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How to Get More Out of Pushing Exercises

When doing pushing exercises like push-ups or dips, you can improve shoulder health and function by taking your upper body as low as possible during each repetition. When doing this with push-ups, you can use stable yoga blocks or parallette bars at varying heights to allow for greater range of motion and development of end-range strength. Read more

 

Reaching Out

Last week, a longtime reader of our newsletter asked for a referral to a doctor I trust in the Chicagoland area. The first person who came to mind was a fellow named Dr. Michael Krys, a highly decent person who I remember from my days as an intern as being supremely honest, caring, and skilled as a health care provider. Read more

 

Integrating Lower Body, Core, and Upper Body Strength

To integrate lower body, core, and upper body strength, I like doing various jerks and presses with a kettlebell. If you don't have a kettlebell or dumbbell, you can use anything that you can comfortably hold in one hand like a can of soup. Read more

 

How To Manage Arthritis Naturally

A short while ago, I spoke at length with a new client about the nature of her arthritis and how different it is from osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease).

Our conversation made me realize that I should write up an entire piece discussing this, as I'm certain that there are some among our readership who don't have a clue why their joint pain is getting worse by the year despite giving their affected joints adequate rest. Read more

 

Modified Front Lunge Squat for Healthier & Stronger Knees

For healthier knees, it's often helpful to do lunge squats where you take the front knee out beyond the plane of the same-side foot. The idea is to increase end-range strength, which promotes healthy blood circulation through the ligaments in and around the knees. Read more

 

How To Get The Most Nutritional Value Out Of Watermelon

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Watermelon is hands down, our family's favourite summertime fruit - how can you not love refreshingly cold cubes of sugary crisp watermelon? Read more

 

How to Make Korean Beef Short Rib and Radish Soup

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The quantities listed make enough soup for 8 servings, assuming 2 pieces of short rib beef and 3-5 cubes of radish per bowl of soup.

Ingredients: Read more

 

How to Improve Digestive Tract Health

This post offers a collection of dietary and lifestyle guidelines that I have found to be helpful to people looking to overcome ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and other inflammatory bowel conditions.

Because these guidelines are designed to take burden off of the gastrointestinal tract, following them can also help relieve common symptoms of indigestion, including bloating, excessive gas production, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea.

 

Do You Know What Drowning Really Looks Like?

Many thanks to Mario Vittone for graciously giving us permission to share this valuable article with our readership. Please read through Mario's article below and consider sharing this information with family and friends.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

By Mario Vittone Read more

 

Better Than Chocolate | Medjool Vs. Deglet Nour Dates

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From Our Mailbag:

Hey Dr. Ben!

I've been loving pecans and dates together since your post. For years I've had some chocolate in the evening with my tea, and with the pecans and dates combo I haven't had any cravings for chocolate! Read more

 

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