What is ALS?

First… Sherry’s Ice Bucket Challenge! Now that you’ve all hopefully had a good laugh at Sherry’s expense… What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease, is a neurological condition that causes the nerve cells (neurons) that control the movement of a person’s muscles to die, […]

Surprising Pain Relief Tricks

Many times after a very intense karate class my Grand Master instructor (who is an 8th degree black belt) will sit us down and talk about the importance of not only our fighting skills, but also cross-training, awareness, avoidance of dangerous situations, etc. Then he has us stand back up and line up according to […]

5 Keys to Ending IBS

Let’s play a little imagine game for a moment: Imagine that every single day you suffer from digestive pain, gas and bloating. You can’t even remember the last time you had a normal bowel movement.  Instead your bathroom habits are limited to two options—constipation or diarrhea. Your pain and symptoms cause you such embarrassment that […]

Are you a carb-o-holic? End the cravings now.

I think it’s safe to say that the average person enjoys starchy carbohydrates at least to some degree, whether you’re talking about warm, crusty bread, pizza, bagels, pasta, cake, cookies, pastries or donuts. But for growing numbers of people, their affinity for starch goes WAY beyond enjoying an occasional dessert or having toast with their […]