Mind & Body
We all know that blood circulates in our bodies. But what you may not know is that aside from being a vital nutrient substance blood can also be a cause of pain in the body. One of the ways blood causes pain is when it becomes “stagnant.” That is, locations where blood becomes “static” (e.g., sluggish) in the organs and tissues.
Serotonin is the brain chemical that makes us feel happy and content.
With fall right around the corner most of us will likely become less as active. The cool weather months are a time of stillness, reflection and rest. However, we still need to exercise, even if it's at a slower pace.
Americans are overweight. It’s not just what we eat, but how we eat that contributes to the obesity epidemic.
For many, the idea of traditional exercise and fitness can be, well, just plain boring. Getting motivated to begin and even more so actually adhering to some regular exercise and physical activity can be a challenge. In some part this comes from antiquated notions that exercise is limited to monotonous machine workouts and slogans such as “no pain, no gain.”
Dr. Maggie Peterson talks about how your body reacts to stress and how that stress affects different parts of your body. She explains how most of today’s so called health “epidemics”…ranging from heart disease to diabetes…can be directly tied to our body’s natural response to stress.
Inflammation is your body's natural response to threats from germs, harmful toxins, environmental pollutants, injury and stress, and others. The process involves immune, vascular, and cellular biochemical reactions that work to remove the offenders and protect tissues from damage.
Who says you can't beat something with nothing?
There are more causes for pain other than physical injury, as you well know. Why is it that despite high-tech surgeries and low-tech massage, weekly handfuls of pain killers and structured physical therapy routines, people are still suffering? Their pain continues…
Holey Moley, Chester, be careful out there!
As you know, stress is the big kahuna of problems nowadays. And maybe stress-R-you. But just because somebody says something’s good for stress doesn’t mean you should take it. You need to know the rest of the story.