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Burst training offers superior fitness results

Short-duration, high-intensity activity intervals (a.k.a. short-burst training, SBT, or just burst training) are becoming an increasingly popular fitness trend. Why? Because it leads to quicker results. What is burst training? Burst training is a style of exercising in which you exercise as hard as you can for a pre-determined time interval (anywhere from 30-90 seconds, commonly […]

Open-faced breakfast sandwiches

Holly and I are at it again! Click here to watch our video: Part 3 of our non-traditional breakfast series. Ingredients: 1 slice gluten-free toast (we used Food for Life China Black Rice) 3-5 medium shiitake mushrooms 1 cup spinach (definitely organic, spinach is in the Dirty Dozen) 2 slices bacon (organic, antibiotic and growth hormone free, […]

Gluten-free bakery in Santa Cruz

Who says if you are gluten intolerant or suffer from Celiac’s disease that you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Pele’s Oven has moved into 504A Front St. offering Santa Cruz locals a full spectrum of gluten-free goodies. Their grand opening will be in early April (date TBA). Currently they sell commercially to Shopper’s Corner, Deluxe Foods and The Palm […]

Prism glasses, posture and desk jobs

Sitting for long hours can wreak havoc on your posture over the years. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get work done lying down instead of sitting? You can if you use prism glasses. What are prism glasses? These nifty contraptions change the line of sight without distortion and can be worn over prescription glasses allowing […]

Grass-fed versus grain-fed beef

Before you buy your next thick, juicy steak, there are a few things to consider. How can you get the best bang for your buck? Is there a substantial difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef? Where can you buy local beef? Grass-fed beef 101 The main differences between grass-fed and grain-fed beef are nutritional content, […]

Exercises to improve balance

Injury prevention, improved performance in a wide range of sports, and becoming more graceful on the dance floor all have one thing in common: good balance. The media would have us believe that balance is a function of age and that we lose more and more every year, but age is not directly related to losing […]

Is Hand Sanitizer Bad?

It is a bit ironic to sanitize your hands hoping to fend off colds and flus when the sanitizer you’re using may be contributing to much more serious health issues. Hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps with synthetic parabens and triclosan are found to suppress proper thyroid function, increase risk of allergies, mimic estrogen, and contribute to long-term compromised immunity. […]

Agave: What you don’t know may hurt you

The agave syrup/nectar currently sold in grocery stores is not all it’s cracked up to be. The marketing leads you to believe that agave nectar is traditional, used for thousands of years by Mexican natives, an “all natural” sweet syrup requiring very little alteration from its natural plant form. This is not the case. What is modern […]

Healthy Breakfast Sausage, Non-traditional breakfast Part 2

We’ve done it again and made a very tasty breakfast video. Quick and Easy Sausage Patties 1 lb ground meat* (we used pork in the video) 1/4 teaspoon of each – cumin, basil, oregano, and thyme Dash of sea salt That’s it! Yields about 8 patties (4 servings). We recommend cooking up the whole pound […]