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Intermetatarsal Space Release Of The Foot

By Gait, Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Self-HelpNo Comments

The purpose of this article is to describe a simple exercise you can do to help maintain the health of your feet. Our shoes are narrower than our feet. (1) Shoes have an impact in the overall shape of our feet.(2) Because of this I have found that over time our feet are also narrower than they should be. Part of this is because some of the small muscles and the connective tissue in our feet become chronically contracted. As a result, this can cause muscles and joints in the legs, thighs, and low back to tighten. The narrowing of our…

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Natural Cure for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By Health, Nutrition, Physical Health2 Comments

Guest Post By Nicole Jardim, Founder Of The Healthy Elements You may have heard of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but do you know that it is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. It is estimated to affect 1 out of every 10 women in their childbearing years – that is 10% of us ladies! Despite its prevalence though, there still remains an ongoing debate regarding its cause, and why it appears to be on the rise in Western societies. As has become the norm in the medical industry, a focus on cause and prevention has taken a…

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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Vs Prescription Medications: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You

By Health, Medicine, OsteopathyOne Comment

I recently requested to volunteer as a physician at a race. I was told that I could volunteer as a physician but that I could not provide osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) because the tents were not equipped for ‘major manipulations’ and that doing so is contraindicated on the athletes because they mostly have musculoskeletal issues and exhaustion. There are so many parts of this statement that shows ignorance about OMM, what it is, and how to use it. Somehow I do not believe that the same physician above would tell a specialist surgeon, whose specialty of which they have little…

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What Takes Place During A Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment? Your Questions, Answered!

By Health, Physical Health2 Comments

Guest Post By Joyce Rockwood, CCH Are you one of the many people who has heard about the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and even considered booking an appointment but shied away simply because you weren’t sure what takes place during the colonic treatment? I am here to explain the specifics to you so you can put your fears aside and start reaping the glorious benefits of the missing link in your health regimen – colon hydrotherapy! What Is A Colonic? Quite simply, a colonic, or colon hydrotherapy, is the use of purified water to rinse the colon of fecal and gaseous…

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Why Pain Is Not Caused By Weak Muscles And Why Exercising May Not Work

By Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health2 Comments

Have you ever been told your pain is because one group of muscles have been over exercised? Many of my patients are told this. Therefore they are told that the solution for their pain is that they need to exercise the “weak” muscles to balance out the muscles. Many patients I see go to physical therapists and trainers believing that there will be a “magical” exercise that once they do will rid them of all pain. According to this theory once this balance is restored, then one’s pain should disappear. Although this occasionally works and I do believe exercising is…

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