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Six Steps to Better Health

Almost every person who sends me a letter or calls our clinic requesting help asks some form of the following question: what can I do right now to get better?

Although I usually end up providing unique recommendations in accordance with each person's health condition(s) and life circumstances, there are six fundamental recommendations that I share with everyone who asks for help with their health: Read more about Six Steps to Better Health

 

Emotional Stress: How Chronic Emotional Stress Can Ruin Your Health

What's the most powerful step you can take to dramatically improve your health?

My answer is this:

Learn how to effectively manage emotional stress

All of my clinical and personal experiences over the years have me convinced that no other factor has more influence over your health.

Not diet, not exercise, not even how much you sleep. Read more about Emotional Stress: How Chronic Emotional Stress Can Ruin Your Health

 

When To Take Probiotics

I learned something interesting about probiotics this past week from a column in Alive magazine, a Canadian publication that can be found in most health food stores throughout Canada.

Francine Mondou, a microbiologist who specializes in manufacturing probiotics, suggests that it is optimal to take probiotics on a full stomach.

Her reasoning is based on the fact that an empty stomach has a very acidic environment - a pH of about 1.5 to 2.5. Right after a meal, the environment in the stomach becomes less acidic, rising to a pH of about 4.0 to 6.0. Read more about When To Take Probiotics

 

How to Promote a Healthy Lymphatic System

Did you know that one of the reasons why laughing from the belly is good for your health is that doing so promotes a healthy lymphatic system? I'm not talking about polite laughter that we all engage in from time to time to make others feel comfortable. I'm talking about true belly laughter, the kind that can make your stomach muscles cramp up and even cause you to shed tears of jolly good fun.

Not sure how this can be? Then let's take a look at your lymphatic system to understand the important connection between genuine belly laughter and your health.

What is your lymphatic system? Read more about How to Promote a Healthy Lymphatic System

 

How to Use Music to Improve Your Health

An interesting study in the September, 2005 edition of the journal Heart provides useful guidance on how to use music to decrease stress and promote good health. Read more about How to Use Music to Improve Your Health

 

Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

Just read your blog about understanding blood pressure, and I have a question. There seems to be a lot of information out there about people with high blood pressure, but what about too low - how low is too low, and what does it mean? Information about low blood pressure seems to be pretty scarce, and I think it would be a good thing for you to comment on. Read more about Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

 

Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

The purpose of this article is to outline 13 ways that you can decrease your risk of developing any type of cancer. The following 13 ways to prevent cancer are presented in no particular order:

1. If you are going to be sexually active, be in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who is not infected by human papilloma virus (HPV) Read more about Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

 

Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:

  1. Rest your eyes whenever you can.
    Whenever you take a short break from your daily duties, close your eyes while you rest. Closing your eyes for a few minutes every hour can dramatically reduce eye strain, tension headaches, and even fatigue. Read more about Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

 

The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

A close friend of mine mentioned to me the other day that when she and her husband first married, one of the activities she enjoyed most was having him rub her feet in the evenings while they chatted about their day. She really loved feeling the warmth of his hands and the pressure on her skin, as well as spending the time with him. She enjoyed this activity to the point where, when she’d see him in the evenings, she would clear her throat and wiggle her toes at him as a way of asking for another foot massage. Read more about The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

 

Should You Have Surgery for Back Pain?

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Center in Oxford, England concluded that intensive rehabilitation for chronic lower back pain provides just as much relief as surgery at half the cost.

This study is hardly news to many physical therapists and chiropractors who work at helping people with lower back pain through natural means on a regular basis. Read more about Should You Have Surgery for Back Pain?

 

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