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credit: Steven Depolo

credit: Steven Depolo

You’ve probably heard physical therapists, chiropractors, and other bodyworkers say that the spine is the key to living pain free—and they’re right. A healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining whole body health. A strong spine can also make you look taller and thinner, and feel more powerful.

On the other hand, though, your spine in many ways is the command center for your physical self—it’s connected to so many other systems in your body that that slightest change to that equilibrium can lead to problems. Rounded shoulders and discomfort are frequently the first noticeable issues, but by no means are they the only problems. Thankfully, simply knowing your way around your spine can help avoid many of them.

Your spine has three distinct parts, each with different functions and different methods of self-care. So consider this a guide to that part of yourself you never see, but could never do without. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Double Checking Your Doc Could Change Everything

natI first learned about WellnessFX last fall through the Bay Club and my husband’s CrossFit box. Having learned about this cutting-edge approach to the democratization of healthcare, I was thrilled when they approached me about a consulting opportunity. I decided to give the product a whirl for myself.

At the time, I was on a strict workout regimen and a clean diet, but still found myself plagued by severe fatigue, sore muscles, and more oddly, noise sensitivity. I mean, I remember wearing earplugs to Thanksgiving dinner – it got that bad. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Basics of Eating for Endurance

6942604078_f4f89b427e_oMaybe you’re new to exercise.

Maybe you enjoy team sports, but you’ve been feeling like you want to get out on your own.

Or maybe you’re just tired of the rote 45-minute treadmill/resistance machine combo at the gym, and you need to break out of your rut.

For extended bouts of exercise, you’ll need to fuel yourself not just for performance, but for recovery. You’ll need to keep your mind sharp. And most of all, you’ll need to know what to eat when your performance suffers.

Here are some simple guidelines for inputs to help you optimize your output.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Trigger-Point Massage for Longer, Stronger Muscles

massageIs there a part of your body that feels weak or uncoordinated? Is there pain that comes back no matter how many times you stretch? Are there actions that you just can’t do, for no real reason? This could be a musculoskeletal issue caused by trigger points. Known to many as “pressure points,” they’re areas within a muscle where actin and myosin fibers are locked in perpetual contraction, which can cause pain or spasm.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Three Main Causes of Magnesium Deficiency (Part 2)

Body Odor-In my last post, we learned that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. We also learned about the important role magnesium plays in mitochondrial function and how this relates to exercise performance by ensuring your muscle cells have the highest oxidative capacity (ability to produce ATP or “energy”) possible.

In this post we are going to talk about:

  • The OTHER consequences of magnesium deficiency that are not strictly related to mitochondrial function … and…
  • Why over half of the U.S. population is deficient

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Over Half the U.S. Population is Deficient in This Critical Mineral: Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium Part 1

In this post, we’ll delve into how optimizing your magnesium levels, an essential mineral that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in, can help you maximize your mitochondria in order to enhance your performance.1 (Note: Magnesium can be tested by the WellnessFX Performance package.Your mitochondria are what give you energy through the process of oxidative phosphorylation – the consumption of oxygen to generate ATP, the energetic currency of your cells. They supply fuel to every single type of cell in your body, from muscle to neuron, to keep your cells functioning at their best. Your mitochondrial health is strongly tied to your fitness both in terms of physical performance and even longevity. It is your mitochondria that provide nourishment during injury to speed up wound healing and recovery.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.