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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

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.

Stage Fright Tips

Don't let fear of public speaking or sports performance anxiety keep you from achieving your potential. Some simple advice from a career performance coach can help you.

The Biopsychosocial Model of Health

Doctor and patient expectations about back pain can differ sharply. Before you get frustrated with your doctor, or worry that he or she doesn't understand you, learn about the biopsychosocial model of health that doctors in the know apply to the issue of back pain.

Yoga moves for back pain?

Yoga can provide lots of benefits if you have back pain. Learn tips on finding a good teacher and avoiding some of the possible pitfalls.

Guest Post: Chronic Knee Pain after Knee Joint Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery has helped many alleviate pain and regain the ability to walk with ease. But the results aren't perfect - many patients have persistent pain after surgery. This guest article by a New Zealand occupational therapist and psychotherapist discusses some of the intricacies of persisting pain.

Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

If you've been regularly practicing the exercises described in Dr. Lavine's Top Five Exercises for Your Low Back, your lower spine has probably made a lot of progress. Still, you might need something extra to achieve maximal results. What’s the most important exercise I’ve left off my short list? Stretching the piriformis muscle.

Douse the Flames of Inflammation

Our ancestors from the Stone Age survived because their physiology evolved to match the environment that existed back then. But the typical diet and lifestyle of today - far different from those of Paleolithic times - puts you at risk for chronic degenerative conditions.

Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder and Avoid Rotator Cuff Problems

Shoulder problems are an all-too-common occurrence. Dr. Lavine offers guidance on the best exercises to keep your shoulder flexible, strengthen your rotator cuff, and avoid shoulder pain.

Rebuild Cartilage Health with Chiropractic Adjustments

Cartilage has no direct blood supply so it depends on periodic loading and unloading to get its nutrition. Chiropractic can help with this.

Rebuilding Cartilage Health: One More Rationale for Chiropractic Adjustments

Cartilage has no direct blood supply so it depends on periodic loading and unloading to get its nutrition. Chiropractic can help with this.

Barefoot Running Benefits – Reality or Hype?

I heard a lot about "barefoot" running and wanted to find out more about it, so I read much of the research and even tried it out myself....

Cardio Conditioning for Back Pain

Proper exercise is critical to alleviating low back pain and keeping it from coming back. Exercises for core support and spine limbering are well-established modalities in the war on back pain. But what about the specific effects of cardiovascular conditioning on the low back? Can low back pain sufferers help themselves by hitting the treadmill?

How to Choose the Right Chiropractor

Finding the right doctor of chiropractic to help you improve your health can be a daunting experience. Dr. Lavine offers some sample questions you can use in interviewing your potential chiropractor.

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