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Americans are Sicker and Die Sooner than all Other Industrialized Countries

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  Overall, Americans die sooner and have higher rates of disease and injury from birth to age 75 than all other industrialized countries! Included are infant mortality, birth weight, injuries and homicides, teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug deaths, obesity and diabetes, chronic lung disease and generalized disability. Over...

Body Mechanics and Sports Injuries

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Running labs can assess and modify sports injuries. Most sports injuries are caused by improper mechanics. Tennis elbows are a good example. Runners are especially vulnerable to injuries. By listening to the sound of your feet on the ground and videotaping your stride, it is possible to analyze what is happening and correct it.      

Chinese Herbal Formulas for Sports Injuries with John Steinke, OMD

submitted by: admin on 10/21/2013
  Athletes quite surprisingly age prematurely, even at age 30. When your level of activity exceeds your nutritional support your level of proficiency drops. There are Chinese formulas called essence and chi-tonics can do a lot to strengthen the body so it can function at a higher level.              

Do Universities Abuse Their Athletes

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2014
A study done at Indiana University and published in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine tracked 232 university elite athletes when they were between 40 and 65 years of age and found that many of them had sustained injuries during their athletic careers that led to having difficulty staying physically active. They also found that...

Does Chiropractic Help with Cervical Headaches?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  There is a clear bias against chiropractic manipulation by most of mainstream medicine, but it is changing from public demand. There is a growing body of impressive evidence that it works for low back pain and for relieving headaches in people with cervical disc disease. In a meta-analysis of 9 studies, 6 showed a positive benefit from chiropractic....

How Safe is Medical Care

submitted by: admin on 09/25/2013
According to an article published in the August issue of BMJ quality and Safety, there are more than 43 million hospital injuries caused by unsafe medical care worldwide. The authors reviewed more than 4,000 scientific articles and tracked adverse outcomes from the use of medication, urinary tract infections caused by catheters, systemic infections from...

How to Work Out Safely with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Many people workout to look good rather than be healthy. It is important to look into the reasons for needing to "look good." Working from the "inside out" is authentic and healthy; working from the "outside in" is similar to not being authentic. Exercise should be fun. Preparing for exercise is a good idea in trying to prevent an...

Inflammation and Sports Injuries

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Inflammation has now been shown to promote healing, so using anti-inflammatory analgesics, while they control pain and swelling, retard healing. Injuries stimulate the production of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) and the body manages a symphony when it comes to regulating inflammation and healing. Steroids are the ultimate example of reducing inflammation...

Infrared Light Therapy

submitted by: admin on 07/12/2017
Infrared light therapy is a very powerful new technology that relieves pain from most conditions including neuropathic pain. The use of an infrared scanner to monitor skin thermal changes in real time is essential to achieve safe and effective treatment. This video gives examples of its application and the article below describes it. Its use in the treatment...

Inpatient Sleeping Drug Quadruples Risk of Falls

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to a Mayo Clinic study published in November of 2012 in the journal, Hospital Medicine, the use of sleeping pills such as Ambien (zolpidem) quadruple the risk of falls. These drugs, which stimulate GABA brain receptors, have side effects such as dizziness, ataxia, hallucinations, and even sleep walking, may be much of the reason why. Falls...

Low Level Laser Light Therapy

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Overuse injuries such as achilles tendonitis heals twice as fast when using a low level laser therapy (this is the same as infrared light therapy or photonic stimulation). Studies published in the journal Sports Medicine report this. NASA studies show that the light penetrates about 10 inches and speeds up healing by about 50%. This light works by reducing inflammation,...

Photonic Stimulation (Infrared Light Therapy)

submitted by: admin on 04/03/2014
Infrared light therapy is a new an amazingly superior way to manage most types of pain with immediate results. It's mechanisms of action are explained and the conditions it treats reviewed. Because it was only introduced into medical practice about 20 years ago, it is not widely available.      

Preventing Exercise Induced Injuries

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Exercise injuries are preventable. Overdoing exercise or being the weekend warrior are recipes for injuries. Getting in shape, stretching, and starting slowly are protective.      

Sports Medicine

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sports injuries are common and cause disabilities that keep us from exercising. There are many simple conventional measures that work but there are new approaches that can be miraculous. Infrared light therapy is discussed because it works so well, is safe, and affordable. It is also so new that it has not yet found its rightful place in sports medicine.      

Use It or Lose It with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Abuse it and lose it is another way to look at exercise. Overdoing exercise and be at risk of a repetitive stress injury. Sports injuries are usually the result of overuse. Balanced exercise is safer and more productive.            

Why Sport Injuries Occur with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Injuries are never just physical; emotional explanations will become apparent if you investigate more deeply. Early anxiety or tragedy often is responsible for injuries. When the mind of the body is pulled out by some other concern it cannot be present in the body and that is when we injure ourself.          

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