21 Tried and Tested Ways to Improve Sleep

21 Tried and Tested Ways to Improve Sleep

Don’t look at the clock.. Don’t look at the.. 2:34 Awake for 30 minutes now. 4 more hours till the feet hit the floor. Is it supposed to rain tomorrow? Is the patio door locked? Was that the cat? Unfortunately this is an all too common internal dialogue...
What to look for in Personal Trainer

What to look for in Personal Trainer

I want to share my views on finding a quality personal trainer and knowimg if the one you have now is right for you. Part one I discussed what a trainer shouldn’t consist of and below are some of the traits you want to look for. Most reading this probably have...
Why Do You Exercise?

Why Do You Exercise?

Why do you exercise? Why do you go to work? Why do you watch certain shows on Netflix? Why do you eat so fast? Sorry, that’s my internal voice judging myself. The reason we do the things we do really boils down to the why. Some scholars will contend that we do...
Benefits of Progesterone

Benefits of Progesterone

Progesterone: The Hormone of Youth Calling a something the hormone of youth is a bold statement. I’m not a very black and white type of person but this is a hormone that gets little to zero attention, nor credit. Ask most people on the street what is...
Heat versus Cold treatment

Heat versus Cold treatment

“What should I use? “Cold or heat?” This is the common question coming from a client who has been recently injured or one who deals with chronic joint pain. Treating pain and/or inflammation with hot and cold can be extremely effective. The nice part...
Pulling Exercises and Breathing

Pulling Exercises and Breathing

One of the oldest pieces of exercise advice is to exhale on exertion. This tends to hold true for most exercises like squats and chest presses but on many pulling exercises the breathing may be just the opposite. WHY? On inhalation the spine extends and lengthens. On...
Why Women Crave Chocolate

Why Women Crave Chocolate

Why Women Crave Chocolate Women craving chocolate should be considered an Universal Law. You know like the law of attraction, the law of cause and effect, and the law of losing your luggage on vacation. If I mention the word ‘chocoholic’ I’m...
What’s the Best Exercise?

What’s the Best Exercise?

What’s the best exercise? Is it running? Walking? Crossfit? Pilates? Bootcamp yoga? Ok. I made that last one up. This is a question I seem to get a lot. Unfortunately I don`t have an answer – exactly. How’s that for me taking the easy way out? Let me try...
How to fix your dairy intolerance

How to fix your dairy intolerance

“I’m dairy intolerant.” This response has become more the norm than the exception when I ask a client about their milk consumption. Me: “Do you want to try to fix your dairy intolerance?” Client: “I get a really bad stomach. Ahem…bad gas.” Me: “Do you want to...
Achilles Reflex – Thyroid Test

Achilles Reflex – Thyroid Test

Achilles Reflex Test for Thyroid This was another simple test Dr. Broda Barnes used with his patients to check thyroid status. He would observe the relaxation rate of the Achilles tendon reflex. He would have a person kneel on the edge of a chair and thump their...