It used to be when you the patient came from your doctor’s office, you had access to any and all information that you needed for your health. Your blood lab results, your weight and blood pressure, and any types and amounts of medications you were prescribed.Read More
The Real 12 Step Program – La Lanne Style
There are plenty of 12 step programs – for alcoholism, drug dependency, cigarette smoking, and so on. However, many of them don’t work. The reason – there may be an intrinsic lack of motivation by the person who is trying to quit their dependency because the facilitator (the doctor, nurse, counselor, etc.) may be going about this process from a disease model, instead of a journey to health.
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to do an interview with web talk radio on one of my favorite subjects - Exercise and Cancer. In this interview, I discuss the relevant issues that make exercise the best type of integrative therapy for patient survivorship. If you have time - take a listen. I think you will find some great information "nuggets" that could help your wellness practice.
OK, so now you should be seeing a trend in the media promulgated by the various unethical medical journals all snugly perched under the AMA blankets, and staring back at us while hiding their agendas. Cynical you say? Well, let's start looking at what the media keep telling you about your supplements.Read More
Everyone likes to talk about the war on drugs – cocaine, marijuana, heroin. I have my own “war on drugs” – but this is against the pathetic pharmaceutial industry who wants everyone to be sick so they can push drugs on them for the rest of their lives.Read More
More and more Americans are taking prescription medications – many for cardiovascular issues (Tenorman, BB), but also for behavioral problems (zolof), anti aging issues (botox, hormone replacement therapy). The percentage of American adults who now take at least one prescription drug is about 50%, and growing.Read More
Over the past decade health clubs have positioned themselves to stand out in the crowd to let their communities know they have special services. Thus is the growth of "special population exercise".Read More
I have worked over the past decade with a lot of people (workers / friends) who have had car accidents, or other types of accidents that have left their spine crooked, muscles imbalanced, and levels of pain higher than they should be.Read More
A recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine tried to put a nail in the coffin of nutritional supplements. “ Unregulated, not safe, harmful, and no benefits” shouted the authors of the Letter to the Editor of the journal.Read More
In a four-year-long study, overweight and obese diabetics placed on a calorie-restrictive diet along with nearly three hours of exercise per week fared much better than controls. After one year, 11.5 percent of the program participants no longer needed medication to keep their blood sugar levels below the diabetes threshold. Only two percent of the non-intervention group experienced any significant improvement in their condition.
This weekend I had the occasion to look at a 4 minute video clip on Upworthy.com relating to our health care system. It was sad to say the least. With over $2 trillion spent on basically disease management with no end in site to the rise in illness and chronic disease, it gets me (and others) to wonder when this madness will stop.Read More
One of the virtues of being in my profession for so long is that I can compare the things happening today with their origins.
Today we are seeing a glut of exercise routines such as P90 X and HITT and Cross Fit Games and people think that they’re new and innovative. Most instructors, and EVERY student who partakes in these programs really have no idea of how they came about.
In a four-year-long study, overweight and obese diabetics placed on a calorie-restrictive diet along with nearly three hours of exercise per week fared much better than controls. After one year, 11.5 percent of the program participants no longer needed medication to keep their blood sugar levels below the diabetes threshold. Only two percent of the non-intervention group experienced any significant improvement in their conditionRead More