On my homepage, I have featured my son, Will Miner. Will grew up living a healthy lifestyle, including periodic chiropractic adjustments. Despite the photo, he makes smart and logical choices for healthy living and when there is an issue, finds the root cause to fix, not settling for a short term remedy or drug. in 2019, Will became the youngest person in history to solo climb and summit Denali (Mt McKinley) in Alaska. The highest mountain in north America at 20,310 feet. The climb took 18 days, pulling a sled with 180 pounds of food, fuel and equipment with the average temperature of -25C.
This is a great 3 minute work out, done just once a day will help stabilize your back, burn calories and flatten your stomach. Doing a regular plank type work out and/or teaming up with a Pilates professional is a great path toward a healthier spine and a happier life.
The long running radio show, "This American Life" has done a thoughtful report on the dangers of using the active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen. They highlight the dangers of the drug that has always been advertised as "the safest", and how decades passed without proper warnings to the 50 million people who take the drug every week in the United States. The show's title: "Use Only As Directed" You can listen for free at: This American Life
Be careful, once you start listening to this, you won’t want to turn it off until its over!
Amazing that 800 people were registered for the YogaFest. Even with sand stormy weather most of them showed up and enjoyed the day.
Being active can cause knee pains. When the joint are not aligned correctly, muscle imbalances can occur. This can happen from an injury or from repeated twisting or bending, like from cleaning the floors, tennis or golf. A good start is to have your knee examined by the chiropractor who may suggest taping. Here is a quick and easy demonstration on how to tape the knee with KT Tape. (RockTape works well too)
One of the reasons I like the SKLZ ball is its simplicity. You can simply, “find the spot”, lay down and do nothing for 2 minutes. Feel it stretch the spine. Here she gives a few other ways to use your SKLZ ball.
SKLZ Ball is a great product for very specific deep muscle massage as well as joint traction. Perfect for the upper back/neck junction and just above the tail bone in the lower back. For 20+ years I have told people, "push two tennis balls into a sock, and tie it tight". That still works very well, but if want more convenience, durability and consistency, buy a SKLZ ball. See video below for more info....
Dr. John Shim's great presentation on what is going on when you have a disc issue. In the U.A.E. patients are routinely, prematurely referred for MRI's and given the diagnosis "bulging disc" then sent to physio. Many patients I examine really have little idea of what is actually going on with the disc. This short presentation should be very educational.
Here is a quick, simple video on how to properly wrap your knee with Rocktape. Depending on what activities you are involved with and taping for, I would use a little shorter strips and possibly add a strip under the knee cap, over the infrapatellar tendon for more stability.
Whether its a foam noodle you find at the pool or professional barrel roller like this one by SKLZ, rolling out can be very helpful. Most effective when used on hamstrings and calves it can also be useful when extending over the roller on the mid back.
Once again, we will be providing chiropractic, physio care and pilates to the players in the this years, Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe. As with most years, 80% of the star studded participants utilize our chiropractic care. Its rewarding to hear their stories of how chiropractic treatment has improved their lives and enhanced their performance as professional athletes from all major sports.
Here is the link: American Century Celebrity Golf Championship
- I have always been a fan of using vitamin C for speeding soft tissue and injury recovery. Vitamin C, when injected is now showing real promise in the treatment of cancer. Click here for a story from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26038460
We all know what foods, snacks and treats have large amounts of sugar...(the ones that generally taste really good!) When we decide to get healthier, lose weight or make sure we are not joining the 25% of UAE residents who have diabetes, we can easily avoid those foods.
It is important to watch for foods which appear "healthy" (like a granola bar, low fat yogurt or a few slices of bread) likely each contain 4, 5 or 6 teaspoons of sugar. But just in those three examples, which would hardly make a dent in your appetite, you would be consuming about 15 teaspoons of sugar and the day is just beginning!
The phenomenon of "hidden sugars" in so many food products is unhealthy and dangerous. It is clearly contributing to the epidemic levels of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Now neuroscientists are finding a connection to Alzheimer's and dementia with this daily overdose of sugar.
The food industry tells us "fats" are the problem and they offer many "low fat" products as a solution. We don't realize the fat is replaced with sugar. Without fat, we don't get full as quickly and we eat more. The accumulation of so much sugar on a daily basis is far more hazardous to our bodies than fat.
Unfortunately, no rules, limits or regulation is coming. The food industry is unlikely to manage themselves with so many hungry customers.
The solution is to be informed and make informed decisions about what you feed yourself and your family. Take a few minutes to read the labels and better yet, understand the label. Realize when a low fat yogurt has 20 grams of sugar per serving, that is the same as dumping 5 teaspoons of sugar on it. Eat more produce and fresh foods. Drink more water instead of soft drinks. If you want to enjoy how great sugar tastes, do it when YOU CHOOSE to eat it and not when it is part of "hidden sugars".