Your Body Is Talking: 3 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

We’re obsessively checking our iPhones for email/social media updates, but we’re often missing out on those critical updates that should demand our grave attention! And where do these updates emanate from? Your body, not your iPhone. Your body is constantly sending you Twitter tweets and Facebook posts. But are you listening? Do you even know what language your body is speaking?

It’s speaking the language of symptoms and sensations. That’s how our body talks to us. Each symptom, each ache and pain, each rash, sniffle and sneeze is our body communicating with us. These every day run-of-the-mill body sensations are the constant whispers (or screams) to make us stop and listen to what our body is trying to say.

If your body is having a long monologue all day everyday, you are not having a great relationship with your body. The secret to feeling great in your body is to convert those boring monologues into trusted dialogues. You have to cultivate a two-way street where your body speaks to you, and you respond. But interpreting the body’s quirky Morse code requires a deep level of awareness. So, here are the top 3 symptoms (that I frequently encounter in my nutrition practice) that you should never ignore. Consider them as biological taps on the shoulder that alert you to deeper imbalances: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips For Doing Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy pilates can help maintain your as well as your baby’s health. Many doctors advocate routine exercise for pregnant women to aid normal delivery. Pregnant workouts such as pilates are easy to do and can be continued up until the last stage of pregnancy; however, you should slightly alter the movements at every stage of pregnancy so that it will not affect your baby. The following post on pregnancy pilates can be of great use for pregnant women.

You should consult your doctor before starting any type of exercises during pregnancy. If you enjoy sound health, then you can choose from diverse pregnant workouts. Pilates and pregnancy make a great combination since pilates are aimed at making your pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles stronger; all of which can go a long way in ensuring easy labor and delivery. Exercise for pregnant women can prepare the body for labor and delivery by strengthening it.

Pilates Classes

You can search for pregnancy exercise classes after getting your doctor’s approval for pregnancy pilates. You should preferably choose classes that can guarantee to give you personal attention. Pre-natal classes or pregnancy exercise classes are conducted everywhere and you can easily find one in your area. You can benefit a lot by choosing an experienced teacher who has several years of experience in assisting pregnant women with the best exercises during pregnancy. Once you have completed your training, you can buy pregnancy pilates DVDs that you can use right from the comfort of your own home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reason Number 2 Why People Stay In Pain

This is round two of our top three reasons why people don’t heal for the long term. Our last one was all about getting us to take personal responsibility and what we have to do consistently and daily, so we bring it to our heart, saying “This is for me, not for anybody else – this is something that I need to do.” We already got that one down. If you didn’t watch that one, go watch it. It’s last week or a week before, but it’s definitely on my website, so go check it out.

Number two on the whole list is our Mentality – what we think in our head, and the way that our culture is designed now. It’s all based off of “quick fixes” or we go to somebody to “fix” us, rather than thinking “it’s my responsibility to get myself better – I might need their help – but it’s not their job to ‘fix’ me” because you are not broken, folks. Not broken at all. You have to start recognizing that ”That’s in my head.” I need someone to “fix” me? That’s not how the body works. The body naturally defends itself against anything coming in from the outside, so, anything that’s coming in, your body will naturally defend against – everything. That’s just point blank. We have to realize, even with therapists that are trying to help us, even with medicines, drugs – your body’s naturally going to have this defense mechanism because it’s not organic. It’s not within itself to say, “Oh, hey, everybody come in.” It’s a natural, highly defensive mechanism. Having this “quick fix” mentality or “fix me” mentality doesn’t work for the long term. If you go into a PT saying “I’m in pain and it hurts,” I get it. It hurts, it sucks, you can’t function, you can’t do anything. But if you think, “I need to go to this person and he’s going to do this, this and this and I’m going to feel better and it’s gone,” you are fooling yourself. Fooling yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

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Google Glass Technology App For Face Departure of Apparatus

Already someone got a ticket in their car for wearing Google Glass while driving, which is interesting considering the research behind HUD or Heads Up Displays and how they help a pilot or driver stay attune to what’s going on rather than having to keep looking down at gauges and such. Yes, it gets much more serious at higher speeds, looking down or glancing even for a second means you’ve already traveled a hundred yards – and a lot can happen in such a short time. Let’s talk.

How about some more challenges to this technology, for instance what about target affixation, where the user gets too involved in what they are looking at objects (targets) on the screen and forgets to maneuver or in the case of Google Glass divides their attention too much – same issue with text messaging. Worse, what if their Google Glass starts to move on their head or starts to fall off? Hmm, I was thinking about this the other day.

You see, not long ago, I was reading a research paper “On the Stability of Robotic Systems Worn by Humans” by H. Kazerooni, J. Douglas Meidt of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota. Most of this research project was about early “haptics” and extension robotic technology for humans – very similar to much of our current technology in prosthetics – although this paper appeared to be written circa 1990. Read the rest of this entry »

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Home Treatment Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is an illness where the thyroid gland is not able to produce the required amount of thyroid hormone.

A major problem is a deficiency of iodine which contributes to the malfunction of the thyroid gland.

The latest estimate taken in 2012 showed that there were over 200 million people throughout the world who have this condition.

The split between men and women is approximately 90% women and 10% men.

The thyroid gland is in the shape of a butterfly and is found at the front of the neck.

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls the energy usage in the body.

One can say that it manages your metabolism.

It is important that one should ensure they do not have a diet that is low in iodine as this can possibly cause damage to the gland. Read the rest of this entry »

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