Your Body of Knowledge

Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Your Body of Knowledge

Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Update on barefoot running

Update on barefoot running

Many runners have switched to a "barefoot" running style that involves landing on the forefoot instead of the heel. Forefoot landing may offer protection from overuse injury. But new research shows that a conventional running style is more energy efficient.
Learning to be healthy is like learning to ride a bike

Learning to be healthy is like learning to ride a bike

When you learn to ride a bike, it’s important to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a helmet, use hand signals, and so forth. It’s all good advice. But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, muscles, and balance system still can’t coordinate their actions to create a positive result. In the world of preventive healthcare, it’s like being told to eat nine servings of vegetables, exercise every day, get adequate sleep, and the like. It’s all good advice. Follow it. But none of it trains your brain, digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and endocrine glands to coordinate their actions to create a positive health result.
Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Guest author Janis Brenner, choreographer, dancer, and teacher, shares her insight about the injuries she's sustained throughout her career and the positive meaning they have.
Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

If you're physically active, you occasionally experience pain in your muscles or joints. How do you know if you have a potentially serious condition or if you're just feeling the bumps and bruises that are the inevitable result of an active lifestyle? Deborah Vogel, specialist in training dancers to prevent injuries, shares her insights on listening to your body's signals.
Is there a benefit to using protein drinks for weight loss?

Is there a benefit to using protein drinks for weight loss?

Protein powder meal replacement supplements are often recommended as part of a weight-loss plan. Do they work?
Simple carpal tunnel exam – Just answer three questions

Simple carpal tunnel exam – Just answer three questions

Weakness, tingling and pain in the fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. There's an easy way to figure out your diagnosis.
Exercise for neck pain: 5 experts weigh in

Exercise for neck pain: 5 experts weigh in

Best exercises for neck pain? Four experts weigh in.
Guest post: Walking seniors boost fitness, raise funds for charity

Guest post: Walking seniors boost fitness, raise funds for charity

One woman's inspiring story of discovering walking as the ideal way to improve fitness, raise funds for charity, and strengthen social ties.
Chiropractic better for neck pain

Chiropractic better for neck pain

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a research study demonstrating that chiropractic care is the best approach for neck pain.
Pay attention to your body

Pay attention to your body

The story of "Mike," who recovered from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms by using the Alexander method.
Guest Article:  Conscious Fitness

Guest Article: Conscious Fitness

True fitness increases by paying attention to bodily cues while engaging in all of life's activities. Deepen your insight into this principle and discover some simple movement activities to strengthen your body-mind connection in this guest article by E. Yen Zak and Dr. Martha Eddy.

Fibromyalgia – One Of The Symptoms Of Mineral Deficiency?

Analysis of hair samples shows that women with fibromyalgia have significantly lower levels of five essential minerals.
What’s the ideal mix of carbs vs. protein for your diet?

What’s the ideal mix of carbs vs. protein for your diet?

Nutritionists try to calculate the optimal dietary ratio of carbohydrates to proteins to maintain healthy blood sugar, provide energy, and stabilize mood. But there's an easier way...
Gentle, effective pain relief with NeuroTactile® therapy

Gentle, effective pain relief with NeuroTactile® therapy

NeuroTactile (tm) Therapy uses a light finger-tip stroke to stimulate nerve endings in the skin to erase pain signals and change the brain's processing of pain.
It’s not the pain, it’s the fatigue

It’s not the pain, it’s the fatigue

A recent survey asked fibromyalgia patients what their symptoms were really like. Discover what they said...

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Update on barefoot running

Update on barefoot running

Many runners have switched to a "barefoot" running style that involves landing on the forefoot instead of the heel. Forefoot landing may offer protection from overuse injury. But new research shows that a conventional running style is more energy efficient.
Learning to be healthy is like learning to ride a bike

Learning to be healthy is like learning to ride a bike

When you learn to ride a bike, it’s important to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a helmet, use hand signals, and so forth. It’s all good advice. But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, muscles, and balance system still can’t coordinate their actions to create a positive result. In the world of preventive healthcare, it’s like being told to eat nine servings of vegetables, exercise every day, get adequate sleep, and the like. It’s all good advice. Follow it. But none of it trains your brain, digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and endocrine glands to coordinate their actions to create a positive health result.
Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Janis Brenner: The body does not forget

Guest author Janis Brenner, choreographer, dancer, and teacher, shares her insight about the injuries she's sustained throughout her career and the positive meaning they have.
Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

If you're physically active, you occasionally experience pain in your muscles or joints. How do you know if you have a potentially serious condition or if you're just feeling the bumps and bruises that are the inevitable result of an active lifestyle? Deborah Vogel, specialist in training dancers to prevent injuries, shares her insights on listening to your body's signals.
Is there a benefit to using protein drinks for weight loss?

Is there a benefit to using protein drinks for weight loss?

Protein powder meal replacement supplements are often recommended as part of a weight-loss plan. Do they work?
Simple carpal tunnel exam – Just answer three questions

Simple carpal tunnel exam – Just answer three questions

Weakness, tingling and pain in the fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. There's an easy way to figure out your diagnosis.
Exercise for neck pain: 5 experts weigh in

Exercise for neck pain: 5 experts weigh in

Best exercises for neck pain? Four experts weigh in.
Guest post: Walking seniors boost fitness, raise funds for charity

Guest post: Walking seniors boost fitness, raise funds for charity

One woman's inspiring story of discovering walking as the ideal way to improve fitness, raise funds for charity, and strengthen social ties.
Chiropractic better for neck pain

Chiropractic better for neck pain

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a research study demonstrating that chiropractic care is the best approach for neck pain.
Pay attention to your body

Pay attention to your body

The story of "Mike," who recovered from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms by using the Alexander method.
Guest Article:  Conscious Fitness

Guest Article: Conscious Fitness

True fitness increases by paying attention to bodily cues while engaging in all of life's activities. Deepen your insight into this principle and discover some simple movement activities to strengthen your body-mind connection in this guest article by E. Yen Zak and Dr. Martha Eddy.

Fibromyalgia – One Of The Symptoms Of Mineral Deficiency?

Analysis of hair samples shows that women with fibromyalgia have significantly lower levels of five essential minerals.
What’s the ideal mix of carbs vs. protein for your diet?

What’s the ideal mix of carbs vs. protein for your diet?

Nutritionists try to calculate the optimal dietary ratio of carbohydrates to proteins to maintain healthy blood sugar, provide energy, and stabilize mood. But there's an easier way...
Gentle, effective pain relief with NeuroTactile® therapy

Gentle, effective pain relief with NeuroTactile® therapy

NeuroTactile (tm) Therapy uses a light finger-tip stroke to stimulate nerve endings in the skin to erase pain signals and change the brain's processing of pain.
It’s not the pain, it’s the fatigue

It’s not the pain, it’s the fatigue

A recent survey asked fibromyalgia patients what their symptoms were really like. Discover what they said...
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