Tag: exercise

Osteoarthritis Part 3: Treating the Root Cause

In the last two posts we viewed osteoarthritis through the lens of inflammation, poor circulation, and calcification as dominant and overlapping disease processes.  A genetic predisposition (family history) or arthritis can accentuate these causes, but like most all chronic disease, it takes lifestyle and environmental factors to express arthritis in its most painful and debilitating […]

A Detox a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Given the ubiquitous presence of toxins within our environment, detoxification must accompany any long-term effort towards obtaining optimum health.  Once acknowledging this, it then becomes a question of what manner of detoxification to use and with what frequency.  It is helpful to divide different strategies of detoxification into two categories: daily and targeted. Daily detoxification […]

The Art of Medicine

In consulting with a new patient, the seasoned practitioner of holistic medicine will often have a clear sense of the course of treatment needed to help the patient.  Time and experience are our best teachers in this regard.  The real challenge in medicine is not simply the conveyance of information but in empowering a patient […]

Inflammation

Inflammation

Anyone who has given even a cursory look at headlines in natural medicine will emerge with the concept that inflammation is a key component in most all chronic degenerative diseases.  Indeed, there are a myriad of causes of inflammation affecting many body systems. Inflammation can generally be divided into two categories; acute and chronic.  Acute […]

From Exercise to Play

There’s a common saying: enjoy what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.  In a similar way we can state: have fun being active and you’ll never have to exercise again.   My journey through fitness ideologies has evolved more dramatically than any other area of self-improvement.  Aside from some walking […]

Healing Asthma: Breathing Pattern Disorders

Healing Asthma: Breathing Pattern Disorders

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