Author Archives: Mark Scheurer

Perspectives on “Cutting Weight”

I was on local ESPN radio a couple of weeks ago (22 June) with my friend and trainer Chris Leben, discussing the medical implications of rapid weight loss — intentional dehydration — to reach a specific weight goal by a specific … Continue reading

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“Love Life”

I saw a very gracious, pleasant woman recently who was in her late sixties and appeared essentially healthy except for hearing loss. When I mentioned to her that the implant that would allow her to hear well again would most … Continue reading

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Strength and Health

I’ve never been a “gym rat” and, like most people, until a few years ago I had no clear idea of exactly of what I was trying to achieve in the gym or how to most effectively go about it. … Continue reading

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Full Speed Ahead on Cholesterol — You Can Have Your Lobster Now

Imagine that there was a trusted judge in your town who had been making important decisions for many decades. Let’s say for the sake of argument that he had sent a person to prison many decades ago, but just recently … Continue reading

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The Truth About Getting A Firm Butt

It’s the Holy Grail — a firm, toned butt. And the amount of misinformation out there with regard to how to get one is pretty amazing! The desire to optimize this area of the body seems to be particularly strong … Continue reading

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Processed “Food”

A few months ago, after advising a patient to stop eating processed food, he stopped me and asked me to define what processed food is. It’s such a simple question and is one that isn’t asked often enough. Processed “food” … Continue reading

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Some Nutrition Basics

Many people have had minimal exposure to the basics of nutrition — so I’m going to try to provide some essential information about it here and expand upon other areas in future posts. Nutrition can broadly be broken up into macro … Continue reading

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Soccer Snack Autopsy

Anyone who has had kids is familiar with the goody bag that is often distributed to children after soccer games. I’ve decided to do a nutritional analysis on a snack handout that one of my kids was given recently. These … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Last Summer I was walking out of a Starbucks and almost bumped in to a young man who stepped in front of me on the sidewalk. I never touched him but he became very agitated, and it was obvious by … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

“Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics” is frequently attributed to Mark Twain but no one is completely sure where the phrase comes from. But the basic idea is this: that lying is one thing, telling a bad lie is another thing, … Continue reading

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