Oh, Those Wintertime Blues

I don’t know about you, but this year’s time change has really been a difficult one to handle. Leaving work at 5:30 pm with the dark skies and the cold weather makes it seem more like 7:30 pm and by 7:30 pm it feels like midnight. My kids look at me like I’m crazy when I announce, at that 7:30 pm hour that it is time to think about hitting the hay. When I discuss this with my patients I recognize that I am not alone; there are many people that find the winter months very challenging. In fact, many tell me that they not only feel more tired, they also suffer in the winter months from...

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Is Your Fitness on the Cutting Edge?

Every year the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) conducts a survey to determine the top 20 fitness trends for the upcoming year. Here are their predictions on what’s hot in the world of health and fitness…and what’s not! Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015: INDIANAPOLIS – Push-ups, planks, lunges and squats. If you’ve recently incorporated more bodyweight exercises into your workout routine, you’re part of a growing trend. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness...

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Improve Your Health – By The Numbers

Following is a message from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, CIDN part of his ‘Improve Your Health’ series: One way to know if you are on the road to health and happiness is to know some of your metabolic numbers. I asked the experts what those numbers were, and here are their answers: Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, – Here are some of the important health numbers you should keep track of. First, grab a measuring tape and start with your waist size. Measure at your belly button. Ideally, your waist size should be less than half your height. For most men, that means less than 40 inches,...

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Improve Your Health – Eat Like an Olympian

Following is a message from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, CIDN part of his ‘Improve Your Health’ series: We are on the topic of food, health and happiness. As discussed in the last post, keeping it simple goes a long way to making it work. So who should you listen to when it comes to what to eat? There are a lot of choices depending on the magazines you read and the TV shows you watch. One of our readers passed on the following link regarding what our US athletes are eating. I figured that what was good for Missy Franklin, Michael Phelps, Hope Solo and the rest of the Olympic team...

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Improve Your Health – Your Optimal Diet

Below is a message from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, CIDN, about what may or may not be YOUR optimal diet: In Chris Kresser’s column, ‘Let’s Take Back Your Health, Starting Now,’ he states: “If we are indeed asking what the optimal diet is for modern humans there’s no way to answer that question definitively. Why? Because just as there is tremendous variation amongst populations with diet, there is also tremendous individual variation. Some people clearly do better with no dairy products. Yet others seem to thrive on them. Some feel better with a low carb approach, while others feel better...

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Improve Your Health by Breathing

A note from Todd Mosenthal, DC, CAc, as a follow up to his previous post…. What gives you the daily energy you need to function? Is it that am (or mid morning or mid-day or mid afternoon) caffeine that you take in with coffee or soda? Is it that “natural” energy bar that you crunch on when your feel that your day is getting crunched on? Or is your go to a piece of Endangered Species 72% Sea Salt and Lime Dark Chocolate? (I could have said how about the conventional Snickers bar but who eats that when there’s dark chocolate around)? The bottom line, it is energy you need every day to...

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