Brain Brawn & Body Your Daily Dose September 1


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Dear Reader:


Letter from the Editor - Eric Von


It was an interesting and encouraging month for us at Brain Brawn & Body. Interesting because we saw an uptick in subscriptions and we can’t say why. There were no special marketing efforts, just our usual, tell folks as we move along, approach we’ve used since we launched the site three years ago.

That’s encouraging. We’re encouraged because we can say that people are catching on, joining the movement to try to achieve better health outcomes for themselves and their families. That’s been our objective from day one and we’re thankful that, maybe, our website has played a small part in changing attitudes around health and wellness.

Thank you to all of you who encouraged people you know to go to Thanks to those of you who inspired others to take stock of their lives, consider what their lives could be with a little effort to live better by doing some pretty simple things – read articles, become enlightened, decide which of those things found on the pages of Brain Brawn & Body were right for you and apply them to your life.

We come to you this month, a new set of 30 days where you can improve on what you’ve began. Thirty days for you to help us help others by telling a friend about the website and the riches it holds.

Tell them about A Healthy Body Can Often Equal a Healthy Brain, that’s one of several new articles that can be found on our Health page. And you can learn the answer to one of today’s burning questions, Why Cook With Cannabis (Nutrition).

On our Finance page, you’ll find a helpful article about costs you might incur if you’re renting an apartment or house and you own a pet. Pet Rent Puts the Bite on Empty Nesters is an enlightening piece about a trend that seems to be setting in around the country.

And for those of you who are wine drinkers, and yes, (a little of the good stuff, every now and then, can be good for you), Here’s to 4 Under-the-Radar Wine Regions, a Leisure page article that introduces you to places you might consider visiting if you’re a wine lover, is a must read.

Those are but a few of the articles you’ll find in the latest edition of Brain Brawn & Body. Read them and please, tell a friend. And in this time of Thanksgiving and preparation for other holidays, we thank you for giving pause to your health and wellness and sharing the knowledge with others you know and love.

Read, learn, enjoy!



Eric Von



How to Buy Good Wine at Cheap Prices

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We love our glass of wine, but when it comes to buying it, we either pick one brand and varietal and stick with it forever — or get completely confused at the store and choose based on price. No more! Follow these experts' tips and you'll be more in command of your wine choices. You'll also be more apt to try new wines and find ones you like.

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Taking On Erectile Dysfunction

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But who will you resolve your ED issues if you can’t find the willingness to discuss it? And, if the issue is a lack of knowledge about what erectile dysfunction is, then how will you find out what you need to know to better deal with your situation if you block the flow of information regarding this condition you can certainly overcome?

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Make Sure to Give Your Health a Tune-Up!

healthscreeningscheckupGo to any car show and you’ll see how those highly-waxed cars gleam in the sun and the engine blocks are so clean you could eat off of them. [But you wouldn’t!]. Just as much care goes into what goes on under the hood.

Any automaker will tell you the importance of keeping your pride and joy on a regular maintenance schedule – use the right gas, check the oil, make sure your tires are inflated to the proper level, rotate the tires on a cyclical basis, keep the springs in check, watch your gauges for any sign of trouble, check out any sounds or movements that aren’t “right.”

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

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Chicago Teen is Helping to Find a Cure for Colon Cancer

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Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure

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Adopting a vegetarian diet may help people shave points off their blood pressure, a large study from Japan suggests.

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5 Must-Know Retirement Savings Concepts

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When it comes to investing for retirement in your 401(k) and the like, there are just five basic financial planning concepts you need to know. It’s that simple.

That’s it. Get a handle on compound interest, inflation, risk diversification, tax treatment of retirement savings vehicles, and employer matches of defined-contribution plans and you’ll be well on your way to better retirement planning and a larger nest egg.

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Info about our app and more health information is available at Brain Brawn & Body and find out about other healthy events on Healthy Happenings

I invite you to read, learn, enjoy!


Eric Von


P.O. Box 761, Milwaukee, WI 53201