Published: Nov. 05, 2009 @ 5:16 p.m.
I do cardio 3 times per week and weight train 3 times per week but have not seen results for a very long time. What could I do to get out of this plateau?
The body is an amazing thing! It can adapt to things very easily, so doing the same routine over and over will only teach the body to adapt to it. In order to keep results coming you must constantly change your routine. This makes your body work and respond to the new stimulus forcing the body to change. Routine is the enemy!
Published: Nov. 03, 2009 @ noon
Michele Sutton, MA, CHES: Is your cup half full or half empty? Did you know that how you answer that question has great implications for your well-being?
Choose the cup that is half full and you will likely have a better life experience than your more pessimistic counterparts.
There is scientific evidence that a tendency toward positive emotion predicts physical health and longevity. Optimism has been associated with:
Published: Oct. 28, 2009 @ 3:12 p.m.
Dr. Paul Mach, DN: In the media we are hearing more and more about prevention correlated with our health care.
Webster's Dictionary definition for prevent is
: transitive verb 1 a : to be in readiness for b : to meet or satisfy in advance c : to act ahead of d : to go or arrive before 2 : to deprive of power or hope of acting or succeeding 3 : to keep from happening or existing <steps to prevent war> 4 : to hold or keep back : hinder, stop -often used with from.
Published: Oct. 26, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m.
Dr. Brian E. Moore, M.D.:
In the October 19 issue of The New Yorker
, an article by Malcolm Gladwell
, explores a provocative question raised by autopsy results on football players: Should football be illegal? Fans are willing to spend a lot of money to see men slam into each other's heads on the field. But, as a parent, you can do something. You can forbid your son from playing football.
Published: Oct. 26, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m.
Dr. Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI: Celiac disease is also known as gluten sensitivity or non-tropical (celiac) sprue. Despite the fact that persons of Celtic origin are one of the highest groups with disorder, celiac disease has nothing to with Celts. The word "celiac" is actually derived from the Greek word koilia, meaning "belly" or "pertaining to the abdomen," and is pronounced see-lee-ak. Specifically, people with celiac disease have abnormal intestinal responses to the ingestion of gluten containing products, which may cause a variety of symptoms which abate when gluten is eliminated from the diet and which recur when it is reintroduced.
Published: Oct. 15, 2009 @ 5:36 p.m.
DAREEN D. SIRI, MD: As the weather cools off, we all will be spending more time indoors. Rates of respiratory infections, such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia, typically rise due to transmission of microbes in close quarters. People with sensitivity to indoor allergens will also have an increase in allergy symptoms, including nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, drainage down the back of the throat, as well as increased problems with asthma, such as cough, chest tightness, and wheezing.
Published: Oct. 23, 2009 @ 6 a.m.
Dr. Paul Mach, DN: The amount of knowledge and information regarding diet and nutrition people possess is amazing. It's called instinct. However it's often ignored, forgotten or reconditioned by conglomerates having their bottom line held in highest regard, at our expense. It's hard to think sanely or rationally, or follow instincts, when billions are spent to recondition our thoughts to purchase products. This is manipulatively done by girls in bikinis, buff males, talking geckos, blissful mothers and cool camels.
Published: Oct. 22, 2009 @ 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Bryan Taylor, DC: While sleep apnea occurs, it's also important to recognize the mechanics of breathing. Injuries, stress, lifestyle, and toxicity can alter the mechanism of breathing. Simply stated, breathing starts with expansion of the chest by downward pull of the lungs and some outward chest expansion. Individuals that have altered patterns of this expansion show little stomach movement with inspiration, often sore stomach or deep palpation, rib pain, and/or thoraco-lumbar discomfort. Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) symptoms may begin, such as: muscle aches, disturbed sleep patterns, slowed body function, and inability to rest.
Published: Oct. 22, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m.
Michelee Sutton, MA, CHES: Ask any number of people this question and you're not likely to hear the exact same answer twice. The pursuit of personal wellness is as unique to the individual as the shape of a snowflake. There is no tried and true prescription that works for everyone.
This begs the question of whether or not the ultimate wellness tool exists. Is there something out there that should be in everyone's toolbox? What would make this thing rise above the rest? What characterizes something deserving of the title of The Ultimate Wellness Tool?
Published: Sept. 23, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m.
Dr. Bryan Taylor, DC: Do you know how the body/brain connection works?
The answer: by way of the nervous system and its chemical/electrical action. Information is sent from the brain to tissue, organ, joints and back and back. Interestingly enough, the brain can affect the body and vice versa.