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Do you want a chiseled six pack or a stronger and more effective core? Some advice from the NY Times.

Do you want a chiseled six-pack or a stronger and more effective core? Some advice from the NY Times. The core for some of us are tight abdominals and many have overworked them, only to experience neck, shoulder, and even knee pain later on.  Some experience stomach pain as well and may believe the pain is due to a stomach problem.  Enduring upper and lower GI studies can be diagnostically difficult and eventually, the tests can often come back negative. You may have achieved the chiseled six-pack but the tightness of the fascia will affect how you move and how Read More »

Are you planning on getting vaccinated? How you get vaccinated can result in greater immunity according to the NY Times.

Are you planning on getting vaccinated? How you get vaccinated can result in greater immunity according to the NY Times. We are toward the end of cold and flu season and many people continue to get the covid boosters. According to the NY Times, using both arms with multidose vaccinations is more effective than injecting the same arm with the additional dose according to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. Apparently, using both arms improves your immune response to the vaccine.  This was true of the COVID-19 shots offered during the pandemic. Other data suggests that we respond to Read More »

Is this why women have more autoimmune diseases than men?

Is this why women have more autoimmune diseases than men? Statistically, women have more autoimmune diseases than men do.   According to the NY Times, the mystery may lie in the X chromosome according to a new study recently reported in the Journal Cell and reported by the NY Times. In autoimmune problems like lupus and multiple sclerosis, a special set of molecules that act on the extra X chromosome carried by women can sometimes confuse the immune system according to the most recent researchers. Will this lead to better treatments or cures?  Check out the article below Why Do Women Read More »

What is your normal body temperature? Rethinking 98.6.

What is your normal body temperature? Rethinking 98.6. For years we have been told that our normal body temperature is 98.6.   Science is now suggesting that this our actual temperature may be less than we thought. Some of us may be mildly higher or lower than this number.  Which one are you? When should you consider your higher temperature a fever? During the covid era, we all had temperature scans in one place or another and often, the temperature of these scans were less. The idea was to catch those who had a fever and prevent infection of the virus.  Read More »

Evidence-based ways to live longer according to the NY Times.

Evidence-based ways to live longer according to the NY Times. Living longer is part luck, part genetics, and part taking care of your body by eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with things to buy, shortcuts we can take (Ozempic for example), and exercise gizmos we can purchase to help us stay fit. Living a healthier life begins with food, and it has to be a lifestyle choice.   There are no shortcuts although if we begin those healthy habits while we are young, a healthy lifestyle should be easy.  Scientists Read More »