Archive for September, 2009

Bolshoi Ballet Guest Lecture

As a former board member for 18 years of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, a student-professional dance company, I had the opportunity to work with talented dancers from around the world. One such person is Ilze Liepa, principal dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet and Russian movie actress. The Moscow Company has been heralded as the finest dance troupe in the world. Responding to her invitations, I attended dance classes and spoke to her colleagues at the Bolshoi Theatre about nutrition, strength training and back pain. In September of 1994, I also traveled to recently popularized Yekaterinburg, the City of Katherine The Great near Siberia. Remember the legendary Russian Czarist couple Nicholas and Alexandria? I held a similar discussion with their dance company, The State Ballet Theater.

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Ballerina Interview

Lisa Sunstrom, former principal dancer for the Pennsylvania Ballet and I were asked to assist with the first Annual Benefit Dance Concert for the AIDS Foundation of Philadelphia, which was produced at the Academy of Music. I treated some of the dancers and Lisa performed at the event.   She is a strong proponent for good health and chiropractic. Her are some of her thoughts you may find interesting.

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Water – Essential for Life and Health

Warm weather causes increased perspiration which requires the ingestion of more fluids, none of which is as beneficial as water. The replenishment of electrolytes, small substances found in fluids essential in preventing dehydration, is just as important. Gatorade is the most recognized and one of the best electrolyte replenishment drinks, and if you ever tasted it it has a light sweet flavor.
Likewise, natural fruit juices (excluding orange and other citrus products, because of their acidity and low-nutrient contents) do just as well as Gatorade for most of us as our needs are not that great. Intense activities, which result in large amounts of perspiration, require Gatorade or a homemade mixture of two-thirds water and one-third fruit juice. At room temperature it is easiest to digest and least irritating for the esophagus and stomach. Also, one should not drink right after or before submersing in water.

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Electrolyte and Water Consumption

Electrolytes — Necessary Liquid Nutrients
Have you ever felt lightheaded or dizzy after enjoying the hot sun and then subsequently bloated after consuming large quantities of your favorite cold drink? Does it occur at the worst time — family cook-outs, friends’ parties, sporting events? The following tips may make your “fun in the sun” more enjoyable.
Long periods of perspiration deplete your body of fluids and electrolytes causing temporary mild dehydration. Electrolytes are small nutrients that are easily absorbed, but quickly depleted during perspiration. One should replenish electrolytes, which consist of mostly potassium and glucose, with a high quality sport drink such as Gatoraide or, better yet, a natural fruit juice mixed equally with water. Important as it is, water by itself contains no electrolytes and will not provide complete relief. We drink it excessively in an attempt to replace electrolytes, when it possess none, leaving us feeling bloated. Drink it slowly, at room temperature when the body cools and perspiration stops. Never drink when out of breath.
Water — For Life and Disease Prevention…

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The Importance of Breakfast

How many times have we heard that eating breakfast everyday is essential for good health? If Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was correct when he advised “eat when hungry and drink when thirsty”, why then aren’t we hungry in the morning? Why is breakfast so important? majority of our daily tasks. We need food to start the day so that the gastrointestinal system (G-I) can provide energy before the body starts working. This is important because if nutrients are not available immediately for absorption, our bodies become stressed. instantaneously. If there is no food in the G-I, alternative sources are employed which process nutrients from storage more slowly and inefficiently. This often results in mood swings and late afternoon fatigue.

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Know Your Cholesterol Count

 Although heart disease is one of our top killers, according to a survey in the mid-90s, only 8% of all Americans knew their cholesterol levels. This general lack of awareness of a silent killer has prompted concern among doctors. While at times research has produced some conflicting evidence, one message continues to be clear: 

 

reducing the level of cholesterol lowers the rate of death from heart disease. There are two major types of cholesterol in the blood stream. Harmful low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol into the arteries where it can form plaques, which may block the flow of blood and cause a heart attack. Healthful high-density lipoproteins (HDL) carry LDL cholesterol from the arteries to the liver where it can be removed from the body. In essence, HDL serves as an arterial “scouring pad”.Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
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