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March 2013

Fitness Health

Myofascitis

Definition: myo·fas·ci·tis/ (-fah-si´tis) inflammation of a muscle and its fascia. Myofascitis, myofascial pain syndrome, trigger point syndrome are different words and names to describe the same clinical problem. The pain from myofascitis disorders can be disabling. Myofascial pain is usually caused by an injury of some type. It may be from sports, a fall, or an auto or work accident. Since the injury is to muscle, initial treatment is conservative. Myofascial pain never requires surgery. This condition often accompanies typical sprains and strains…

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Wellness, general

Cellular Focus on Health

Have you ever thought about what it takes to maintain healthy cells? All cells have a predetermined life cycle that we wish to support. A short support list could look like this: 1. Fertile environment: Nutrients + O2 + H2O 2. Unpolluted environment (internal) 3. Transport and Elimination system 4. Communication with the rest of the body     – Blood indirectly to the brain (molecular analysis)     – Nerves directly to the brain (Ph, temperature, foreign objects) Looking at item #1…

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Fitness Health Wellness, general

Knee Care 2x2x2

The knee is a strangely designed joint, don’t you think? In part that is why so many people suffer from knee pain caused by cartilage and/or ligament deterioration. It is mainly the inflammation these cause that is responsible for the pain; the heat, swelling and pressure, the irritation, etc. Problem is that these conditions can’t just get fixed once and for all. So today I will share a simple but amazingly effective home care procedure anyone can do on their…

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Wellness, general

Happy Birthday docMIKE!

From the cold of Winnipeg, Canada in 1952 where Michel Yves Tetrault was born to simple but community focused parents of humble means and fast forward to today living in the warm and tropical Philippines; Michel would say that’s progress. Throughout the world there are natural healers that come with many labels or names like Mangi-Hilot, Huesseros, traditional bonesetters, etc. who rarely undergo formal training. They undergo esoteric training or apprenticeship but begin with a natural skill, a form of gift. In retrospect, docMIKE fits that description…

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Wellness, general

Health Care VS Disease Management

We typically ask each other, as a form of greeting: “How are you?” and of course we fully expect a courtesy reply of: “I am fine thank you and you?” It would be uncomfortable if the reply was: “Oh thank you for asking… I am having a terrible day, I was just diagnosed with cancer.” What I am saying is that we too often trivialize health. We minimize the value of our health in such ways and often continue to…

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Fitness Health Spinal Health Wellness, general

Shoulder Bags

School is just out for most Filipino students and just a few months away for International students here in the Philippines. During the hot summer months families can look into purchasing better school bags for the upcoming school year.  I have an online article on Back Pack Safety worth reading. You can download your own copy HERE but in this blog I will give a quick summary. The information is adopted from the American and California Chiropractic Associations. The concern really…

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Personal Coaching Wellness, general

Health is Not an Accident!

The amazing thing about health is that it is NOT an accident, but for that matter, neither is sickness an accident. The same can be said about the health of your bank account, right? How about the health of your personal relationships? See Video on this topic. What’s the immediate take on this statement? The answer is FOCUS! Let me explain. In an earlier blog this week, “Do you ignore or procrastinate too much?“ it is said that the things…

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Wellness, general

Hangover Headaches

What happens to the body when we suffer a hang-over? Large volumes of alcohol, regardless of the beverage of choice, occupy the space in your blood stream normally occupied with water. According to studies, 250 millilitres of an alcoholic beverage causes 800 to 1,000 millilitres of water to be expelled; that’s losing four times as much liquid as gained. This therefore makes you dehydrated and so comes the symptoms of dehydration (thirst, dry mouth, headache, loss of appetite, dry skin, constipation,…

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Wellness, general

Weight Loss: The Tripod Rule

A tripod is a very stable foundation, ask any photographer. Now when it comes to weight loss this concept becomes very important, as explained later, when the focus moves away from just losing weight to normalizing your metabolism and then eventually normalizing your weight. People struggle to lose weight by eating less or exercising more, by drinking herbals or taking medicine or even hormone injections, and lastly even surgery. The focus is placing concern on the weight and not the…

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Chiropractic Spinal Health

Chiropractic Focus – Posture is a Mirror to your Health

“As the eyes are the mirror to your soul… so is your posture the mirror to your health.” Sounds like a prophetic statement but it is a practical concept to understand and because it’s so true! To put things into context let’s figuratively make a comparison list by placing everyone you know who has great posture on the right side of the page all the people you know who have bad posture on the left side of the page. Now…

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