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Off-Season Tips for Endurance Athletes

By Sally Drake, Swim Bike Run Endurance Coaching - The active summer season is over and it is now time to focus on what improvements you can make for next year. First, recap your season by writing out a summary of your workouts and/or races, including split times compared to goal times, etc. Include areas that need improvement or, weaknesses.  ... Read More »

Thrill The World

Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  Every October, since 2006, Funky Zombies across the globe gather to synchronize their watches and dance to the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller! This year Studio Rue Ltd. is the event coordinator for the St. Louis area! Help us dance our way ... Read More »

Fit Body Contouring

Sometimes eating a low-calorie, healthy diet and exercising does not give us the results we are seeking. As our bodies age, looking fit and staying in shape is harder to accomplish. The search for a shapelier silhouette continues to drive people to seek aesthetic therapies, but not everyone is willing to go under the knife to lose inches. Fit Body ... Read More »

ALPHA-STIM® Treatment Aid for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression

I see a variety of concerns from clients seeking mental health counseling and coaching.  Anxiety, insomnia, and depression are some of the most prevalent.  And even if my clients don’t meet criteria for a full diagnosis, most all people at some time in their lives suffer from some form of anxiety, insomnia, and depression.  These concerns can feel debilitating, overwhelming, ... Read More »

Endometriosis and Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Endometriosis? For females with endometriosis, uterine lining is retained in the body, implanting in areas throughout the abdomen. These uterine tissues accumulate on the bladder, bowel, ovaries, and other organs, causing the development of adhesions and scarring. Endometriosis then causes symptoms that include painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, painful intercourse, painful bowel movements, rectal pain and urinary ... Read More »

Zucchini Sliders with Herbed Mayo

Ingredients: 3 large zucchini, shredded 1/2 C silken tofu, pureed 1 bunch of scallions, thinly sliced 1 C bread crumbs 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 C chopped parsley 2 TBS Italian seasoning (I like Trader Joe’s 21 Salute) salt/pepper to taste oil as needed for frying Instruction: Lightly salt the zucchini and set aside in a colander for 30 minutes ... Read More »

Childlike Parenting

Despite a handful of academic and professional accomplishments in the field of human development and psychology, I accept that I am at best a mediocre parent.  At 10 o’clock in the evening when our 2 and 3 year old girls are engaged in a screaming competition, none of those academic or professional accomplishments matter.  In those moments of confusion, chaos, ... Read More »

Is it Blood Sugar?

I am amazed how many times blood sugar dys-regulation, the inability for our bodies to properly regulate our blood sugar levels, is one of the most significant factors or drivers in the patients we see! If we got together with a group of friends, we would likely find three or four reactive hypoglycemics, five with insulin resistance, two pre-diabetics and ... Read More »

Workplace Wellness: Is Good Health Good Business?

By Thomas Murphy - In my role as an employee benefit consultant, I work with many employers on finding solutions that provide affordable and comprehensive coverage to their employees.  For many employers, the cost to provide their benefit program is their second largest expense, outside of payroll expenses.  Many of our discussions turn to “how can I control costs.” I ... Read More »


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many people may ask “What possibly could an orthopedic surgeon have to talk about with regards to breast cancer?” Surprisingly, one of the most recognized complications after breast cancer surgery is Adhesive Capsulitis, or “Frozen Shoulder.” In a recent study of shoulder pain in cancer related patients, over 53% of the patients ... Read More »

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