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Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

A recent review showed no link between serotonin levels and depression. Here are some natural and effective alternatives to SSRIs.
Knee injections? They don’t work much for arthritis

Knee injections? They don’t work much for arthritis

Four methods to help with osteoarthritis of the knee that may be better than injections of hyaluronic acid.
Stronger together: The science behind the Happy Trails Running Club

Stronger together: The science behind the Happy Trails Running Club

Social support improves health behaviors and helps athletes achieve more. That's the science behind the Happy Trails Running Club.
I couldn’t take the heat

I couldn’t take the heat

How much does higher temperature slow you down when running? There's a formula for that......
Two types of low back support: how they work and why you might need them

Two types of low back support: how they work and why you might need them

Self-care of low back problems can include the use of a lumbosacral support or a trochanter belt. Here's what your choices are and why you might need them.
Baby steps: how I shaved 15 seconds per mile off my running speed

Baby steps: how I shaved 15 seconds per mile off my running speed

By increasing my running cadence to 180 steps per minute, I shaved 15 seconds per mile from my running pace. Try it!
How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

The Covid 19 pandemic has upended so much of our social order and stressed the health care system almost to its ...
Walk and chew gum?

Walk and chew gum?

The brain works best when it has a medium level of activity to deal with. Chiropractic erases internally-generated distractions that impair brain performance.
Ice versus heat

Ice versus heat

For years, the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation)has been the standard approach to healing from an injury. But it's all wrong.
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
Dr. Lavine’s Food Diversity Scorecard

Dr. Lavine’s Food Diversity Scorecard

Food diversity is important to health. Dr. Lavine introduces his Food Diversity Scorecard so you can assess how diverse your food sources are.
What I learned about statins and muscle pain

What I learned about statins and muscle pain

Muscle pain is a common effect of statins. I need to be vigilant that patients who don't respond positively to manual therapy may have a problem with statins.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
Leucine

Leucine

Leucine is unique among amino acids. It's a building block for proteins but it also serves as a hormonal switch to stimulate protein production.
Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Recent research shows that spinal adjustments of the low back and pelvis help relieve knee pain even better than rehab exercises do.

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