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Advantages of Stress (In the Right Amount, Under the Right Conditions)

Advantages of Stress (In the Right Amount, Under the Right Conditions)

You often hear about the negative effects of stress. But it is important to understand how stress can be beneficial, too. There are both good and bad types of stress. Any plan for increasing general well-being should be centered around the reduction and management of stress. However, stressful experiences can also be entertaining and enriching.(…)

Potassium Rich Foods for Recovery and Restoration

Potassium Rich Foods for Recovery and Restoration

Potassium is a tremendously important mineral and electrolyte. In times of fatigue or exhaustion, potassium plays an essential role in restoring cell vitality and protecting against degenerative stress. While it is essential to restore sodium, which can be easily lost during strenuous exercise, it is also very important have a continuous intake of potassium and(…)

The Importance of Potassium at the Cell Level

The Importance of Potassium at the Cell Level

Potassium is one of the primary mineral elements contributing to the metabolic processes of the biological system. This means it is one of the most essential components of life. In this post, I explore the importance of potassium at the cell level. Keep reading to learn about the delicate balance of potassium and sodium inside(…)

10 Surprising Foods to Avoid (And Why)

10 Surprising Foods to Avoid (And Why)

After many years of researching the effects of foods on the human body, some of my findings have uncovered information that challenges the common wisdom of a healthy diet. This info may be surprising or even disappointing to some. It is important to reiterate that there are no long term, controlled human studies which would(…)

Reduce Back Pain with Exercise: The ELDOA Method

Reduce Back Pain with Exercise: The ELDOA Method

Back pain treatment options range from pain medications to steroid injections to surgery. While these treatments are often useful, they do not address the root of the dysfunction leading to pain syndromes related to the spine and other joints. Osteopath Guy Voyer, DO realized this and began to develop the ELDOA method of exercise. Over(…)

Proprioception Is Key to Improving Athletic Performance

Proprioception Is Key to Improving Athletic Performance

  Looking for ways to improve your physical skill and agility? Proprioception plays a key role in coordinating all movement—from the most “basic” task of taking a step (which is actually very complex) to the most advanced athletic action (e.g., sticking the landing in an Olympic vault routine). Keep reading to learn what proprioception is(…)

Environmental Enrichment and the Power of Success

Environmental Enrichment and the Power of Success

If you read my previous post, you already know that novel experience is shown to have a tremendous positive impact on health and healing. New sensations and experiences, such as those introduced through environmental enrichment, help to enhance brain plasticity, learning, and self-confidence. They also aid in the treatment and prevention of things like anxiety, depression,(…)

New Experiences Improve Confidence, Health, and Healing

New Experiences Improve Confidence, Health, and Healing

Why seek out new sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and moments? Novel experiences are not only fun and memorable. They’re also shown to have a tremendous positive impact on health and healing. That’s right—scientific evidence supports the idea that new experiences like traveling to a new city, learning a new sport, exploring a museum exhibit, or(…)

Sauna and Exercise: A Powerful Pairing

Sauna and Exercise: A Powerful Pairing

When it comes to sauna and exercise, the hot question that many people have is: “Sauna before or after workout?” But what about practicing sauna and exercise at the same time? Exercise in sauna? Although these two things are not often thought of as going together, recently the idea of exercising in an infrared sauna(…)