Therapeutic Hopscotch – A Healthy Exercise

As we age, it is important to maintain balance and coordination. Many such exercises are available, usually involving hopping and retrieval ohopscotch-tightropescotch-f any object. Though valuable, these exercises seem a bit tedious. Instead, go for a game of hopscotch.

Grow New Brain

In order to avoid injuries in a fall, one of the most proven techniques is to not fall in the first place. Improving balance and coordination will accomplish this. By doing exercises geared toward balance and coordination, it will benefit your neuromuscular coordination. In more simple terms, it helps to improve the communication between your brain and your muscles. It also helps with core stabilization, which in turn helps you improve your coordination and posture; both important when trying to avoid a fall.

Quantitative Medicine Editorial

First Do No Harm

Institutional, organized American medicine has become a craven shadow of its former self. It was not long ago that the day-to-day practice of medicine reflected the science of Asclepius
the day in as accurate a way as humanly possible. The practice was flawed because the understanding of fundamental biology was flawed. Still the practice and the science were tightly linked.

I must admit that the underlying science of medicine, the understanding of the biology of human health and disease, is now much greater. Brilliant gains in almost every area of biochemistry, physiology, micro-anatomy and physiology have enriched mankind’s knowledge of human biology.

Obamacare – The Affordable Care Act  :  A Broker’s Perspective

Guest Post By Mack Diltz, CLU

I have been an insurance broker for 40 years and I have a few thoughts on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare or ACA), especially as it relates to individual health insurance plans, where most of my current activity is centered.  There are many things to like about the new law, and of course several aspects that are not so good.

QM Case History: Severe Heart Disease Reversed

A 57 year old male, lets call him ‘Joe,’ new to me, came in to be seen for a sinus infection. The history and findings were consistent with this diagnosis but he seemed to want to talk about something else.Male Doctor Hand Abstract with Lab Coat and Stethoscope.

Joe’s brother had just had a heart attack, subsequent bypass grafting for the blockages in his heart arteries, and his father had had early heart disease as well. My new patient wanted to talk about his heart more than his sinuses. Who could blame him?

Atherosclerosis Basics – Part 2 – Preventing and Reversing

Atherosclerosis Is a Preventable Disease – Preventable Without Drugs

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of rancid (glycated and lipoxidated) material behind the wall of the artery. It is a natural process, but the body has another natural process to undo this and keep the arteries clean. The buildup is primarily due to diet, but the prevention is primarily due to exercise. Both need attention to be optimized.atherosclerosis-cause-plaque

If you have high blood pressure, it probably means atherosclerosis, though there can be other causes. If you do not have high blood pressure, you are not home free. There can often still be a significant atherosclerotic load present even in people with a normal blood pressure.

Concept easy, execution difficult

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about how much of your life is lived out of habit, out of unconscious behavior structured out of impulses, desires, hungers, aversions, fatigue and hope the name of which you can no longer remember.