Gut-Friendly Shamrock Shake Recipe Don’t wait for the luck of the Irish to get your health back in line. Tons of new research is linking gut-health to a number of chronic health conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and many others. If you’ve … Read moreHappy St. Patrick’s Day!
Don’t Chase Leprechauns Or Follow Rainbows In Search Of Better Health! Make It Happen In 2019! It’s March, and that means the year is 1/6th of the way over already. So how’s that New Year’s Resolution going? January 1st seems like a while ago, and you may have even forgotten that you made a New … Read moreIt’s March! How’s That New Year’s Resolution Going?
Love Yourself Before You Can Love Others With Valentine’s Day coming up, everyone has love on their minds and in their hearts. Valentine’s Day is a time to appreciate, nurture, and strengthen all of the relationships that we have. Whether romantic love for a spouse, partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend; familial love for a parent, child, … Read moreGet Love, Give Love
I was recently visiting my parents in Sarasota, Florida, and I was yet again reminded that there is a lot of MISINFORMATION ABOUT BACK PAIN floating around society. And because of that, people often do things out of fear, habit, or just not knowing any better based on FALSE ASSUMPTIONS about what is safe and healthy … Read moreWhat You THINK You Know About Back Pain Could Be Hurting You!
Winter months in the midwest obviously come with the chance of snow. If you were anywhere near St. Louis the past few days, then you probably experience more than your fair share of snow. Shoveling snow is great physical activity, and can actually be a decent workout on days when you can’t get out to … Read moreBack Safety Tips For Snow Shoveling
Low back pain is can be incredibly painful, and often scary. If something hurts really bad, we assume that it must be a sign that something is really wrong. However, in most cases, low back pain is nothing serious…it just hurts like the dickens. Last post we looked at research showing that just knowing more … Read more7 Facts About Back Pain Every Person Needs To Know
If you read my previous post, you now know that no one type of exercise is better than any other type for recovering from lower back pain. However, adding pain education to an exercise program can further improve results versus just exercise alone. Two recent studies have demonstrated this. In the first one, “De-educate to … Read moreLower back pain: knowledge is power
A recent research study on chronic low back pain sought to find if walking was more effective than other types of exercise for improving pain, disability, quality of life, and beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain. To do this they searched for results from previous randomized controlled trials, which are considered to be … Read moreBest exercise for chronic low back pain?….Just move!
Giving thanks!…. With the holidays coming up, especially Thanksgiving, everyone is talking about gratitude these days. We all know what gratitude is – by definition “the quality of being grateful (or thankful)” – but gratitude has far reaching health effects beyond just giving you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Gratitude has been shown in numerous … Read moreHappy Thanksgiving!
What’s standing in the way of your achieving your ideal health, happiness, and quality of life? I was teaching a course at a conference yesterday, and on the drive home, I had a few hours just to sit, think, and reflect. I was steadily moving along and then suddenly… I hit a traffic jam. As … Read moreAre you moving in the right direction toward optimal health and happiness? Or are you stuck in traffic?