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Yael Grauer is a freelance writer and the managing editor of The Performance Menu journal. Her work has appeared in a variety of trade journals and consumer magazines and she writes regularly for various websites including MMA HQ. Yael trains in Brazilian jiu jitsu and teaches writing workshops both locally (in MN and WI) and virtually. For more information, check out her website.
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Preventing Staph Infection
Yael Grauer | General Training | August 15 2010 | Comments (3)

MRSA is a particularly dangerous form of staph. While less virulent strains of the bacteria are thought to exist in close to a quarter of the population, only about 1% of people carry MRSA in their noses and skin. Short for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aures, MRSA is often fatal and always difficult to treat due to its resistance to antibiotics called beta-lactams (including amoxicillin, penicillin and oxacillin). While most strains of staph are far less dangerous, they can all lea...... Continue reading
In Your Corner: Marketing, Media and PR for MMA Fighters and Managers (Book Excerpt)
Yael Grauer | Editorial | May 29 2010 | Comments (1)

The following is excerpted from In Your Corner: Marketing, Media and PR for MMA Fighters and Managers by Yael Grauer and Brant DeLorenzo. Interview Tips & Tricks There's a few things you should know about interviewers before they show up, or before they call. If they are writing for a website, they are usually either not getting paid at all or not getting paid very much. Although they may be incredibly polite and professional, most MMA writers are primarily fans. Being respectful to...... Continue reading
The Acid-Alkaline Question
Yael Grauer | Nutrition | April 30 2010 | Comments (4)

When I was still in high school, I found myself cooking food at a really bizarre dinner party. One of my friends happened to be renting a room from a macrobiotic guru in town, and all of the macroneurotics (as they called themselves) would show up to cook and eat strange rice variations and weird vegetables. The first thing I remember is getting yelled at for rinsing veggies in warm water. "This is supposed to be a raw salad," someone scolded, "and you're cooking it." I also ...... Continue reading
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