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Ask Chia Doc: Diabetes Awareness Month and 5 Shocking Stats

Ask Chia Doc: Diabetes Awareness Month and 5 Shocking Stats

Breast Cancer Awareness Month wrapped up a few weeks ago, and now we’re rolling through Diabetes Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is a horrific disease, but I’m always confused how a disease that affects 26 million Americans and kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS combined does not get as much attention.  So while preparing this […]

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Austin Zakari Chats with Chia Girl: Cold and Flu Season – Why Some Supplements May Make You Sicker

Austin Zakari Chats with Chia Girl: Cold and Flu Season – Why Some Supplements May Make You Sicker

This week Drink Chia is excited to welcome a post by Austin Zakari! Austin is an adjunct professor of anthropology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Sixty-one billion dollars…that’s the estimated worth of the U.S supplement industry.  Did you know more than half of all Americans take  supplements daily?  And disconcertingly, nearly  a dozen recently […]

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Vitamin Shoppe Drink Chia Promo!

Vitamin Shoppe is having a special on Drink Chia! through November and December! Get 2 bottles of  Drink Chia for only $5! Find your nearest Vitamin Shoppe in our Store Locator!

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Chia Girl Health Headlines: NYC Marathon, Kentucky Chia, Obesity and Early Onset of Puberty

Chia Girl Health Headlines:  NYC Marathon, Kentucky Chia, Obesity and Early Onset of Puberty

What a week it’s been…I can hardly believe we are sliding head first into the holiday season, which means life is about to get a lot busier for all of us!
If you haven’t had time to catch up on the week’s health and fitness news, let me hit the highlights for you.
Here are three health […]

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Drink Chia Friend, Susan Shepherd Paul Chats About The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and Health Initiatives among Eastern Cherokee Tribe

Drink Chia Friend, Susan Shepherd Paul Chats About The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and Health Initiatives among Eastern Cherokee Tribe

So many of you have been asking about my trip back into the Smoky Mountains for the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon.  If you don’t already know what happened on my last Appalachian adventure, click here.  This time around was much better.  I finished fifth in my age division!  Yes, there were more than five people.
To […]

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Chia Girl Chat – The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Chia Girl Chat – The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Can you believe the holiday season is almost here?  This year is flying by at record pace, and as I sit here writing, looking out my window, it FINALLY feels like fall here in Central Florida.  The temperature in the Orlando area dropped into the 50’s overnight.  Seriously, this is a big deal here!  The […]

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Ask Chia Doc: Pedicures, MRSA, and Five Things You Need to Know Stay Safe

Ask Chia Doc:  Pedicures, MRSA, and Five Things You Need to Know Stay Safe

I hope you had a nice week!  It’s been a busy last several days for me getting back to work after a really invigorating weekend in North Carolina at the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon.  We’ll talk more about some of the great efforts being done on the reservation there next week.
A patient contacted me a […]

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Chia Girl Talks Dog Treats Making Pets Sick and Why To Feed Fido Chia

Chia Girl Talks Dog Treats Making Pets Sick and Why To Feed Fido Chia

Don’t be jealous, but this face greets me at work almost every day.  OK, I know, you are just pea green with envy.  You can’t help it.
Meet Dooley.  He’s a silent partner at Drink Chia (unless he needs to go outside or sees a squirrel, then he isn’t all that silent).  This lovable Australian Labradoodle […]

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Chia Girl Talks Oreo Addiction, Bacon and Fertility in This Week’s Health Headlines

Chia Girl Talks Oreo Addiction, Bacon and Fertility in This Week’s Health Headlines

I have a confession…
I’m a little bit of a research nerd.
It’s true.  Yes, I like to think of myself as a hip, fun, fit mom, but think about it…maintaining that status requires information.  Lots of it.  When I was developing Drink Chia,  health, fitness and nutrition journals became my best friend.
So in our effort to […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Gatlin Talks with Chia Doc About Injury Recovery

Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Gatlin Talks with Chia Doc About Injury Recovery

This week we’re talking how to safely recover from an injury.  As a lower extremity specialist, I treat injuries on a daily basis.  Professional and world-class athletes certainly are not exempt from getting hurt.  Earlier this year one of my most accomplished patients, Olympic Gold medalist Justin Gatlin, sustained an injury resulting in a torn […]

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