My attitude toward nutrition supplements waxes and wanes. Sometimes I take them regularly, and recommend them to my patients. At other times my enthusiasm fades, and I forget to take my supplements and wonder how much benefit they are for my patients.
One question that weighs on my thinking about supplements is: How nutritious is the food that we eat, anyway?
I was planning to join my running group for our usual Thursday evening 3½ mile run. Unfortunately, even at 6:30 pm the thermometer was still above 90 degrees and the humidity in central New Jersey wasn’t letting up either.
On top of all that, I was making my wife nervous as I contemplated running under those conditions.
There are plenty of warnings out there to cut back outdoor activity when it’s hot and humid. If you ignore the signals coming from your body and overdo it, there can be some serious medical consequences.
But are there actual advantages to training in hot and humid weather?
FAQ’s about lumbar decompression with the DRX-9000
Can the DRX-9000 help someone with sciatica?
The DRX-9000 stretches open the space between the vertebrae. This allows a bulging or herniated disc to settle back into place. In fact, research shows that after a series of treatments with the DRX-9000, the intervertebral disc space can increase, and a bulging or herniated disc can be repositioned altogether or reduced in size.
Those who study the history of religion tell me that back in less enlightened times, a lot of religious practices developed as a way to try to control natural forces.
For instance, if your village was nestled at the foot of a volcano, the thing you feared most was an eruption. So to try to placate the volcano, your religious practices might include sacrificing a pig, performing a ritual dance, or taking whatever action was traditionally prescribed for preventing the goddesses of the earth from raining lava down on your village.
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4 types of shin splints and their causes
The great thing about French Rugby teams is that they usually play in stadiums that are municipality owned venues that more often than not have a tartan running track around them.
The club I am currently with in the south of France had their stadium built for the USA Track and Field team in preparation for the Barcelona Olympics. To be running on the same track that Dennis Mitchell, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Gail Devers and Evelyn Ashford ran on is a bit of a buzz.But surprisingly the tartan is also killing my shins.
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To fix your pain problem, you can’t just look at the spot where it hurts – you have to look at the entire integrated movement pattern.
If you have pain or movement limitation of your shoulder, the logical trail leads back to your shoulder blade – the scapula — and the muscles that support it.
“Exercise is the best antidepressant and analgesic that’s ever been invented,” said Dr. Benedict Kolber of the Chronic Pain Research Consortium.
The muscles of the back of the neck have the important job of keeping your head from falling forward. Without them you’d constantly be planting your face in your soup.
The trouble is, today’s jobs require you to spend too much time with your head hanging forward and your eyes glued to the computer screen. That overloads those extensor muscles in the back of the neck. Weakness of these muscles has now been proven to be linked to headache and neck pain.
“Dr. Ron, my dog saved my life,” one of my patients told me recently.
“My chronic pain and fibromyalgia had gotten really bad and I didn’t have the energy to do anything. I was just about able to drag myself out of bed twice a day to take my dog for a walk.