Winter Insurance?

I wish there was a way to insure against all the aspects of winter that bring people down: cold, rain, shorter days, etc. But there is one kind of insurance that can protect you from injuries related to car accidents, which are more common in the winter months: Medical Payments or “Med Pay.” Every winter…

Icing Instructions

One of the most effective ways to treat pain in the body is with ice, also called cryotherapy. When you hurt, you just want it to stop and will consider doing almost anything. Many people realize that taking pain medication is only masking their problem and is toxic to their livers, so are reluctant to…

You Eat What?!

Michael Pollan is starting to become a household name. Not only has he written a number of best-selling books on the topic of food, and has now been involved with two documentaries (King Corn and Food, Inc.), but he’s becoming accepted by the mainstream media. He’s made appearances on Martha Stewart, Oprah, The Daily Show…

When to Stretch?

My whole life I’ve heard people warn me to stretch before exercising as a way to prevent injury. Maybe you’ve heard that too? So you can imagine my surprise when I was taught in chiropractic school that according to scientific research, stretching before excise does NOT have any protective effect. A quick internet search points…