September 13, 2019

Here's an interesting study showing the protective effects of vacation on heart health. A study from Syracuse University found that vacationing decreased the risk of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The more ri...

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 28, 2019

Let's talk Sciatica. Sciatica is more of an umbrella term used to describe the symptom of pain along the sciatic nerve pathway. Typical symptoms include pain traveling down the leg from the low back, numbness and tingling, weakness in leg and shoot/ shock-like pain. Wh...

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 14, 2019

I'm a big fan of naps; pre-game naps, post game naps, midday naps, morning naps, lazy Sunday naps....you name it! A study presented by the American College of Cardiology (link below) found that midday naps can reduce blood pressure by as much as 3-5 mm Hg (or points on...

August 28, 2018

     'Age is just a number'. 'You're only as old as you feel'. While these statements are thrown around consistently, we can't ignore science and human physiology. Our immune system starts to decline 1-2% from our 20s making older individuals more susceptible to infect...

April 10, 2018

Why are we more prone to disc bulges and herniations as we age? First, let's break down the differences between the two. Think of our disc as a jelly-filled donut; a hard, fibrous outside and a gel-like center that together helps with shock absorption and protects our...

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