The 5 R Framework for Gut Restoration

All disease starts in the gut

Often times we think of stomach pains, bloating, constipation or diarrhea when we think of “gut problems.” But, did you know that “gut problems” can disguise themselves as pain, brain fog, the inability to lose weight, anxiety, psoriasis, autoimmune disease, cancer, heart disease, and even Parkinson’s, MS, and Alzheimer’s (just to name a few). As Hippocrates once said, “All disease starts in the gut.”

Inflammation and disease

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Forward head posture: A non-traditional approach

If it isn’t you, I’m absolutely sure that you know a friend or loved one that has forward head posture. You may have even gotten frustrated with someone for slouching. “Stand up taller, Mom.” “Johnny, stop slouching!” You know what I mean.

Watch a video on forward head posture and three simple exercises to improve it here.

Why does this happen?

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How to understand and eliminate low back pain (Part 3)

Part Three of a Three Part Series

In the last blog, we talked about how low back pain in managed in the US. Today, we are going to discuss evidence-based and practice based measures of effective low back treatment. The evidence shows us that there are specific criteria to indicate which treatment is best. 

Why acute low back pain becomes chronic?

As mentioned before in part 1 and part 2 articles of this low back pain series, because most back pain in the US is mismanaged, the time it takes for someone to get the best treatment is prolonged. Imaging is typically unnecessary and prolongs the period of time that you are experiencing pain, which ultimately can contribute to a sense of hopelessness and chronic pain, otherwise known as chronic sensitization of the nervous system.

Once you have acute low back pain, you naturally become fearful of having it again. So, you change your movement, activities and even thoughts and emotions. Pain is simply information. It is a signal. Are you moving well? Too much? Not enough? Eating highly processed foods? Drinking too much alcohol?

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How to understand and eliminate low back pain (Part 2)

Part Two of a Three Part Series

In the last blog, we talked about how low back pain in managed in the US. Today, we are going to discuss evidence-based and practice based measures of effective low back treatment. The evidence shows us that there are specific criteria to indicate which treatment is best. 

Appropriate for a manipulation?

For acute low back pain, spinal manipulation is appropriate if :

1.      the duration of the current episode is 16 or less,

2.      there are no below the knee,

3.      the FABQ (Fear avoidance belief questionnaire) is less than 19,

4.      they do not have more than one hypomobile segment in their spine,

5.      and they have adequate hip internal rotation (>35 degrees)

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How to understand and eliminate low back pain

Part One of a Three Part Series

I see back pain on a regular basis, actually closer to a daily basis, and I see everything from acute low back pain, SI joint pain, to chronic low back pain and more. I’m sure that if you’re reading this either you or your closest friend, co-worker, or family member has had it before. In fact, one in four people experience back pain in their life.

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MyFitnessRX Episode: Surviving a Stroke

In this episode we have the honor of speaking with Retired Philadelphia Flyer, Brian Propp. Brian is not only a 5-time NHL All Star and record holder for the most points by a left winger in playoff history; but he is also a stroke survivor. Brian talks candidly and explains how he survived, recovered and overcame the many challenges that face stroke victims. Sharon Thomas, MSN-Ed, BSM, RM from Phoenixville Hospital Tower Health discusses the most important things we should know about the Signs & Symptoms of Stroke. Learn about cheese, the health benefits and how to make a delicious cheese board, finally discover why paying attention to how you move is so important. We have an exercise of the week and so much more all on Today’s episode of My Fitness Rx. Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!
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MyFitnessRX Episode: Baking Bread

Discover the benefits of “RipFit” a unique high intensity workout. Learn how to make Honey Whole Wheat Bread and explore the importance of grounding, earthing and why going bare foot is a good thing to do. All that and a whole lot more on this episode of My Fitness Rx – Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!
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MyFitnessRX Episode: Coffee Brewing

In today’s action packed program not only do we learn about coffee brewing but we also experience a coffee cupping. Not sure about Brussels Sprouts … Chef Tim Smith’s recipe is a must try, it’s a yummy, easy way to Eat Healthy. We Get Fit with a pre-exhaustion workout from Coach Erik Miller and finally Dr. Arianne Missimer Keeps Us Happy with proper breathing techniques that can reduce stress. All that and a whole lot more on YOUR and My Fitness Rx!
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Get Up Nation Podcast Episode 55

from Get Up Nation’s YouTube Page:
What Up, Get Up Nation? My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of the Get Up Nation Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of Lurong Living, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Doctor Arianne Missimer. Continue reading “Get Up Nation Podcast Episode 55”