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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine
I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 2: the training plan

I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 2: the training plan

Once I committed to training for a half-marathon, I had to come up with a plan...
I’m running a half marathon: Chapter 1 – the commitment

I’m running a half marathon: Chapter 1 – the commitment

It started because I was inspired by one of my patients. I've never had an Olympic athlete in my practice before, ...
What are your health biases?

What are your health biases?

I’ve never been able to understand why some people don’t enjoy exercise. And more importantly, what it would take ...
The importance of touch – Dr. Lavine interviewed by Veronique Cardon

The importance of touch – Dr. Lavine interviewed by Veronique Cardon

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Today’s inspiring quote

Today’s inspiring quote

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. This is from the 16th century French ...
Brilliant biological design

Brilliant biological design

https://youtu.be/0EkEsTafD38 Did you know that spiders tune their silk threads so they can “hear” where on the ...
COPD – its not just your lungs

COPD – its not just your lungs

Sixteen million Americans have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition characterized by ...
Fructose is bad for you

Fructose is bad for you

Since it’s found in fruits, sugar has always been a part of the human diet. Grains and dairy foods also contain ...
Let’s be less productive

Let’s be less productive

The economist Tim Jackson, way back in 2012, wrote this essay for the New York Times - “Let’s be less ...
No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

This chart says it all. It shows the woefully low point to which American agriculture has sunk. It shows the ...
Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

In today’s modern age, we’re missing out on something - irregularity. In particular, challenging ourselves to walk ...
Poor sleep leads to athletic injuries

Poor sleep leads to athletic injuries

Getting regular sleep is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. The health benefits are ...
We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’ve known for a long time that air pollution spells trouble for those with compromised respiratory systems - ...
A lot of shoulder rehab is backward

A lot of shoulder rehab is backward

Many common shoulder problems show up, at least in part, as tightness or limitations in the range of motion. If ...
Give your immune system a nutritional boost

Give your immune system a nutritional boost

The main functions of body's immune system are Protecting against infection Clearing damaged tissues, ...

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