October 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
If you care what is in your food, read this article by the Juice Lady.
October 16, 2014
I often think that we are like the adult circus elephants tethered to a small stake with an even smaller chain. Here, especially page 5, is how that works…
October 15, 2014
“Services of Doctors of Chiropractic result in improved health, satisfaction, safety and reduced per capita costs.”
That’s a quote from Oregon Governor, Dr. John Kitzhaber, M.D., in his Proclamation naming October “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month”.
It’s out, here is the trailer info.
You can get the movie here.
If you saw “Doctored” then you’ll want to see “Bought”.
October 14, 2014
Makes me think of Permaculture. But then maybe it isn’t “permanent”.
October 13, 2014
Here the assumption is that you are training to increase lean body mass (build muscle); and that you are doing that properly, but… all else being equal, the Juice Lady has some information on protein sources and their relative contribution to a daily protein consumption goal.
She just started with a personal trainer (all the rage these days you know:-). Here are her thoughts.
As usual there are many issues that go into a decision about where, when, why and how to get your protein. We often recommend JuicePlus+ Complete because it’s plant-based (no dairy thank you, so no whey isolates, no “Isotean”, etc.), packed with all kinds of synergistic goodies (meaning it will digest and assimilate well), and provides 13 grams of protein per serving. (It’s also gluten free, vegetarian, and Kosher.)
And while many people are now using JuicePLus+ Complete in a detox, rejuvenation, and weight loss strategy (TRANSFORM 30), it will just as easily add weight (muscle) when you add the shakes to your diet without skipping the meals. These shakes can be added before and/or after the workouts or as part of regular meals.
There is a long list of negative consequences to the typical dairy-based and meat-based approaches to increasing your protein intake. Skip all of that and get something that will do the job and make you healthier as a consequence. Here we could talk about all the workout recovery issues, the energy demands on the body, and others but that’s a subject for another Post.
Order here (click on the “Buy” tab) or call (425) 348-5207 for more information.
October 10, 2014
What Do 89% of Primary Care Physicians Think Is The Most Important Short-Term Trigger For Low Back Pain?
Well, according to a recent Study referenced in this article, it’s biomechanical risk factors such as posture. “And more than half think biomechanics is a long-term trigger for sudden episodes of acute LBP.”
Reassuring for someone who works directly with posture and helps to improve the biomechanics of motion in the spine all day every day. “Evidence-based”. That’s what is supposed to drive health care choices. Nice to know that the research is there.
“Posture is where function and structure meet, a perspective increasingly supported by research.” I couldn’t agree more. (And what do 89% of Primary Care Physicians recommend as the treatment for back pain? Well, that’s for a different Post…)
Here is more that you might find interesting:
“… patterns of unconscious coordination commonly recruit many of the same deep core muscle patterns for breathing as for postural balance and stabilization. ‘Nerves that fire together wire together,’ and muscle, nerve, and postural patterns become facilitated when used and weaken when neglected.”
“It can take multiple training sessions for professionals who focus on breathing (e.g., yoga teachers, respiratory therapists, meditation instructors, certified posture exercise professionals and others) to help people find and engage long-neglected patterns so they can take a full diaphragmatic breath”
This is why a series of chiropractic adjustments might be required to get desired results and one or two just doesn’t always do it. It’s also why, even if you know and can describe how to bend and lift properly (intellectually) if your habit is to do it poorly, you will continue to do it poorly when no one is looking. The answer to that is a daily practice where you are able to focus on your technique – a Yoga, Tai chi, Qi Gong or some such class of personal practice. Without that you won’t really change your habits. This a critical part of helping corporations reduce back pain injury risk: once you get past several other steps. This whole issue can’t be addressed if that foundation isn’t laid properly.
It’s also the main reason every new patient is evaluated in terms of how they move and use their back – to whatever extent possible depending on how bad they are hurting, it may have to wait a while. Then when the pain is relieved patients have the opportunity to learn how to bend and lift (use their back), or get up off the ground (use their knees) properly – so that they can then prevent relapses and build normal reflex patterns and normal control. Strength and flexibility develop naturally just by proper use.
The Point Of Offering All Of This To Corporations
When someone does use their back, knees and shoulders properly they drastically reduce the odds that they will become a back pain injury statistic. Simple prevention avoids the “natural history of back pain” by proactively addressing the risk factors and increasing awareness among workers. And unlike the Back Schools of the past that didn’t work (looking back the reason is obvious, but it wasn’t at the time:-), this approach simply asks people to perform movements and motions that are required for their jobs anyway, then strives to help them with their technique. The language of proper body mechanics spreads throughout the workplace and everyone begins to recognize correct and incorrect movement. In the same way that shouting “safety first” back and forth conveys serious meaning, the key concepts of proper body mechanics could become everyday workplace jargon. That would be a very good thing for all concerned. But I am starting to rant… Don’t get me started on the State of Washington and their approach to back pain prevention and the relative value of attention to biomechanics.
October 8, 2014
October 7, 2014
October 6, 2014
Cousin Nick of the Pashastin Wagoners (think Icicle Ridge Winery!)
And about a hundred other folks…