Why Strength Matters–Part 2

by MEGHAN BOTHWELL, BS, MS, CSCS Last month we learned how as we age limitations in mobility-related tasks will become more common.10 One more important predictor of limited mobility or functional limitation is muscle strength – more specifically your grip strength.12-13 Loss of grip strength is strongly associated with increasing chronological age14 …

Magnesium, the Magic Mineral

BY DAVID LARSON, MD   Magnesium is an essential mineral and a cofactor in over 300 essential metabolic reactions in the body, helping muscles to relax, stabilizing neuronal cell membranes, creating new nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins, and playing a key role in cell signaling and energy production. …

ApoE genetics: what your genes want you to know

By Dave Larson, MD ApoE Genetics: As the prices of genetic testing have fallen, more and more data is being generated about the interplay between our genetic code, our lifestyle choices, and the burden of disease. For example, every baby born in the US is tested for Phenylketonuria (commonly known …

Attitude of Gratitude

by Ryan Bart  “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” ~Rumi Two people can share the same experience on the outside, such as watching the sunset at the beach, yet their inner experience is likely substantially different. This is based on the lens …