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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle – They’re Even Worse Than You Think

The more we learn, the more it seems that a large portion of the health problems of modern life are caused by the fact that we sit too much. Reading this article will definitely motivate you to get of your derriere.

Helping Lower Back Pain from Standing

Do you experience "Museum Goers' Syndrome?" That's when your low back aches if you've been standing too long. Discover the reasons your low back hurts from standing and what you can do about it.

Essential Tool for Chronic Pain Sufferers: Dr. Lavine’s Daily Log

Dr. Lavine offers fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers an essential record-keeping tool: Dr. Lavine's Daily Log. Use it to track your progress.

Political, Social and Economic Forces Conspire Against Your Health

Build your awareness of the social and political forces that make it challenging to stay healthy.

It’s Official – You’re Working Too Hard

An epidemic of overwork is causing a range of health problems, from back pain to sleep disturbance, depression to heart disease.
Anti-Inflammatory Foods Fight Back Pain

Anti-Inflammatory Foods Fight Back Pain

Evidence is growing that the foods we eat can predispose us to pain and inflammation. Discover the foods to eat to fight back pain.
Little-Known Ergonomic Strategy to Protect Your Back

Little-Known Ergonomic Strategy to Protect Your Back

A simple shift in the angle of your chair can pay off with a major reduction of low back pain.

Drugs That Can Destroy Your Hearing

The Center for Hearing and Communication publishes an important booklet listing those drugs that are known to have a negative effect on your sense of hearing.

Presidential Panel Warns: Chemicals in the Environment Put You at High Risk for Cancer

Even the government now recognizes that environmental pollutants put you at higher risk of cancer.

Depression and Back Pain

People grappling with chronic back pain often get depressed. But it works the other way around, too - if you're depressed you can give yourself a good case of back pain.

Top Nutrition Doctor Confesses: My Eating Was Out of Control

I heard an inspiring story from a chiropractic colleague I had lost track of for nearly thirty years. Read about his life-long battle with a compulsive eating disorder.

Sit-ups, Curl-ups and Crunches Make Your Back Worse

Don't waste your time with sit-ups, curl-ups and crunches. These exercises don't give you the abdominal results you want and do more harm than good. Read on to learn what the healthier alternatives are.
Guest author: The virtues of wasting time

Guest author: The virtues of wasting time

Thanks to Francis Shivone for this great article on the positive virtues of wasting time. You're working too hard, anyway, so take a break and read it.

Herbal Combination Prevents Colds, Flu in Children

Discover the natural remedies that are effective - and presumably a lot safer - for protecting your children from colds and flu.

Comfrey Root – Apply it to Your Back

Maybe my grandma tried it back in the day, but it never occurred to me to use an ointment made from comfrey root to help people with back pain till I read about this study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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