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I Can See Pain in Your Future

Not the best forecast, but its true. By observing one’s posture and movement, a healthcare practitioner should be able to identify the source of pain or the risk of developing pain later on. I’m not talking about obvious pain, such as a traumatic injury like a strain/sprain, but the nagging, chronic pain or recurrent injuries that nobody seems to be …

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Diet Soda=Fat gain/Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse=Performance Enhancement

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years compared to those who didn’t drink diet soda. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.13376/abstract This was an epidemiological study where 749 people ages 65 and older were asked how many cans of soda they drank a day, and …

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Dry needling- Why more professional athletes are seeking it out

Dry Needling Defined Dry Needling uses thin filament needles (like those used for acupuncture) to stimulate the healing of injured or dysfunctional soft tissues through the activation of the body’s major healing systems: Immune Nervous Circulatory Endocrine When a needle punctures the body it creates a tiny lesion known as “the current of injury”. This stimulates a local twitch response and …

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Intermittent Fasting (IF)

Historically, humans have gone through periodic cycles of intermittent fasting (also called dietary cycling) and concomitant nutritional ketosis. Intermittent fasting (IF) can be defined as consuming regular meals on some days and dramatically cutting calories on others. IF can have a number of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced cancer risk, gene repair, weight loss and longevity. This cyclical …

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Dave’s not home

  Many of you may remember the old Cheech and Chong Skit, Dave’s not home, from the 1970’s. Joking aside, despite the bad rap for cannabis, patients are seeking it out as an alternative for a number of health conditions. Cannabis has been cultivated and consumed virtually since the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have …

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How to Biohack Your Metabolism

Biohacking is a term used to describe the integration of applied physiology, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification in order to manipulate one’s epigenetics to enhance quality of life, health and/or athletic performance. Biohacking can involve using expensive and experimental gadgets, or be as simple as making changes to the way you live your life. One easy approach to biohacking your …

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Are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Your Gut Biome the Reasons Why You are Fat?

              About  35 percent of American adults battle with obesity. When we think of getting fat, most of us blame the conventional calories in/calories out theory. If you have tried to lose weight by manipulating  the above equation but have failed,  you might want to consider two other factors: Your gut biome Endocrine Disrupting …

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Coffee Power Nap

    While it may sound counter-intuitive, several studies have  found that drinking coffee and then taking a 20-minute power nap maximizes alertness and performance. Scientists have been evaluating coffee naps to see whether they are any better than just taking a nap or just drinking coffee (about 200 mg of caffeine) In one study,  tired participants took a 15-minute …

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Evidence Based Detoxification

Are you feeling sluggish or lethargic? Have you put on a few extra pounds? Is your skin blemished? Maybe you should invest in a detox program. We are exposed  to toxins  from food additives, drugs, insecticides, pesticides, industrial chemicals, pollutants, heavy metals and even substances produced within our own intestinal tract. Collectively, the term for these toxins is xenobiotics. Exposure …

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Can I have your ATTENTION please

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cognitive  neurobehavioral disorder that  is  characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention deficit. It affects approximately 5–12% of children and  frequently persist into adolescence and adulthood. The pathophysiology of ADHD is  closely associated with anatomical and functional abnormalities in the cerebellum . The cerebellum is  a key anatomical structure that underlies  normal attention …

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