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  1. Thread: SLC Eats

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    Checkout Tiburon in Sandy. Sister restaurant is...

    Checkout Tiburon in Sandy. Sister restaurant is hoof and vine. My goto steak place is... wait for it... steak pit at snowbird.
  2. Thread: Jumpers knee

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    Start stretching. Foam roll IT band, quads and...

    Start stretching. Foam roll IT band, quads and hams. Standing side stretch with legs crossed.
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    Now you gone and done it. Talking about Gerd and...

    Now you gone and done it. Talking about Gerd and PPIs and such.

    TLDR; I had terrible Gerd symptoms, pain, and issues. Doctors recommended a lifetime of taking all kinds of med. I figured out my...
  4. FYI - Solitude parking pass for IKON...

    FYI - Solitude parking pass for IKON passholders... I just purchased mine.
  5. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I have skied about 40 days a year at Snowbird for...

    I have skied about 40 days a year at Snowbird for the past 4 years. Powder days are always crowded. Nothing changed there. With this season being the best since 2010, no one should be surprised by...
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    Basically, I have done that drive 4 times a year...

    Basically, I have done that drive 4 times a year since 2005. For me, it was 652 miles door to door and generally takes 12 hours. Wife and I each drive 3 hr shifts.

    Watch for storms around Flag...
  7. I have had pain from my Morton's neuroma for over...

    I have had pain from my Morton's neuroma for over 20 years. The wider shoe/boot worked for a long time and then stopped working. For skiing, I had my boot fitter add the metatarsal bump to the...
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    strength training. While you are acute, you are...

    strength training.
    While you are acute, you are limited.
    Strengthen the quad using quad sets. When you are standing around, stand on your injured leg and squeeze the quad. Hundreds of times a...
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    Stretching Problems like this that are not...

    Stretching

    Problems like this that are not caused by trauma or injury are most likely caused by imbalances.

    For me, I have often experienced pain caused by imbalances between strong and weak...
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    Supplements. Finding the supplements that...

    Supplements.

    Finding the supplements that lubricate the knee is a personal journey that you will have to endure. I tried the Glucosamine and MSN and other popular joint supplements. None worked...
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    I’m 56 now and I was diagnosed with Weak VMO -...

    I’m 56 now and I was diagnosed with Weak VMO - Patella Femoral syndrome in 2012. I worked with many physical therapists and got advice very much like what you listed. Didn’t help much.

    In 2013, I...
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    Ahh, the joy of turning 50! I'm 55 now. When...

    Ahh, the joy of turning 50!

    I'm 55 now. When I turned 50, I was greeted with patella tracking problems with my left knee. My left Quad, specifically the VMO was much smaller than the right VMO....
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    I had the IOL surgery 2 years ago at the age of...

    I had the IOL surgery 2 years ago at the age of 52 even though I didn't have cataracts.

    At our age, we need these implants to just work... a long time. At this time, there is no opportunity for a...
  14. >> but this proposed mechanism of patellofemoral...

    >> but this proposed mechanism of patellofemoral dysfunction has been pretty well debunked

    Could explain why I have had little success these past few years. But, I have been to 4 physical...
  15. My last post focused on being active without...

    My last post focused on being active without making thing worse. Lubricating the knee joint, managing swelling, stretching and strengthening.

    None of this deals with healing the damaged...
  16. The other Knee Gimps must be shy, so I will share...

    The other Knee Gimps must be shy, so I will share you my story.

    First of all, I share your pain.... Knee Osteoarthritis, Patella issues, and the low snow ski conditions here in SLC.

    I am a bit...
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    I have been in an ESPP for over 10 years. It has...

    I have been in an ESPP for over 10 years. It has been a good investment with lots of big swings. But, the down drafts allow you to purchase stock at a lower price (on sale!).

    Dollar cost...
  18. Thread: Knee Pain wtf

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    Sounds like patella tendonitis which has about a...

    Sounds like patella tendonitis which has about a bazillion causes.

    I have been struggling with this pain for 2 ski seasons now.

    In my case, the patella does not track properly as the knee...
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    Popcorn requires high temps. Cooking popcorn in...

    Popcorn requires high temps. Cooking popcorn in oil causes the oil to oxidize and that is unhealthy.

    Air popped popcorn with butter is the healthiest and best tasting.

    I just bought this one...
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    I am enduring my 3rd episode of Perellar...

    I am enduring my 3rd episode of Perellar Tendinitis (I'm 50+).

    My experience is that resting and staying off it never works. Now, you want to be pain free, but you want to treat the problem...
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    If you are starting a new career at 33, I would...

    If you are starting a new career at 33, I would have to recommend nursing. I have known several people who started late and have been successful with their nursing career.

    I am in the tech field...
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    The blue intermediate runs at Brighton are...

    The blue intermediate runs at Brighton are numerous and everything is accessible via high speed quads. Over on Millicent, you can ski the bowls and such while she skis the groomers.
    Off of Snake...
  23. Generally, the snorkeling and diving along the...

    Generally, the snorkeling and diving along the Pacific coast of Mexico is not that great. The carribean side is much better.


    Also, The timing of your trip could be better. Late June is the...
  24. Thread: Wheat Belly

    by mel221
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    In my case, I have avoided processed foods for...

    In my case, I have avoided processed foods for years. Especially hfcs and hydrogenated oils.

    Eliminating wheat is the latest step toward healthy eating. The biggest difference I have noticed is...
  25. Thread: Wheat Belly

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    My letter to the Wall Street Journal: It’s NOT...

    My letter to the Wall Street Journal: It’s NOT just about gluten
    from The Heart Scan Blog by Dr. William Davis
    The Wall Street Journal carried this report of a new proposed classification of the...
  26. Thread: Wheat Belly

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    I have been wheat and corn free since November...

    I have been wheat and corn free since November 2011. I like the results and recommend everyone give it a try.

    My personal benefit is my appetite is easier to manage. I am not hungry all the...
  27. Thread: Knee pain

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    In the past, I have visited doctors who...

    In the past, I have visited doctors who recommended rest for whatever was ailing me. In retrospect, prolonged rest was the worst possible advice.

    Prolonged rest for any injury of this nature...
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    >> Live near work for short commute Short...

    >> Live near work for short commute

    Short commute. Chandler had nice and Cheap housing. It is also positioned well for a quick get away to the outdoors; Payson, Globe, Showlow.

    >> Live near...
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    I'm a Phoenix native and 50 years old, so I can...

    I'm a Phoenix native and 50 years old, so I can tell you a few things about this town.

    The heat is a factor. But the key is to get out in it. The heat won't go away, so you have to adapt. Being...
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    I have struggled with it for 10+ years. While I...

    I have struggled with it for 10+ years. While I can never get rid of it, I can reduce the pain by conditioning the foot.

    It may be counter - intuitive, but I run to manage the morton's neuroma.
    ...
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    I just replaced my cover and briefly looked at...

    I just replaced my cover and briefly looked at SpaCap. My space is limited and didn't have room to set the airbag off to the side somewhere. When its cold, I don't want to be fussing taking this...
  32. I just did this on a flight from Budapest to...

    I just did this on a flight from Budapest to Paris. One way was 600 and round trip was 200. I just booked the return flight that I didn't want on a date that was after my travelling was all done. ...
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    He needs to understand Dollar Cost Averaging. He...

    He needs to understand Dollar Cost Averaging. He cannot time the market. So the investments he made last year are down 25%. That means he can buy more shares with the same amount of money.

    He...
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    Looks like I will be skiing Brighton Tuesday and...

    Looks like I will be skiing Brighton Tuesday and Thursday next week. Wife and I have been skiing Brighton a couple of days a week for the past 5 years and are pretty much on a first name basis with...
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    The best thing to do is educate yourself about...

    The best thing to do is educate yourself about investing with Lazy Portfolios. I suggest starting with Paul Farrell's articles on Marketwatch.com...
  36. Thread: Buying Land

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    Buying land and paying cash can be an OK...

    Buying land and paying cash can be an OK investment over a 10 period. If you finance, you will lose money.

    I don't know current rates, but I suspect your loan terms will be close to 8%. Your...
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    I just got the 2% cash back (on every purchase)...

    I just got the 2% cash back (on every purchase) from Fidelity/Amex. They deposit your reward into your fidelity account each month. Schwab has a similar card as well.
    ...
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    I also recommend switching hands. I am a...

    I also recommend switching hands. I am a software developer and starting having problems about 20 years ago. I have a mouse pad with the elbow rest on it. Adjust your setup so your arms are level...
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    I recommend you should study lazy portfolios. ...

    I recommend you should study lazy portfolios.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lazy-portfolios-floor-behavioral-finance-funds-2009-09-07

    Personally, I use the Aronson Family Taxable portfolio. ...
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    I have been battling this for the past 2 years. ...

    I have been battling this for the past 2 years. Here is what I have learned.

    While I was asthmatic during childhood, I was tested for asthma and I do not have asthma. Inhalers do not help my...
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    Don't miss Antelope Canyon as you drive by Page....

    Don't miss Antelope Canyon as you drive by Page.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Canyon

    Given your trip path, definitely visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is 1000 feet higher...
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    Check out Sayulita, Mexico. Its a surf town...

    Check out Sayulita, Mexico. Its a surf town about an hour drive from Puerto Vallarta.
    http://www.sayulita.com/

    I stayed at the Playa Escondida Hotel. Small, private beach right at the hotel.
    ...
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    This is a followup to 4matic's post about Aronson...

    This is a followup to 4matic's post about Aronson and Vanguard.

    Marketwatch columnist Paul Farrell tracks what he calls "Lazy portfolios". I have selected the Aronson fund to model my own...
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    For me, if I don't have a specific injury, the...

    For me, if I don't have a specific injury, the problem is related to something needing some stretching.
    Back hurts... stretch the hamstrings
    Kneecap hurts... stretch the IT band
    Tendon rubbing...
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    One last thing to try is strong massage along the...

    One last thing to try is strong massage along the length of the IT band. The stretching and foam roller didn't work for me. During my physical therapy, the only activity that helped was deep...
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    I Skied Brighton last Sunday. The recent snow...

    I Skied Brighton last Sunday. The recent snow helped, but it is so dry it just blows away. We haven't had a wet storm to pack around the rocks. So most of my favorite terrain is simply not...
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