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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2012’

Is Your Diet Making You Dumb?

  Research published in the Journal of Physiology(http://jp.physoc.org/content/590/10/2485) suggests that a diet consistently high in fructose slows the brain and hinders memory and learning. Sugar Intake Two primary sources of fructose in the Western diet include cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup, an inexpensive liquid sweeter added to processed foods, soft drinks and condiments as a sweetener and preservative. According to …

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Wheat or Heroin- What’s your poison?

        There are several substances in wheat that can potentially adversely affect your health 1.  Amylopectin A– a readily-digested starch which is highly disruptive to blood sugar 2. Lectin– a toxin known as wheat germ agglutinin, which can cause inflammation 3. Gliadin- a component of gluten in wheat which has drug-like effects. Because gliadin may not be …

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COURSE OFFERED: Self Myofascial Release by Dr. Lecovin

Do you experience chronic muscle and joint pain? Do you have tight knots and sore spots throughout your body? You are not alone. These knots are known as Myofascial trigger points. Trigger points can result in either local or referred pain. Studies show that trigger points can be a primary cause of pain in up to 90 percent of musculoskeletal …

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Integrative Approaches to Performance Enhancement

  Whether you’re a professional athlete or avid recreational sports enthusiast, preventing injuries and having that competitive edge are two things that athletes strive for. Many of my patients want to know what they eat or do for performance enhancement. There numerous training styles, formulas and nutritional supplements claiming to offer athletes the winning edge. Some work, while many do …

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Is Eating Paleo Right for You?

After the Industrial Revolution and even earlier with the advent of agriculture (grains, dairy, corn, potatoes and other root vegetables), numerous changes occurred in people’s diet’s and lifestyle. From an evolutionary standpoint, our genes did not completely adapt to these changes, which included consuming high carbohydrate foods such as refined grains, sugar and dairy products. This mismatch between our genetic programming and …

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