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Doctors tell us “oatmeal” is healthy. Is that really true…?

For a long time, doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians have touted oatmeal as one of the best options for breakfast. What they have failed to take into account is the other effects of oatmeal on our body. Just because a food has been shown to lower cholesterol, it does not mean it is great for us. What if a specific food lowers our cholesterol but increases our blood sugar, increase our chances of being diabetic, or puts stress into our immune system – would you still consider that food healthy?

People have been switching their breakfast to oatmeal because […]

BREATHING CORRECTLY AFTER WEARING FACE MASKS

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The face masks help stop the spread of respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing, or coughing. Since people may spread the virus before symptoms start, or even if people never have symptoms, wearing a face covering may protect others around you. Face coverings worn by others may protect you from getting the virus from people carrying the virus.

Now that everyone is wearing face masks to avoid spreading COVID-19, many people claim that they are uncomfortable […]

TREATING PHYSICAL INJURIES OF ATHLETES IS ONLY HALF YOUR JOB!

If you are like most healthcare providers, you believe that your biggest responsibility is to provide the proper physical treatments to help an injured athlete/person recover or become pain-free. The general expectation we all have is that once we treat an athlete they should go back to performing to their previous same standards– isn’t that correct?

Unfortunately, that is not always the case. I have been “in the trenches” with professional male and female athletes for over 20 years and I have learned some lessons and experiences that I was not taught in a […]

The Most Powerful Supplement You Can Take

What gives the best athletes their game-winning edge? It’s not their physical traits or technical skills, but it’s having conquered their real opponent — their mind.
A warrior wins his war in the mind first whereas a defeated warrior goes to war first and then figures out how to win.

Kobe Bryant, the basketball star who needs no introduction, used a 15-minute daily meditation to be in his original words Read more..

The Pro-athlete Self-Quarantine Fasting Challenge

Pro Athlete Self-Quarantine #my24fasting ChallengeI am inviting you to join #my24fasting challenge and fast for 24 hours.You may think that you are supposed to protect your immune system by eating a lot. Continue reading and learn how fasting is beneficial for you and your body.This is more a mental game than a…

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The Most Important and Obvious Patient Evaluation Technique That Healthcare Providers Miss!

Are You Missing What’s Right in Front of You?By: Navin HettiarachchiMost orthopedic specialists, physicians and healthcare providers perform evaluations while patients are lying on an evaluation table. To me, trying to identify the cause of a patient’s issue while they are on an evaluation table is like looking at a static… Read more »

Can Athletes’ Mental Health be affected by Taking Pain Relievers and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs?

By: Navin HettiarachchiOver the counter (OTC) pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines like your daily Tylenol, Advil or Aleve may contribute to higher rates of depression and other mental disorders.Your gut is directly linked to your brain. What you put in your gut affects your brain and its performance. How often…

Over the counter (OTC) pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines like your daily Tylenol, Advil or Aleve may contribute to higher rates of depression and other mental disorders. Read more »

Should I do Vegan, Carnivore, Paleo or Keto this New Year?

Should I do Vegan, Carnivore, Paleo or Keto this new year? With the New year approaching, most of you are thinking of health goals as a new year resolution. If it is to lose weight or increase performance, how do you know which “diet” to choose? There are so many options and…

With the New year approaching, most of you are thinking of health goals as a new year resolution. If it is to lose weight or increase performance, how do you know which “diet” to choose? There are so many options and trends, people get overwhelmed! […]

Asymmetry perceptions — what you see may not always be the root!

Asymmetry perceptions — what you see may not always be the root!By Navin Hettiarachchi and Terris Hightower“I AM that I interpret. I interpret from moment to moment, and I then become the interpretation.”- AnonymousYour perceptions and interpretations come from your beliefs, and your beliefs are unconscious, hence your perceptions are automatic and unconscious.…

“I AM that I interpret. I interpret from moment to moment, and I then become the interpretation.”- Anonymous
Your perceptions and interpretations come from your beliefs, and your beliefs are unconscious, hence your perceptions are automatic and unconscious. And, what does this mean to you? It means […]