Welcome To My Blog
I’m Dr. Steven Friedman, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. I’ve also spent time in China being trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. I’ve been involved in administering wellness, health and preventative care services for over 35 years. Throughout my lifetime I’ve been involved in many different aspects of delivering acute care and service-oriented care but my love and philosophies coincide more so with preventative care.
I’ve experienced all the changes and theories in nutrition and fitness that have occurred within the past half century. For example, due to technology changes we are no longer required to toil at our jobs. Children sit for hours on computers, video games and cell phones rather playing the old hide n seek, kick the can and other active games.
Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke a researcher at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and also a Harvard study claims that a person needs to ambulate 6,000-10,000 steps per day to lower their death rate and this borders being active. Today most people are only taking 900-4,000 steps daily. This is considered sedentary.
We all know that obesity is at an all time high. Fifty years ago the obesity rate was in the single digits compared to most recently surpassing 30%.
As the amount of processed foods has increased in our daily diets we are consuming more chemicals and fewer nutrients. Nutrients are fundamental in keeping the body healthy and disease free.
My goal with writing this blog is to share my experience and knowledge to help others choose a healthier life style. I’d like to lead you down a healthier path and possibly ward off procedures and acute medical care that result from neglect or poor health practices.
We are bombarded with numerous theories on health and wellness out in cyberland that are often times confusing and contradictory. I desire sharing simple and user friendly quips on health and wellness to you and the masses of my audience.
I will be blogging on some basic principles of maintaining health and some of the controversial health issues that seem confusing or too sensational to be logical. I also hope to be able to comment on requests from my audience.
To your health,
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Reason for Spinal Maintenance Acutonix believes health and beauty is more than skin deep. Look at the lovely spines in these healthy spinal beauty contest winners. An important overlooked aspect of Health and wellness is your spine maintenance and function. Your function and health rely on the functioning of your nervous system which is encased…Read More
Is healthy aging something planned, related to your environment, or related to those nasty early aging genes? Your genes can play a factor in aging. Daf –2 is a known aging gene. This gene can be involved in longevity, metabolism, stress resistance and response, and fertility and cell growth. Now don’t worry if Father Time…Read More
Consider this important detail Embarking on your weight loss journey. Remember to consider this important detail. If you are overweight your posture adapts to the extra weight often changing the center of gravity of the weight bearing joints. Resulting in extra stress on the joints leading to joint increased joint pressure, distortion, dysfunction and maybe…Read More
Your Choice- Medication, Foods, Herbs, Supplements & Lifestyle Most medical doctors will suggest anti-inflammatory or analgesic medications to help ease the pain caused by the monthly menstrual cycle. There is certainly some evidence that over-the-counter medications such as naproxen or ibuprofen can reduce these symptoms. There are many more natural remedies and lifestyle choices you…Read More
The term “Dry Needling”, has been recently gaining popularity as a procedure to reduce pain and improve recovery time from injuries. This needling technique more accurately is not new to a practitioner who has been trained to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture). It actually is a time-tested ancient technique that has been proven affective…Read More
“Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health” Or “ Smoking Can Cause a Slow and Painful Death” Or “ Sitting Can Be Hazardous to Your Health and May Cause a Slow and Painful Death” I am certain you all will agree with the 1st two quotes. What about the 3rd quote, agree ? I…Read More
Stress creates imbalances A chiropractic adjustment can help you manage your stress more efficiently and more effectively. One proof of the effects of particularly chronic stress is prolonged muscle tension. This creates imbalances and pressures on the structures of the body that leads to misalignments of the spine and other joints. These spinal distortions can…Read More
Herbs can strengthen the spine and disc In addition to the Chinese, American Indians, Greeks, and Middle Eastern cultures used herbs, roots, and plants to assist overcoming physical ailments. Many cultures rely heavily on natural remedies. Even in modern day India, much like Traditional Oriental Medicine in China, the practice of Ayurvedic Medicine and herb…Read More
Many women who suffer from what is termed a “hot flash” will describe it more like “being in a furnace.” This intense heat feeling often associated with Menopause can impact about 75% of women. The intense heat can spread across the upper body and face. There may be flushing and red blotching. It also can involve not…Read More
All Stressed Out! All stressed-out! Acupuncture relieves stress by influencing the brain chemicals, circulation that will balance cortisol levels, and produces a calming nature throughout your body. This helps you deal with stress better. http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/15/needle-this-study-hints-at-how-acupunture-works-to-relieve-stress/Read More