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UL, UK Football – A Game of Inches and Pounds!

Sixty thousand plus fans showed up for the UK and UL football game Saturday night in Lexington. While it wasn’t sold out, I didn’t get a seat, or I should say the whole seat! I paid for one sure, about ten dollars an inch I’d say! It was bad enough that I was the lone red ranger in a sea of blue, but once I finally got to my seat located in the nose bleed section, I couldn’t seem to find it. Oh it was there, number 12 on row 24, but I couldn’t see it! Not because some one…


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Attitude Toward Life

  I just finished reading Prime Time, Jane Fonda’s newest book. While I’m not a big fan of Fonda, I think she has some interesting observations about how retirement-age adults, “baby boomers”, should prepare for their lives after their careers are over. In her book, Fonda shares two viewpoints of a person’s life. The first is a biological aspect which she illustrates as an arc, (think of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis) with life beginning at the bottom and progressing to the top of the curve which represents a person’s peak in life. This is the optimum period of…


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Fighting the Obesity Problem in Kentucky- Want vs. Need!

U.S. obesity rate projected to reach 50% by 2030, Kentucky much higher! “Some experts hope that an upcoming United Nations meeting can establish a framework for obesity control.” Ha, now that’s funny, sad and pathetic all at the same time! New data, old data it’s all the same, show that obesity rates in the United States will hit alarming levels in the next 20 years if nothing changes and nothing will change. This has prompted researchers to call on governments to take the lead in fighting the increasingly global epidemic. Yeah right! The call comes as the United Nations is…


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Bill Germanakos: The Biggest Loser© Champion Season 4

    By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Bill Germanakos: The Biggest Loser© Champion Season 4 was in town at the invitation of Humana to empower Humana clients to make healthier lifestyle choices to help them prevent obesity. But before Bill was introduced, Humana Vitality, the wellness component of Humana’s large group insurance division, was introduced to the audience.  Humana like other health insurance companies across the nation are trying to get all their clients to take control of their health. Humana’s Vitality program is simple: know your health through a Health Risk Appraisal (HRA), improve your health through their…


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Fat Man Sues White Castle..Unable to Slide Into The Slider’s Seat

  Yummy!!! O.K, America and Louisville, let’s stand up!! And I mean let’s really stand up, if your overweight and go to a White Castle to eat some of the best burgers ever served at 2 o’clock in the morning. It seems as if a 209 pound, six-foot gentleman by the name of Martin Kessman is suing White Castle for bigger seats. Martin says in his lawsuit that he could not fit into the stationary booths “due to his stature”, and claiming White Castle violated the American Disabilities Act for that. Martin attempted to sit at the restaurant in Nanuet…


Real Health Reform

If you want REAL health care reform, reform your approach to your own wellness and learn how to take care of yourself. Support your local and regional holistic community and attend the Festival of Healing & Spiritual Awareness this weekend! Many practitioners will have booths giving sessions at discounted prices, lots of readers, and a full range of products to support your health and items to beautify your home. I am speaking at 3pm on Saturday. See the schedule below for a list of some of the other vendors who are also speaking. Please come out and enjoy the many…


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The Benefits of Exercise After Cancer

With Kentucky so high on the list of cancer cases I thought we might want to revisit the topic of exercise after cancer. Many people who have had cancer may be inclined to rest and take it easy after treatment, but a new report by a leading British cancer charity is strongly urging some patients to increase, not reduce, their levels of physical activity. The report, called Move More, reviewed the findings of 60 studies on the effects of exercise on cancer and reached some conclusions that may seem contrary to the conventional wisdom that prevailed only a decade or…


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City of Hope Recovery Center: A Faith Based Approach for Long-term Recovery from Substance Abuse.

By Barbara Day, M.S.,  R.D., C.N. About six months ago I heard Attorney General GOP Candidate, Todd P’Pool, who is the Hopkins County Attorney say that 80% of the inmates in Kentucky’s Jails were drug addicts.  In fact, Todd was the organizing founder and President of the Western Kentucky Teen Challenge which is a faith-based residential drug rehabilitation center in Madisonville, Kentucky. The facility offers treatment to 60 men struggling with addictions with an 86% success rate.  I wondered why Louisville didn’t have a similar facility. But, today the City of Hope Recovery Center (COH) was officially launched.  The COH…


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Got Milk? Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Milkshake?

Milkshake to help a disease; many say it’s so? Here’s a few thoughts on bypassing Dairy Queen the next time you feel the urge. An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The disease, which affects 1 in 8 people over 65, causes memory loss, decreased judgment as well as mood and personality changes. As the disease progresses, sufferers become unable to care for themselves and in its final stages, it is fatal. A number of prescription drugs are available to fight Alzheimer’s—including cholinesterase inhibitors that work to improve memory and thought but are not…


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University of Louisville and Baptist Hospital East Announce Enhanced Relationship for Reproductive Services

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. with information provided by University of Louisville Medical School Finally, officials with the University of Louisville and Baptist Hospital East today announced an agreement to expand area access to U of L obstetricians and gynecologists, reestablishing the group’s community presence to enhance both patient care and advance the learning opportunities for our future physicians. “One of the missions of the University of Louisville is to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Dr. James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville. “Our joining together with Baptist Hospital East is…