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L-Tryptophan the Obesity, Depression & ADD Silver Bullet Solution?

What is dietary Tryptophan and how can it help you lose weight and reduce anxiety? It is one of the 8 essential amino acids our bodies require to function correctly. It is found naturally in varying degrees within food we eat, such as red meat, milk, eggs, turkey, bananas and chocolate, etc. How does Tryptophan work to produce benefits for our bodies that could promote natural weight loss, reduce anxiety, increase happiness, remove depression, and (more…)
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Ageless MirrorAthlete Health Literacy Message for Community

Sharing health literacy and fit healthy lifestyle knowledge isn’t just for individuals. This knowledge can also help communities reverse the obesity and related ill-health course through public-private partnerships participation – which include health literacy education and goal to obtain the monetary and public support resources necessary for expansion of city recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. When partnering with K-12 school districts and other non-profits and for-profit organizations using Ageless MirrorAthlete guiding (more…)

Committee Forms to Expand Recreation Opportunities in Tigard

Above: Tigard Community Recreation Committee (TCRC) [L to R]: Marland Henderson, Connie Ramaekers, Marc Woodard and Neal Brown comprise the TCRC committee.  Tigard Community Recreation Committee (TCRC) is a not for profit committee of citizens with a goal of expanding city recreation opportunities for everyone. The committee is working on a plan to raise enough money to construct a community recreation facility in Tigard — run by the YMCA. Why the YMCA? The YMCA has (more…)

Honest and Tough Conversations Can Save Lives

One of the top 10 causes of death for Oregonians is suicide. Oregon has more deaths each year from suicide than motor vehicle accidents. There are more than 600 deaths by suicide and more than 1,800 hospitalizations due to suicide in Oregon each year. [i] The friends and family members (suicide loss survivors) left behind are forced to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, suicide loss survivors are left in the dark. Too (more…)

Teenage Vaping Health Risks

Over the last few years vaping devices [e-cigarettes] have reached an all-time high in consumer sales and use within the teenage population. What many don’t realize are the known and unknown health risks consequences associated with vaping. For those unfamiliar with these devices, they typically look like a pen or computer memory stick. They use batteries to heat an element inside the device to aerosolize the nicotine or marijuana liquid or solid during inhalation – (more…)

Ageless MirrorAthlete Book Receives “RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books”

Marc Woodard – Ageless MirrorAthlete Author Book Review by Donna Ford Receives RECOMMENDED by the US Review. Learn More about the Ageless MirrorAthlete at: http://www.marcwoodard.com . The book can be previewed and purchased at: Amazon and B&N and iUniverse by clicking on the banner. Not all authors receive the prestigious recommendation by the US Review of Books. We are very proud of the authors achievement. “This insightful 367-page book is about restoring imbalances so the (more…)

Resilient Children Build Strong Families and Communities

On May 17, 2019 I attended a workshop at the City of Tigard, OR public works building, “Creating Strong Families and Communities,” presented by Dr. Amy Stoeber. She covered Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) known to cause life stress and trauma (e.g., divorce, parental arrest, emotional neglect and abuse, bulling, peer pressure etc.). Children who experience ACE and have no positive, or little “trusted” adult interaction are at greater risk of depression, drug addiction, obesity, detachment (more…)

National Cancer Cases on the Rise – But So are Survival Rates

Last Updated:  July 9, 2019, Marc Woodard It is a fact that one or more factors – environmental toxins, poor diet, sedentary and other unhealthy lifestyle habits can cause cell mutation, formation of cancerous tumors and metastasis of those cells. Those at highest risk are those predisposed to cancer genetically. Are we all doomed to get cancer? The simple answer is NO. Ageless MirrorAthlete – Covers Cancer Prevention and So Much More… for sale at Amazon, B&N, iUniverse, (more…)

Ageless MirrorAthlete Pacific Book Review by Allison Walker

Learn More About Ageless MirrorAthlete book at: http://www.marcwoodard.com Title: Ageless Mirror Athlete™: Overweight and Unfit No More Author: Marc T. Woodard Publisher: iUniverse ISBN: 978-1-5320-5373-3 Genre: Health and Fitness Pages: 367. Book can be ordered on Amazon, B&N and iUniverse: Hard and soft book cover and digital copy. To view Ageless MirrorAthlete original pacific book review listed at their website [click here] Pacific Book Review, by Allison Walker, June 2019 “The weight loss industry should (more…)

Interactive and Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone

14 June 2019, Marc Woodard Tigard Parks and Recreation hosted its first Camas Festival on 27 April 2019 within Dirksen Nature Park. The major attraction for many was the camas flowers in bloom [April-May]. A big attraction was the newly constructed shelter and interactive playground for children. It has natural climbing features and chain sawed sections of repurposed logs, with storybook-like carvings masterfully crafted on them. City planners and project managers did a wonderful job (more…)