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Which is the best side sleeper pillow?

Which is the best side sleeper pillow? Which is the best way to sleep?   For many, side sleeping is the most comfortable. Sleeping on your side allows for the fetal position which can relieve back pain and reduce lower back strain. For those who have existing lower back problems, a more accommodating mattress with foam that allows your hips and shoulders to sink in maybe the best choice because people who have lower back issues also have compensations in their upper body that are aggravated by a stiff mattress. As discussed in the book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need Read More »

A cure for type 1 diabetes; check this out.

A cure for type 1 diabetes; check this out. Imagine that you had type 1 diabetes and your body requires insulin to survive.   Then imagine that scientists perfected a method of curing the condition. A new treatment using stem cells offers new hope for those who are unable to manufacture their own insulin and have to constantly monitor their sugar levels daily.   Sure, new technologies have made this easier but early studies according to the NY Times may show promise that in the near future, we can cure type 1. Type 1 can occur in young children as juvenile diabetes Read More »

Covid precautions; do they work? According to the NY Times, the data may surprise you.

Covid precautions; do they work? According to the NY Times, the data may surprise you. Mask here, but not there.   Get your vaccine now.  Maintain Social distance while in line. Most of us are tired of this and the majority of Americans have been vaccinated with many also being boosted. There are often stark differences when your state is politically blue or red and both will tell you they are right.   Depending on the echo chamber you are listening to, the truth is that this pandemic has schooled us in ways that the CDC or scientists haven’t been able to. Read More »

These simple exercises can save your lower back according to the NY Times.

These simple exercises can save your lower back according to the NY Times. Having a healthy lower back requires you have a strong core.   Many of the things we do including sitting with sustained postures and inactivity weaken the core over time. The core does not exist in a vacuum and is affected by the arms, shoulder, hip, and leg function.  Helping patients with lower back pain involves improving the way they move through joint and soft tissue manipulation while teaching them the exercises needed to improve core function. Tight legs and body asymmetries are interrelated and will make somebody Read More »

Immunity from covid variants, natural immunity to covid variants and future immunity according to the latest science.

Immunity from covid variants, natural immunity to covid variants, and future immunity according to the latest science. All animals have evolved over thousands of years to help them withstand their own environments.   Our immune systems are one of the results of this evolution. Once our body fights something off with the development of antibodies and other immunological elements, it will continue to fight it off and remember it for years to come. With covid19, those who had the virus developed natural immunity to it. While some of us may have had it more than once due to variants, the majority Read More »