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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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26 February 2017

Can you run the Leadville 100 in Sandals and Burning Fat…Yes You Can!




Sharing the amazing journey of my friend US Army Captain and Physical Therapist Captain Samantha Wood.  We are here together learning and sharing at Low Carb Breckenridge.  Congrats Sam! Here is a short of a much longer race report from http://nprehab.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-leadville-100-saga-final-edition.html It was 3:58 in the morning in downtown Leadville.  There were roughly 650 runners […]

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11 February 2017

Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking and Bros & Bras Join Forces to Launch Running HQ




It has been a really tough decision and something we’ve had to consider every year when we look at what we are trying to do in the community balanced by the sustainability of a small business. We are approaching year 8. I never thought we’d still be here but our community support and seeing people rediscover […]

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30 January 2017

From LA Beach to Miami Beach sharing the Joy of Health




Cops die young, and not from accidents and shootings.  It should not be that way. LA (or anywhere else) is not LA LA Land for First Responders.  I had the privilege of addressing a large group of LA Law Enforcement officers a week ago and our agenda for the full day summit at the Redondo […]

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7 January 2017

New Year, New Simple Habits, and New Running and Health Seminars for 2017




Happy New Year to all. Here is a picture of my first run of the New Year!  What fun in a foot of fresh powder in Canaan Valley WV. What is your goal for the New Year?  My simple advice is to make resolutions you can turn into a habit. To create a healthy habit […]

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16 December 2016

John Glenn- Orbit the Block a Few Times a Day




Last week we observed the passing for one of the last true American heroes, Senator John Glenn.  Glenn truly had “The Right Stuff”: Combat pilot, Supersonic test pilot, first American to orbit the Earth, 5 term Senator from Ohio, and oldest astronaut in US history. Glenn also knew the value of running. He was the […]

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26 November 2016

Happiness is finishing the JFK 50 mile and still feelin good :)




“… if you set out on an adventure and you’re absolutely convinced you are going to be successful, why bother starting?” – Sir Edmund Hillary. I will start this post with the end.  Happiness is finishing a 50 mile race smiling and with spring still in the step.  There is a strange exuberance coming to the […]

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17 November 2016

Can you run a marathon in under 3 hours at age 50 on bacon and eggs and in sandals?




Marine Corps Marathon after action report. Semper Fly 2016 at my 24th Marine Corps Marathon and proud to represent the USAF. The weekend started at the AMAA Marine Corps Marathon Sports Medicine Conference where my topic was “Running with Diabetes” and a focus on low carbohydrate adaptations to endurance sport.  I followed a Sports Nutritionist […]

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28 October 2016

Semper Fly- How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2016




Welcome to the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 23 Boston Marathons and 16 consecutive, 23 Marine Corps Marathons and 16 consecutive, and 17 Air Force Marathons and 14 consecutive.  The average time of these 60 plus finishes of these three races is […]

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19 October 2016

Jennie’s Story on Her Journey to Becoming a Runner




This week sharing the story of my friend Jennie Brackens who with the tribe of Bros and Bras are changing the landscape of health and fitness in our community.  We all talk about “exercise science” , but more important I think is “exercise humanity”.  Thanks Jennie for sharing this amazing story on why we run and […]

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26 September 2016

Two Week Natural Running Tour of Duty




Natural Running friends reporting back from two weeks on a natural running mission!  Now we are less than a week from the 8th Freedom’s Run, the largest running  event in West Virginia and highlighting what we hope is a path for a healthier future.  Come visit October 1!  More at www.freedomsrun.org The first trip was to […]

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