It’s best to avoid NSAIDs before exercise

Some athletes take ibuprofen (Advil) before exercising. They think it will help them work out more intensely and will decrease later muscle soreness. Several new studies now show that taking ibuprofen before working out, or racing, not only didn’t increase performance, but it didn’t decrease or prevent muscle soreness either. What the studies did show:…

Stressed Out? Not anymore! Part 2

In “Stressed Out?  Not anymore!” part one we asked the questions: True/False Stress is good for your health?  _________ Stress is bad for your health?  _________ The answer to both questions is true. Stress is actually a natural part of life.  However, too much negative stress can lead to serious health issues. Today, let’s talk…

About Your Tailbone:

What it is, what it does, and what it’s connected to… ​ Because you can’t see it, you probably haven’t thought much about your coccyx, commonly called the tailbone. The name coccyx comes from a Greek word cuckoo because it resembles the curved beak of a bird. In the past, it was thought to have…

Stressed Out? Not Anymore!

Which of these statements is true? Stress is good for our health? Stress is bad for our health? Answer:  Both statements are true. Stress is actually a natural part of life.  It’s how our bodies respond to any type of change in our lives – positive or negative. A promotion at work, vigorous exercise, or…

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Heartburn Drugs Can Cause Vitamin Deficiency

Heartburn drugs can cause vitamin B12 deficiency Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prilosec and Nexium, can interfere with the absorption of calcium and iron. Now, the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that vitamin B12 be added to the list. They find that people with B12 deficiencies are significantly more likely to have…