Friday, May 31, 2013

Epic Food Errors

May 31, 2013
Find out if you make any of these epic food errors!

Tune in to see Dr. Fuhrman with Dr. Oz on Tuesday, 6/4. Check your local listings for time and channel. 

In this episode, which originally aired on 1/10, Dr. Oz turns to Dr. Fuhrman for his expertise on why diets simply DO NOT WORK — and how they actually contribute to America's obesity epidemic! Throw away everything you think you know about dieting. Learn from Dr. Fuhrman how to stop your hunger in its tracks and lose excess weight, permanently!

During Dr. Fuhrman's appearance you will learn:

  • Why Diets don’t work
  • Three signs of true hunger
  • Five foods to combat “toxic hunger”

Could you be making common mistakes that sabotage your weight-loss efforts and cause you to pack on the pounds? Tune in and learn what you’ve been doing wrong and get the simple solutions you need to get it right!
*Please check your local television listing for correct time and channel.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

What Are You Waiting For?

Stop waiting untill you feel like it and just do it! approved <3

UGGGG!! Suffering Shin Splints

It's Here- The weekend that kicks off summer!! Along with that comes the warmer weather and we all like to be outside. Runners are out and taking it to  the pavement and the mud! Some that have never ran are giving it a try! The challenging 5ks that are being offered are making fitness fun! Once you are on a roll of getting the pace down.... I hate to be the bear of bad news BUT sometimes those sucking shin splints will come knocking at your door..Don't give up! I have some information  for you that can ease the pain!
Shin splints are very common. They're the cause of 13% of all running injuries. Runners might get them after ramping up their workout intensity, or changing the surface they run on -- like shifting from a dirt path to asphalt.

What's the Treatment for Shin Splints?

Although shin splints may be caused by different problems, treatment is usually the same: Rest your body so the underlying issue heals. Here are some other things to try:

  • Icing the shin to reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days, or until the pain is gone.
  • Anti-inflammatory painkillers. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin, will help with pain and swelling. However, these drugs can have side effects, like an increased risk of bleeding and ulcers. They should be used only occasionally unless your doctor specifically says otherwise.
  • Arch supports for your shoes. These orthotics -- which can be custom-made or bought off the shelf -- may help with flat feet.
  • Range of motion exercises, if your doctor recommends them.
  • Neoprene sleeve to support and warm the leg.
  • Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in your shins.
Don't let them bring you down--Keep battling!
Now go kick some ASS!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fear of Change

The Thing About Change:
We’re all for it when it doesn’t involve too much risk or it’s something that instantly makes us happy, like going on vacation. Usually, however, all kinds of fears poison our ideas about change—fear of failure, fear of something horrible happening, fear of the great unknown. People tend to resist change, even if what they’re currently doing isn’t working. Yet change is inevitable—and necessary—if one wants to take the next step in life. Without it, your workout regimen would become less effective; your job would no longer challenge you; your relationships would be stuck in the 1990’s. If you’re not changing, you’re not learning…If you’re not changing, you’re not growing.
Be receptive to change, and you’ll find yourself not only happier—but also healthier—mentally and physically.  Try to look at change as an exciting challenge or a unique opportunity, not as a hurdle to overcome. Plan for it, be ready for it. Remember change is not often a quick and easy fix, but instead a slow and steady process. There will likely be speed bumps along the way…so expect them, don’t give in to them.  Remind yourself… are the one in control of your destiny…and your future arrives every day!
Lets go Kick some Ass!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

There is Happiness in Fitness

Have you ever wanted to find a way to bring your family and friends together for a fun day of Fitness? This weekend I had the privilege of spending some quality time with my sister and her friend doing the 5k ColorRun. I can't explain the feelings I had when I realized we were surrounded by "Happy People" Did you ever notice how Happy People are easily motivated...It dawned on me how Happiness is our birthright- no one can take it away from you and no one can give it to you.  I am going to suggest you rally your family and friends and bring them together for a unique, fun and healthy adventure! -You won't be sorry!
Don't put off your happiness another Day!


The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!
With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
  1. Wear white at the starting line
  2. Finish plastered in color
Now the single largest event series in the nation, The Color Run is exploding since our debut event in January of 2012 and will grow from over 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012, to over 100 events and over a million participants in 2013. Click here to join the party.
Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.


While The Color Run event is all about fun and positive energy, the 5k also focuses on promoting healthy living. Over 60% of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and the event is making headway on the growing national focus of improving health and wellness.
In October, The Color Run event was featured on Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, an initiative to motivate youth to get out and be active. The segment showed how kids celebrated around the country, featuring Nickelodeon stars and celebrities, including the First Lady. The Color Run event was a major highlight of the segment, and showed kids’ participation and thoughts on the 5k.
One child comments, “I play because it’s healthy and fun; especially when you’re running through color!”
Another remarked, “I’ve never run before, but I’m excited about The Color Run because we get to get color splashed on us and its so much fun.”


“We call The Color Run the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’ because our events bring together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and fun environment,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run.
And after hundreds of thousands of participants have crossed the finish line – the name has stuck.
Want to add some happiness to your life? Click here to register.


“Color Runners” vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to anyone – 2 year olds to 80 year olds, first time runners to professional athletes. Over 60% of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments. Others participate to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting diseases. More run for love, and The Color Run event has sparked approximately 10 marriage proposals and one wedding.
What are you running for? Tell us here.
So, whether you are a casual mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!

Giving Back

The Color Run also focuses on giving back, choosing a local charity for each city we visit. We raised donations for over 60 local and national charities in 2012.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Is Multitasking Real?

Multi-tasking isn’t just a word we toss around anymore— it’s now a very real way of life!  Without it, many things would go undone. But with it, we have the chance to use our time efficiently and productively. Even when it comes to meeting our physical fitness needs!
As the owner and operator of three separate businesses, I have to multi-task every single day! Since one of my jobs is to inspire you to be healthier, I have a few tips on how to infuse your everyday “To-Do List” with several mini, but mighty, workout moves. Use these simple suggestions and you’ll not only cross items off your chore list, you’ll be on your way to a fitter, more-fabulous, YOU!
First off, the next time you’re wiping down your countertops, use small circular motions, moving your arms forward and back. Think about igniting your core as you bend to reach across the surface, pressing your dishrag down with intention and force. Bam! Your arms just received a workout, and your tummy just became a little bit tighter!
Next, re-think your chore of vacuuming floors! It can be about more than just achieving lint-free carpet! Add in leg lunges every time you push the handle forward, moving from one side of the room to the other. Turn and repeat, back to the other side, lunging on your other leg! Bam, Bam! Two tasks done for the price of one! Your legs shape up right along with your floors!
No matter what you do, remember to tighten your abs, ignite your core. Squat, lift, twist, and turn. Use your body to its fullest potential, and before you know it, you’ll become a “clean, mean, fightin’ machine!”

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Best Sex!

WISH I May, WISH I Might … Have the Sex I Deserve Tonight!

Sign your support to the Women’s Initiative in Sexual Health
Like most doctors, I go to a lot of medical conferences. It’s a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and learn about the latest research. But of all the conferences  I attend, none even come close to ISSWSH, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. I can guarantee you that this is the only medical conference that has lectures on orgasmic headaches, how to repair a clitoris that gets inadvertently ripped off, and the best position for someone with severe arthritis to have comfortable  oral sex. I even presented my own research on the percentage of gynecologists that would use vaginal estrogen if they had breast cancer (95%). Instead of booths with the latest anti-hypertensive drugs, exhibits highlight the best silicone lubricant and the latest sex toys.
While it is great fun, the conference is an opportunity for health professionals to  get serious medical information with experts from all over the world presenting their papers and research.
But this year, something was highlighted that was unique. Something that women around the world have been wishing for and, in fact, should be demanding: A solution for female sexual dysfunction. During the discussion of the new oral pill to alleviate vaginal dryness, there was additional discussion surrounding the fact that it has proven very challenging for a women’s sexual health drug to get FDA approval. Even if someone does discover the perfect pill that will keep women lubricated, interested, and highly orgasmic, if history is any indicator, the chance that the FDA will approve that pill before our daughters are grandmothers, is unlikely.
Contrast that to the ease with which drugs get approved for men’s sexual health:
  • There are 15 drugs that are FDA approved to treat sexual issues in men.
  • There are only 5 drugs that are FDA approved to treat vaginal dryness.
  • There are 0 drugs that are FDA approved to treat lack of libido in women.
It’s hard to make an argument that the FDA is just being careful when only 3,000 men were in the trial to get Viagra approved. Libido drugs such as flibanserin and testosterone were rejected despite the fact that 11,0000 women were in the trial for flibanserin, and 10,000 women were in trials for testosterone, both with strong safety and efficacy data.
I hope you are as  angry as I am that there is so little attention paid to this situation in spite of the fact that 43% of women suffer from some sort of sexual dysfunction.
It’s time to channel that anger into action.
An important initiative is underway called WISH (Women’s Initiative in Sexual Health). WISH is working to raise public awareness about the importance of female sexual health, and the WISH Petition is being circulated to let government agencies know that women deserve and need the same kind of therapies, research, and options that the men have always had. Leading women’s sexual health experts want to get a million signatures on a petition to let the FDA know that there should be as much emphasis on women’s sexual health therapies as the guys have had for years.
Please take a few seconds to sign your support to this important initiative by visiting today.

Lauren Streicher, MD

Lauren Streicher, MD
Dr. Lauren Streicher is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, The Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. Her clinical interests include all aspects of gynecology but Dr. Streicher has a particular interest and expertise in menopause, sexual health, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and alternatives to hysterectomy. Dr. Streicher is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist,  a member of the Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy, The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and a certified menopause practitioner of The North American Menopause Society.
Considered a thought leader in her field, Dr. Streicher has appeared in numerous national and local media outlets discussing all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her “What’s Up Down There” segments were seen weekly on NBC’s In The Loop With iVillage. She hosted “Advances in Women’s Health" onReach MD XM 24, the station for medical professionals. She appears regularly on ABC’s Windy City LiveCastle Connolly and Chicago Magazine have consistently recognized her as one of the “Top Doctors” in Chicago.
Her  book, The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, remains the #1 book on hysterectomy on The second edition was released in February 2013. She is currently working on a book about sexual health after menopause.
To learn about Dr. Streicher’s practice or make an appointment, For more information on Dr. Streicher, visit Follow her on Twitter @doctorstreicher or visit her on Facebook.
To purchase your copy of The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy,click here.