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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Your Body of Knowledge

Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Different exercise strategies build strength in different ways. By choosing a workout plan, you can optimize your potential to gain muscle mass.
Why don’t people take care of their health better?

Why don’t people take care of their health better?

If human beings were rational, we'd all follow basic advice to support good health. We'd get a good night's sleep, ...
Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Researchers are delving into the importance of cerebrospinal fluid flow to maintain the health of the brain. That's where craniosacral therapy comes into play.
What changes do I have to accept with aging?

What changes do I have to accept with aging?

What are the inevitable changes that accompany aging, and what are the things I can actually do something about?
Keeping the “Awe” in Science

Keeping the “Awe” in Science

Science can inspire awe and those experiencing it can gain many of the same benefits often associated with religious or spiritual sentiment.
This snake isn’t the only thing that moves its spine to get around

This snake isn’t the only thing that moves its spine to get around

Snakes move their spine beautifully. But they're no the only creatures who move their spine to get around.
I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

Light touch is an important way to alleviate stress. Scientists have identified specific nerve receptors in the skin that trigger stress relief in the brain.
Your muscles are sense organs too

Your muscles are sense organs too

Muscles are sensory organs too. The feedback from muscles is used to control movement, and it's a crucial part of how we express ourselves in the world.
Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

The WHO, recognizing chronic low back pain as the world's leading cause of disability, recommends spinal manipulation as practiced by chiropractors.
Eggs? Good or evil?

Eggs? Good or evil?

There's little evidence that eating eggs is bad for your health; in fact, some studies show a health benefit to egg consumption.
Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

A Cochrane review in 2023 found little evidence that implanted spinal cord stimulators were effective for chronic back pain.
Guest post: Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Jane M.

Guest post: Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Jane M.

One woman prepares to hike 70 miles of the Camino de Santiago.
Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training, performed at any time during your life, helps prevent knee arthritis.
The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

Physical activity is good. But many people with physically active jobs have poorer health outcomes. Why is that?
Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility - the ability to move through a wide range - is not the opposite of stiffness. Learn to build flexibility without sacrificing stiffness.

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Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Different exercise strategies build strength in different ways. By choosing a workout plan, you can optimize your potential to gain muscle mass.
Why don’t people take care of their health better?

Why don’t people take care of their health better?

If human beings were rational, we'd all follow basic advice to support good health. We'd get a good night's sleep, ...
Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Why craniosacral therapy will be more widely used in the future

Researchers are delving into the importance of cerebrospinal fluid flow to maintain the health of the brain. That's where craniosacral therapy comes into play.
What changes do I have to accept with aging?

What changes do I have to accept with aging?

What are the inevitable changes that accompany aging, and what are the things I can actually do something about?
Keeping the “Awe” in Science

Keeping the “Awe” in Science

Science can inspire awe and those experiencing it can gain many of the same benefits often associated with religious or spiritual sentiment.
This snake isn’t the only thing that moves its spine to get around

This snake isn’t the only thing that moves its spine to get around

Snakes move their spine beautifully. But they're no the only creatures who move their spine to get around.
I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

Light touch is an important way to alleviate stress. Scientists have identified specific nerve receptors in the skin that trigger stress relief in the brain.
Your muscles are sense organs too

Your muscles are sense organs too

Muscles are sensory organs too. The feedback from muscles is used to control movement, and it's a crucial part of how we express ourselves in the world.
Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

Latest WHO guidelines on chronic low back pain

The WHO, recognizing chronic low back pain as the world's leading cause of disability, recommends spinal manipulation as practiced by chiropractors.
Eggs? Good or evil?

Eggs? Good or evil?

There's little evidence that eating eggs is bad for your health; in fact, some studies show a health benefit to egg consumption.
Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

Spinal cord stimulators don’t relieve pain

A Cochrane review in 2023 found little evidence that implanted spinal cord stimulators were effective for chronic back pain.
Guest post: Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Jane M.

Guest post: Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Jane M.

One woman prepares to hike 70 miles of the Camino de Santiago.
Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training, performed at any time during your life, helps prevent knee arthritis.
The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

The physical activity paradox and what it means for you

Physical activity is good. But many people with physically active jobs have poorer health outcomes. Why is that?
Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility - the ability to move through a wide range - is not the opposite of stiffness. Learn to build flexibility without sacrificing stiffness.
the cat-cow stretch can help with low back pain

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