Our Ancestors: Fruit + Famine Once upon a time, about 26 million years ago, apes in Africa lived in a flourishing tropical garden, where their next meal, likely some ancient version of a banana, was just a few feet away. They were mostly fruitarians, and they had a special enzyme that helped metabolize fruit as
Could there be one nutrient that supports heart, mood, joints, and intestinal health that most Americans are deficient in? The answer is yes and the nutrient is omega-3 fatty acids.
When I was responsible for rehab as the Director of Player Development for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, I saw a wide range of musculoskeletal concerns that affected the performance and playing time for the athletes. Today, I want to introduce you to a game-changing device that will revolutionize the way you address muscle tension,
Plagued with achy joints? Your remedy may be found on your plate… New research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal discovered that those that eat a higher fiber diet are less likely to experience osteoarthritic knee pain. (1) The Framingham study spanned over 34 years and included just over 1,200 people with
Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 28 seconds Choosing the right foods to eat has become extremely complex, controversial and confusing for most people. With promises coming from every angle of the food pyramid, from paleo to vegetarian to vegan to being gluten and dairy-free, making healthy food choices has become more confusing than ever!
Aches tend to start when you are young… after a long run, bike ride or an intense yoga class. Slowly, and as we age, the aches become nagging pains that require massage, acupuncture or chiropractic work, but soon, these techniques stop working. Then, with the frustrating reality that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Ibuprofen, are
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 38 seconds Chronic pain is an affliction that haunts about one-third of the American adult population – which is well over 100 million people. (1) Chronic pain is a major consequence of a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of exercise. Many people find that they cannot find the right
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 1 second The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73 million) are not aware that they are pre-diabetic. (1, 2) New research is suggesting that fasting blood sugar levels still within the
A joint or articulation is the location at which two or more bones connect. Joints can become compromised in many ways, by many types of injuries and conditions. One major factor in the decline of joint health is an irregularity or imbalance in the body’s healthy immune response. When the immune response is out of