Natural Steps to Liver Health

Natural Steps to Liver Health

When I suspected liver malfunction in one of my patients recently, he protested. He assumed that his liver was fine since he didn’t drink large amounts of alcohol.

His assumption was a common one. Whenever I mention liver problems, most of my patients think of cirrhosis (associated with excessive alcohol consumption) or hepatitis, a viral disease with particular risk factors. They assume there’s not much else to worry about when it comes to liver health. Perhaps it’s an assumption you’ve made yourself. (more…)

Alzheimer’s & Exercise – Partners in Recovery

Alzheimer’s & Exercise – Partners in Recovery

Alzheimer’s and exercise go hand in hand in slowing, or even reversing this dreaded disease.

Most of us know one or more of the 5.2 million people in the United States whose lives are devastated by Alzheimer’s disease. Millions more have short-term memory loss or early dementia signs.

It is estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. Some experts theorize that anybody who lives long enough will get it. (more…)

Exercise for Neck Pain, Back Pain & Sciatica

Exercise for Neck Pain, Back Pain & Sciatica

A Mayo Clinic study noted that, “Back pain ranks second only to headaches as the most frequent pain location. More than 65 million Americans experience low back pain every year. Four out of five adults will experience at least one bout of back pain at some time in their life.” There can be little doubt that the associated condition, sciatica, follows right behind, equally in frequency and just as debilitating. (more…)

Exercise Tips for Chiari Patients

Exercise Tips for Chiari Patients

The first and most important exercise tip for the person who has just been diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation is to keep on walking.  Walk right out of that doctor’s office, while remaining calm and relaxed. There is a possibility that you will never experience the symptoms associated with the condition.  But then, you might be one of the unlucky Chiarians who has lived a life with headaches caused by their cramped brain pushing through their lower skull and into their spinal column. (more…)

Exercise – A Gift for Everybody

Exercise – A Gift for Everybody

Exercise is a gift for everybody…

A central message of Healing Moves is that everybody–regardless of age or ability–needs and deserves to be physically active.  Movement isn’t just for the benefit of the young, the beautiful, and the strong.  It’s for people in wheelchairs, tots in diapers, pregnant women, cancer survivors, and people of every age, with virtually every health condition and skill level.  Exercise is more than just a health responsibility, like brushing our teeth.  It’s a pleasurable, precious gift that people can give themselves.  Taking 30 minutes each day to be present in your body, to breathe deeply, and to propel yourself through space is one of life’s great joys, enriching body, mind, and spirit.  In our sedentary, push-button age, it’s vital that we all embrace healing moves.  The general principle of simply choosing to move more, when faced with a choice between moving more and moving less, represents a health-oriented discipline that must be learned and practiced by all who live in the twenty-first century.

                                                                   

Adapted from Healing Moves, written by Carol Krucoff, RYT and Mitchell Krucoff, MD.  For more information or to purchase the Healing Moves book, log on to:  www.healingmoves.com.

  

 

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