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pg 6. STARTING LINE Fit Photos, Facts and Products pg 8. FIT NEWS Health and Fitness Around Town pg 12. HEALTHY LIVING – Repetitive Strain Injury, Rotator Cuff Tears – IVF: Not Your Only Option pg 18. HEALTH FLASH Fertility Doctor Struggles with Fertility pg 20. COVER PROFILE New Healthy Eatery Comes to Memphis pg 22. FIT TRAINING 6 Weeks to Your First Triathlon pg 24. COACH’S CORNER Running Shoe Guide


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pg 28. WEEKEND WARRIOR – Teacher, Heather Price – Dermatologist, Adam Baker pg 32. FUEL Healthy Muscle Snacks pg 34. NUTRITION The Potato is Back! pg 36. EATS Better Picks When Ordering Out pg 38. FIT PLATE RECIPES – Superfood Salad – Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber Relish pg 42. EVENTS CALENDAR Run, Bike, Swim pg 44. PHOTO FINISH – Kick It 5k – Eat Right to Fight Hunger

18 years and running stronger Publisher Amy Goode amygfitness@comcast.net


CONSULTANTS Executive Editor Hailey Thomas hailey@memphishealthandfitness.com


Advertising & Marketing Amy Goode 901.218.4993 Hailey Thomas 901.335.6005 Copy Editor Ross McDaniel Contributing Editors Kerrieann Axt Robin Beaudoin Marcia Scott Laura Gray Teekell Erica Walters Kerri Harper Social Media Director/PR Kristen Waddell Graphic Design Brian Williams Photographers Lindsey Lissau Sarah McAlexander Jen Russell 740 N. Evergreen Street Memphis, Tennessee 38107 Send articles and photos to hailey@memphishealthandfitness.com H+F reserves the right to edit all materials for clarity, space availability and suitability for publication. First copy free, additional copies, $1. Mailed subscriptions: $25 per year. Back issues, $5. Memphis Health + Fitness Magazine does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertising or editorial content, nor does Publisher assume any responsibility should such advertising or editorial appear. Readers are encouraged to notify Publisher when they suspect false advertising. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2014.

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DID YOU KNOW? THE AVERAGE PERSON THROWS AWAY 4 POUNDS OF GARBAGE A DAY! Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. In that year 20 million people participated in the United States. It is projected that more then one billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.



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When not beating the streets to promote health and fitness, Amy enjoys walking Midtown’s Green Line with her daughter Emma. Her favorite part of magazine publishing is sharing success stories with readers.


Hailey has been running over half her life - fortunately not from the law! She has run marathons and half-marathons in Dublin, NYC, LA, Anchorage, Seattle, Red Woods, Big Sur, New Orleans, Sylamore 25K, Shelby Farms 50K and Memphis (6 times). Trails are her new love along with interviewing Weekend Warriors with the same passion for fitness.


A freelance PR/Marketing professional, Christin Parsons began running in 2010 and hasn’t stopped since. She now runs everything from 5Ks to marathons, and is an RRCA certified running coach. When she’s not on the pavement or trails, you can find her traveling with her husband and her three rescue dogs. Visit her website at christinparsons.com.

Laura Gray

Laura Gray enjoys running the trails with her dog, Moose, attending Pure Barre classes, and teaching the occasional spin class. She loves Pilates, cooking and reading about cooking; and somehow finds time to interview health and fitness enthusiasts while pursuing her love of art and art history working at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.


Sarah received her BFA in photography from the University of Memphis and now works as a freelance photographer and a technician for lensrentals.com. She spends much of her time in front of her computer editing, but her free time is devoted to trying every Sunday brunch Memphis has to offer.


Erica Walters is a health coach/educator at the Church Health Center. She also teaches aerobic classes at Inbalance Fitness Harbor Town. Beyond writing and teaching aerobics, she enjoys long runs, traveling, jumbotrons at sporting events and hoarding nail polishes.


Jen is a freelance photographer and graphic designer. She is married to Will. They have two “fur babies” - a puppy named Barnabas and a kitty named Nevaeh. Jen loves taking Photo Finish race photos for H+F. Visit her website at lifeiscreative.weebly.com.

Robin Beaudoin is a lifelong Memphian and healthy eating enthusiast, with a background in art and education. She enjoys spin classes, yoga, and practices krav maga. She is wife to an avid outdoorsman, and mother to two ninjas. Her favorite part of writing is sharing experiences and connecting with fellow Memphians.


Leading a fit life is a non-negotiable for Kerri. Barbells and big breakfasts are her favorite “necessities.” She’s enjoyed stints in Crossfit, powerlifting, and the NPC bikini division. She is constantly searching for Memphis’ best French toast.

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Earth Day 5K The third annual Earth Day 5K kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. This exciting, family-friendly run celebrates what’s great about going green as a part of the annual Earth Day celebrations at Shelby Farms Park.

painted by members of the Shepherd’s Haven community—a talented group of adults with developmental disabilities who participate in projects like this to gain professional and personal development skills.

The race course winds through some of the most scenic areas of the park, taking runners through green fields and lush forests, and around several of the Park’s lakes and lotus ponds, giving runners a chance to experience the trails, lakes and green spaces that their entry fees support. After runners cross the finish line, they will have the option to take part in a big community tree planting, or to take a sapling home with them to help make their community greener. During the tree planting, great local musicians will get the crowd moving.

All proceeds from the Earth Day 5K benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. Shelby Farms Park is home to more than 40 miles of trails, including Shelby Farms Greenline, a 6.5-mile urban trail that connects the Park to the heart of Memphis.

All of the race awards have been hand crafted out of reclaimed wood from across the Mid-South, meaning no trees were harmed in the process. Each award has been lovingly

To register for the Earth Day 5K, visit EarthDay5K.racesonline.com, or stop by the Shelby Farms Park information booth at the Down to Earth Festival on April 19. The Down to Earth Festival is the biggest Earth Day Celebration in the Mid-South, so be sure to stick around for a day filled with live music, aerial acrobatic shows, lakeside tai chi, eco demos and more!

Sign up early to save and to be guaranteed a shirt (shirts cannot be guaranteed for race-day registrations). Early registration closes on April 24, so sign up today!

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Church Health Center Launches New Cooking Series The Church Health Center is now offering an exciting new culinary series from April 3 through May 8. Participants may sign up for one class or the entire series. Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the demonstration kitchen at Church Health Center Wellness, located at 1115 Union Ave.


Memphis’s own Chef Jenn (Jennifer McCullough) will kick off the new series and be on hand to offer encouragement and expertise. She currently endorses the Church Health Center’s Model for Healthy Living on her array of seafood dips.


“I love the Church Health Center,” Chef Jenn says. “They take care of so many people who work hard, but don’t have anywhere else to turn for healthcare. And what I like most is that that they have a focus on wellness and prevention.” The series will receive visits from other acclaimed Memphis chefs as well. Edible Memphis’s Melissa Peterson will share her culinary skills on April 10 for a Basic Knife Skills class, and DeJaVu’s Chef Gary Williams will be on-site for the May 8 Vegetarian Dinner Party class.

Classes will range from making delicious appetizers to butchering a whole chicken. See below for the entire schedule. To register, call 901-701-2236, or visit churchhealthcenter.org. APRIL 3: Kick-off class with Chef Jenn McCullough ($40). Chef Jenn will highlight her signature appetizers. APRIL 10: Basic Knife Skills with Melissa Peterson ($30). APRIL 17: Fish Cookery ($40). Broiled fish with mango salsa, fish cooked in parchment, and pan-seared scallops with sautéed greens. APRIL 24: Basic Butchery with Chef Michael Patrick ($35). How to cut a whole chicken, plus herb-roasted rosemary chicken with caramelized onion, and blue cheese-stuffed pork chop. MAY 1: A Mother’s Day to Remember with Carrington Wise ($25). Mini spinach and quinoa quiche, creamy fruit salad, and chocolate surprise strawberries. MAY 8: Vegetarian Dinner Party with Chef Gary Williams ($25). Butternut squash and barley risotto, spinach-andcheese-stuffed zucchini, grandma’s granola, and peanut butter tofu mousse.

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DAC Fitness at Laurelwood Under New Ownership New Gym Owner Plans a Total-Wellness Approach Focused on Fitness, Nutrition and Health. DAC Fitness at Laurelwood, located at 426 South Grove Park Road in the Laurelwood Shopping Center, was purchased by M&LS Equities, Inc., which will take over operation of the club beginning March 1. Michael Spratlin will serve as Owner/General Manager of the club. The Laurelwood club will operate independently, but will retain the DAC Fitness name until later this year, at which time the club will be rebranded under a new name. Members, however, will continue to have reciprocity with the DAC clubs for the next two years.

The vision is to operate a total health and wellness facility that feels like a second home. “We will have a dedicated, passionate team of professionals committed to providing a variety of fitness options for all abilities and age groups, as well as health and nutrition programs to assist members in reaching goals and improving their quality of life,” Spratlin added. For membership inquires, contact Craig Williams at 901-767-8437.

The club will continue to provide team training, BoxFit, Les Mills group fitness (BodyPump, BodyCombat and BodyStep), spinning and personal training (both private and semi-private), as well as on-site childcare and a smoothie bar. Plans are underway to add innovative, result-oriented equipment and programs, including Concept 2 rowing machines, Memphis Soul Ride (indoor cycling), BodyFlow (a yoga fusion class), barre workouts, dance workouts and kids fitness camps. “We feel based on the East Memphis market, these changes will better serve the needs of those seeking a healthier lifestyle,” Spratlin said. First on Spratlin’s list was to add the InBody 370, a bioelectrical body composition analyzer. In a matter of minutes, the InBody test reveals information, including percentage of body fat, muscle distribution and basal metabolic rate, components that are key in understanding your body. This test, taken consistently over time, helps members track their progress more accurately than a number on a scale. “The InBody 370 allows us to develop an effective exercise and lifestyle program specific to each member. It keeps the member motivated and focused on results, “ Spratlin said.

Bikram Yoga Memphis Opens In Overton Square Bikram Yoga School Hosts Grand Opening To Introduce Second Area Studio.


Bikram Yoga Memphis is hosting a grand opening for its second location at 2105 Madison, Suite 205 in Overton Square on Sunday, March 9. Students are invited to take free classes at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., and attend an open house party from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students can also purchase class packages and retail items at 25% off.


To celebrate the opening, Bikram Yoga Memphis is offering the presale of a new, limited time only six-month membership for $500. Students who take advantage of the offer will receive one Overton Square-themed goody bag filled with invaluable items from Bikram Yoga Memphis’s neighboring Overton Square businesses. Studio owner Isaac Christopher has created an environment conducive to wellbeing and good health. “Bikram Yoga Midtown is our second local neighborhood yoga studio where you can connect with yourself and your friends while increasing your overall mental and physical wellbeing,” Christopher said. Christopher was first introduced to Bikram yoga in 2003. “I was immediately hooked, enjoying the benefits of a consistent yoga practice, like physical and mental clarity, while feeling healthy and calmer,” he said. Christopher became a certified Bikram yoga instructor in 2008, completing Bikram Yoga College of India’s intensive nine-week teacher training program. “I believe in Bikram yoga, and am excited to bring this new studio to the Midtown community.”

The Overton Square location of Bikram Yoga Memphis will offer 90-minute classes seven days a week. To see a full class schedule, visit bikramyogamemphis.com or overtonsquare.com/eat-shopenjoy/featured/bikram-hot-yoga-memphis.


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Fitness Center with ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, free weights and stack units offering the following classes: USMC Boot Camp Cardio, strength and flexibilty classes for men and women HIIT and Tabata Barre Blast! Mommy and Me Pilates Cardio Dance (Zumba mixed in) Senior Classes Some classes are free. Some classes offer free nursery. All programs are open to the community. Instructors are certified.

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G By Darrin Jessop, DC

WHAT IS RSI? A Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a soft tissue injury in which muscles, nerves, ligaments, fascia, or tendons become irritated and inflamed, usually as a result of cumulative trauma and overuse. Unlike strains and sprains, which usually result from a single incident (called acute trauma), a repetitive strain injury develops slowly over time. Other names for these include Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD), Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI), and Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS).


• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

• Achilles tendonitis

RSIs can occur in any activity or occupation that requires repetitive action, and can be caused through the overuse of some part of your body, or any combination of the following factors:

• Back and neck injuries (sciatica, headaches)

• Elbow injuries (tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow)

• Repetitive tasks with many small, rapid movements.

• Plantar fasciitis

• Insufficient rest time between the repetitive tasks.

• E xcessive and forceful movements used repetitively to move loads or to execute accelerated actions, such as lifting, running, hitting, or throwing.

• Shoulder injuries (rotator cuff syndrome, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, and impingement syndromes)

• Knee injuries (runners knee, Chondromalacia patellae, ITB Syndrome, meniscal and ligament pain)

• W orking in awkward or fixed postures for extended periods of time.

• Shin splints



There are too many to list them all, but the most common types are the following:

The most common body parts affected by RSIs are the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulders, legs, ankles, feet, knees, back, and neck. RSIs occur as a result of cumulative trauma and overuse of soft tissues. This can stress and reduce circulation to the soft tissue and create tiny tears, which then become inflamed.


The body responds to inflammation by laying down scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize the area. This ongoing cycle will continue to worsen, and the longer it persists, the harder it becomes to avoid permanent damage.

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves, which are often a result of overused muscles.

In our practice we use a method known as Active Release Techniques (ART). We have successfully treated hundreds of patients who suffer from RSI conditions.

Overused muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways: acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc), accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma), and not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia). Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped, you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness. The Active Release Techniques Soft Tissue Management System is a new and highly successful approach for dealing with these types of injuries. Repetitive Strain Injuries result in symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning, and aching. Treatment of RSI with ART has a proven success rate that exceeds 90%. The Soft Tissue Management System provides a means to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of Repetitive Strain Injuries. Trained providers examine tissue texture, tension, and movement to locate, diagnose, and treat abnormal inflammation and adhesions. The goal of ART is to restore optimal tissue texture and motion, restore the function of the soft tissue, and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. ART accomplishes this by applying specific protocols that remove adhesions (or fibrosis) in the affected soft tissues. ART eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with fibrosis, adhesions, and RSI. We believe that this approach is your best choice for the treatment and resolution of Repetitive Strain Injuries. Dr. Darrin Jessop is one of only a few Master Certified ART practitioners in the Memphis area. For more information, contact Germantown Chiropractic Clinic at 901-757-9000, or visit chiropractoringermantown.com.

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G By Christopher M. Pokabla, M.D.

ROTATOR CUFF TEARS Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of pain and disability among adults. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult.

ANATOMY Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball, or head, of your upper arm bone fits into a shallow socket in your shoulder blade. Your arm is kept in your shoulder socket by your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of the humerus. The rotator cuff attaches the humerus to the shoulder blade, and helps to lift and rotate your arm. There is a lubricating sac called a bursa between the rotator cuff and the bone on top of your shoulder (acromion). The bursa allows the rotator cuff tendons to glide freely when you move your arm. When the rotator cuff tendons are injured or damaged, this bursa can also become inflamed and painful.




When one or more of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerus. Most tears occur in the suraspinatus muscle tendon, but other parts of the rotator cuff may also be involved. In many cases torn tendons begin by fraying. As the damage progresses, the tendon can completely tear, sometimes when lifting a heavy object. There are different types of tears. Partial tears damage the soft tissue, but do no completely sever it. Full-thickness tears are complete tears that split the soft tissue into two pieces. In many cases tendons tear off where they attach to the head of the humerus. Rotator cuff tears are more common in the dominant arm.

CAUSE There are two main causes of rotator cuff tears: injury (acute) and degenerative (chronic). Acute tears typically occur during a fall on your outstretched arm, or when lifting something too heavy with a jerking motion. Degenerative tears are the result of a wearing down of the tendon that occurs slowly over time. This is the most common type of tear, and occurs naturally as we age. Several factors contribute to degenerative (chronic) tears, including repetitive stress, lack of blood supply and bone spurs.



Because most rotator cuff tears are largely caused by the normal wear and tear that goes along with aging, people over 40 are at greatest risk. People who do repetitive lifting or overhead activities are also at risk for rotator cuff tears. Athletes are especially vulnerable to overuse tears, particularly tennis players and baseball pitchers. Painters, carpenters and others who do overhead work also have a greater chance for tears. Most tears in young adults are caused by a traumatic injury, like a fall.

In about 50% of patients, nonsurgical treatment relieves pain and improves function in the shoulder. Shoulder strength, however, does not usually improve without surgery. Nonsurgical treatment options may include rest, activity modification, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, strengthening exercises, physical therapy, and even steroid injections. The chief advantage of nonsurgical treatment is that it avoids the major risks of surgery. The disadvantages include no improvement in strength, increasing size of tears over time, and limited activity.

SYMPTOMS The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include pain at rest and at night, pain when lifting and lowering your arm, weakness, and crepitus (crackling sensation) when moving your shoulder in certain positions. Tears that happen suddenly usually cause intense pain. There may be a snapping sensation and immediate weakness in your upper arm. However, tears that develop slowly due to overuse also cause pain and weakness. Over time the pain may become more noticeable at rest, and no longer goes away with medication. You may have pain when you lie on the affected side at night.

DIAGNOSIS After discussing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will examine your shoulder. Tests typically performed to aid your physician in diagnosis include x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. MRI is commonly used to confirm the diagnosis because this study can better show soft tissues, like the rotator cuff tendons. It can tell your physician where the tear is located within the tendon and the size of the tear. MRI can also give your doctor a better idea of how old or new a tear is because it can show the quality of the rotator cuff muscles.

TREATMENT FACTS If you have a rotator cuff tear and you keep using it despite increasing pain, you may cause further damage. A rotator cuff tear can get larger over time. Chronic shoulder pain is a good reason to see your doctor. Early treatment can prevent your symptoms from getting worse. It will also get you back to your normal routine quicker. The goal of any treatment is to reduce pain and restore function. There are several treatment options for a rotator cuff tear, and the best option is different for each person. In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider your age, activity level, general health, and the type of tear you have. Both nonsurgical and surgical options are available to patients.

SURGICAL TREATMENT Your doctor may recommend surgery if your pain does not improve with nonsurgical methods. Continued pain is the main indication for surgery. If you are very active and use your arms for overhead work or sports, your doctor may also suggest surgery. Other signs that surgery may be a good option for you include symptoms lasting more than six months, large tears, significant weakness, loss of function, and tears caused by acute injuries. Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff involves reattaching the tendon to the head of the humerus. Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss with you the best procedure to meet your individual needs. Source: www.aaos.org Dr. Christopher M. Pokabla is an orthopaedic surgeon with Memphis Orthopaedic Group. His specialties include sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and shoulder replacement. For more information, call 901-381-4664 or visit memphisorthogroup.com.



H E A LT H Y L I V I N G By Michael Podraza, M.D.

IVF: NOT YOUR ONLY OPTION WHAT WOULD YOU OFFER TO A YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAS HAD DIFFICULTY TRYING TO GET PREGNANT FOR THE FIRST TIME? At St. Francis Women’s Health and Fertility, we treat infertility as a symptom of an underlying disease, rather than a disease itself. Instead of modern reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination, our approach is to find and treat the real cause of a woman’s infertility so that she and her husband can achieve pregnancy naturally. We call this approach NaProTECHNOLOGY. The first visit consists of an interview and an explanation of NaProTECHNOLOGY. The patient would then receive a consultation with a Creighton Model FertilityCare practitioner to learn the details of charting her cycle. After charting two to three cycles, we would then evaluate her hormone levels throughout her next cycle, and her husband will undergo a semen analysis. She will then receive a series of ultrasounds to look for any ovulation defects. If any abnormalities exist, specific treatments can be implemented to treat her problem. Finally, diagnostic testing, including laparoscopy and hysteroscopy with a selective hysterosalpingogram, would be considered. These allow for a full visualization of the reproductive organs, and diagnosis of diseases such as endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and polycystic ovaries. Once a diagnosis is made, a comprehensive treatment plan can be implemented.




Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue is found on the ovaries, tubes and other pelvic structures. These tissues respond to hormonal changes just like the endometrium, so at the end of every cycle the endometrial tissue will break apart and bleed. While trying to absorb this blood, the tissues around the endometriosis become inflamed and painful. As the disease progresses, scar tissue can form around the lesions. The pain and inflammation often begin to last longer and spread to more areas of the pelvis. When a woman presents a history of endometriosis that has caused fertility problems or pelvic pain, our goal is to eradicate the disease. Often women have been told that birth control pills or injections are their only hope for pain control, and that

IVF is their only real chance at pregnancy. This is simply not true. Laser laparoscopic surgery can be used to treat both the pain and infertility caused by endometriosis. Rarely, a woman will have severe endometriosis, and a robotic-assisted or open surgery will be necessary. Great care is taken to prevent damage to the tubes and ovaries, and to prevent adhesions. When done properly, these surgical treatments have a low risk of reoccurrence, and are highly successful. HOW DO YOU TREAT PCOS IN YOUR PRACTICE? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common diagnosis that can sometimes result in infertility. PCOS symptoms may include ovarian cysts, irregular periods, elevated testosterone that causes facial and body hair, and insulin resistance that leads to weight gain. Ovulation-enhancing drugs, such as Clomid and injectable FSH, can help with ovulation, but they do not treat the causes of PCOS or address the other symptoms. Our approach is more complete, and treats all of the symptoms of PCOS, including infertility.

Using a combination of charting, vitamins, diet, exercise and, if necessary, laparoscopic surgery, NaProTECHNOLOGY has a 70-80% success rate in treating PCOS-related infertility. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR A PATIENT THAT HAS TRIED IVF BUT FAILED? After failing at IVF, many women feel that there is no hope left for them. They are often told they should try donor eggs, donor sperm, surrogacy or all three. Many are frustrated at never finding the cause of their infertility. Using NaProTECHNOLOGY to diagnose and treat these women is especially rewarding because the women and their husbands finally receive the answers they were so desperately seeking. Many of these women conceive spontaneously after treatment, and those who don’t have the peace of mind that allows them to move on to other options such as adoption. Dr. Michael Podraza is an OB/GYN with Saint Francis Women’s Health and Fertility. For more information, call 901-254-8180 or visit Facebook.com/NFPMemphis.

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The Brezina Family:

By Robin Beaudoin

Inside National Infertility Awareness Week I am welcomed into the idyllic Germantown home of Dr. Paul and Jennifer Brezina and their hospitable twins, Caroline and Will, 5. Not very long ago, Jennifer and Paul were ambitious college sweethearts with big dreams of family and career. Today, Dr. Brezina is partner and Director of Reproductive Genetics at Fertility Associates of Memphis. They share their fertility journey with H+F in hopes of lifting taboos, and introducing the infertility conversation between hopeful parents and their supportive friends, family, and medical professionals.

How did you two meet?

PAUL: We did four years of undergraduate at Chapel Hill, and then I went to medical school at East Carolina University. I stayed there for a combined internal medicine and OB/GYN dual residency, before going to Johns Hopkins for my fellowship training. My father is an OB/GYN, and, initially, I was not planning on doing fertility. However, I started having an interest in the science and how I could help

people suffering from infertility, and started considering going into that field before we had problems. After about a year, we weren’t getting pregnant, and my fascination grew. By the time we had gone through the initial steps and gone down the path to start IVF (in vitro fertilization), I was pretty resolute that this is what I was supposed to do. JENNIFER: I think, too, like so many couples, we had put off trying to have children, because he was in his residency and I was in graduate school, and then I started working at my job right out of that. We wanted to be a


JENNIFER: We met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during our sophomore year. We lived on different floors of the same dorm. We had mutual friends, and when we saw each other something just clicked. We started dating, got married the year following graduation, and have been together ever since. We got married 14 years ago this summer.

Paul, how did you come to your specialty in the field of infertility?

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little further in our careers before we had kids. By that time I was thirty, and we decided it was the perfect time. We had waited so long it seemed, and we were so ready to have kids, and it just didn’t happen. I really felt like something was wrong after six months of trying.

you going to have a baby? You can’t wait forever. You need to start thinking about this.” So everybody is giving us advice, and nobody even entertained the thought that we were having problems. That’s pretty common, from what I see.

PAUL: Everybody said it’s better if you wait [to seek assistance], but because this was my field, I felt like there was something wrong.

JENNIFER: It seems like there was an added expectation, because we were the oldest in our families, and everyone thought we would be the first to have kids. I finally broke down and told my mother after we got pregnant following two rounds of IUI and had a miscarriage. We knew we had a real problem. I remember calling my mom and talking to her about it, and she rushed over. I was a little more open about it, but I was still so guarded.

What was pinpointed as the problem? PAUL: I had had a hernia operation back in college due to some hard kicks to the gut in my karate classes. They used a mesh to repair it, and it turns out that it blocked the vas deferens, which carries sperm. It means that we had to go through IVF to get pregnant. JENNIFER: At this point I was still visiting my OB/GYN, and they just did an initial infertility workup, where they did blood work on me and a semen analysis on Paul. I remember being in my kitchen one day and receiving a phone call from the doctor. That always gets your attention. He started telling me all these different numbers. Paul was at work as a resident, and I remember having that realization that there was really something wrong. At first I thought I was just being paranoid, and we were ruling stuff out before we’d calm down and just start trying again. When he said we had this issue, we tried IUI (intrauterine insemination) and Clomid.

What do you want people to learn from your story? JENNIFER: The biggest thing for me is that nobody talked about it. It was taboo, and I didn’t know anyone who had gone through it. I felt like all my friends were bouncing babies on their knees, and I needed to confide in one or two close friends. We didn’t tell our families, even with this diagnosis, because I thought one of these months we’re going to get pregnant, and no one would have to know. PAUL: For me, one of the things that made it really tough is that by the time you’re thirty people constantly say things like, “When are

PAUL: We were being treated within the department in which I worked. I was secretive about it as well. In retrospect, this highlights how much people don’t want to talk about it. I think this is something that, thankfully, is changing. You see celebrities, people on TV, and patients realize this is a medical condition and not taboo. I think it’s so healthy to be able to share and talk about it.

When do you recommend a couple seek a fertility specialist? PAUL: The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has guidelines, where if you’re under 35, you should wait about a year. If you’re over 35, give it six months [if no pregnancy results]. The logic behind that is that about 90% of people will be pregnant after a year. About 80% of people will be pregnant after six months. The idea is to get treatment a little bit earlier, before you have compromised fertility rates. National Infertility Awareness Week falls in April, and the object of this interview is to raise infertility awareness within our community. It’s less of an accepted conversational topic in the south than it is in the north, and that is sort of changing with time. Ten to fifteen percent of all couples have some level of infertility. By that measurement, everyone has a friend or family member who has some type of infertility.

People should know they are not alone, and our culture and society is becoming more open [to talking] about it. JENNIFER: Once we did decide to see an fertility specialist, we got pregnant right off the bat, in the first round of IVF. We had Will and Caroline, now 5, and we always thought we wanted a larger family. We tried using a frozen embryo from that cycle, but it didn’t work. We’ve gone through two additional full-blown rounds of IVF since then, and it has not been successful. After the third try, right before we moved to Memphis, we decided to get off the emotional rollercoaster. It’s a lot to go through.

Your fertility journey is certainly unique. How many interesting stories like that do you come across? PAUL: It’s a really fascinating field. I think most people suffer from subfertility. We move the odds up for a lot of people, and how much we change them is obviously dependent on who the person is, but each couple brings its own unique story and circumstances. That’s one of the things that makes it really rewarding. Fertility assistance may be more affordable than you think. There are states with mandates that give incentive to cover some level of fertility. Most of them are in the Northeast. The Family Act is trying to enact federal tax incentives to where people can apply for fertility coverage. “When we went through this, we were paying out-of-pocket as students,” Paul said. “That’s the same place a lot of people are with this. This is currently being debated in the House of Representatives. We encourage residents of Memphis to call their representatives to show support for this legislation.” Paul Brezina, M.D. is the Director of Reproductive Genetics for Fertility Associates of Memphis, the assistant clinical professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and a consulting clinical gynecologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




RETHINKING THE EVERYDAY SALAD If there’s anything the city of Memphis needs more of, it’s leafy, green salads. Not the pre-made salads from the grocery store, rather salads that are made to order using local produce and homemade dressings. While the concept is new, Lettuce Eat is a brand-new, healthy fastdining option based on the fresh ideas of owner Kelcie Allen, 25. Expect a Chipotle feel, but with healthier options made available just as quickly. Allen offers up made-to-order salads for hungry Memphians within four minutes, from ordering to checkout. “The customer will walk down the line and pick out what they want on their salad or wrap,” Allen said. Once a customer chooses their salad, it will be chopped, tossed, and mixed with the dressing of their choice. “All of our salad dressings are homemade in small batches, so they’re fresh daily,” Allen said. Some dressings you’ll find at Lettuce Eat are walnut blue cheese, ginger soy vinaigrette and chipotle ranch. There are six types of lettuce and 52 different toppings to choose from, like artichoke hearts, chickpeas, beets, baked chicken, steak, and shrimp. For costumers who may find so many options overwhelming, Allen created signature salads to aid their decision like the “Kale Yeah,” which mixes kale, quinoa, craisins, goat cheese, and almonds. Besides salads, Memphians can enjoy their mix of greens and toppings rolled up in a whole-wheat tortilla, or one of the two different soups that will be available daily. Allen’s restaurant comes at a time when Memphis farmers markets are popping up throughout the city, influencing healthy eating in all areas, a hard feat for a barbecue-loving city like Memphis.


“It was just a pipe dream when I started working on the idea of opening a salad shop,” Allen said.


While working towards her B.A. in Business Administration from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan, Allen ate salads almost every day for lunch. With more than five salad-focused restaurants located less than half a mile from LIM, eating green was easy. However, the same can’t be said for Memphis. “I used to go to a salad shop every day, so that’s where the idea came from,” Allen said. Once moving back to Memphis, Allen began working towards her dream of opening Lettuce Eat. “I would work all day and come home and play around with numbers on my computer,” she said. After contacting realtor Barry Maynard with Trezevant Realty Corp., Allen was introduced to Ben McLean, who is in the process of opening Belly Acres, a farm-to-table burger restaurant, in Overton Square. With all of the pieces in line, Lettuce Eat was born, and Allen expects to open the first week of April. The hours will be Monday–Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lettuce Eat is located at 6641 Poplar Avenue, Suite 106, in the Carrefour Shopping Center. For more information regarding Lettuce Eat, visit lettuceeatmemphis.com.

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Six Weeks Until Your First Triathlon Making the jump from a single activity, like running or cycling, to triathlon can be intimidating for first-timers. With proper time management and realistic goals, a healthy, active person can easily make the jump. Like any activity, rookies should start with a patient, progressive plan to avoid injury and get maximum enjoyment out of the activity. Begin with basic workouts and goals before moving to the more difficult, advanced workouts. There are many great sprintdistance triathlons within an hour of Memphis that offer excellent opportunities to get your feet wet. For a sprint-distance race that takes less than two hours to complete, an athlete should plan on a minimum of six workouts per week, with a total time commitment of five to eight hours.

Swimming Swimming is as much rhythm and stroke technique as it is strength. A good swim coach and Masters swim class can help you refine your stroke for maximum efficiency. A minimum of two swims per week is needed to maintain and improve your swim stroke. One swim workout needs to be short intervals to build power and speed, and one swim needs to be longer intervals to build strength and confidence. Always begin with a warm up of 300-500 yards using different strokes and drills.


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times per week are plenty. Avoiding injury is the real trick to run training. For experienced runners, focus on quality, purposeful runs. Replace your “junk miles” with cross-training. Easy runs for recovery should take 20-30 minutes. For fast runs to build speed, warm up for 15 minutes, running hard for one minute then easy for the next. Repeat that eight times, and then cool down for 10 minutes. On the long run to build strength and endurance, run 45-90 minutes, depending on your current fitness level.

15 seconds of rest between each rep). On longer days use intervals of 150-250 yards (ex: 4x200 yards with 60 seconds of rest in between). If you can squeeze in a third swim, make it a steady swim of race distance or more to build stamina and confidence.

Bike Cycling and the required gear can be as expensive and complicated as you make it. For a newbie a good, safe bicycle and helmet are the minimum requirements, but the importance of highquality cycling shorts cannot be overstated. Have your bike checked out at your local bike shop for wear and tear. Or better yet, invest in a new bike that fits your budget. For the beginner triathlete, the key is getting comfortable on the bike and logging some miles. Aim for two rides per week, one long and one


A dress rehearsal the week before your first triathlon is a good idea to make sure you and your gear are ready. You don’t need a bagful of gear in your transition area. Keep it simple. The swimto-bike transition involves putting on your helmet, shirt, sunglasses and shoes. Practice the bike-torun transition to get acquainted with the sensation of switching from cycling muscles to running muscles. Take off your helmet, change shoes and run. With the right attitude and expectations, a beginner can quickly become an experienced triathlete, and progress to more advanced workouts and loftier goals.

Experienced runners need to be prepared to drop back on their mileage and number of runs per week. The benefits of crosstraining will make for a stronger runner and prevent injuries. Two to three runs per week will suffice. For the beginning runner, easy runs of 15-20 minutes three

Kevin Leathers is a certified running coach & National Coach for the St. Jude Heroes program. He has 30 years of experience as a triathlete, from sprint to Ironman distance, and 35 years as a runner. He can be reached at CantStopEndurance.com, or on Twitter @KevinLeathers.

short. Take one long ride of 1-2 hours to build stamina and endurance, concentrating on steady effort and getting familiar with the bike, gears and handling. The shorter, faster ride is to build strength and speed, and can be done in 50 minutes. Warm up for 15 minutes, and then ride at a harder effort for 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of easy riding. Repeat the 10-minute hard effort, and then cool down for 10 minutes.










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Finding the perfect pair of running shoes can be overwhelming. With so many choices out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? While you definitely want to visit a running specialty store to have your gait and mechanics analyzed, here are some of the most popular styles, along with some brand new shoes released in 2014 for you to consider.

FOR THE PAVEMENT NIKE FLYKNIT LUNAR2: Just released this spring, this lightweight

BROOKS GHOST® 6: Named Runner’s World Editor’s Choice in 2013,

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lighter and more comfortable than its predecessor. The FluidRide™ midsole technology provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability. Primarily for runners who have flexible arches and need a bit of extra support. $120

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MONTRAIL FLUIDFEEL™ II: The FluidFeel™ II outsole features less aggressive tread, allowing it to roll smoothly over even terrain, but still maintain enough grip for occasional passes on more technical trails. With a high-abrasion carbon rubber heel and full-length compression molded midsole, you’ll feel just enough of the ground while staying protected on rugged terrain. $110

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Agricenter Farmers Market

Address: 1400 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis Season: May to October Hours: Thursdays 12PM–6PM Phone: (901) 946-9675 Website: www.someFM.org Facebook: South Memphis Farmers Market Twitter: @SoMeFM Notes: Transitioning this summer to a full time market.

Address: 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis Season: May to October Hours: Weekdays 7:30AM–5:30PM, Saturdays 7:00AM–5:30PM Phone: (901) 757-7777 Website: www.agricenter.org Facebook: Agricenter International

Urban Farms Address: 198 Wills, Memphis Season: Year round Hours: Weekdays 9AM–5PM Phone: (901) 848-2957 Website: www.bdcmemphis.org Facebook: Urban Farms-Memphis Twitter: @UrbanFarmsMEM

Urban Farms Market Corner Store Address: 2977 Broad Avenue, Memphis Season: June to August Hours: Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Phone: (901) 848-2957 Website: www.bdcmemphis.org Facebook: Urban Farms-Memphis Twitter: @UrbanFarmsMEM

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Address: 1115 Union Avenue, Memphis Season: May 7 to September 24 Hours: Tuesdays 10AM–2PM Phone: (901) 259-4673, Ext. 2237 Website: www.churchhealthcenter.org Facebook: Church Health Center


Memphis Farmers Market Address: Central Station Pavillion, S. Front Street at GE Patterson, Memphis Season: April 6 to October 26 Hours: Saturdays 7AM–1PM Website: www.memphisfarmersmarket.org Facebook: Memphis Farmers Market Twitter: @MemFarmersMkt

Cooper Young Community Farmers Market Address: 1000 South Cooper Street, Memphis Season: Year round Hours: Saturdays 9AM–2PM Phone: (901) 725-2221 Website: www.cycfarmersmarket.org Facebook: Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

Memphis Botanic Garden Farmers Market Address: 750 Cherry Road, Memphis Season: Late April to October Hours: Wednesdays 2PM–6PM Phone: (901) 636-4100 Website: www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/farmersmarket Facebook: Memphis Botanic Garden Twitter: @memphisbotanic

Trolley Stop Farmers and Artisan Market Address: 704 Madison Avenue, Memphis Season: Year Round Hours: Monday through Saturday 8AM–9PM Phone: (901) 526-1361 Website: www.trolleystopmarket.com Facebook: Trolley Stop Market

Jones Orchard Address: 7170 US Highway 51 N, Millington, TN Season: Year Round Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM–6PM Phone: (901) 873-3150 Website: www.jonesorchard.com Facebook: Jones Orchard

Collierville Farmers Market Address: Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN Season: May 16 to October 17 Hours: Thursdays 8AM–1PM Website: www.colliervillefarmersmarket.org Facebook: Collierville Farmers Market Twitter: @ColliervilleFM

Delta Market at Worthington Park Address: N. Missouri and S. Worthington, West Memphis, AR Season: April 25 to October 31 Hours: Thursdays 12:30PM–5:30PM Phone: (870) 735-1134 Website: www.wmcoc.com Facebook: Delta Market at Worthington Park


Hernando Farmers Market

Bartlett Station Farmers Market

Address: Hernando Court House Square, 2535 Highway 51 S, Hernando, MS Season: April 20 through October Hours: Saturdays 8AM–1PM Phone: (662) 429-9092 Website: cityofhernando.org/farmersmarket Facebook: Hernando Farmers Market

Address: Freeman Park, 2969 Bartlett Blvd, Bartlett, TN Season: May 18 through October Hours: Saturdays 7AM–12PM Phone: (901) 604-3111 Website: bartlettstationfarmersmarket.org Facebook: Bartlett Station Farmers Market Twitter: @BartSt_FarmMrkt

Millington Farmers’ Market

Whitehaven Farmers Market

Address: 5152 Easley, Millington, TN Season: May to October Hours: Saturdays 8AM–1PM Phone: (901) 873-5770 Website: millingtonparks.com/farmersmarket.htm Facebook: Millington Farmers’ Market

Address: Methodist South Hospital Parking Lot, 1251 Wesley Drive, Memphis Season: April through October Hours: Mondays 1PM–6PM Phone: (901) 516-3580

Arlington Open Air Market Address: Season: Hours: Phone:

12016 Walker Street, Arlington, TN Through October 15 Friday and Saturdays 8AM–4PM (901) 871-9098

Germantown Farmers Market Address: Germantown Hardware Parking Lot, 2083 S. Germantown Road, Germantown, TN Season: Mid-May to October Hours: Saturdays 7AM–1PM Phone: (901) 756-9522 Website: www.germantownhardware.com Facebook: Germantown Hardware




Heather Price AGE: 41 OCCUPATION: Social Studies teacher at Lausanne Collegiate School. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Washington in American Politics, Public Policy and Political Methodology. SPORT: Running and Triathlon FAMILY: My husband Josh, three children, Carter, 18, Cole, 16, and Delaney, 6. A chocolate lab, Zeus, and two cats, Cleocatra Booty Pants and Brutus. FIT CLUB: I am a member of Breakaway Race Team and Thunder Triathlon Team. I volunteer as a coach for Women Run/Walk Memphis, and I also coach a running group at Bartlett Recreation Center for runners of all levels. MOST MEMORABLE WW MOMENT: The Columbus, OH, marathon in October 2009 because I ran my personal best time at that race (3:17:43), and still felt great when I crossed the finish line. My two experiences running the Boston Marathon rank highly on my list because you are competing with the best runners in the world.

“If you can complete a marathon, you know you can persevere through most obstacles in life.“ I ❤ RUNNING, SWIMMING & BIKING: Anyone can do it if they put their mind to it and believe in themselves. I especially love the marathon distance. If you can complete a marathon, you know you can persevere through most obstacles in life. I love coaching new runners and watching them achieve goals they never dreamed were possible. That is more fulfilling than any of my personal achievements could ever be. IN TRAINING FOR: The 2014 Boston Marathon, and the 2014 triathlon season.


OBSTACLE COURSE: I grew up suffering with asthma. The doctors told me to stay away from any sports that required running. I never knew I could run until I was in my 30’s and gave it a serious try.


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Adam Baker AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: Physician, Dermatology SPORT: Running, Soccer FAMILY: Wife, Rachel; Kids, Laura Beth, 11, Kessler, 10, and Wilson, 8. FIT CLUB: MRTC (running), Magic, VFC and CFC soccer teams. WW HALL OF FAME: I ran the 2011 St. Jude Marathon with my wife. It was the greatest feeling to cross the finish line together. I also ran the Los Angeles Marathon this past March.

“I love running because it keeps the stressors of life manageable.“ FAVORITE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Running my first marathon in New Orleans in 2011. I ❤ SOCCER & RUNNING: I love the competitiveness of soccer, physical play, the bruises and the inability to walk the next day. I love running because it keeps the stressors of life manageable. OBSTACLE COURSE: In December 2012, a week before the St. Jude Marathon, I was playing a men’s soccer game, and tore one of the muscles in my thigh. I couldn’t even get in and out of the car. My wife was not too happy that she had to run that one by herself after we had trained together. But this year we celebrated by running the Los Angeles Marathon in March. BEST EATS: McAlister’s. Order the chef salad, a cup of tortilla soup and a diet coke.


WW MUST-HAVES: I wear the Adidas Boost for long runs, but I still pull out my Nikes for the trail runs.


BUCKET LIST: My wife and I want to run a half marathon in every state. She started running a few years before I did, so I need to catch up… and get the kids graduated. SUPERPOWER: Invisibility. VICE: Nachos. I just can’t say no. Ever. MOTTO: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

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HEALTHY MUSCLE SNACKS I remember a particular vacation with my family when we stopped for a quick meal at a fast-food restaurant, the teenage girl taking my order asked me, “Hey cutie, what do you want to be when you grow up?” My face lit up, and it didn’t take a second for me to scream out, “I’m going to be a pro wrestler!” as I pointed two fingers at the picture of “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan on my t-shirt. I was seven years old, and was already a tall, lanky beanpole of a kid. A few years later, I realized the genetic makeup to be a massively muscled pro wrestler didn’t run in my family. I was destined to be skinny. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I always wanted bigger muscles. By the time I was 25, I had tried every supplement on the market, hit the weights more often than I probably should have, and finally made it to the big 200-pound mark.


However, once I gave up all the weight-gain shakes and supplements, it only took a few months for my weight to come crashing back down around 170 pounds. It’s been ten years since, and even though I’m now more content with my natural physique, I still try to keep a little muscle on my lanky frame. However, these days I’m through with waking up at 4:00 a.m. for a protein shake. Instead, I now try to eat as healthily as possible while focusing on feeding my muscles.


So, what makes for a simple, healthy muscle snack? The short answer is, of course, protein. When looking for whole-food options for your muscles, low- or good-fat products with ample calories and protein are the key. Simplicity and transport ability are the other two options to consider. For instance, chicken doesn’t make my list because I want to be able to grab a snack from my bag. I know that if I carry a healthy snack with me, I will be far less likely to stop at a fast-food restaurant or convenience store, and I won’t be tempted to give in to temptation and eat something unhealthy.

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HERE ARE MY TOP FIVE MUSCLE SNACKS 1. NUTS AND SEEDS. Try mixed nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, mix them all together, and put my makeshift trail mix in plastic bags that can be taken anywhere and eaten at any time. Nuts and seeds are great natural sources of protein and unsaturated fats and are low in sugar.

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4. CANNED TUNA. Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, tuna is a great choice to keep in your bag, especially now that you can buy easy-toopen pouches that don’t require a can opener. Just opt out of pre-made tuna salad. It’s full of additional ingredients and excess fat.

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POTAYTO, POTAHTO! I grew up in a good Midwestern family, with a mother who loved to experiment in the kitchen, and a father who only wanted to eat meat and potatoes. It was always an interesting mix of creative flavors and standard farm fare. Now that I have my own kitchen, I follow more of my mom’s lead, and I experiment with different ingredients, spices and foods. I serve dishes like shredded Brussels sprouts sautéed with garlic and fennel, chia seeds soaked in banana oatmeal overnight and quinoa-zucchini cakes cooked in coconut oil. And all of those awesome super foods that I put on the table make me feel like I’m doing the right thing for my family, but I have to say, there is nothing quite like the taste of a good ol’ plate of steak and potatoes. Insert my father’s “I told you so” here. The white potato has gotten a bad rap in the past decade, but don’t be too quick to shun the spud. One of the most nutritious vegetables in the world, the white potato offers a filling 110 calories per six ounces, and

has more potassium than a banana or a cup of broccoli. It also provides 35% of our daily value of vitamin C, a fair amount of B6, is fat free, cholesterol free and a great source of fiber. Obviously, nothing to be scared of there. Next time you’re in the produce aisle or at your local farmer’s market, do your diet a favor and buy a few russet potatoes to enjoy for dinner this week. Look for potatoes that are firm with no soft or dark spots. A green tinge is a sign that the potatoes have been exposed to too much light, and can possibly be toxic, so leave these in the bin. If you see sprouts, then the potatoes are too old. And, if you go for the biggest bang for your buck and buy potatoes in bulk, open the bag as soon as you get home, and make sure none of the potatoes are rotting. One bad spud can spoil the whole bunch. Store potatoes in a paper bag in a location that is dry, cool and dark. Don’t refrigerate them, or the starch will convert to sugar and

THE CLASSIC BAKED POTATO (recipe adapted from Alton Brown) q R usset potato q O live oil


q K osher salt


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash potato (or potatoes) thoroughly with a stiff brush and cold running water. Dry potatoes, and poke ten to twelve deep holes all over so moisture can escape during cooking. Place in a bowl and coat very lightly with oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and place potato directly on middle oven rack. Place a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil on the lower rack to catch any drippings. Bake for one hour, or until skin feels crisp but potato flesh feels soft. Serve by creating a dotted line from end to end with your fork, then squeezing the ends toward one another. It should pop right open, but be careful of the steam! If you’re cooking more than four potatoes, you’ll need to extend the cooking time. Start with fifteen minutes, and increase from there.

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affect their flavor, texture and how they cook. And be sure not to store potatoes next to onions. They may be great mixed together in homemade hash browns, but both release moisture and gases that will make the other spoil faster. Potatoes are easy, affordable, filling, fast and versatile, and just about as delicious as a comfort food can get. Go lean on the red meat, and light on the butter, sour cream and salt. It might not be the same rib eye and loaded twice-baked potato my dad used to make, but it sure does make me smile and remember some delicious family dinners around my parents’ warm and inviting kitchen table. Try the following recipe, and welcome this stud spud back into your life. All you need is three simple ingredients, and a little bit of time. Enjoy!

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We lean toward Chick-fil-A because of its clean, white packaging, the chicken that’s notoriously lower in fat than most places’ beef patties and its sparkling playgrounds. Don’t be deceived. You can do just as much damage here as you can at McDonald’s.

You’ve only got an hour, so you pop into Holiday Deli & Ham with a friend and aim directly for the salads. You decide upon the seemingly innocuous Asian Chicken Salad (833 cal/47.6g protein/49.8g carbs/53.3g fat/12g fiber/555.2mg sodium), when the better pick would actually be the Strawberry Mandarin Salad (238 cal/8.3g protein/30.4g carbs/11.9g fat/8.3g fiber/24.4mg sodium).

When you compare Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Biscuit (440 cal/17g protein/47g carbs/20g fat/3g fiber/1240mg sodium) to McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit (410 cal/17g protein/41g carbs/20g fat/2g fiber/1180mg sodium), you can see there’s not much difference. If you are a woman watching your waistline, this could be as much as a third of your day’s caloric budget. Instead, pick Starbucks’ Egg White, Spinach and Feta Wrap (280 cal/19g protein/33g carbs/10g fat/6g fiber/830mg sodium), and keep it light with black coffee. I’ve found at Starbucks that the longer the drink name, the more sugar it may contain. Grande tea? Zero sugars. Grande brewed coffee? Zero Sugars. Grande Caffé Vanilla Light Blended Frappuccino®? 39 grams of sugar.



It’s tempting to grab for anything within reach when your blood sugar drops between lunch and dinner. Have a healthy choice ready to go. Instead of a single scoop of Baskin-Robbins’ Cherries Jubilee with 240 calories and 12 grams of fat per 4 oz. scoop, pick up the same size, satisfyingly flavorful TCBY Mountain Blackberry fat-free frozen yogurt for just 80 calories.

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Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that offer an additional health benefit. For example, an avocado is nutrient-dense, and it contains a high amount of monounsaturated fats, which reduce the risk of heart disease, lower HDL cholesterol and raise LDL cholesterol. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that provides maximum nutrition per calorie, leading people to refer to it as the “king of greens.” Kale is recognized for supporting the body’s detoxification system, lowering the risk of cancer and offering anti-inflammatory benefits. Typically you’ll find acai berries and blueberries on most lists due to their nutrient density, plus they are both antioxidant powerhouses that neutralize free radical damage and prevent diseases. Delicious crisp apples provide a combination of soluble and insoluble fiber that can aid in digestion and waste elimination. Brazil nuts are high in magnesium, an essential mineral required for the body to maintain muscle and nerve function, regular heart rhythm and a healthy immune system. To complete this nutritional salad, we added hemp seeds for added protein and omega oils.

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Dressing: q q q q

4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar T ouch of agave nectar D ash of sea salt


In a large bowl, combine kale, fruit, nuts and seeds, and toss with dressing.


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q 1 /2 cup water

q 1 tbsp sugar

q 1 tablespoon canola oil

q 1 /4 cup soy sauce

q 2 tsp minced ginger

q 1 medium onion, finely chopped

q 3 tbsp lime juice

q 2 cloves garlic, minced

q 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

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DIRECTIONS: Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Divide into small bowls for each serving.

q 2 tablespoons minced ginger q 5 cloves garlic, minced



q 2 large English cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped q 1 bunch scallions, white and light green part, chopped q 1 /2 cup chopped cilantro q 3 tablespoons rice vinegar q 1 tablespoon canola oil q 2 teaspoons sugar q s alt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

q 1 large head Boston lettuce (12 leaves) q 1 /2 cup chopped fresh basil q 1 cup shredded carrots

q 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth

q 2 ounces rice noodles (Maifun) soaked in hot water and drained well

q 1 tablespoon fish sauce

q 1 /2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

q 1 /3 cup soy sauce

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q 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed q 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, or more freshly ground black pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook and stir onion and ginger 4 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic and beef, breaking into small pieces. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes, or until beef is browned and no longer pink. Drain well. Stir in all remaining filling ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until evaporated, stirring occasionally.

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