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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Above Average Speed of Walking Predicts Longer, Healthier Life

Get walking. It's never too late. And walking speed makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of life as we age.

Experiencing Chronic Pain? Rediscover the Joy of Gentle Movement

People with fibromyalgia or chronic pain will get a definite health boost by becoming more physically active. But it can be hard to increase your physical activity if your body hurts all the time. Before you get distracted by external, quantifiable exercise goals, discover the playful ways you can enjoy the simple joy of body movement.

Sciatica, Part 2: Not All Sciatica is Alike. Don’t Overlook This Important Clue

There are two basic types of sciatic nerve pain. Discover the difference, and you'll be better prepared to help your doctor get to the root of your problem.

Sciatica, Part 1: How Your Body’s Brilliant Design Keeps You Free of Sciatic Pain Almost All the Time

Patients often ask me why they have sciatic pain or another problem. First things first -- you can't understand why you have pain until you appreciate how your body effortlessly keeps you out of pain nearly all the time.

Vitamin D for Pain

We're learning that vitamin D plays a crucial role in many internal body processes, and that deficiency contributes to musculoskeletal pain. Nearly anyone with back pain or chronic pain should consider the probability that vitamin D deficiency is contributing to his or her problem.

Easy Cantaloupe Recipe – Cantaloupe Basil Soup

An easy cantaloupe recipe for a cantaloupe soup that uses basil.

Baby Turnip Recipe

Baby turnips have a gentle flavor and are delicious when simply prepared. Here's an easy recipe.

How unnecessary Xrays, mri’s and ct scans make you stupid

Much has been written about the enormous costs and health risks associated with unnecessary MRI's and CT scans. But there's a third important reason to avoid these tests.

The Wrong Way to Strengthen Your Shoulder

The design of your shoulder joint leaves your tendons vulnerable to impingement, causing rotator cuff symptoms. Discover the simple exercise principles to strengthen your shoulder and avoid rotator cuff problems.

Searching for a Diabetic Neuropathy Cure? New, Proven Treatment Revealed

The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy - pain, numbness, weakness, cold feet are becoming more common as diabetes becomes more common. Discover the recent research that shows the effectiveness of NeuroTactile Therapy.

Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D – What Else Can I Do to Stop Bone Loss?

Most people know to take calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent osteoporosis. As valuable as these steps are, they're not the only important measures you can take to prevent bone loss.

Calcium and Osteoporosis – Guest Article

Do calcium supplements really help maintain bone health? Many health experts believe that other factors are also important. This guest article discusses other strategies to maintain strong bones.

Much Better Than Gatorade

Skip the Gatorade - instead, a protein-rich shake after exercise helps your body build muscle.

More On Sedentary Lifestyle Effects

Sitting for a living can have profound negative consequences for your health. Here are a few strategies to help you get moving.

Update on Portion Distortion

Portion distortion strikes again - scientists prove that labeling a serving size as "small" caused people to eat more of it.

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