The Best Work Out For Your Back Pain?

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Everyday I see numerous patients with back pain. And naturally once they get better, the key is to sustain that state as long as possible. Like I like to tell them, this is only possible with a healthy lifestyle and I always encourage my patients to stay active, which is not always easy if they are busy or lack exercising in general. Also, what should they do? Weightlifting? Yoga? Stretching? All of those are great but there is one type of work out that I love and my patients love too: Ginástica Natural. You probably never heard of it unless [...]

5 Scientific Evidences That Show How Chiropractic Enhances Athletic Performance

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

It has been well established that chiropractic is one of the most effective conservative treatment for back pain. The American Medical Association (AMA) has suggesting that chiropractic should be tried prior to consider surgery. Some of the most famous athletes in the world (Kelly Slater, Usain Bolt, Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice,...) have used chiropractic treatment throughout their career. Today, many athletes will see their chiropractor in order to speed up their recovery time after an injury. And it works. But how about when they are not injured? Is there any benefits to see a chiropractor on a regular basis as a lifestyle [...]

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy And Its Implication For MMA Fighters

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Earlier this year the MMA community was shocked by the tragic loss of Jordan Parsons, the shining star of Bellator, hit and killed as a pedestrian by an alleged drunk driver. 6 months later, an autopsy revealed that he was suffering from a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This diagnosis was confirmed by Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who first discovered that disease in a former NFL player and whose life has been recently played by Will Smith in the movie Concussion. Since then we know that CTE has been affecting former NFL athletes, ice hockey players, and WWE [...]

8 Superpowers Of Your Gut

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Our gut is our second brain, more and more people are now familiar with this idea. But, actually our gut is even more than that and research keeps discovering new roles of the bacteria populating our intestines. By sending messages via our nerves, blood flow and immune system, our gut bacteria (microbiota) influence a broad range of basic functions such as our sleep, stress level, mood, memory.... In one sentence: our gut governs our existence.   Our gut controls our mood, our anxiety level, and our sociability It has been established by countless research papers that people suffering from depression, [...]

How Your Sleep Affects Your Weight

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

How many people do you know are able to, on a daily basis, sleep long enough to feel fully rested when they wake up? Who is able to go through the day without being at some point sleepy or feeling the need to take a nap? In contrast to a few decades ago, we have the tendency to sleep less. Increased competitiveness in the business world forced people to work for longer hours, and new technologies makes our lives busier. One of the direct consequence of lack of sleep is obviously fatigue throughout the day. Most of us will try [...]

Concussion: 5 tips to avoid brain damages

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

If you train at any type of contact sport, you probably have witnessed or have suffered from a concussion. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that the incidence of concussion ranges from 1.6 to 3.8 million annually in the USA alone. A large part of those are sport-related concussions and it has dramatically increased in the past few years, especially among children and teenagers. So why is it on the rise? Is sport practice getting more brutal? Are we simply more aware of it?   What is a concussion? When the head is subject to an impact [...]