My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

He says that most of his golf bud­dies (guys in their for­ties and fifties) rely on them: a cou­ple of Ibrupro­fen pills before, dur­ing or after a round of golf.

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Golf fanat­ics aren’t the only ones. A run­ner I know (in his 60’s) is one of many who swears his knees wouldn’t hold up if he didn’t pop those anti-inflam­ma­to­ry pills.

The ratio­nale for the use of these drugs (aspirin, ibupro­fen, naprox­en, and oth­er NSAID’s) seems log­i­cal:

 

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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

sciatica

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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