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9 December 2017

Reserve your spot now! Working with SteadyMD to build the world’s first primary care practice, completely online, just for runners




Runners and athletes are often not embraced with a sympathetic ear in medical offices.  “Stop running it will wear out your joints”, “you must take this cholesterol medication”, “you need these meds for life”, and other non -evidence based opinions can be imposed on you and you feel in a position of having to argue […]

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7 December 2017

Betsy Hartley a Hero’s Journey- From 400 Pounds and Severe T2 Diabetes to 100 Mile runner and Healed




This week I share the amazing story of my Oregon ultra running online friend Betsy Hartley. Betsy and I share things frequently over Facebook and her story is one that will change your life if you are facing similar challenges. Read on and you will understand the nothing comes easy, but if you believe you […]

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18 November 2017

Put Your Own Mask on First- LCHF, CrossFit, and Fireproof Badass Lady




Sharing this week an amazing story of transformation from a paramedic on the edge of health to 47 yo Firefighting true badass lady.  I met Tracy Anderson several months ago when she needed cardiac clearance to do a job which requires her to move 35 foot ladders by herself (they weigh 200 pounds) and haul […]

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24 October 2017

True Yoda Of Health Dr. Phil Maffetone Visits For Free Seminar Friday November 3 At Restored Charles Washington Hall




It is a privilege to host my good friend Dr. Phil Maffetone as he returns to West Virginia as we continue our mission to create a healthy community. Dr. Maffetone was an early challenger to the standard American diet and the food pyramid. His books in the early 1990s challenged the low fat diet and […]

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19 October 2017

Semper Fly! How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2017




Mark Cucuzzella MD, Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine, LtCol US Air Force 2006 and 2011 Air Force Marathon Champion; Co-Race Director Freedom’s Run Welcome to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 22 Boston Marathons and 16 consecutive, 23 Marine Corps […]

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15 October 2017

Healthy Running West Virginia with Dr. Phil Maffetone Nov 3-4




Natural Running Friends, Hope you are all have a wonderful and active fall. Not too late to join us for Healthy Running WV course Nov 3-4 (fri-sat) with my good friend and Yoda of Sport Dr. Phil Maffetone. Small course so register now www.healthyrunning.org . All proceeds from course go to our Freedom’s Run non profit . […]

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20 August 2017

Floris Gierman (aka Florrest Gump) on Getting Fast by Running Slow




Today sharing the amazing and joyful story of  internet friend Floris Gierman who took his marathon time from over 4 hours to 2:44 by embracing the slow 🙂 Just this weekend Floris (age 34) ran the Tunnel Vision marathon in 2:55 at a Heart Rate ave 157 (see his results here) Floris is an endurance […]

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23 July 2017

Athlete Perfectionism: The Hijacked Brain




Sharing a guest post from my college teammate at University of Virginia Meg Waldron.  Meg is doing great work helping the minds and spirits of young runners around the country. For young runners and parents this is an important read. Psychologists define perfectionism as a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and […]

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22 July 2017

Giving Back Trough Small Business




I got a surprising recognition this year from the State Journal of West Virginia.  The State Journal is the leading business journal and each year recognizes the top 10 influencers in business.  Somehow my name through our wonderful small retail Two Rivers Treads made the list of Top 10 Who’s Who.  Sharing a nice story […]

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6 July 2017

Natural Running Friend Camille Herron wins the World’s Greatest Race- The Comrades Marathon




Enjoy the most amazing running story of the year. NRC Friend Camille Herron brings back the spirit of the legendary Anne Trason (last American winner 1997 and the star Female in Born to Run) and wins the Comrades Marathon (which is 55 miles in the hot African sun). This race is likely the most challenging […]

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14 June 2017

Want to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes- Try This!




“The future of our state’s economy depends on solving the health crisis.” –Delegate Matt Rohrbach at Try This After 12 years living in my state of West Virginia I can now honestly state I live in a Healing Community. What is a Healing Community? Emphasizes the social context as key component and carried out in […]

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23 May 2017

Ron Allison- Lose Half Your Body and Regain the Good Life




Sharing the story of my friend Ron Allison who is a good friend from Dayton Ohio who I have met several times on trips to my Air Force Reserve home of Wright Patterson AFB. Ron is inspiring others that yes you can do this and the journey although challenging, is filled with joy of a […]

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19 May 2017

Mick Brown (aka Aussie Clydesdale) – A Natural Running Odyssey




Sharing the journey of my good friend Mick Brown who has transformed himself into a fat burning and bullet proof elite runner.  Read on and learn some life lessons from a wise Aussie. …………………. “We are all experiments of one.” Dr Mark Cucuzzella. Weight has always been an issue for me. Running has always been […]

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5 May 2017

Restore Your Health – Story of my friend Darrell Jones




Sharing the inspiring story of my friend Darrell Jones who is showing our community you can restore health and find joy and new friendships in the process.  Good luck in your marathon this weekend and see you at the JFK 50!   As a child I always had a strong sweet tooth. There were areas […]

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3 May 2017

A Day in the Life in Shamma Sandals….and the Science of Why




I have been loving my Shamma Running Sandals well over 2 years now. I have run hundreds of miles of training runs, 2 marathons, and an Ultra.  When traveling now the only footwear I bring is a pair of sandals unless it’s cold or I need something formal. Here is a tour of last Sunday […]

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23 April 2017

Q and A With Maffetone Method Facebook Group




Tony Konvalin who is a fellow Dr Phil Maffetone Enthusiast and also host of the fun and informative Bluegrass Runner Blog asked some questions about how I apply Phil’s methods over the years.  Here it goes. Look forward to presenting alongside Phil this weekend at Healthy Running San Luis Obispo. You can still come! www.healthyrunning.org I […]

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18 April 2017

Mysterious Reservoirs Of Power At The 2017 Boston Marathon




…. when your everyday strength is gone, can draw on a mysterious reservoir of power far greater. Then it is that you can reach for the stars. That is the way champions are made. —George Yeoman Pocock to the Boys in the Boat Yesterday at the Boston Marathon this quote was in my mind.  Kathrine […]

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10 April 2017

West Virginia Can’t Wait….So Try This! We Welcome Gary Taubes




Come to Buckhannon WV June 1  for Try This Health Professions Day and stay for full Try This conference June 2-3.  West Virginia can’t wait and we can lead the USA.  We will be hosting one of the world’s authorities on food science Gary Taubes.  Gary is the author of NYT Bestselling The Case Against […]

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31 March 2017

Rachael McKinney – My English Paper and Family Project: Can You Reverse Diabetes?




Sharing the story from my friend and colleague from the US Air Force Marathon Rachael McKinney .  She took on Type 2 Diabetes for her English Class paper and has almost reversed her husband’s Diabetes and improved the whole families health! I’d give this A plus.  Thank you Rachael and Michael for sharing this story. […]

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31 March 2017

Eat and Run for Your life Podcast Nourish Balance Thrive




Weekend download. http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/podcasts/nourish-balance-thrive/how-run-efficiently-drs-cucuzzella-wood/ We keep it light. Over 35 years in running and over 25 years of medicine I have made all the mistakes and learned a few things along the way that I share In this podcast. I give credit to many who have helped me learn. RobbWolf, Arthur Lydiard, Tim Noakes, Stephen Phinney, […]

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26 March 2017

How to Run the Boston Marathon 2017- Trying for 30 Years Under 3:00




April 17 will be my 23rd running of the Boston Marathon and 17th consecutive.  My only Boston misses since 1989 were for military duties and a foot surgery. I’m not much for streaks and run Boston, Marine Corps, and Air Force Marathons every year to get out on the course with friends, fellow Service Members, Vets, […]

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22 March 2017

An Unlikely Journey from Cancer to Minimalist Ultra Runner- My Friend Randy Kreill




Sharing the amazing journey back to health from my barefoot and sandal running friend Randy Kreill.  I got to share some beautiful trails with Randy in Yellow Springs Ohio on a recent USAF trip.  Randy and I have civil discussions on diet.  He is all plant and I add some bacon 🙂  I wish the […]

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19 March 2017

Wake Up the Springs This Spring- Try These Simple Drills




Feeling stiff and slow after the winter. Wake up the Springs this Spring! Here are some safe and simple drills I do almost daily at the end of a run. Drills maintain the spring in your step, your coordination, and speed. I so 4 to 6 sets of each.  Takes about 10 minutes but a […]

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18 March 2017

Thomas Cunningham- Maffetoning to Boston!




Sharing the story of online friend and fast Masters runner Thomas Cunningham.  It’s never too late to learn new things about your inner machinery.  Thomas see you in Hopkinton! Your butcher is right….the Ribeye is awesome and you cannot mess it up. ………………… I ran my first marathon in 1994 in a time of 3:44. […]

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7 March 2017

Burn Fat for Health and Performance: Becoming A “Better Butter Burner”




Sharing a post from my presentation at Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 and at Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians in Seattle.  It was a privilege to be part of the speakers at these events and together we are trying to create a new paradigm restoring health around the world. Fitness expert Covert Bailey in the 1970’s […]

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