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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Pain Relief Patches and Gels

The variety of pain gels and patches can be bewildering. Here are the seven main types.

Another Reason Why Exercise Intensity May Be More Important Than Exercise Duration

A slow, steady workout has lots of benefits, but including intense bursts of heart-pounding exercise adds a further dimension. That's what researchers found when they studied the effect of exercise on memory and cognitive function in older adults.

You Have Pesticide Residues in Your Body

The incidence of food allergies has been rising. What does this have to do with environmental exposure to pesticide residues?
Goldilocks and Your Cartilage

Goldilocks and Your Cartilage

Exercise is needed to maintain the health of the cartilage of your knee. But can too much exercise backfire?

Recent Research Confirms Value of Chiropractic Methods for Back Pain

Manual therapy, including spinal mobilization and manipulation, is one of the best-studied forms of treatment for low back pain. Another research study has been published further proving the effectiveness of these methods.

Exercise Treatment for Depression, Anxiety

Exercise is proving to be more effective than medication in the treatment of common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Fix acid alkaline imbalance: One of the ways to improve kidney function

Kidney researchers have shown that fixing an acid diet protects the kidneys from damage.

Fix Acid Alkaline Imbalance – One of the Ways to Improve Kidney Function

Kidney researchers have shown that fixing an acid diet protects the kidneys from damage.

Chiropractic for Scoliosis: Does It Help?

Many chiropractors offer treatment programs for patients with scoliosis: side-to-side curvature of the spine. Are these treatment protocols justified by the state of scientific research? Are they effective?

Ultra Yoga and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Muscles

Interview with Marisa Sullivan, expert in using yoga for pelvic floor issues.

Shocking, Inappropriate Use of Chiropractic Methods in Spondylolisthesis Treatment

I was appalled when I learned that a chiropractor was making unrealistic therapeutic claims about the value of spinal adjustments for someone with spondylolisthesis...

Guest Post: Contact Your Angel of Surrender

Confronted with a difficult decision? Questioning the wisdom of a decision you've made? Theresa Conti offers spiritual advice.
Achilles tendon recovery

Achilles tendon recovery

Discover the facts about Achilles tendon problems and the steps you can take to prevent them and help them heal.
Are Antidepressants Effective?

Are Antidepressants Effective?

Depression has emerged as a major health problem, with as many as 10% of Americans now on antidepressant medication. Are these drugs helpful? What are the alternatives?

How to Cook Without a Recipe

One of the most important parts of my college experience has been the food co-op that I cooked and ate in for three years. The challenge of preparing a healthy meal for 30 people based on the sometimes limited ingredients that were available, while also providing for the vegans, the lactose intolerants and a host of other specific dietary needs, brought out a certain kind of focus and drive that I was seldom capable of outside of that kitchen. Here’s a few pieces of advice, and maybe some good anecdotes too, for planning and preparing meals for a large group.

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