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Is cheese good for you? Check out Wired Magazine’s evidenced-based article.

Is cheese good for you? Check out Wired Magazine’s evidence-based article. When we think of cheese, we think of a heavy gooey calorie-laden food that is a guilty pleasure and is not good for us. Many foods high in fat have been given a bad reputation and over time, science shows us that these fats are actually good for us. While avocados are a fat leaden food, it was given a scientific clean bill of health, but cheese has yet to receive the same treatment. Current evidence suggests that when eaten on a cheese board, cheese is actually good for Read More »

Skipping; Jumping rope is a great workout for anyone. Here are some helpful tips.

Skipping; Jumping rope is a great workout for anyone. Here are some helpful tips. Have you ever skipped or jumped rope?   I am finally getting the hang of it for myself. If you are just starting, you do not have to invest a lot of money on a rope. My current rope was purchased from Marshalls for $5. You should adjust the rope which can be made of either actual rope, a vinyl material or vinyl with a metal rope insert.  Adjusting the length of the rope is essential so it does not drag on the floor.   Also, jumping on wood Read More »

One vaccine dose may be all that is needed if you have covid-19 antibodies according to the NY Times.

One vaccine dose may be all that is needed if you have covid-19 antibodies according to the NY Times. The science and the recommendations regarding covid-19 change weekly if not daily. This is especially true for those who have covid-19 antibodies who are wondering if they still need to get inoculated. If you had covid-19 and have antibodies that are observed to last many months afterward, why would you need a vaccine?  You should be part of the herd immunity solution for the pandemic. According to a new study, vaccination with one dose can greatly amplify your antibody levels and Read More »

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now.

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now. Years ago, when I was in Anatomy lab, we would cut through the fascia to get the muscles, nerves, and organs.  The fascia was seen as the junk that was covering organs and tissues. It was thought to serve little purpose but to get in the way of our dissections. We now know that the myofascia not only is responsible for movement patterns of muscles and functions as an exoskeleton, but it also contains its own vascular and Read More »

Which running shoes are best for plantar fasciitis symptoms according to Men’s Health Magazine?

Which running shoes are best for plantar fasciitis symptoms according to Men’s Health Magazine? Plantar fasciitis symptoms are a concern for many runners.  Which shoe should you choose to minimize the discomfort? Plantar fasciitis is not only a foot problem.  It is a body mechanics and impact problem.   The place we impact is on the bottom of our feet.  Over time, the constant impact will result in tighter legs, less motion, and shock absorption in the feet and ankles and Plantar Fasciitis is the result. While a running shoe can reduce impact and control foot motion to a certain extent, Read More »