U2 is arguably one of the most successful and influential rock bands ever. U2

says Bono.

When U2 came to town last year, we had a

is not your typical rock group whose fire will

moment to meet with frontman, Bono. How

streak across the sky and quickly burn out.

does he feel about Utah? "We love it here. We

This band is on a mission to make a change.

have a very strong relationship with Utah and

They literally think that, even in small ways,

the people here. The people of Utah have im-

rock-n-roll really can change the world. And

peccable taste. When it comes to music, Utah

with Bono, 52, at the helm, it just might.

takes it’s music seriously. Not just the typical

Whether you’re a Bono-crazed fan who

pop or rock fare. Utah embraces substance,

lives by the words of his lyrics or a critic of the

asking the right questions of their music. And,

star and his eclectic ways, one thing cannot be

Utah has always been so good to our band."

argued when it comes to this rock star — this

1) BE SKILLFUL AND PASSIONATE

Bono believes if you want something bad

enough, you can achieve it. It’s all a matter of

combining what your naturally skilled at with what breeds your enthusiasm. Bono knew he was musically talented at a young age and felt strongly about issues in society. A huge part of his success in music and in society is that he uses a combination of his skills with music and his passion for deeper political issues to make a bigger social change overall. Bono writes almost all of U2's lyrics, often using political, social and religious themes. During their early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to U2's rebellious and spiritual tone. As

man knows the road to both success and fulfill-

BONO'S SECRET TO SUCCESS

ment better than anyone. Between being the

According to the star, the key to success could

more by personal experiences shared with

author of a bestselling biography, Time Maga-

have more to do with one’s internal compass

members of U2.

zine’s "Person of the Year" in 2005, the lead

than anything you’ll read in a textbook. Find

singer and songwriter, and his personal charity

out how this rock n’ roll star found and, more

the group, and it's there. It's a real love of each

work and commitment to "saving the world

importantly, keeps his legacy going strong each

other and love of what we do, and it's a flame.

one concert at a time," Bono isn’t just ready to

year and how you can do the same with your

There's times when it feels like it's nearly been

take on the world — he is taking on the world!

own legacy, no matter how big.

blown out, but it's there," Bono says.

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the band matured, his lyrics became inspired

"There's something we've had to fight for in

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2) BE THE HARDEST WORKER

his donation of $50,000 to One

Even if you’re skilled and passionate, there

in Four Ireland, a charity that

is something to be said for genuine hard

helps survivors of sexual abuse.

work. Many are skilled and passionate, but

His passion and involvement go

often people are not willing to put in good ol’

beyond just writing a check; he

fashioned hard work to make the ordinary

truly cares, is committed and,

become extraordinary.

therefore, creates change today

When Bono first began recording around the age of 19, he recalls being intimidated by

for generations tomorrow. Bono’s message: giving back

the process of recording, "I remember I used

and making a difference is

to go home after hours of recording, when

about more than carrying a re-

I was living with my father. I would come

cycled bag or writing a check to

home at three or four in the morning. He’d

an organization once a month

wake up and he’d say,‘How long have you

— it’s about getting involved

been working on that record?', and I’d say

because you stand for something and because

rewards tend to be our guide rather than our gut

'A week' and he'd say 'And how long is the

you want to make a difference in something

instinct, take on the Bono challenge. What are

record?' I said 40 minutes and he said "Geez,

that is bigger than your existence!

you working for or, more importantly, towards?

have you not got it right yet?" While the public tends to see a skewed

5) MIX IT UP AND STAY INTERESTED

Don’t be afraid to ask yourself such questions, and don’t be afraid to step-up to the plate and

version of celebrities who seem to "appear"

Humans are creatures of habit. Bono’s last

make a change if you need to. Because, whether

out of nowhere, in all reality the result is

point to success is that no matter how much

you’re a world-recognized rock star or just

often the aftermath of hours upon hours of

you love what you do, you have to be sure to

trying to make it through your 9–5, at the end

commitment and hard work.

mix-up your routine and not be afraid to get

of the day, we all share the same goals: to be

outside your comfort zone.

skilled, believed in, recognized for what we do

3) MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS

"The whole point of it all is that you're just

and make a difference.

"I have this idea in my head, just to write as if

trying to keep yourself interested really. It's not

you're dead...because when you're dead, you

that conscious a plan. We may portray it that

a band, and I hope that when it's all over for

know, you don't care what people think and

way with hindsight, but it's not a very conscious

U2, that in some way we made the light a bit

just go and say what you have to say," Bono

thing. You know, you just try and make music

brighter. Maybe just tear off a corner of the

told MTV in an interview in 2000.

which keeps you interested," he suggests.

darkness," Bono explains.

"I have never tried to write this thing

What Bono and U2 have mastered that

"My position is that I write songs, I'm in

When asked if they’ll be coming back to

called a song that's played on radios all

many people do not is realizing you can’t get

around the world, that window cleaners

stuck in your ways. You must learn to adapt

hum, that people listen to in traffic jams. I

to the changing times while also staying true

way they are planned, we just don’t do very

was never interested in song. U2 came about

to one’s authentic self. This is key to longevity

many of them. Tours take a lot out of us, and

through a (unique) sound."

in any industry. "I'd like to think that over the

as much as we love being on the road and en-

last, whatever it is, twenty, thirty years we’ve

gaging the people who have given us a great

a legacy behind, the key is not being afraid of

been around as a band that our music has

life, we have families and it’s so important for

what makes you different but embracing it.

always changed," Bono says.

us to find that balance and focus. So, no, not

In order to stand out from the rest and leave

"Our main influences in the group are each other. They're not outside. The most powerful

In today's pop culture where fame seems to trump talent,and where ego and financial

Utah any time soon, Bono smiles. "These tours are an interesting life. The

any time soon. But we hope to get back here again someday."

music is created naturally, is not forced at all. It just comes out," Bono says.

4) FIND YOUR CAUSE AND GIVE BACK It is no secret that Bono is a fan of charity work. But could charity and giving back to the community around him also be a factor in his success? Absolutely! Bono has made it his personal commitment to fight poverty, hunger and the spread of AIDS. He has helped to create the ONE Campaign, DATA, (RED) and EDUN, "a clothing company that is striving to stimulate trade with poverty stricken countries." He was on Forbes’ Generous Celebrity List for his work with Debt AIDS Trade Africa (DATA) against the spread of AIDS and for debt relief in Africa, participation in fundraising concerts like Live 8, and Facebook.com/HealthyUT

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6 Enemies Greatness

The of (and Happiness)

Beware! These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. 1) AVAILABILITY We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason to climb a mountain, but not a very good reason to take a job or a free sample at the supermarket. And sadly, we'll never know everything.

2) IGNORANCE If we don’t know how to make something great, we simply won’t. If we don’t know that greatness is possible, we won’t bother attempting it. All too often, we literally do not know any better than good enough.

3) COMMITTEES Nothing destroys a good idea faster than a mandatory consensus. The lowest common denominator is never a high standard.

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4) COMFORT Why pursue greatness when you’ve already got 324 channels and a recliner? Pass the dip and forget about your grand designs.

5) MOMENTUM If you’ve been doing what you’re doing for years and it’s not-so-great, you are in a rut. Many people refer to these ruts as careers.

6) PASSIVITY There’s a difference between being agreeable and agreeing to everything. Trust the little internal voice that tells you, “this is a bad idea.”

"

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." ~Albert Einstein

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Beauty

SKIN CARE

With a Fractional CO2 Laser, your skin can return to its natural, youthful glow! BY STUART B. PORTER, DO

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he Fractional CO2 laser system is recognized by patients and medical professionals as the laser of choice for outstanding treatment results, with improved safety and a significant reduction in recovery time compared to the older fully ablative CO2 laser treatments. Fractional skin resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure for almost any skin type. It can be applied to most areas of the body.

HOW DOES FRACTIONAL TECHNOLOGY WORK? The high speed UltraFine Fractional Scanner will direct a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light at the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the skin’s dermal layer. This stimulates a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. Also, because the laser beam has been fractionized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between the treated spots. By strategically performing the procedure in this way, the healing process is accelerated.

WHAT ABOUT TAILORED TREATMENTS? The Fractional CO2 technology is designed in such a way that the treating technician has precise control over the intensity of the treatment. Each individual treatment can be tailored to a specific need and allotted downtime. Consult your physician to discuss the possible benefits and results associated with the Fractional CO2 laser treatments.

HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT TAKE? The Matrix Fractional CO2 treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes but can take up to an hour for more aggressive treatments.

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REPAIR &RESTORE YOUR SKIN WHAT DOES THE LASER TREATMENT FEEL LIKE? Commonly patients have pretreated with a light sedative and topical anesthetic cream and seem to tolerate the treatment very well. Most patients look and feel like they have a sunburn for a few days after the treatment. Cooling devices may be used to reduce any discomfort during and after the procedure and pain medications can be prescribed if needed.

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ORAL HEALTH

INVEST IN YOURSELF Taking care of your teeth with regular check-ups will save you money and time in the long run. BY RODNEY S. GLEAVE, DMD

S

eeing the dentist and maintaining a healthy mouth is so important in today’s world of economic uncertainty. Unfortunately, we are seeing way too many patients who have stopped coming in for their checkups to save the money or because they no longer have dental insurance. By far the biggest problem we see as dentists is neglect. We see patients everyday who could have saved thousands of dollars and prevented lost days at work for extra appointments only if we could have caught the problem sooner. Yes, it costs to come in for a cleaning and checkup but that investment will pay off 10 fold in catching any potential decay or gum disease before it gets serious. And there’s no other investment that will pay off like that in today’s financial world, not even Apple stock. Most patients are not aware but nearly 100 percent of all dental problems are preventable. One of the biggest culprits to neglected work is dental insurance. Somehow there is a

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feeling in our society that if you don’t have dental insurance you can’t come to the dentist. So patients who lose their insurance or feel they can’t afford to buy it just don’t come in. This by far is the number one reason patients end up with serious dental problems, costing thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars or end up losing their teeth all together. Make the investment in you and your overall health. Your quality of life will be better; you’ll have a better smile, better breath, a better bite, and better general health not to mention the savings in time and money in the future. If you don’t have a dentist of hygienist, we at Cosmetic and Implant Dental Arts would love to see you and help keep you on the road to comprehensive dental wellness.

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with total hip replacement Robotic assisted total hip replacement is now available at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.

BY TREVOR MAGEE, MD

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e are pleased to announce the availability of the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System for use in total hip replacement procedures, called MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty. MAKO’s total hip replacement application is designed to support the surgeon’s ability to more accurately align and position the implants relative to the needs of a patient. This may reduce potential complications associated with conventional hip replacement surgery. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty provides a surgeon with a pre-operative 3-D reconstruction of the patient’s hip and is used to develop the patient-specific

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surgical plan. The robotic arm then assists the surgeon during the procedure to accurately prepare the joint and optimally place hip implants. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty provides a significant advantage to us as surgeons and to our patients. It provides quantitative knowledge for what were difficult judgment decisions inherent in manually performed operations. It provides the surgeon with accurate objective data to ensure the implants, leg length and offset are correct. It makes recovery easier for patients, including their comfort, activities and protection from dislocation. This robotic-guided operation is only available at Salt Lake Regional Hospital. This is

the only hospital in the state of Utah that offers this technology. A recently published Massachusetts General Hospital study reported that over a sustained period of

Arthroplasty as an option for our patients. We believe we as surgeons, and most importantly, our patients, will benefit from this proven technology. MAKO® will help improve accuracy and

study of 1,823 hips, only 50 percent of acetabular cups (cup-shaped sockets of the hip joint) were positioned in the acceptable range. Malpositioning of acetabular cups in conventional hip replacement surgery may lead to impingement that can cause dislocation, fracture, and increased implant wear. Nearly 300,000 primary hip replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States using conventional techniques. We are pleased to introduce MAKOplasty® Total Hip

precision in surgery and result in a potential reduction of the complications reported from conventional approaches. We completed our first hip replacement using MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty on Thursday, April 26, and are excited for the opportunities that it will provide for us and our patients.

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Osteoporosis isn’t just a woman’s disease; men can be affected too if they aren’t careful. Learn to lessen your risk with just a few easy steps.

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steoporosis is a bone disease that affects more than 10 million people in the United States, and 20 percent of these people are men. The number of broken bones in the spine is similar in men and women over the age of 50. Elderly men account for 30 percent of hip fractures, and men are at an increased risk to die after a hip fracture. Osteoporosis is less common in men for a few reasons. First, men usually build more bone before the age of 30 so they develop a higher level of peak bone mass. Second, men do not experience the same large amount of bone loss that women experience after menopause. Third, men tend to be involved in more physical activities, which keeps them strong and improves their balance (both of which reduces falls and fractures). Treatment of low bone density in men is similar to what women need to do. Men should get a bone mineral density test to find out what their “T” score is. Men may need medical intervention, and a physician can review these options. All men over the age of 50 should discuss their bone health with their physician. Men should be eating a balanced diet rich in calcium. Vitamin D levels should be checked at least once a year, and supplements may be needed to get vitamin D level in a normal range. Fruits and vegetables have

many essential nutrients necessary for good bone health. Also, eating too little or too much protein can be harmful for bones. Exercise is very important for bone health. Research shows that weight lifting and weight bearing exercise are best for bones. Also, exercise in short bursts with higher intensity is good for bone health, like lifting a higher weight for one set of 8–10 repetitions. Older frail individuals should not lift heavy weights, but lift smaller weights with 15–20 repetitions. Walking combined with intervals of running or stair climbing is best for the leg bones. Back extension exercises have been shown to reduce the incidence of spine fracture, so these are important exercises to have in your program. It is good to perform balance exercises that are challenging at least two times per week to reduce the risk of falling. Lastly, it is important to work on posture every day to prevent kyphosis (curving of the back) or minimize the curve once it has begun. Osteoporosis is not a disease of the elderly, and it is not solely a women’s disease. Both men and women should pay attention to their bone health at all ages and be aware of the risk. Get your bones tested, eat healthy and make sure you are doing the right exercises for your bones. Visit healthcare.utah.edu/ orthopaedics/buildabone for more information. Healthy-Utah.com


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PAIN MANAGEMENT

your vitamins 1 Take Insure your health

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR PAIN

Take a look at the vitamins you currently take and make sure the list includes vitamins B-12, D and K, fish oil, L-carnitine and willow bark.Vitamins act as insurance for your health to literally supplement any nutrients your body may not absorb from your diet. While there will always be the vitamin debate, these vitamins have been reported to improve joint health and psoriatic arthritis symptoms.

JOINT HEALTH ///

EASE THE ACHE Discover how alternative methods of pain management may help your psoriatic arthritis symptoms for the long haul. B Y H E A T H E R H O O K E

AT A RECENT FAMILY GET TOGETHER, A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER NAMED LEE AND I were chatting about my favorite topic — health. I knew Lee had struggled with some pain management issues due to psoriatic arthritis. This type of arthritis is limited to those who have the skin condition psoriasis. However, I never realized the extent of his pain and how it actually interfered with his quality of life. His condition prevents him from doing the things he loves most, like playing golf and tennis with family and friends. Lee’s pain is located in “what feels like everywhere,” he says. “It’s mainly in my neck, knee and hip,” he explains, which means if his pain is acting up, he won’t be doing much of anything that day … or even that week.

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ommon symptoms are intense joint pain mixed with swelling and stiffness, which can be very disabling. Right now, Lee has been receiving an injection where the arthritic pain occurs, such as his knee. The problem? These methods can be pricy, time consuming and only provide temporary relief. “Typically I’ll feel better for about a week maximum, so I try to get the shot before family comes in town,” Lee says. As the conversation delved deeper into the types of traditional medicine that act as a Band-Aid to his

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problem, I couldn’t help but wonder if there were more options that Lee and others out there suffering from the same symptoms may be unaware of. The Mayo Clinic states that there is no [current] cure for psoriatic arthritis, so doctors recommend doing one’s best to control the symptoms to prevent even more damage to your joints. While the injections are still recommended, there are some alternative solutions that claim to provide benefits and relief over time at a fraction of the cost. I’ve gathered eight daily habits to adopt that could really add up for your joint health.

Turmeric 2 Try Reduce inflammation Turmeric is similar in look and taste to ginger. “Turmeric has an effect on reducing certain inflammatory proteins, at least in the test tube,” explains Eric L. Matteson, MD, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic. Like ginger, turmeric can be ingested by adding it to your smoothie, juicer or, if you can’t stand the taste, supplement options.

Chinese medicine 3 Try Tripterygium wilfordii (TWHF) Chinese herbs have been shown to help ease arthritic symptoms. In particular, the National Institutes of Health found that patients taking extracts of the plant Tripterygium wilfordii (TWHF) along with steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) did better than patients taking the drug Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) with steroids and NSAIDs. Add this herbal remedy into your diet via tea or supplement.

joints 4 Protect Save up your energy While the average person doesn’t think twice about carrying that extra grocery bag, it’s vital that those who suffer from arthritis make a conscious effort not to over do it. While old habits may die hard, not to mention the pride involved here, you need to come to terms with the fact that you do have a condition and must pick and choose what’s best for your health. Make it a habit to avoid overdoing strenuous day-to-day activities and allow others to assist more, and you can “save up” that un-used energy for more important tasks you actually like, such as golf with family members. Healthy-Utah.com


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fit 5 Be Lessen stress on joints It makes sense; more weight equals more stress on your joints. That’s why the obesity epidemic in the U.S. has lead to an increase in joint issues. Make it a priority to do some kind of activity daily to increase your cardio and muscle strength, while keeping your joints flexible. Skip the daily jog and try swimming, walking, yoga or biking for a workout that wrecks less havoc on your joints short and long term. Focus on eating more plant based foods that are not only low in calorie but also high in those vitamins and minerals that your joints crave.

down 6 Slow Create more balance While this can be a major challenge for all you Type A personalities out there, you have got to learn to pace yourself for your health. Think of it as an actual prescription from a doctor to feel less guilty about relaxing. Constant swelling, pain and injections can really take a toll on your body and cause fatigue. It’s much better to attack tasks for a set amount of time and then give yourself permission to take a break. Your goal here is to create a little more balance and less of an all or nothing approach. It’s easier said than done but necessary.

Vitamins to help your joint health

B-12 LVitamin

According to Health.com, a recent study showed that patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis had a vitamin B-12 deficiency.

D Vitamin

Similar to B-12, a 2011 study found that those with psoriatic arthritis also suffered from a vitamin D deficiency. Getting proper sun exposure daily mixed with a supplement should ensure you meet your daily quota.

K Vitamin

hot/cold packs 7 Use Create more balance The Mayo Clinic recommends using both hot and cold packs on the painful area between injections. A hot pack will relax the muscle if it’s tense and will absorb some of the pain while cold can numb the area providing temporary relief.

acupuncture 8 Try Isolate the pain Acupuncture gets a lot of flack. Some people love it and others not so much. If you’re feeling pain, give it a try for the experience and to discover your own opinion on its effectiveness. While it’s debatable, Dr. Matteson says it won’t help the immune deficiency part of the condition but could help the pain. “The best results have been reported for isolated areas, such as knee arthritis,” he explains. This could be a great pain-relief option in between costly injections, which may even provide long-term results.

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Found in green leafy veggies, one study found that low vitamin K levels were associated with more severe osteoarthritis in a group of almost 700 patients, Health Magazine reports.

OIL Fish

Fish oil can reduce inflammation and increase joint health. Dr. Matteson explains that Eskimo populations have a lower incidence of both psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis due to the amount of fish oil consumed through their diet, mixed with genetics.

carnitine

An amino acid healthy people naturally produce. According to Health.com, a 36-year-old man was given L-carnitine as part of a study and had a reduction in psoriatic-arthritis-related knee pain when he was taking L-carnitine, where symptoms returned when he stopped.

BARK Willow

It contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin, which is why it is often referred to as “herbal aspirin.” According to Health.com, a “2001 study found that willow bark extract equivalent to a dose of 240 milligrams of salicin a day relieved pain better than a placebo in a group of 78 patients with osteoarthritis.”

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f you’re struggling with arthritis and have just accepted the pain as a part of your life, decide now to take control where you can. Try one or, better yet, all of these techniques. Just be sure to see your health care specialist first before undergoing any new health or wellness program. First, discuss your signs and symptoms with a doctor. He or she may refer you to a rheumatologist — a doctor specializing in the treatment of arthritis and related disorders — and will be able to customize specifics based on the severity of your pain and circumstances. Please note that the treatments mentioned in this article should not take the place of proper medical attention or care. HEALTHY UTAH JUNE 2012

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peek into the past can reveal a lot about your future. When it comes to your family’s medical history, it’s easy to ask the unnerving question, “Will I be next?” Whether it’s Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes or other life-threatening diseases, these illnesses can cast a shadow over your life. But they don’t have to.

IF THE GENES FIT Our genes determine our physical

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appearance, how our body functions, and influence our personality and other characteristics that make each person unique. Each of us inherits from our parents as many as 35,000 different genes. If you thought you only inherited your mother’s eyes and your father’s personality, scientists tell us there is even more to the equation. As genes are passed down from generation to generation, medical

conditions and diseases, or the increased risk for disease, tend to run in families due to gene abnormalities. Health care professionals now better understand how irregular genes are passed from one generation to the next and have an increased ability to test for hundreds of inherited illnesses. Through DNA samples of small quantities of blood, skin, hair or other tissues or fluids, scientists can identify Healthy-Utah.com


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Commercialized gene tests for adult-onset disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and some cancers are the subject of most of the debate over gene testing.

Gathering a complete and accurate family medical history is becoming more important as genetic medicine explains more diseases. As a patient realizes the connection within their family, he or she undoubtedly seeks to gather, more personal information regarding risk to develop particular diseases, according to the American Medical Association.

ALL IN THE FAMILY According to an ongoing government study called the Human Genome Genetic Project, lifestyle behaviors, such as diet and physical activity, have been linked to the development of a number of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Adopting a healthy diet and other preventative health practices are effective ways to reduce associated diseases. However, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease have multiple risk factors (e.g., genetic, environmental, lifestyle) that tend to cluster in

defective genes that may indicate future health problems. A genetic defect in one specific gene, for example, can cause an inherited disorder such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia or Tay-Sachs disease. It is now known that abnormal inherited genes are also responsible for an increased risk for certain types of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's and other common diseases that were not always linked to genetic Facebook.com/HealthyUT

factors, according to helpstartshere.org. Many mental illnesses may be the result of simultaneous changes in several different genes. An estimated 50 to 75 percent of depression is inherited, according to the Nemours Foundation, but the specific genes linked to depression have not yet been found. Along with culture, values, environment, and behaviors, family health history influences the way you live your life.

families. Thus, families are an important social context for intervention and lifestyle-focused disease prevention. Previous research indicates that intergenerational encouragement can motivate behavior change and parents and women tend to be natural encouragers of health behaviors.

GENE TESTING DEBATE The Human Genome Genetic Project describes gene tests (also called DNA-based tests) as the newest and most sophisticated of the techniques used to test for genetic disorders, involving direct examination of the DNA molecule itself. In gene tests, scientists scan a patient's DNA sample for mutated sequences.

THE PROS AND CONS With the Human Genome Genetic Project, gene testing already has dramatically improved lives. Some tests are used to clarify a diagnosis and direct a physician toward appropriate treatments, while others allow families to avoid having children with devastating diseases or identify people at high risk for conditions that may be preventable. Aggressive monitoring for and removal of colon growths in those inheriting a gene for familial adenomatous polyposis, for example, has saved many lives. On the horizon is a gene test that will provide doctors with a simple diagnostic test for a common iron-storage disease, transforming it from a usually fatal condition to a treatable one.

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HOW TO BEAT YOUR GENETIC ODDS ALL IN THE FAMILY ///

FIGHTING MY FATHER'S FATE CONT.

Commercialized gene tests are targeted to healthy (presymptomatic) people who are identified as being at high risk because of a strong family medical history for the disorder. The tests give only a probability for developing the disorder. One of the most serious limitations of these susceptibility tests is the difficulty in interpreting a positive result because some people who carry a disease-associated mutation never develop the disease. Scientists believe that these mutations may work together with other, unknown mutations or with environmental factors to cause disease, according to ornl.org.

Heart Disease

If one or more first-degree relatives develop heart disease at a young age or has high cholesterol or high blood pressure, you are at risk. Doctors recommend getting your cholesterol tested every five years beginning at age 20 and having your blood pressure tested annually starting at age 18. LOWER YOUR RISK: In a German study, a diet with only 20 percent of calories coming from fat combined with exercise, reversed heart disease in nearly 40 percent of patients. While American Heart Association recommends at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days, studies show that simply walking 20 to 30 minutes a day can lower your risk of dying from heart disease by up to 40 percent. Control your emotions. Feeling depressed, angry, hostile, and tense can constrict your arteries, make your blood clot faster, cause irregular heartbeats, and encourage buildup of artery-clogging plaque.

FIGHT YOUR GENETIC FATE According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, although most people realize that knowing their family history of disease is important, only about onethird of Americans have gathered and recorded their family's health history. You don't have to hire a genealogist to research your entire

family history. Studies show that information from your family medical tree could be life saving. It is important to remember that having a family history of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes does not mean you will have that disease. It does, however, increase your risk. If you’re

prone to certain diseases and they seem to dot your family tree, you might want to do some research to find out how close you really are to following in your relative's footsteps. With help from redbookmag.com, we've gathered a few ways to fight your genetic fate for some of the most common threats.

DIABETES

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAS IT, GET TESTED BY AGE 30.

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hile diabetes can strike anyone, healthy or not, the risks can be lowered drastically with a few simple guidelines. LOWER YOUR RISK: Exercise. Just one sweat session can lower blood sugar for 72 hours, and regular moderate workouts can improve blood sugar levels by 10 to 20 percent,

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according to Dean Ornish, MD, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. Eat cleaner. A Harvard Health Professionals study of more than 40,000 men showed that those who ate a clean diet that included fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and chicken had a lower risk of diabetes than those who ate a more traditional Western meat-and-potatoes diet.

OSTEOPOROSIS Having a parent or sibling with osteoporosis puts you at greater risk, especially if you also have a family history of fractures. If osteoporosis runs in your family, you should get a bone-density scan by age 60. If you’re not at risk, doctors still recommend a test by age 65. LOWER YOUR RISK:

Building more muscle helps strengthen bones and can help lower your risk for osteoporosis. Also, make sure you take in vitamin C and 1,200 to 1,500 mg of calcium daily. Magnesium and vitamin D are also beneficial to warding off weak bones. Medications, dietary supplements and weight-bearing exercise can also help strengthen your bones.

COLON CANCER

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE IN THE FAMILY IS A RED FLAG.

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f your family tree is dotted with colorectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease it is recommended that you get screened 10 years before your youngest relative developed the disease. For others, get a colorectal cancer screening by age 50. LOWER YOUR RISK: Make vitamin D your best friend. A new study in the Annals of Epidemiology suggests that

raising vitamin D levels could cut colon cancer deaths in half. Stay fit. A 2008 study found that people who were highly active lowered their risk of developing colon cancer by 30 to 40 percent. Your doctor is the best person to determine your risk, based on your familial patterns. Because men’s health is a family issue your family tree might be worth looking into. Healthy-Utah.com


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Your doctor may offer two options for treatment: shots (SCIT) or drops (SLIT). However, only the shots are FDA approved and a proven effective treatment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Douglas H. Jones, MD

Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 801-775-9800 rockymountainallergy.com Dr. Jones specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions relating to allergies, asthma and immune system disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his MD from Penn State University and completed his specialty training at Creighton University.

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any people ask about “the drops under the tongue to treat allergies instead of shots.” Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy, or SCIT) are a long-standing, effective form of treatment for hay fever and respiratory allergies. This involves injecting gradually increasing amounts of an allergen such as grass, cat or dust mite under the skin to build up an allergen tolerance and reduce annoying symptoms. It is highly effective in reducing and often eliminating allergy and allergic asthma symptoms. It is also a cost-effective method of treating allergies and is covered well by most insurance companies. Allergy shots not only treat allergies but are also a part of asthma treatment guidelines. It has been shown to be beneficial in improving allergic asthma and may even prevent asthma. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a variation of this therapy that delivers an allergen solution under the tongue rather than through injection. However, this form of therapy has not been approved in the United States. Some doctors

are buying extracts licensed for injection and instructing the parents to administer the extracts using a dropper under the adult or child’s tongue. While FDA considers this the practice of medicine (and the agency does not regulate the practice of medicine), parents and patients should be aware that there are no allergenic extracts currently licensed by FDA for oral use. Consequently, there is no insurance coverage, and you will have to pay cash out of pocket for this treatment. Despite its use elsewhere, it has not been approved for use in the United States because there are so many major limiting factors and unanswered questions regarding its use. First, there are not established effective doses. Patients doing SLIT are paying out of pocket for a treatment where the effective dose to use has not been determined by investigational studies. Second, the studies that have shown safety and efficacy with SLIT have only used one allergen extract, such as grass. It has yet to be shown to be effective when multiple allergens are combined together as we have to often do in the U.S. A

study comparing timothy grass by itself with the same dose of timothy grass administered in combination with nine other pollen extracts suggests that efficacy might be seriously reduced with administration of multiple allergen extracts sublingually. The average American is allergic to a variety of things and not just one thing. The typical allergen extract for use in the U.S. contains eight unique allergen extracts. Until these limitations are overcome, the administration of allergen immunotherapy through the sublingual route must be considered as ‘‘investigational’’ in the United States. There are many treatment options available for allergies, when investigating the most appropriate course of action for you or your children, I recommend seeking out a specialist who is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology for advice on allergy treatment. Studies show you will get more symptom control at lower cost when an allergist treats your allergies and asthma. Please visit rockymountainallergy.com to learn more. Healthy-Utah.com


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PLAN &PREVENT

With an annual “Well Woman Exam,” you can talk with your doctor about your individual risks and take the steps to prevent illness for a healthier life.

BY DR. MARK SAUNDERS

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he old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is one of my favorites and one that I use nearly on a daily basis. I use it as I try to portray to my patients the importance of prevention in our daily lives. It truly does make more sense to prevent disease than to try to fix things once they are already broken. This is where the idea of a “well woman exam” comes into play. In addition to the actual examination — including a pap smear, pelvic exam and breast exam — the well woman exam gives you the opportunity to sit down one on one with your doctor and discuss with him the individual needs that you may have. You can discuss and set individual goals and areas of prevention relative to your own personal health. It is an opportunity to change unhealthy lifestyle choices into more healthy and rewarding ways of life. It is indeed our daily habits that we do or do not do that will either add or subtract years of our lives. Actions like always wearing a seatbelt, exercising on a regular basis, eating healthy, or not Facebook.com/HealthyUT

speeding or using a cell phone while driving can literally save our lives. These wise choices and other acts of prevention, such as a yearly mammogram and an occasional colonoscopy, can and do save lives and contribute to a happier, longer, more productive life. When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? Do you smoke or use alcohol? Do you participate in any “highrisk” behaviors? Do you wear sunscreen and sunglasses? Are you an ideal weight? These and many other topics can and should be discussed during your annual exam. Dr. Saunders will take the time to discuss these and any other topics you wish to discuss at your next examination and can provide healthy insights to help you be more active and happy. The two leading causes of death for both men and women between 20 and 50 years old are motor vehicle accidents and cardiovascular disease. Smoking more than doubles your risk of a heart attack. And the number one cause of maternal death is still motor vehicle accidents

WOMEN’S HEALTH

and not properly wearing a seatbelt by pregnant women. Using a cell phone while driving is as bad as driving while intoxicated! In our crazy and fastpaced world, a simple way to escape from all the distraction is to take some time for yourself and exercise doing something you enjoy doing. And leave the cell off or at home while you do so! One of the best medical examples from recent history of the benefits of prevention comes from our experience with cervical cancer. Prior to advent of routine pap smears, cervical cancer was the number one cancer killer of women. However, since the pap smear has now been widely implemented, it is now the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths and is all but eliminated in the population of women that are screened on a regular basis. The number one and two cancer killers among women are now lung and breast cancer. Eighty-eight percent of lung cancer occurs in smokers, and there is now a test for genetic breast cancer screening that can help you make important choices if you have a family history of breast cancer. If you are in a small subset of individuals that have the high-risk breast cancer gene, you may qualify for MRIs of the breast, which are more sensitive than routine mammograms in detecting breast cancer. It is a very simple test that uses Scope mouthwash to test the cells that line your mouth. In addition to these simple tests, topics such as proper vaccinations, nutrition, and substance abuse ought to be discussed with your physician. As you can see, I am a HUGE fan of prevention. I try to practice what I preach by leading an active lifestyle myself and love to run and bike. So, get out and find something you like to do and just do it! An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and you can have a lot of fun while practicing prevention.

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PREDICTING MEN'S HEALTH

HARVARD MEN’S HEALTH WATCH

Scientists may have pinpointed an unlikely health predictor in men.

SPERM COUNT MAY BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF MEN’S HEALTH THE NEWS

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ormally, a doctor looking for a snapshot of a patient’s health will ask about smoking, drinking, diet and exercise and then measure cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and weight or waist size. These facts and numbers already enable doctors to predict long-term health and longevity, but scientists are always looking for additional measurements that can predict survival. According to an article in the August 2011 Harvard Men's Health Watch, new Danish research may have pinpointed an unlikely health

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predictor, at least for men: semen quality.

THE STUDY Between 1963 and 2001, the Copenhagen Sperm Analysis Laboratory performed semen analyses on 51,543 men, most of whom were referred because they or their partners had concerns about fertility. The results showed a clear link between semen quality and the rate of death among the men. As the number of sperm increased up to a threshold of 40 million per milliliter of semen, the mortality rate declined steadily. Men with the highest sperm

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counts enjoyed a mortality rate 43 percent lower than the men with the lowest counts. The apparent protective effect of high semen quality extended to a broad range of diseases, suggesting that specific lifestyle factors do not explain the findings.

Instead, the Danish scientists postulate that semen quality may be a reliable biomarker of overall health and life expectancy.

THE FUTURE More research is needed to confirm a link between semen quality and life expectancy. Although the

Danish study is large and is based on 38 years of mortality data, additional research should include information about factors that may affect both sperm quality and life expectancy, including age, exposure to insecticides and toxins, tobacco

and alcohol use, obesity, and hormone levels. If nothing else, the Danish research is likely to spur new studies of semen quality, health, and survival. It’s an interesting and important area in its own right, and it may have broader implications.

The Danish investigation examined only individual mortality rates, which is no small issue. But since some studies raise the possibility that semen quality has declined over time, the research may have implications beyond the life expectancy of an individual man.

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Wellness

BACKHOE AGAINST HUNGER A shovel is to diet as a backhoe is to Lap-Band.

BY DARRIN F. HANSEN, MD, FACS

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unger is one of the main challenges we face in trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Sometimes it is physical process, and other times it is a mental process. This struggle is more difficult when there is high caloric food easily accessible around us. Most diet

techniques include cutting back how much we eat or choosing food with fewer calories. And diets work, right? So what is the problem? You have to stay on that eating regimen consistently or the pounds return and the hole you have been digging against the extra pounds starts to fill in again.

There are many tools out there to help people lose weight, and when there are a lot of pounds, the job is more difficult. To keep weight controlled, there needs to be a permanent plan and tool. Renting a shovel can help you dig, but when you need it on a daily basis, it is better to own one. Digging out a basement for a new house takes a lot more work than planting flowers. The tools are different for different needs. You need a more powerful tool than a shovel, like a backhoe.

If you have significant pounds to lose, you may benefit from using a more powerful tool like a LapBand. It can be the backhoe against your hunger. It will help you fill full faster to more easily cut back on the volume of food and dig a bigger hole against the extra pounds to help you keep it off and get the job done.

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PROPER DIET

TIME TO BE A

BY STEVEN E. WARREN

REAL MAN

When it comes to being a real man, not taking care of your health isn’t a part of it. Proper food intake is the most important aspect of being a real man.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Steven E. Warren, MD Align Wellness 801-673-3274 aligndietsystems.com

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iabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation, depression, and stress are a few general issues associated with men’s health. Central obesity (i.e. midsection fat), impotence, low testosterone and male infertility are symptoms that men rarely discuss, but are key issues most men will have to address at some point. However, when it comes to diagnosing, the best doctor to call upon is your internal doctor (i.e. your immune system.) How do we get that internal doctor to make the right diagnosis? As the spark smolders, you must reignite that fire through healthy eating and properly fueling the machine. In our society, we are conditioned as men to think that eating healthy is unmanly, yet eating the typical manly American diet is now the leading cause of death in the North America. Men over the age of 40 are especially vulnerable to the issues discussed here. A low-fat diet with plenty of fruits, veggies and whole grains may not seem manly but will have a vigorous effect on the most masculine of men. High fat intake and the over consumption of carbohydrates is the primary reason we are experiencing dysfunctions that specifically affect men. From erectile dysfunction to heart disease and some forms of cancer (including prostate and colon), synthetic hormones are leading us to higher risks and low sperm counts. But men, do not fret; there are tools to

prevent, manage or even reverse these issues. Proper diet is no longer 60–70 percent of your success — it is 100 percent! One thing about the human body is that it’s very forgiving. Even after years of abuse, a little bit of tender care can markedly decrease chances of these issues escalating and make them manageable. Now, as we talk about proper food intake, you must realize that not all foods are created equal. Highly processed foods and fast foods, which are heavily saturated with chemicals, preservatives and additives, (not to mention artificial hormones, pesticides and antibiotics) have a drastic effect on men and our ability to function optimally. Consuming foods that are local and organic (primarily veggies, whole grains and fruit) is a great start to managing or minimizing your exposure to most or all of the above issues. It’s no secret that men need to pay more attention to their bodies; men have a tendency to be harsher on their bodies, be it from work, drinking, smoking, etc. They’re also less likely to seek medical advice (or ask for directions). The moral of the story is that lowering inflammation and creating a healthier environment with early detection and regular check-ups, along with prevention methods, will greatly decrease your risks and highly increase health and longevity. Now put down the fat, pick up some broccoli and prove that you don’t have to be a walking health risk to be a man! Healthy-Utah.com


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10 WAYS TO WIN The BY LEANNE BUSHEY

Nutrition

ENERGY

HERE ARE 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR ENGINE HUM ALL DAY LONG:

1. FUEL IN Eat three meals a day, with two or three planned snacks daily.

2. TIME AT THE PUMP Eat slowly, putting down eating utensils between each bite, even if you’re eating finger foods, chew slowly and enjoy.

3. FIND A GAS STATION Choose a specific place in your home or office to eat all meals. This will become the “designated eating place” and should not be changed. You should not eat at your desk as this could make you prone to eat all day at work.

Picture a souped-up sports car idling on a race way. The sound of a finetuned engine hums, the sound of a weak engine is choppy and back fires. Think of yourself as a fine-tuned vehicle. If you could picture the foods you eat most often and think of how they would fuel you, is it clean premium fuel that keeps all parts of your engine running smoothly or is it thick sludge that causes your engine to struggle.

4. FOCUS ON THE FUEL Do not do anything except eat when you sit down for a meal. Do not read, watch TV, talk on the phone, work, etc. Be aware of the food you are eating.

5. LIMIT THE GAS STATIONS Do not keep food in any other room besides the kitchen.

6. CHANGE THE ROUTE If you are in the habit of going right to the kitchen when you get home, try to go an alternate route.

7. PREMIUM GRADE ONLY Stay away from junk food.

8. DRIVE FURTHER Park at a distance from the front door of the facility so the walk engages the further activity.

9. DRIVE FASTER Caloric Burn – find a balance between your resting heart rate and your target aerobic heart rate zone to maximize your metabolism’s potential.

10. DRIVE OFTEN

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Work out as often as possible, choose a time and workout style that accommodates your goals. Studies reveal 60% greater success with morning workouts! If you could be any type of sports car out there what would you be? How would you fuel your engine? How long could you race for? Would you win the race? Leanne Bushey is the owner of Fitness Patrol, an exclusive private training studio in Corona del Mar. She has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.

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t wasn't until recently that the Paleo diet, or caveman diet, made its mark in the research world and media. See why so many people, authors and academic journals are jumping on the prehistoric alimentary bandwagon.

THE CONCEPT The Paleolithic diet, abbreviated Paleo diet, also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era — a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years

ago with the development of agriculture. You see, before frosted flakes, pasta and Healthy Choice® meals, our ancient ancestors kept things simple. As huntergatherers, the only food they consumed was the food they could forage, hunt, gather or fish. Everything was fresh, nothing was processed and they didn’t eat anything that came about with the Neolithic and Industrial Revolution. Could a Fred Flinstone-like man hold the key to today’s nutrition problems? That’s the question it seems everyone is asking. Let’s take a moment to review what the physique of an average Homo sapien back then looked like. They were tall, muscular, agile, athletic and incredibly versatile.

The Controversy

Just like with any diet or common theme in evolutionary medicine, it has also widely become a controversial topic amongst dietitians and anthropologists. 1

The critics

Critics have argued that the theory about the human body being ill suited to digest relatively recent innovations such as grains and dairy is a big stretch.

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The argument

Others argue if hunter-gather societies failed to suffer from “diseases of civilization,” this was due to reduced calories in their diet or a variety of other factors, rather than because of some special diet composition.

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The accuracy

Some researchers have even gone as far to question the accuracy of the diet’s underlying evolutionary logic, nutritional recommendations and restrictions, according to guerillahealthreport.com.

Today’s average Homo sapien is arguably overweight, out of shape, dying from a myriad of preventable diseases, stressed, unhappy and sleep deprived. So what in the world happened? Doctors are blaming agriculture and dietary evolution. If you busted out your historic timeline, it didn’t take long before hunter-gatherers turned into farmers. From there, societies were formed and the race progressed into what we are today. When it comes to diet, instead of relying on the nutritional value of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and lean proteins we’ve become solely dependent on bread and pasta. But the Paleo diet is an attempt to bring back the basics of healthy eating. And if you’re wondering what’s left to eat after eliminating your diet staples, read on. "It was an obscure idea 10 years ago and in the last two to three years it has become known worldwide," says Loren Cordain, professor and author of The Paleo Answer, 7 Days To Lose Weight, Feel Great And Stay Young and the one leading academics backing the Paleo diet. Cordain explains that all of the processed foods we eat now come from four major food groups: cereal grains, dairy products, vegetable oils and refined sugars and salt. “If you put all those together you can call it a doughnut, a pizza, a cookie or anything you want, but it is basically the same four Healthy-Utah.com


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THE PALEOLITHIC DIET EXPLAINED AN ANCIENT ANSWER ///

THE CAVEMAN DIET EXPLAINED ingredients that are used in all sorts of processed foods.” Dr. Cordain notes most American and Europeans consume roughly 70 percent of their calories with these four food types. “We severely reduce these foods and focus on real living foods. Fresh fruits, fresh veggies, seeds, nuts, grass-produced meats, seafood and fish are really the foundation of [the Paleo] diet.” Proponents of the Paleolithic era cook-book point to drastic improvements in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease for patients who stick to the diet. One study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology showed a Paleolithic diet "improved glycemic control and several cardiovascular risk factors compared to a diabetes diet." A Swedish study published in the Journal Nutrition and Metabolism found that a Stone Age diet is "more satiating per calorie than a Mediterranean-like diet," making it something to be considered in fighting obesity, reports AFP.

THE EVOLUTION You’ll find authors and bloggers alike are speaking out and say that the one-size-fits-all mentality is too one-dimensional when it comes to the Paleo diet. But thanks to

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individuals like Mark Sisson and Kurt Harris, the Paleo diet concepts have generally been accepted but with slight variations in each case. Chris Kresser, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine and author of chriskresser.com, says this evolution of accepting the caveman diet with these changes has also spawned new terminology in an effort by each author and blogger to clarify their approach, such as Mark Sisson’s “Primal diet,” Paul Jaminet’s “Perfect Health Diet,” and Kurt Harris’ former “PaNu or Paleo 2.0” and current “Archevore” concepts. The confusion revolves around the question of what is better: Is the Paleo diet low-carb or low fat? Is saturated fat permitted and how much? How much protein should someone eat? And so on. As recent studies have revealed, we can’t really know what our ancestors ate with 100 percent certainty, and there is undoubtedly a huge variation amongst different populations, says Kresser.

THE RESOLUTION The caveman diet has gained traction despite controversies. As a result of that momentum, more and more people are following it. We are all different and have various levels of health, so it is recommended that you consult with a medical professional

One study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology showed a Paleolithic diet "improved glycemic control and several cardiovascular risk factors compared to a diabetes diet." or family doctor before pursuing any form of diet or nutritional regimen. As with anything in the media, it’s always best if you do your homework to see if it fits within your lifestyle. Instead of getting hung up on trying to define and argue the Paleo diet, consider it as a template for a more individualized and flexible approach to eating right. Using it as a basic format, you can then customize your diet to fit your unique needs. It’s safe to say that by exercising daily, eating fresh ingredients and avoiding processed refined junk food, we would drastically improve our health and wellbeing. There are a lot of unanswered questions out there about the caveman diet and its predecessors, but perhaps the one we should all be asking ourselves is, “How can I personally achieve optimal health?” Therein lies your answer.

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RECIPES

A MAN, A CAN, A PLAN COOKBOOK

REAL RECIPES FOR REAL MEN, TO MAKE LIFE EASIER BY DAVID JOACHIM

MADE ESPECIALLY FOR MEN. NO-FUSS MEALS TO SATISFY YOUR HEALTHY APPETITE.

LISTEN UP, MEN.

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en don’t cook." People tell me this all the time. That’s a load of bull — we’ve been charring giant slabs of meat ever since we discovered fire. The difference now is that we have better things to do. Why slave over a hot stove when we could be cooking up plans for a golf outing? Or warming up at the gym? Here’s why: because sometimes you want a break from the local BurgerRama. Sometimes you want a decent home-cooked meal. Not worth it, you say? It is if you use the can. The can is fast. The can is healthy. It’s even cheaper than that Burger-Rama megadeal. The can holds the secret to every

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great guy meal. When you come home from an insane day at work and open the fridge to find nothing but a slice of 3-week-old pizza, remember the can. If the guys are coming over to watch the game and you need some food to throw at the TV, turn to the can. When your girl insists that you cook something for a change, you’ve got it in the can. Whether you’re in college, in your first apartment, in the armed forces, in a family of four, or in a retirement community, you can use basic ingredients that are probably sitting in your kitchen cabinets right now to whip up a fast, healthy meal. That’s right, healthy.

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With step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, even the most culinarily challenged dudes can whip up dishes that will have diners eager for more.

Red Bull® Steak INGREDIENTS One 8-oz can Red Bull Energy Drink

4 boneless strip steaks (about 2 lb total), trimmed of fat

10-oz can fat-free beef gravy

HOW TO MAKE IT: In a big ziplock bag, mix the Red Bull and 1 Tbsp. of the steak seasoning. Drop in the steaks, seal the bag, and refrigerate for two hours or up to 8 hours. Fire up your grill to medium-high, or preheat the broiler. Debag the steaks and scatter 1 ½ Tbsp. of the remaining seasoning over them. Discard the marinade. Grill or broil the steaks four inches from the heat for four to six minutes per side for medium-rare. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the gravy, mushrooms and remaining ½ Tbsp. seasoning. Nuke on high for two minutes, or until hot, stopping to stir once or twice. Serve with the steak.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS. MEAT AND POTATOES:

4-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained

Also: 3 Tbsp salt-free steak seasoning

Impale canned whole new potatoes on skewers and flavor with extra steak seasoning. Toss ‘em on the grill or under them broiler with the steak. PER SERVING: 329 calories, 9g fat (25 percent of calories), 3g saturated fat, 54g protein, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 654mg sodium.

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Mandarin Steak Salad INGREDIENTS One flank steak (1 ½ lb)

8-oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained

½ 16-oz bag coleslaw mix

15-oz can mandarin oranges in juice, drained

Also: ¼ cup orange juice, ½ tsp red pepper flakes, ½ cup light sesame ginger salad dressing, 2 tsp toasted sesame oil Extra credit: Scatter some sliced almonds over the top

Luau Pizza INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE IT: In a big ziplock bag, mix the OJ, red pepper flakes, ¼ cup of the dressing, and 1 tsp. of the sesame oil. Drop in the steak, seal the bag, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Fire up your grill to medium-high or preheat the broiler. Debag the steak (reserving the marinade) and grill with the lid down or broil 4” from the heat for six to eight minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes, then cut crosswise against the grain to make thin slices. In a bowl, toss the water chestnuts, coleslaw mix, remaining ¼ cup dressing and remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil. In a saucepan, boil the marinade over medium-high heat for 5 minutes; pour in any steak juices from the cutting board. Put the slaw on a big plate or platter and arrange the steak slices over the top. Drizzle with the marinade and scatter the oranges around the steak.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS. PER SERVING: 273 calories, 11g fat (36 percent of calories), 4g saturated fat, 25g protein, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 224mg sodium.

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5-oz can chunk lean ham, drained

8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained

HOW TO MAKE IT: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll the dough on the cookie sheet and press it out to a 12” diameter. Pour the sauce on the dough. Dump on the ham, pineapple and jalapeños. Spread evenly on the dough. Top with the cheese. Bake for 13–18 minutes, until the crust is golden.

MAKES 8 SLICES. 4-oz can chopped or sliced jalapeños, drained

Also: 10-oz can refrigerated pizza dough, ½ 8-oz can tomato sauce, 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

SAVE TIME: Buy pre-baked pizza crust and bake for half the time. PER SERVING: 202 calories, 7g fat (34 percent of calories), 3g saturated fat, 10g protein, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 725mg sodium.

Technology has done little to improve the manual can opener invented in 1865. (Electric can openers almost always malfunction before manual ones.) But it has quickly become the most rugged utensil in the kitchen.When selecting the proper opener for the job, make sure it has sturdy grip handles and turning handle.

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june events. 1 HISTORIC 25TH CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Over 200 beautiful hot rods, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles line downtown Ogden.

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2 FIGHT FOR AIR RUN/WALK

By joining the Fight for run/walk, you are

making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier — including you!

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3 SUNDAY BRUNCH

Our extraordinary Sunday Brunch features over 40 buffet selections as well as several items cooked to order. Live acoustic jazz adds to the ambiance.

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4 SHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS: AS YOU LIKE IT

Kids 5 and over can join in this interactive performance.

5 TRANSIT OF VENUS

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the planet Venus passing directly between the Sun and the Earth. The transit of Venus won’t happen again until 2117!

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6 THE SOUND OF MUSIC halecentretheatre.org

7 SARATOGA SPLASH

This annual summer celebration features a baby contest, parade, Saratoga Classic Golf Championship, 5K race, fireman’s breakfast, outdoor movie night, concert and fireworks.

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8 38 ANNUAL SCOTTISH DAYS AND HIGHLAND GAMES TH

Join 12,000 for Scottish dancing, Highland athletics, bagpipes, games, and much more at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park

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9 URBAN CHALLENGE UTAH

Utah’s toughest, wackiest competitors will take to the streets of Salt Lake, navigating their way to different landmarks and local businesses, where they will complete tasks that challenge the body, mind and senses.

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10 FAR WEST SKI ASSOCIATION FILM FEST

You are invited to preview three exciting ski films at the very first Far West Film Fest at the spectacular Peery’s Egyptian theater in Ogden, Utah.

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12 FERTILITY EDUCATION SEMINAR utahfertility.com

13 MELISSA ETHERIDGE redbuttegarden.org

14 TOBY KEITH

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15 CRAZY FOR YOU

There will be a parade, fireworks, children’s games, family activities, a craft fair, outdoor performances, climbing walls, food, and lots of fun!

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16 CEDAR HILLS FAMILY FESTIVAL

There will be a parade, fireworks, children’s games, family activities, a craft fair, outdoor performances, climbing walls, food, and lots of fun!

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17 STRAWBERRY DAYS AND RODEO

Enjoy fresh strawberries at this annual city celebration featuring an old fashioned rodeo, carnival, craft fair, parade, and more.

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The Groovefest American Music Festival is a five-day festival that is dedicated to American music, whether it is blues and folk, bluegrass and country western, Americana, or jazz.

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20 THE PRINCESS FESTIVAL

Join our Princesses on a journey through their own life adventures as they learn magic and love and discover the Princess within you!

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19 GROOVEFEST AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

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22 FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK: KUNG FU PANDA 2 801.295.3477

23 SAVOR THE SUMMIT

Bringing together Park City’s diverse dining options into an incredible culinary experience, this dinner party is served in the middle of Park City’s Historic Main Street.

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Learn about the Icelandic culture and enjoy good music, food and participate in some fun.

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25 SALT LAKE BEES VS RENO ACES slbees.com

26 KEANE

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27 UTAH SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL

This Tony Award-winning festival draws thousands each year.

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24 ICELANDIC FESTIVAL

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28 SUNDANCE SCENIC LIFT RIDES sundanceresort.com

29 TOP OF ZION RELAY topofzion.com

30 UTAH SPARTAN BEAST RACE The Spartan Beast course is a 13+ mile battlefield of insane mud running with 20+ obstacles to test your physical strength and mental endurance.

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