Does an Organic Diet Lower the Risk of Cancer?
I shop at Whole Foods and live in one of the natural-foods capitals of Planet Earth, Boulder, Colorado. The idea that eating organic is healthier for you is just accepted as fact, but do we really know that’s true? This morning I’ll review a new study that weighs in… Read More
A Case Study of Severe CCJ Instability and Our PICL Procedure
PICL Procedure Case Study in Severe CCJ Instability CCJ instability is a life-changing problem. Think about the havoc that could be caused by the ligaments that hold your head being injured by trauma or becoming loose due to a… Read More
What Are the Bioethics of Sourcing Birth Tissues and Selling Them for Huge Money?
I was on the phone with a reporter the other day who brought up a great point about the ethics of selling birth waste and consenting mothers. It was one of those moments when you say to yourself, “I never looked at it that way.” So let’s delve into… Read More
Should You Perform a Hamstring Stretch for Chronically Tight Hamstrings?
If you ask any active person, tight hamstrings seem to be a bane of modern society. Why? Should you be stretching them all the time if they never fully let go? Is there a better way to solve the problem? Let’s explore these topics. Why Are My Hamstrings so… Read More
Stem Cells Work through Battery Recharge
How do stem cells work? There are lots of things we know and perhaps one of the most interesting is that they offer a recharge to cells with dying batteries. Let’s review a new study that confirms in living animals what others have also shown in the lab. The… Read More
How to Avoid Surgery and Steroids for a Slipped Disc
If you see an orthopedic physician or orthopedic surgeon for back pain that turns out to be a slipped disc, the overwhelming chances are that you will be treated with steroids, and when that fails, surgery. But in the risk versus benefit equation that should govern all medical treatment,… Read More
More Problems with Quinolone Antibiotics: FDA Warns of Aortic Rupture
It’s always disconcerting when medicine’s penchant for medications that fix one problem and cause another is exposed. Few drugs fit that category better than quinolone antibiotics. This morning we’ll review yet another side effect of this drug class that destroys the connective tissue of some patients, but this one… Read More
Does Chronic Back Pain Mean a Shorter Life?
If your back hurts, you’ve likely never considered that it may shorten your life. However, new research conducted with that aim may surprise you as it did me. Let’s dive in. What You Should Know About Chronic Back Pain According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,… Read More
Should You Get Shoulder Surgery? A Surgeon Weighs In…
If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what I experience on a day-to-day basis. After all, it’s hard to do this six days a week if you’re not passionate about what you write about. This morning I’d like to share my experiences yesterday with… Read More
Want Your Muscles to Stay Young? Don’t Stop Exercising!
How can you stay young? Is it a magic potion, supplement, or treatment? Nope. It’s much more simple. Muscles and Exercise I’ve shared before that exercise, particularly weight lifting, has been shown to increase the stem cell numbers in your muscles even as you age. In fact, the muscle… Read More