As you can imagine, I often work on neck pain, headaches, jaw and shoulder pain.  There are a variety of reasons you may have issues today, like a car wreck, sports injury, fall or something like that. However, one thing that makes all these problems and life, in general, worse for the neck and...

Time moves at warp speed. The last week was a blur and I know, with everything I have going on, I will look up next week and it will be Christmas. The best advice I ever got came from a colleague in Tennessee. Of course, I had heard it before, but for some reason, he made it real for me. We were ...

Many people have asked about my thoughts on mammograms and breast care, so here is what I do for my patients. First, if you have no idea if you have any family history of breast cancer or if you know people in your family who have died from breast cancer, get a genetic test to determine your leve...

I often get asked when kids should start working out in the weight room.  The old idea that lifting weights stunts growth still confuses me. First, lifting weights will not stunt growth in young boys or girls. However, lifting wrong will for sure damage the body. The issue with kids lifting is th...

I always tell my patients they should spend the money to make their work from home stations fit their bodies and not make their bodies fit their workspace. What I mean by that is that we need to ensure our bodies are in the best possible position while we work. If you need to spend $500 or $1000,...

I was asked on a podcast the other day what I thought the future of healthcare was going to look like. I said I was very optimistic that wellness was going to become a much bigger thing. People have started to use the phrase “take control of my health,” which I have never heard before. While this...

I was talking to a group this weekend and someone said they were going to start running to “get more cardio.” Running is great cardio, it’s cheap and somewhat easy, however it isn’t the only form of cardio. All too often people tell me that they “have to run because they have to do cardio.” That ...

From a biochemical perspective, oxygen is important to both the quality and length of your life. Despite this, we don’t do much to maximize the oxygen we bring in to our bodies. When we sit in a slouched or hunched forward position, it limits the amount of room we have to breathe. This slight red...

Sometimes in life we are confronted with information that makes us doubt a lot of the older information we once trusted; information we have held close to our hearts as truth. Information that we got from people and sources that we were told to always trust, like our parents. Due to the people th...

In an online interview the other day, I was asked about my favorite quote. I used this quote in my book, “Pillars of Wellness.” It was said by Nietzsche “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.” I like this quote because it is true and raw. The co...

I see a lot of women in their mid to late 20s who have just had babies, and they tell me they now pee a little when they laugh or move too quickly. This is completely avoidable with the proper exercises. The issue is that the muscular function and tone in the pelvic floor are too low. Building th...

Is this discussion like the old question; Are you out of shape? But it's rather how your body and muscles are toned. If you or someone you know has scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, or frozen shoulder, they often wonder how to fix it. All of these issues come from a tone problem. I def...