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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine
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.
Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

My lesson from running the Princeton Half Marathon? You've got to fight....for your right....to party!
Back pain can kill you

Back pain can kill you

Back pain is one of the most common human disabilities. Back pain makes you uncomfortable, interferes with sleep, ...
Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Male sperm counts have dropping alarmingly over the past fifty years. What's to blame? Environmental chemicals.
Four nutrients it’s hard to get on a vegan diet

Four nutrients it’s hard to get on a vegan diet

Meat? There are many problems with the way meat is produced. It ruins the environment. It makes animals’ lives ...
Why I source my herbs in Australia

Why I source my herbs in Australia

The potential benefits of herbal medicines is an active area of scientific research. Sourcing medicinal herbs in Australia has advantages.
Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

If you work at a computer, you have to get up and move periodically throughout the day. Here's a simple protocol that will protect your health.
Nitric oxide and your health

Nitric oxide and your health

Nitric oxide is a key molecule for health because it signals your arteries to dilate. This article covers the three main ways to boost nitric oxide levels.
Poor sleep prevents recovery from back pain

Poor sleep prevents recovery from back pain

Sleeping difficulties unfortunately lead to poor recovery from back pain. My practice offers multidimensional solutions.
10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

Today's guest article was written by Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, a Rheumatologist who's an expert on Environmental ...

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