Core 101: The Dead Bug

Sit-ups use to rule the fitness world. For many years, sit-ups were seen as the golden ticket to stronger abs and a trim waistline. As a fitness-crazed teenager, I often did 500 sit-ups a day! No doubt this likely contributed to my back pain and spinal injuries as an...

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Getting to the Core of your Body

  The “core” receives a lot of attention in the fitness and physical therapy world.  However, there is often confusion about what the term “core” really means. People often talk about the core as if it is one big muscle. Predictably, when I ask my patients to...

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7 Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmers’ Market This Season

I love when April rolls around and Farmers’ Markets are up and running again here in the Mid-Atlantic. The arrival of beautiful Spring weather is a perfect reminder of the importance of eating locally produced vegetables and fruits in season for optimum health and...

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Lamb: A Healthy Protein Alternative?

When I work with my clients, one of the first things I do is look at their daily diet. I observe to see if they are getting enough vegetables, proteins, fibers, and other nutrients, as well as a good variety in their diet.  Quite often what I see is chicken, chicken,...

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Time to Enjoy Bok Choy

Move over spinach and kale and make room for bok choy. This Chinese cabbage has been popular in Asian dishes for centuries and is now becoming a rising star in the world of superfoods. It has a mild, sweet flavor and crispy texture that combines nicely with many...

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Fennel As Your New Favorite

Eating should be pleasurable and enjoyable. However, you also have to remember that what you put into your mouths 3-4 times a day can have a significant impact on your health. First and foremost, food is intended to fuel and nourish your body. Your brain and body...

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Curious Connection, Part 2: Calcification & K2 to the Rescue

In my previous blog, I began the discussion around the curious connection between heart disease and osteoporosis. Oddly enough there are many incidences that show these conditions often occur together. There are certainly many shared risk factors like smoking, lack of...

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The Curious Connection: Heart disease and osteoporosis

February is American Heart Month. A great time of the year to focus on caring for your heart. Did you know that caring for your heart may also help care for your bones? Interestingly, studies have shown that people with heart disease are more likely to break a bone...

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Can’t Kick those Cravings? It’s not your fault!

We are 4 weeks into 2021, and if you are like most you are finding it difficult to keep your New Year’s resolutions alive. Your enthusiasm for eating clean and exercising daily is fading. You are falling back into your old pattern. You are finding it harder and harder...

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My personal story and what it means to you.

I suffered from GI symptoms for years. I had ongoing stomach pain, heartburn, bloating, and excessive gas that left me feeling miserable, and my stomach distended day after day.  When I sought medical treatment, I was first diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and...

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TESTIMONIAL

Initially, I went to Susan Brady because my family doctor told me to take a holiday from the prescription bone density medicine that I had been taking it for many years. I avoid dairy since I am lactose intolerant and sensitive to dairy protein. I was confident that Susan could recommend a superior quality calcium, balanced with other supplements that would help provide the nutrients I needed for bone health. In addition to recommendations for supplements, she has evaluated my diet and my exercise regimen, making suggestions as needed. With guidance from Susan I have been able to maintain bone health without additional bone density medicine for several years now. ~K.N.