Low back pain; relief is possible.

“By the time I saw Ali on Sept. 17, 2007, I was experiencing pain and stiffness, to some degree, 100 percent of the time. On a pain scale from zero to10, 10 being the worst pain I ever felt, I reported a three to eight, depending on the day. The pain had recently started radiating bilaterally into the buttocks, and I was also experiencing some ?low back weakness.? I was having a great deal of difficulty at work, and my workouts were piss-poor to say the least. I also started to experience some depression because after being so active my whole life and loving my job, my prognosis for the future looked pretty grim.

After Ali?s thorough assessment during that first visit, she devised a treatment plan that included muscle stimulation, chiropractic manipulation and ART to the associated muscles. After six visits Ali explained she would re-evaluate to determine the treatment effectiveness and adjust accordingly. I had seen, and heard, quite frequently, that athletes start to feel relief, even after the initial treatment. I wouldn?t have believed it if I didn?t experience it. The evening after my first treatment, and the next day, I had more flexibility and less pain than I did over the last several months. After three visits I couldn?t believe the progress.

Fast forward to today. I have benefited so greatly from the expertise of Dr. Aliann Young (below), ART and disc decompression, that I felt compelled to get the information out to as many of our readers as possible.”

Excerpt from ?Oh My Aching Back!? An interview with Dr. Ali Young

Can you or can’t you

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right.”

Henry Ford

Study shows improvement in joint pain and cartilage damage.

According to a new study, glucosamine sulfate combined with chondroitin sulfate reduced joint pain and cartilage damage in an animal model of osteoarthritis.

Researchers induced osteoarthritis in rats. They then gave the rodents either glucosamine alone, glucosamine plus chondroitin or a placebo starting 7 days prior to when the osteoarthritis was induced until 70 days into the study, when the rodents were sacrificed. Joint pain was evaluated daily using the rat-knee joint articular incapacitation test. Structural joint damage also was assessed.

The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin?but not glucosamine alone?significantly reduced joint pain compared to the controls. There was an increase in chondroitin content in the osteoarthritis group given the two nutrients compared to controls. The structural changes that occurred in the cartilage of rats with experimental osteoarthritis also were significantly prevented by administration of both the glucosamine and chondroitin.

The researchers concluded that glucosamine sulfate plus chondroitin sulfate provides analgesic and structural benefits in this animal model of arthritis. They noted that this was the first study to show that the biochemical alterations that occur along with structural damage in osteoarthritis are prevented by glucosamine/chondroitin administration.

Reference:

Silva FS Jr, Yoshinari NH, Castro RR, Gir?o VC, Pompeu MM, de Andrade Feitosa JP, Rocha FA. Combined glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate provides functional and structural benefit in the anterior cruciate ligament transection model. Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Sep 13. Published online ahead of print.

More Muscle and More Sex Part 1 and 2

If you’ve always been skeptical of the supplement industry, you’re not alone. But Bullz-Eye.com Fitness Editor Mike Furci says that the right testosterone supplement will not only help you build muscle, but also boost your sex drive. In the first part of this two-part series, Mike looks at supplements that work, and those that don’t.

And for those of you looking for Part 2 of Mike?s series, see below.

In the first part of his “More Muscle & More Sex” series, Mike explained that the right testosterone supplement can not only help you add muscle, but also boost your sex drive. In Part 2, he extols the importance of zinc and magnesium to your body, and warns of using supplements with the “wrong” ingredients.

Click here for More Muscle and More Sex Part 1

Click here for More Muscle and More Sex Part 2

Food and hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism can be caused by a variety of things. In this country, diet is the main culprit. Our food supply is so deficient in nutrients and loaded with anti-nutrients that it’s really no surprise we are experiencing health problems in epidemic proportions. Vegetable oils (polyunsaturated fats) are a huge contributor to hypothyroidism, obesity, cardio vascular disease and other health problems. These are man-made foods that have only been around since the early 1900s, with soy oil becoming the number one cooking oil by the 1950s. Before then, beef tallow, lard, olive oil and tropical oils were in use, and heart disease, hypothyroidism, obesity, diabetes and other diseases were but a fraction of the incidence they are today.
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