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Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Four ways to boost heart rate variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the five new "vital signs" - strong predictors of vitality and longevity. Here are four tips to give your HRV a boost.
How to get out of a chair

How to get out of a chair

Standing up from a seated position: it's a simple movement we repeat dozens of times each day. That means you have ...
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

Three exercises for the neck, upper back and shoulders.
The five new vital signs

The five new vital signs

When you go for your annual physical there are a number of routine "vital signs" that your doctor checks: your ...
Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Though I raised my testosterone with a nutritional supplement program, it had little effect on my blood pressure, so I needed some fresh ideas.
Boost testosterone naturally

Boost testosterone naturally

The vitamins and herbs that helped boost testosterone by enhancing its precursors.
Blood pressure and low testosterone

Blood pressure and low testosterone

In my quest to improve my health, I focused on my low testosterone and its relationship to high blood pressure.
Fluid movement fosters creativity

Fluid movement fosters creativity

The quality of your movement matters. Diversity of movement quality impacts your health and cognitive function.
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

The results of my mercury detox were disappointing, so I had to decide what to do next.
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

High levels of mercury can contribute to high blood pressure; hair testing of heavy metals can reveal the problem and point to a solution.
Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Symptoms of reflux are commonly managed with prescriptions for PPI's. But the functional diagnostic medicine approach digs deeper.
Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Determined as I was to delve into the causes of my high blood pressure, one of the first areas I explored was the ...

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