It’s a peculiarity of western culture that yoga is practiced primarily by women. Here, it’s often thought that men do sports and women do things like yoga and stretching. Ironically, many men have reported that their first yoga class has often ‘kicked their ass’ and that it requires a lot more strength than they imagined. In its origin countries, yoga was largely done by men, not women. The yogi masters and students were men. The movement of yoga over to the western world translated well in every respect except the target audience: women became the majority of yoga students. So men, listen up and take note, as there are a wide range of health benefits for you: The Manly Goals [more]
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin If we didn’t change the oil in our car for 10 years, some very major, costly issues would come up – the kind that could be easily avoided if we’d just changed the oil. We do regular anti-virus scans to catch the bugs that can crash and wreak havoc on our computers. We schedule these things to ensure the longevity and efficiency of something valuable to us. Well, a doctor’s check-up is one of those things that do just that. Our cars come with a recommended maintenance schedule. Gentlemen (and ladies!), here’s yours: what to get checked and when. Download the PDF to get a quick look [more]
SIBO friendly recipes for the grill that you’ll love! Sibo? Who’s that? And why are they coming to dinner? SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. Think of them as the friends at your party that wreak a bit of havoc in your gut. Your gut always has bacteria, and that in itself is not a bad thing (think pro-biotics, the critters you DO want to boost your digestion). However, sometimes, we get an overgrowth, like weeds in the garden. Normally, these bacteria are kept in check by the types of food you eat and the movement of food in your intestines. When this malfunctions, these bacteria don’t move out of your system fast enough. They may even proliferate, resulting in [more]
Care for your active body starts with a healthy lifeline. Most folks don’t realize how essential chiropractic care is to your overall health. Far too many people still believe that chiropractic care is needed only when one has a severe headache or low back pain. Truth is, millions of folks get adjusted regularly to improve their health and their body’s functionality and performance. The benefits of consistent chiropractic care include: better athletic performance faster, more complete recovery from injuries better nervous system function, which controls every aspect of your body better immune system function, to fight off disease naturally healthier moms–easier pregnancy and delivery healthier kid–fewer ear infections, asthma, and bed-wetting more energy and productivity better balance more stabilit overall [more]
Attention Men: Fitness is great, but it is not an insurance policy towards health. We’ve all heard a story about so-and-so who seemed to be at the peak of his health: he ate organic food, exercised daily, just ran a marathon, and then…poof! He has a heart attack, or some other sudden health crisis that seemed to come from nowhere. It can be scary, because we don’t understand that fitness does not equal health. So, what is the difference? Dr. Tony Murczek, a NE Portland neighborhood naturopathic doctor, says that super strong NFL linebackers and marathon athletes may be physically fit, but there is something out of balance in their whole-body system that causes them to have a fatal or near [more]
+ pause and reflect + try something new + experience chinese medicine + nourish your skin + have a cup of tea + eliminate toxins (in all forms) + be kind to yourself In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin yang describes how contrary forces are actually complementary and interconnected in the natural world – and how stimulating both creates a health dance of balance and flow. This spring, invite yourself to pause and reach for something new – if only to stimulate new ways of thinking and being.