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Get Smart About Dietary Supplements – Saturday in Harbor East (Register Now!)

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 2:00pm

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Get Smart about Dietary Supplements

A workshop with nutritional research scientist Chris D’Adamo, PhD

Saturday, September 20   •   10 am—2 pm

Let scientific evidence—not marketing claims—be your guide when choosing dietary supplements. This interactive workshop will provide the tools you need to assess product quality and make informed decisions about vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics, and other supplement types.

Discover which supplements have the best scientific evidence for supporting general health and wellness, as well as digestion, cognition, joint health, sleep, immunity, and other functions.

Receive an unbiased checklist for selecting supplements.


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Learn how to evaluate products and avoid deceptive marketing. Bring supplement packages to analyze during the workshop.

See what supplements to avoid, and find out about potentially dangerous interactions between common medications and supplements.

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Learn what medications can deplete important nutrients and how to replenish them.

Get answers to questions about the supplements you’re taking or considering.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Chris D’Adamo, PhD, is a nutritional research scientist with an interest in the synergistic effects of diet, exercise, and genetics on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

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He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health. Dr. D’Adamo serves as the Director of Research at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine where he is currently running clinical trials assessing the efficacy of dietary supplements.

In addition to his academic experience, D’Adamo is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant through the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA). He has also received advanced training in Mind-Body Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine from the Institute for Integrative Health.

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Ex-Steeler

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:36am

Photo via WJZ

Photo via WJZ

With all the awful news about football players circulating these days, it’s nice to hear a heart-warming story every now and then. Like this one, about former Raven Ma’ake Kemoeatu donating a kidney to his brother, Chris, even though his brother used to play for the Steelers.

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Health and Fitness, Links, Schools

Johns Hopkins Gets Involved with the Fight Against Ebola

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 9:35am

Photo via Jhpiego

Photo via Jhpiego

The Ebola outbreak is bad and getting worse. The president is sending in ground troops to build hospitals and train West African health care workers, and the WHO estimates that may cost as much as $1 billion to bring the epidemic under control. And now Johns Hopkins is getting involved, too.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Schools

Four Baltimore Schools Among the Healthiest in the Nation

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 9:53am

Photo via Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Photo via Alliance for a Healthier Generationtim

Back in March, the Today Show picked Baltimore for its yearlong health, fitness, and anti-obesity campaign. Six months later, four Baltimore schools have been ranked among the healthiest in the country. So do we all owe Al Roker a big thank you?

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Health and Fitness

Take “Magic Mushrooms,” Quit Smoking

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 12, 2014 9:35am

Photo by Erik Fenderson, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Erik Fenderson, via Wikimedia Commons

Only a few medical/research facilities in the country have the official clearance to do research on psilocybin, a.k.a. magic mushrooms, a Schedule I drug. Johns Hopkins is one of those authorized to do those experiments, and some of its findings have been amazing–mushrooms have been shown to ease cancer patients’ anxiety about death and help people access profound spiritual experiences. And now new research out of Hopkins indicates that a dose of psilocybin can help longtime smokers finally give up the nicotine habit once and for all.

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Health and Fitness, Roland Park, Schools, Sponsored Post

Concussion Expert Chris Nowinski to Speak at Gilman on Oct. 9

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 3:15pm

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Former Harvard football player turned WWE professional wrestler Chris Nowinski, now a nationally-known advocate for concussion awareness, prevention, and research in athletes, will visit Gilman School on Thursday, October 9, 2014, to talk with students, parents, and coaches. His talk at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium is free and open to the community.

Nowinski is the co-founder and executive director of the Boston-based Sports Legacy Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research. He also co-founded the Boston University CTE Center and works on concussion committees formed by the NFL Players Association, the Ivy League, Major League Lacrosse, and other organizations. His personal experience with brain trauma forced him to retire from WWE and led him to write the critically acclaimed book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis in 2006, which is now in its 3rd edition as Head Games: the Global Concussion Crisis and was adapted for the documentary film Head Games in 2012.

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Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Grit Up and Run the Outward Bound Trail Challenge, Saturday, September 13

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 1:15pm

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Culture, Health and Fitness, Schools

Johns Hopkins Created the Perfect Chill-Out Mix

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 9:43am

Photo of Johns Hopkins psilocybin research via Wikipedia

Photo of Johns Hopkins psilocybin research via Wikipedia

As you probably know, Johns Hopkins has been conducting various experiments using psilocybin–aka  magic mushrooms–for a while now, and the results have been astounding. Their research has shown that even single doses of the hallucinogenic substance can result in profound spiritual experiences and can help ease cancer patients’ fears about death. But as with any psychedelic experience, there’s always the risk of things taking a dark turn. That’s why the Hopkins researchers at the heart of the study have taken extra care to make sure the experiments’ set and setting encourage a sense of spiritual well-being and keep the bad trip vibes at bay. How best to do that? With a totally chill music mix, of course.

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Harbor East, Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

Starts Tomorrow! Soul Body Barre Workout + Brain & Body Boosting Smoothies

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 10:00am

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Soul Body Thrive Workshops

 

Energize, strengthen & nourish your body

Power up your Wednesdays this fall! Each workshop includes:

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Soul Body’s famed SB Barre workout to tighten your core and tone your thighs, hips and seat (30 minutes). These ballet barre-inspired, mat-based moves can be modified for every level.

Healthy recipe demos to excite your inner chef and enhance your nutrition IQ (40 minutes).

Tastings, plus recipe cards to take home.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Sept. 10  •  5:30—7pm
Brain & Body Boosting Smoothies

Green_smoothie7.jpgAfter an invigorating 30-minute SB Barre workout, enjoy great tasting, nutrient-packed goodness. Featuring green and nut smoothies, this workshop will show you how easy it is to consume super foods, veggies, and healthy protein to support mental focus and physical endurance.

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Harbor East, Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

Boost Your Brain & Body at TIIH, Next Wednesday in Harbor East

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 2:30pm

UPDATE:  Please note that the date was corrected from the original post.  The series starts next week, so you have plenty of time to register!
 
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Soul Body Thrive Workshops

Energize, strengthen & nourish your body

Power up your Wednesdays this fall! Each workshop includes:

Crunch2.jpg

Soul Body’s famed SB Barre workout to tighten your core and tone your thighs, hips and seat (30 minutes). These ballet barre-inspired, mat-based moves can be modified for every level.

Healthy recipe demos to excite your inner chef and enhance your nutrition IQ (40 minutes).

Tastings, plus recipe cards to take home.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Sept. 10  •  5:30—7pm Brain & Body Boosting Smoothies

Green_smoothie7.jpgAfter an invigorating 30-minute SB Barre workout, enjoy great tasting, nutrient-packed goodness. Featuring green and nut smoothies, this workshop will show you how easy it is to consume super foods, veggies, and healthy protein to support mental focus and physical endurance.

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