Fine Tuning

Discussion of more specific topics relating to the path to wellness

The Use of Sauna for Heart Conditioning

For centuries, sauna has been used for its therapeutic benefits. It is commonly used for stress relief, relaxation, and detoxification—either on its own or after a workout. But did you know that sauna also has the ability to promote heart health? If you read my previous post, you know that routine exposure to the heat(…)

The Therapeutic Benefits of Sauna

  The use of heat in social, political, medical, and spiritual practice has deep roots in humanity. Cultures around the globe and throughout history have used hot rooms to create an environment for therapeutic activities. The Scandinavian and Turkish traditions of the sauna and steam room are the most popular in America and throughout the(…)

Text Neck: How Posture Affects Thyroid and Heart Health

What is “text neck”? It’s a term referring to the pain and postural distortion associated with routinely looking down at your smartphone. When your head posture is too forward (i.e., too far in front of your center of gravity), this causes a reverse curve of the cervical spine. Over time, the tissues become more and(…)

Why Is Bad Posture So Bad?

Posture is important to the health of your spine. Period. This is not a breakthrough concept. The cultural cliche of the parent telling the child to “sit up straight” demonstrates a general awareness that slouching should be avoided. However, if you were asked to describe in detail the potential downsides of poor posture (outside of(…)

I am becoming healthier and feeling great, but my weight keeps fluctuating! What is going on?

  Weight fluctuation is normal during the process of healing. In my experience, during the process of healing, weight goes up and down at various stages. I am going to give a brief overview of the type of weight fluctuation I typically see, along with an interpretation as to what is happening inside your body(…)