Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Rene’e James, MSPT, OCS, CMP
Boones Landing Physical Therapy
Tips to Prevent Running Injuries
Have you ever experienced an injury from running that caused you to lose motivation and lead to further inactivity? If you are a runner, you know that running can be the motivation for everything you do in your daily routine. If the glue that is holding your day together becomes disrupted because of an injury, where do you go from there?
Richard Benyo’s book “Why We Run” offers a good reference for understanding the scientific appeal of running that really allowed it to become a phenomenon. Running has consistently increased in popularity with an estimated increase from 25 million runners in the 1970s and 1980s, to approximately 60 million currently in the United States. … Read the rest
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Olive Gallagher of The Inner Bottom Line®
I’ve always found the act of communicating a miracle somewhat up there with the parting of the Red Sea and landing on the moon.
Each one of us is a private, walking world, filled with our own ideas, thoughts, opinions, and definitions. To transmit these thoughts to another who acknowledges comprehension of any of it is no small accomplishment. In fact, some have argued it’s a miracle.
Yet, every day, as professionals, particularly if you’re in the marketing/sales/management side of the business, you’re asked to translate and define the intentions and messages of other people to an audience you generally never meet. And you do it. … Read the rest
About the Scholarship
The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of two $1,000 continuing education scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
Who Can Apply?
This scholarship is RESERVED for career development for those entering or continuing an education or training program in the SKILLED TRADES profession. High school students, post-secondary students, and non-traditional (adult) students, and those re-entering the workforce pursuing a career in a skilled trade or vocational profession may apply.
The applicant must be attending or planning to attend an accredited program, a certificate program, or a degree program in the skilled or vocational trades or a related field including but limited to cosmetology, construction, carpentry, IT, HVAC, plumbing, electrical work, welding, fire protection, food-service, automotive repair, etc.… Read the rest
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Dr. Liz Sedlak of Willamette Integrative Health
Humans have eaten wheat for about 8000 years. But until recently (within the last 100 years or so), nearly all bread was made sourdough-style, with starter cultures rich in lactobacilli as well as some other bacteria and yeasts. These bacteria pre-digested most of the gluten protein for us.
Our pancreatic enzymes digest proteins into small peptides or single amino acids. Gluten has a high content of the amino acid proline which puts many “kinks” in its structure and therefore prevents human digestive enzymes from cutting it into tiny pieces. The largest fragment of gluten left over is 33 amino acids long. There are at least 50 toxic fragments of gluten; these have been mapped to specific domains in α-gliadin: cytotoxic activity (aa 31-34), immunomodulatory activity (aa 57-89), zonulin release and gut-permeating activity (aa 111-130 and 151-170), and IL-8 release in celiac disease patients (aa 261-277).… Read the rest