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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

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.
Part 2 – Keep your brain as sharp as a Samurai sword

Part 2 – Keep your brain as sharp as a Samurai sword

Experts studying the health of astronauts have discovered that restricted skull bones can cause symptoms in space. Craniosacral therapists try to fix these restrictions down here on earth.

What’s Your Mindfulness Quotient?

You know the importance of proper mental attitude to achieving your goals and enjoying life at the same time. But finding the properly-nuanced balance between focus and relaxation is the spiritual challenge we all face. Here's help to face the day...

Keep Your Brain as Sharp as a Samurai Sword

Proprioception is the substrate of cognition. Haven't a clue what I'm talking about? This article will enlighten you.

Mattress Shopping – Insights from My Trials

Don't go crazy when shopping for a new mattress - read this first. It will help point you in the right direction.
Headache facts you need to know

Headache facts you need to know

Researchers are trying to develop categories and sub-categories of headache in order to better understand the headache phenomenon. But most people with headaches share a few factors in common. Work on those common factors are see how effectively you can wipe out your headache

A Hidden Source of Low Back Pain

You can't usually find the source of low back pain on an Xray or MRI. That's because your connective tissues - a primary culprit in low back pain - don't show up on these imaging tests. But don't despair - you can still fix the problem.
Hip or knee replacement?  Not so fast…

Hip or knee replacement? Not so fast…

Hip and knee replacements have become two of the most common orthopedic surgeries. They're practically a rite of passage in the 50-60-70 year old set. Do they make sense? Are there alternatives?

Medical Screening Tests Older Men Should Consider

I'm all in favor of avoiding doctor visits, but as you age there are a few medical tests that become essential. Here's a list of the most important ones.

The Myth of Deep Breathing

People assume that "deep breathing" is a good thing. But the situation is more complicated than that...

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – The Latest Science

I hate chronic pain and fibromyalgia. It seems like a divine injustice that people should suffer so endlessly and seemingly needlessly. At least research is beginning to uncover some of the basic physiology behind these conditions. Read on to learn more.

Gain Control Over Depression and Anxiety

The more I've learned about depression, anxiety and stress, the more I've realized two things: 1) they're extremely potent issues affecting all aspects of health, and 2) they're individual experiences which are intimately interconnected with our social experiences.

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