What can the Dalai Lama teach us about our health…..

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“Man Sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”  Dalai Lama Many times I will ask my patients…”What do you really have if you don’t … Read More

Why exercise is so important for your spine…

Spinal Arthritis Treatment The way that I try to explain this to all my patients is that our spine is like the mast on a ship.  The spine is pretty static by itself. In fact, by itself, the spine could only support about 35-40lbs.  Of course, we weigh a lot more than that. On a ship, the mast would surely break if it were not for the strong rope supports and riggings that keep the mast in place and upright. … Read More

Why you NEED to drink your Green Tea…..

  Drinking Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) can not only prolong your life, and decrease your chances of cardiovascular disease, but various studies have shown that it is a potent anti-oxidant and help with fat metabolism and weight loss. Lin et al published in Obesity Research (2005) that green tea extract increased apoptosis(cellular destruction) in mature adipocytes and inhibited lipid accumulation in maturing adipocytes in a dose dependent manner.  Also, green tea decreases your appetite cravings. How does green tea work … Read More

When is the best time to eat your daily calories?

  I frequently hear people tell me that they eat a big dinner and eat a snack before bed sometimes even waking to eat a snack. Well, perhaps they should consider the following.  Sumo wrestlers who need to gain significant weight before a match will eat a lot of calories before bed and wake up in the night to eat.  So, if you are not careful you may have been following a sumo diet, which i am pretty sure is … Read More

How Capsinoids (thermogenic boosters) can help you lose weight……

(Exclusively Available at Carolina Sports and Spine, PA)   Watch this Video Link to help understand the benefits of Capsiate: Watch Video     Improving the Efficacy of Capsinoids as a Thermogenic Adjunct in Clinical Weight Management New research over the last five years is clarifying the mechanisms by which capsinoids – thermogenic compounds in certain strains of chili peppers – can regulate fat metabolism and help over-weight individuals reduce abdominal fat and improve their health. Application of the new … Read More

Regenerative Medicine: PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

What is Regenerative Medicine?  Regenerative medicine is the sub-branch of medicine aimed at regenerating tissues and promoting new blood flow with the use of non-autologous and autologous substances.  PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can be defined as a volume of autologous plasma with the platelet concentration above baseline. PRP Therapy has been clinically applied for its healing properties, and now is widely applied in many therapeutic areas.  Platelets can secrete a variety of growth factors, including PDGF, IGF-1, TGF-β, VEGF, bFGF, EGF, … Read More

5 Amazing Ideas from Integrative Nutrition to Help You Lose Those Unwanted Pounds

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Use these 5 ground-breaking ideas from the field of Integrative Nutrition to help you lose those unwanted pounds and attain higher energy throughout your day.  Think “NUTRITION” not Dieting. Diets fail not because of your will-power but because there is no way that limiting certain macro-nutrients like fats, carbs or proteins will not eventually rebound into serious uncontrollable cravings for the food that you have been limiting.  I myself tried to live on a low carb diet for several months … Read More

Levator Scapulae Neck Pain… What is it?

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Frankenstein Neck     The following exercises help alleviate the muscles in your neck: Sometimes the area of pain will benefit from conservative measures like ice, stretching and rest.  See stretching exercises above.   If these techniques do not work, it may be necessary to try massage with trigger point work or trigger point injections with a physician.  A physician can achieve a great deal of success with a simple lidocaine or sterile fluid injection into the painful trigger points … Read More

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