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A Surprising Exercise That Will Protect Your Lower Back

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day. Image Lately I've been doing a lot of studying and work on the computer in my "down time" and it has increased my sitting time which has been increasing the stress on my lower back.  As someone who has battled lower back problems (and thankfully is currently winning) I know personally the importance of taking the proper precautions to ensure my lower back is well protected from the stresses of life. Protecting the lower back is...
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Fighting For Our Independence In 2015?

Hey!  Happy belated (American) Independence Day! If you celebrated the 4th of July yesterday, I hope you had a good time.  We set off some fireworks at our house and put on a nice show for our neighbors.  It was a lot of fun. When I think of independence its hard for me to fully wrap my mind around the gift we have in it on a national level.  I was never in the military and I certainly was not alive during times of national oppression.  Like...
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Can What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet Be Harming Your Health? Here’s How To Find Out

Hey!  I hope your day is going well! It's a familiar scene.  I'm sitting down with a new client and beginning to explain to them all the musculoskeletal problems I've discovered during my comprehensive evaluation.  I explain to them how these problems contributed to the issue they came in to seek my help about and I explain to them how we are going to work to solve those problems. During this time, I also explain the other factors that are likely contributing to their problems.  These may be dietary,...
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Protect Your Joints From Arthritis By Doing This

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! I've been doing some reading lately on the topic of arthritis and I came across an article put forth by The Arthritis Foundation that I wanted to tell you about. In my line of work, arthritis (specifically osteoarthritis) is a common problem virtually amongst everyone who I see in a typical week.  This joint condition affects 27 million Americans and the number just keeps rising. Osteoarthritis is the progressive deterioration of the cartilage on the end of one or more bones...
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Studies Show That 48% of People Are Deficient In This

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day! Question- What do cramping, muscle tightness, fatigue, inflammation, poor sleep, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, weakness, memory problems and excessive stress- all common issues that many of us face- have in common? The answer is that a deficiency in an important mineral could be a primary contributor to these problems. "Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in your body. It affects everything from your heartbeat to your muscles to your hormones," says Dr. Danine Fruge, Associate Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center...
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This Picture May Frighten You

I'm resting my body today after a good game of basketball yesterday.  My team ended a 12 game winning streak for someone else's team, so I'm still reveling in the victory.  Since I took up the sport again I've had to fight my urge to play just because there is a game and instead give my joints sufficient rest time.  A few times I made the mistake of going again to soon and my body let me know that it was not quite ready.  It reminds of conversations...
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The Secret To Long Term Results

Hey!  I hope you're having a great day!
Today is Mothers Day, and like many I will be spending time with my mom today and making my best attempt to make her feel special.  Thankfully I was blessed with a very good mom who did what she needed to do day after day to take care of her kids.  Thankfully I had a mom with a compelling reason "why." A compelling reason why is what will drive someone to do the necessary work day after day, week...
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UCLA Study Participants Reversed Memory Loss By Doing This

  It's nice to be able to find humor in the all too common problem of memory loss, but for some it can be life altering.  Have you ever walked up to someone you knew and they had a hard time remembering who you were? They might be suffering from memory loss, or even worse, Alzheimer’s disease. It affects up to 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. Many patients who are diagnosed with disease feel there is no...
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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs- Friend or Foe?

It's interesting to see the difference in people regarding this subject of soreness.  Some people have the idea in their head that ANY amount of soreness or pain has to be a bad thing and must be removed as quickly as possible and by any means necessary. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people that actually like the idea of being sore because it makes them feel like they really did something and because it tells them where their weaker areas are so they can...
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I Shared This With A Few Doctors This Weekend

I'm actually sitting in the Houston Airport right now awaiting the last leg of my marathon day of flights (4 legs total and 14 hours of travel time). It was well worth it though.  I got to spend the weekend with a group of healthcare and medical professionals of all disciplines discussing the prevalence of "medical miracles" in modern practice. These are things that cannot be explained purely through medical science, even by the very doctors who witnessed them.  They talked about the commonalities between these and...
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