The Best Tests to Determine if You Need Statins

I’m not an expert on statin drugs – or any drug for that matter. And I’m also not an expert about how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

But since statins are now among the most widely-prescribed drugs, it makes sense to make sure you’re taking them for the right reasons.

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Lead By Example

The verbal component of a message conveys a literal meaning, but it has little power to change your mind or inspire you to action.

The non-verbal component of communication, on the other hand, conveys the emotional weight and social meaning of a message. It directly influences your feelings and your attitude toward the person delivering the message. And it acts lightning fast.

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Can You Improve Your Vision with Chiropractic Care?

I recently had two experiences in which patients reported to me that their vision improved after their chiropractic treatment.

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A Tribute to Irmgard Bartenieff

Few people have even heard of her.

But of all the teachers, mentors and inspirational people I’ve been exposed to, Irmgard Bartenieff has had the biggest influence on the way I understand human movement and health.

Irmgard Bartenieff

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Speed Counts

I’ve been having fun running over the spring and summer. It doesn’t seem to me that I’ve been training that consistently, but I’ve definitely improved my running times and endurance and even shed an unwanted pound or two. So naturally I was interested to read about the latest research on aging and running speed.

The older you get, the slower you run.

You don’t need a PhD in biomechanics to figure that out. But why, exactly, do runners slow down with each passing decade? Is it just that an older person’s heart can’t beat as efficiently?

Scientists at East Carolina University have been studying how the biomechanics of running changes as you age. What they found out has important implications for anyone over 60 – whether you’re a runner or not.

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Supplements vs. Food Diversity

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?

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It’s Hot and Humid Out – Should I Exercise?

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?

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Answers to Common Questions about the drx-9000

FAQ’s about lumbar decompression with the DRX-9000

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Can the DRX-9000 help someone with sciatica?

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Three ways the drx9000 helps heal the intervertebral disc

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The DRX-9000 stretches open the space between the vertebrae.  This will minimize the pressure on your discs and give your disc bulge a chance to unbulge.  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.

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Stop Placating the Volcano

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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