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Julie Deardorff

Julie Deardorff
Birthplace: Wheaton, IL
Education: University of Iowa (BA in journalism, MBA)
Childhood Influences: "Free To Be You and Me", Title IX, scoliosis, Ed Smith, my elementary school physical education instructor; Pat Johnson, my 4th grade teacher. (Where are you, Mrs. Johnson?) My olders sister, Amy, who forced me to play running bases and watch the Cubs. And, of course, my parents.
Most thrilling high school moment: Playing for Wheaton Central in the 1985 Class AA girls state basketball championship. Greatest physical challenge: Delivering a 9.2-pound baby without pain meds; two Ironman triathlons.
Pet peeve: Sitting in a car.
Words to live by: "Dieting makes you fa...
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Birthplace: Wheaton, IL
Education: University of Iowa (BA in journalism, MBA)
Childhood Influences: "Free To Be You and Me", Title IX, scoliosis, Ed Smith, my elementary school physical education instructor; Pat Johnson, my 4th grade teacher. (Where are you, Mrs. Johnson?) My olders sister, Amy, who forced me to play running bases and watch the Cubs. And, of course, my parents.
Most thrilling high school moment: Playing for Wheaton Central in the 1985 Class AA girls state basketball championship. Greatest physical challenge: Delivering a 9.2-pound baby without pain meds; two Ironman triathlons.
Pet peeve: Sitting in a car.
Words to live by: "Dieting makes you fat."
Favorite running songs: Bruce Springsteen's "This Little Light of Mine"
Recently read: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" By Barbara Kingsolver
Recently listened to on CD: "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory
Favorite magazines include: New Scientist and The Week.
Favorite gadget: The Myself Pelvic Muscle Trainer.
Where I've traveled: Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Zambia, Tokyo, Europe and the Philippines.
Family members: Husband: Clinton, a carpenter, runner, gourmet cook, primary-care parent, and my role model for good nutrition. Sons: Luke and Erik. Cat: Zoe.
I eat: A plant-based diet. No red meat or poultry since 1985; incorporated wild salmon in 2000.
Favorite superfoods: Avocados, broccoli, blueberries, eggs, spinach, quinoa.
When no one's looking I eat: My son's leftovers.
Medical mystery I'd most like to see solved in my lifetime: Autism.
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  • Research: Knuckle-Cracking Not So Bad

    Research: Knuckle-Cracking Not So Bad
    If 2010 was the year you were going to stop cracking your knuckles, you may want to consider another resolution. Despite what such renowned authorities as your mother might say, the obnoxious habit does not lead to arthritis of the fingers, according...
  • Can Antioxidant Benefits be Measured?

    Can Antioxidant Benefits be Measured?
    Like every other diet program out there, Keri Glassman's antioxidant-based "O2 Diet" promises to make you thin and beautiful. And it's easy: Just eat foods that have high antioxidant levels. But the scale used in the book to determine antioxidant...
  • 5 Shoes to Rock Your World

    5 Shoes to Rock Your World
    Stability used to be a good thing in a shoe. But the current "fitness" footwear craze takes the opposite approach: By subtly throwing your body off balance, these shoes supposedly help you lose weight and sculpt muscles. The secret is the shoe's unstable...
  • Taking the dysfunction out of your function

    Taking the dysfunction out of your function
    Holiday gatherings are fraught with delicate situations. Should you offer the recovering alcoholic a drink? What if your niece with an eating disorder isn't eating? How do you wish "happy" anything to a recent divorcee? It's almost enough to drive a...
  • Disagreement over just what's in that glass of raw milk

    Disagreement over just what's in that glass of raw milk
    The federal government and virtually all public health agencies oppose consumption of raw milk because it can carry dangerous bacteria such as E. coli 0157:H7, listeria and campylobacter. In March, 13 people in Michigan were sickened by campylobacter in...
  • What's in That Glass of Raw Milk?

    What's in That Glass of Raw Milk?
    Most of the milk from the dairy cows on South Pork Ranch ends up pasteurized -- heat-treated to reduce the chance that the people who drink it will get sick. But every month, 300 gallons of the milk are sold raw, much of it to about five dozen regular...
  • Does 'Organic' Make it Healthier?

    Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar? The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. What is...
  • Sunscreen or Smoke Screen?

    Sunscreen or Smoke Screen?
    Crystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
  • Peeking Behind the Sunscreen

    Peeking Behind the Sunscreen
    Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF [sun protection factor] the better, until you...
  • Will Shocking Dad's Day PSA Work?

    Will Shocking Dad's Day PSA Work?
    Will dark humor inspire men to see the doctor? A new public health campaign launched just in time for Father's Day hopes it will at least startle them into thinking about their own mortality. In one public service announcement, a young salesclerk...
  • Take Control of Your Health

    Take Control of Your Health
    If you're ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors - smoking, excessive drinking and eating...
  • Give Your Chair a Rest

    Give Your Chair a Rest
    "Chair disease" is an increasingly common malady in the U.S. that is almost always caused by spending too much time parked on your rear end. It's not really the chair's fault, though. The problem is that most of us sit wrong -- slouched forward with...