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Talked to a Firefighter today and he said 75% of the calls he goes on involves someone who is obese lying unconscious in the floor between the bathroom and the bedroom. Being overweight is the single biggest factor for poor health, heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, knee pain, back pain, arthritis, fatigue and much more. If you are overweight there is help. There is a solution. Maybe you feel you’ve tried everything. You have not. I can help you. If you are ready. I will help you. 915-383-CARE(2273)
HEALTH TIP #920 Lift with your legs NOT you back! Especially when lifting boxes or anything that is heavy. But I’ve had patients bend over to lift something very light but because they bent over the wrong way they hurt their spine. Repeated bending the wrong way stretches the ligaments that hold the spine tightly and start to stretch and give way causing the spine to misalign and cause PAIN! Practice, practice, practice. Catch yourself bending or lifting the wrong way and CORRECT IT! Your spine and back muscles will LOVE YOU!
Poor #posture leads to poor #spinehealth. Poor spinal health can lead to MANY #health #problems besides #pain. Your spine controls all your internal #organs, #muscles, #glands and functions of the human body. Take care of your spine by having #GoodPosture not only when you sit but also when you stand or on the phone! ~ Dr G
I have often said to my patients. “Exercise is Medicine to the Mind & Body!” When I stop exercising for a month or two or more I feel the effects. Less energy, moody, less libido, I eat more and usually more of the wrong foods that I should be eating less of. The right exercise is Vital. It could be walking if you don’t have knee or hip pain. Bicycle riding is best if you do have knee or hip pain. Then there’s weight lifting. Many ladies neglect this part of exercise but it is equally important as is Cardio. You don’t have to lift very heavy weights and in fact I caution patients about “dead lifts” and “squats”. I treated MANY patients who got hurt doing those two exercises. Exercise IS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH AS IS HAVING A HEALTHY DIET! Exercise increase your hormone levels that decrease as one ages. Exercise gives you energy, boosts your metabolism and so MANY MORE BENEFITS! Exercise improves your mental, emotional and physical health. Now that the weather is cooling take advantage and get back on track to your exercise routines! It could be as simple as going for a 30 minute walk every day.
After years of studying, researching and talking to thousands of patients over the 30 years I’ve been in practice I have learned that most Diseases are really Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies. Some people will exhibit mental problems like Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar etc. Other people will manifest muscular problems like Fibromyalgia, cramps, muscle weakness, heart problems etc. Everybody should be taking good natural whole food vitamins and minerals for Optimal Health. My multivitamin of choice is Catalyn. You can order directly from the company and shipped to your door.
There are differences between hanging from your ankles like on a Teeter or IronMan Inversion Table and Hanging upside upside down on my Inversion Machine. There are some significant differences. I’ve put thousands of patients on both types over the last 30 years and here’s what people said when comparing both. Hanging from the ankles: “It hurts my knees”, “ it hurts my ankles”, “I don’t like the feeling of going backwards... it feels like I’m falling”, “it hurts my hips” “it’s too big and bulky” “I don’t have room for this machine” Only about 10% said “I like it”. You can do more stretches and core strengthening exercises on mine that you cannot do on the other bigger inversion table. Also mine folds up for easy put away/storage. I do tell my patients don’t put it under the Bed or in a closet because if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind and you won’t use it!
Mental Changes are but a few of the symptoms caused by not only Vitamin B 12 but many other Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies. Some people say as long as you eat a balanced diet you’re good but the truth is the quality of our fruits and vegetables is not the same as it was 50 years ago. The soil is depleted and then fertilized with only 2-3 minerals.
Many patients come to me because of knee problems. Several factors to look at. Activity level- athletes need a good pair of orthotics and not the cheap Walmart Dr. Scholls. I’ve tried them and they don’t work. No matter how expensive the tennis shoes or other shoe is they ALL need an Orthotic insole. 2. Weight-if you are even 30 lbs overweight which seems like not a lot think again. Go to the gym or stores that sell weights and pick up a 30 lb. weight. Pick up a 50 lb. weight. Walking around with all that extra weight is not good for the knees or hips. 3. And if you work where you stand or walk a lot that’s another factor. I have my patients try all 4 different orthotics to see which are the most comfortable for them. Most of the time this will great reduce and or eliminate knee pain.
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