September 27, 2019

Here's an interesting article showing the impact a low-carb diet has on knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee tends to progress as we age where the cartilage and underlying bone break down causing pain, stiffness and sometimes swelling. This is one of the mos...

September 20, 2019

Here's an interesting study! (Side note: it was funded by a Japanese fishing company; so I'm sure there was no monetary incentive or motivation for a positive result *insert sarcasm*). The study was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrit...

August 23, 2019

Did you know that approximately 50% of all women experience back pain during pregnancy? Changes in a women's body during pregnancy can impact:

  • curvature of the spine
     

  • surrounding musculature
     

  • shifting the center of one's gravity
     

  • increase in cir...

Let's talk about the sympathetic nervous system. Ever give a presentation or public speech and you get sweaty palms/ pits, the hair on your back stands up, butterflies in your stomach and your mouth is so dry you can barely formulate words? This is your sympathetic ner...

June 21, 2019

Here's a great study! A study published in the Lancet (link below) estimated the impact poor diet has on the risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Poor diet and malnutrition is the leading risk factor for death -- larger than tobacco use and h...

June 11, 2019

About 1 in 10 Americans have Diabetes. 90-95% of those cases have Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is a hormone used by our body to regulate our blood sugar levels. In Type 2 Diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. When this occurs, blood sugar (glucose) builds up in...

March 11, 2019

Calling all coffee connoisseurs! ️ There have been many opinions highlighting the pros and cons of the effects coffee has on the human body. A study from Journal of Internal Medicine identifies metabolite changes in response to drinking coffee. 115 metabolites were sig...

March 4, 2019

Here’s an interesting study! During pulldowns, this study shows Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) are most strongly activated when elbows are below the shoulders and less activated when elbows are above the shoulders. The lower Trapezius (Traps) display the opposite. Why is this...

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