On the Importance of Sleep

by Dr. Christopher on September 21, 2010

Don't fight it. Yawning happens for a reason. Go to bed.

  Don’t you love the weekends when you’re able to sleep in?  You wake up at your own leisure without the horridness of an alarm clock, perhaps to the feeling of the sun on your face and the whistling of the birds?    

Your stressed out mind is not the only thing that benefits from that sleep.  Your body benefits enormously!    

Sleep Decreases Pain

As a chronic pain doctor, I receive the joy of treating people and make their lives pain-free.    

The more I work with people, the greater number of variables I observe in assessing what can affect an individual’s progress.     

With no structural problems such as damaged discs or irregular joint shapes, most of an individual’s mechanical problems falls onto scar tissue and relative weakness (not necessarily whole body weakness, just a specific area of the body).  With Active Release Technique and specific strength work being the sweet spot solutions for those problems respectively, certain results are expected.     

Sometimes, results don’t come quickly when the body is hindered from healing.  While the body is mechanical like a vehicle, it also has the miraculous ability to heal itself.  It just needs the time and the resources to do so.    

The healing environment you expose your body to plays a large role in how healthy you are, how well you respond to injury and stressors, and how well you heal.    [click to continue…]


Why You Should Brush Your Teeth With Your Deodorant

by Dr. Christopher on September 6, 2010

We’ve already discussed why it’s best to avoid chemicals and toxins in and on our food… 

Molecules that are unknown to our body are invaders.  The body, as amazing as it is, does not tolerate invaders.  The immune system attacks them.  The constant barrage of chemicals and toxins causes the immune system to be in a constant state of red alert, a pro-inflammatory state where necessary health-promoting processes (digestion, building muscle and bone, etc.)  are thrown by the wayside.  Bad for (the life longevity) business.

What about products we use for self-maintenance?

Soap?  Shampoo?  Cologne?  Perfume?  Deodorant?  Toothpaste?  Shaving cream?  Aftershave? 

What about household cleaning products?

All purpose-cleaner?  Window cleaner?  Dish soap?  Laundry detergent?  Pet deodorizer?

If it’s unnatural and known to cause damage, do you want it in your body?

I don’t. 

Most people don’t either.  But healthcare practictioners and the government ignore these issues for people.  So we become ignorant too.

Well, let me be the one to tell you.  They’re killing you… slowly.  Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your health.

Old Spice: Those Creative Marketing Bastards

While I really want to tell you that I use Old Spice Deodorant and want to endorse their product because of the best marketing I’ve ever seen, I don’t.