What Happens To Your Body When You Wear Heels?
High-heeled shoes increase the pressure on the knees by 26% This may lead with osteoarthritis The calf muscle can become permanently tightened Pump Bump The “pump bump” also known as Haglund’s deformity can appear Morton’s Neuroma Tight fitting shoes can contribute to Morton’s Neuroma (thickening of nerves that can cause sharp pain and numbness) Bunions […]
Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?
How the weather can affect joint pain, and what to do about it. How do our bodies know when a storm could be looming? Many patients say they “feel it in their bones”, but is it just an old wives’ tale? Can joint pain actually predict weather changes? Believe it or not, your weather forecasting […]
The great debate over White meat and Dark meat
The great debate over white meat and dark meat has been going on for as long as nutritionists can remember. Some people don’t like dark meat, while others extol its virtues and eat nothing else. But what is the difference between white meat and dark meat? What is Dark Meat? Dark meats simply have more […]
4 Core Exercises That Are Better Than Regular Planks
Everyone knows how much I LOVE planks! Planks are great, but most people tend to just dangle in them and remain static, which does not optimize the results. Even when performed correctly, static planks only work one section of your core muscles. Don’t get me wrong, in order to perform the below listed exercises, you […]
Why a Calorie is NOT a Calorie
Myth: Calories are the most important part of the diet It is true that all “calories” have the same amount of energy. 1 calorie (Kcal) = 4184 Joules of energy When it comes to your body, things are NOT THAT SIMPLE! Refined carbohydrates are not good for you This includes added sugars like sucrose and […]
Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving comes around once a year, so now is the time to splurge, right? Well….maybe not! Gaining weight during the holiday season has become a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays — and keep the extra weight permanently. But Thanksgiving does […]
Breast Cancer Awareness: Shoulder Pain
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Shoulder pain in breast cancer survivors is a common condition that should not be ignored. Early detection and treatment are […]
When’s the Best Time to Exercise?
Whether you can’t start the day without your morning run or you prefer to squeeze in your sweat sessions at the gym after a stressful workday, it’s a given that exercising at any point in the day is always better than being a couch potato. But does it really make a difference whether you work […]
An Early FLU Shot is Better than No Shot At All!
The flu, short for influenza, is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and fatigue. The seasonal flu shot is a vaccine taken to protect against the flu every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu shots […]
Cupping and the Rio Olympics 2016
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including: Glass Bamboo Earthenware Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of […]