The Secret to Intermittent Fasting

The Secret to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a broad term that covers a wide variety of eating schedules.  In its simplest form, intermittent fasting will reduce the total amount of calories consumed.  This can be done either a few days a week, every other day, or even daily. Regardless of the schedule, many positive changes can happen when correctly implementing intermittent fasting.  

Perfect Posture

Perfect Posture

May is Posture Awareness Month, so today’s article is all about the importance of always being conscious of your posture.  When we think of major traumas on the body, most people think of macrotraumas – things like car accidents, concussions, or broken bones.  While these are important, they are not the only type of traumas that affect our health.  Microtraumas, such as issues with posture or repetitive movements, also have a major impact on our body.

Nutrition for Excercise

Nutrition for Excercise

Last night, Dr. Bailey gave an excellent presentation on how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after exercise.  This topic can go in a number of different directions, based on your individual fitness goals as well as your body type.  Nutrition protocols and recommendations are and should be different depending on if you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, and the type of exercise that you are participating in.  This article is going to be more of a generalized recap, with pretty standard tips and recommendations for anyone who regularly exercise. 

A Pain in the Butt…Or Knee…Or Ankle…Or Foot

A Pain in the Butt…Or Knee…Or Ankle…Or Foot

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about shoulder pain and how one shoulder issue can lead to the next, and to the next.  This week, I want to cover a similar topic in the leg.  It is funny the way the body works, in that every person is so different, but also very similar.  This is why we see many of the same pain patterns, like those I am going to cover today, in many different individuals. 

Benefits of Curcumin

Benefits of Curcumin

The opioid crisis is an ongoing battle and it is more important than ever to start utilizing natural remedies to treat symptoms and diseases. One natural supplement that has become increasingly popular is curcumin, also known as turmeric. Curcumin is the active substance in turmeric, a common spice most often used in curry and other dishes in Southeast Asia and China. Additional benefits of curcumin are continually being researched as it is proving to have a wide range of benefits, ten of which I have addressed below:

Brain-boosting Foods

Brain-boosting Foods

The link between diet and brain function is becoming more and more clear.  The brain depends on a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in order to stay sharp and reduce the risk of age-related brain disorders that may arise late in life.  By adding some of these brain-boosting foods into your regular diet, you will give your brain the best chance to fight disease and perform at its best.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Many of you have probably seen the rise of benefits in ingesting apple cider vinegar (ACV) on a daily basis, however, these benefits have been known and around for a very long time! There are 6 major benefits that have been studied and known to be true; however, there are multiple uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are a regular complaint in our practice and account for the most common extremity disorder that we see.  The shoulder itself is by far the most mobile joint in the body, with up to 180 degrees of motion in multiple planes.  However, with the benefits of great motion comes the negative of also being a very unstable joint.  Due to this instability, the surrounding soft tissues become damaged easily and could result in pain, discomfort, and loss of motion.

Importance of a Standing Desk

Importance of a Standing Desk

When I go through a consultation with a new patient, one of the most important topics we cover is trauma history.  When discussing traumas, most people think of things like car accidents, broken bones, slips and falls, and concussions.  These are undoubtedly important, and anything noteworthy should be discussed with your doctor before moving on, however, these are not the only traumas worth noting.  These events are called macrotraumas, as in there was a one-time injury that caused significant body damage.  However, one type of traumas often overlooked is microtraumas, repeated movements or posture-related issues that can have long-standing effects on our health. 

Sauna Bathing for Heart Health

Sauna Bathing for Heart Health

For many, a visit to the sauna is a relaxing way to wind down after a tough workout.  However, interesting research is being done showing positive health benefits from regular sauna use.  The University of Eastern Finland has done multiple research trials analyzing effects of sauna bathing on the cardiovascular system, and has found a correlation between regular sauna use and improved heart health.