Archive for the 'Optimal Health' Category

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is a very common condition experienced by millions of people every year.  The symptoms can range from sharp, localized low back pain to pain that shoots all the way down the legs into the feet and toes.   While … Continue reading

The Ultimate Holiday Season Survival Guide

Ahh the holidays.  Friends, family, food and more. But as great a time of year as this is it is also the time of year many peoples health habit take a turn for the worst.  But fear not, this Ultimate … Continue reading

I Did These 3 Things to Finally Get My Back Pain Under Control

Like many people once I hit my mid 20’s I started noticing some nagging back pain. In my case it was right between my shoulder blades and occasionally in my neck.  Almost everything I did (and still do) stressed those … Continue reading

Mastering the Art of Self-Care

The human body is a miraculous creation.  It is self regulating and self healing and does all this with no thought required on our part.   And while the body is a master healer things can go wrong. When they … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Great Nights Sleep

Sleep is so important for our overall health. It is a time when the body repairs damage, replenishes hormones, fights off illness and recharges the batteries for another busy day.   These days however many people report difficulty falling asleep. … Continue reading

3 Simple Steps to Lifting Properly

By far the most common mistake people make when lifting any object is not using proper technique.   But what is proper lifting technique? Lifting anything, especially heavy objects, can generally be broken down into 3 parts.   1) Bend … Continue reading

Almost All Back and Neck Pain Comes from these 2 Things

Neck and back pain is an extremely common complaint.  In fact its estimated that upwards of 85% of people will suffer at least 1 episode of debilitating back pain at some point in their life. Much more common is the … Continue reading

7 Foods to Eat Weekly for Better Gut Health

The foods we eat every day directly impact our gut health because they either feed the “good bacteria” in our gut or the “bad bacteria”. In large part whether or not something is good or bad for us is determined … Continue reading

A Quick, Easy Workout For Busy People

In todays busy world it can be hard to find the time to exercise regularly.  Thankfully, even short workouts are very beneficial to the body and can improve cardiovascular health and build muscle.   I’m a busy guy and some … Continue reading

3 Simple Stretches to Improve Low Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common complaint that people seek treatment for.  Low back pain can range from general stiffness and soreness to pain shooting down the legs (also called sciatica).  In many cases the underlying cause is a … Continue reading