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45 & Thrive: A new year, and time for a change

As readers who follow this column perhaps might recall from my article from back in September, I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, in that article I argued the position that for many people, September 1st is a more practical and reasonable time of year to

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45 and Thrive: ‘Muscle is Medicine’

If you’ve followed this column at all, you’ve likely noticed that I’m a fan of catch phrases and quips. Despite the fact that short, pointed messaging runs the risk of not telling the whole story, there can be a lot of truth and wisdom found in a few thoughtful, well

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45 and Thrive: The ‘Fast’ and the ‘Curious’

  Fasting is one of the most prominent buzz words in recent discussions about diet, nutrition and optimizing wellbeing. There has been a proliferation of articles about fasting in general, and about intermittent fasting, time restricted feeding, and various fasting protocols in particular. The info can be dizzying! So let’s

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45 & Thrive: Food and Fitness – Synergy, Energy and Longevity.

  I love food; I love to eat. I enjoy exploring new culinary experiences and, within a few parameters, there is virtually nothing I won’t eat. I don’t feel deprived of any foods, but I do temper my consumption of some foods. So, in this era of dogmatic dieting, what

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Springtime weight loss for pets

  Spring time is finally here! I know what you’re thinking: warm weather, green grass, barbecues, and getting that beach body. But while you’re working on yourself, let’s not forget about our pets. Let’s face it, wintertime isn’t good for dieting. And while you can totally control your own workout

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45 & Thrive: MED-Evolutionary Wellness; More than a name

I’ve been asked the genesis of the name for my wellness consultancy, MED-Evolutionary Wellness. This name arises from the fundamentals of what I believe to be the best lifestyle practices for many, and especially for those of us 45 and older who seek to have and maintain a robust lifestyle.

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Reader question on dog flatulence

  This week, I’m answering another question submitted by a reader!   Hello, I have a black lab who seems to, for the last 6 months or so, be passing horrible smelling gas… nothing has been changed with his diet… he only eats his kibble (Acana dog food), and he

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45 & Thrive: A guide to robust longevity

Michael wake surfing in the summer of 2018. Welcome to 45 & Thrive, a series of discussions about health, fitness and nutrition for active mature adults. Through this column I hope to convey helpful, thought provoking, and common-sense information for those of us around ‘middle age’ who want to optimize

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Pets: dogs and joints question from reader

  In this post, I’ll be addressing a question I received from a reader: “Lately, I’ve noticed that there’s a slight popping noise when my dog lifts his leg to pee. It happens with both legs, so it’s not specific to one leg. I know there are a lot of

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