Standing Desks Help Spine & Back Health
April 26, 2016

Standing Workstation

The standing work station, in contrast to the traditional sitting station, forces our spines into the upright position for which we are naturally designed. Standing encourages body movement that is otherwise eliminated when we sit. Attributes of the standing workstation are as follows; decreased disk problems, decreased arthritic and degenerative changes, decreased repetitive stress injuries like… Read more

April 26, 2016


Exercise training for lifelong health: The Pilates method Joseph Pilates’ definition of ideal physical fitness, written in 1945, is an apt legacy for his work: “The attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest… Read more

Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
April 26, 2016

No Value in any Influenza Vaccine: Cochrane Collaboration Study

By: Heidi Stevenson A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Library found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations. Its also damns the quality of flu vaccine studies by stating that the vast majority of trials were inadequate. The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the… Read more

How to Prevent Getting the Flu & About the Flu Vaccine
April 26, 2016

Flu Season Tips and Points to Remember!

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FLU VACCINE: Flu virus reinvents itself not only season to season, but between vectors! (Person to person). That means it is kind of difficult to make a vaccine for an ever changing bug. By the time the bug is cultured, isolated and manufactured into a vaccine, the… Read more

Reasons Why You Should Breastfeed Your Baby
April 26, 2016

Fifty Good Reasons to Breastfeed

By Luis C. Ortiz, M.D. Originally Printed in: I.C.P.A. Newsletter March/April 2000 It enhances the deep emotional relationship between mother and baby. Produces a psychological benefit for the mother, father, baby and family. Diminishes Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS). Produces better social and emotional development of the baby. Produces a better psychomotor development. Allows better… Read more

What Is Scoliosis & Early Detection in Children
April 26, 2016

What is Wrong with In-School Scoliosis Screenings?

PART ONE: THE BASICS What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, usually with the convex to the right in the upper back and to the left in the lower back, although various curve patterns are seen. Most individuals have very slight scoliotic curves, which are not a threat to their health…. Read more

April 26, 2016

Nutritional Math II

In last month’s newsletter I addressed some of the basic starting points for excellent nutrition. I mentioned that nutritional change should begin with adding things, not taking them away. The likelihood for compliance is greater when you don’t immediately deprive a person of something. In this installment we are going to talk about subtraction. At… Read more

sun screen
April 26, 2016

How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

Since summer has finally arrived, it is important that we protect one of our most valuable organs, our skin. The sunshine is finally here! It’s now time to stock up on sunscreen. I thought it would be of great importance to my readers that I share this wonderful article on the safety of today’s sunscreens. Enjoy! Should people… Read more

April 26, 2016

Every Joint Every Day Every Way

Everyday I am an elephant, an eighth grader, and a “Hula-Hooper”. I know that by being these things, if only for a moment or two, I improve the integrity of my nervous system, the flexibility of my spine and the longevity of my body. I have patients who disclose that every day they get up,… Read more

Pre-Golfing Stretches to Prevent Back Injury
April 26, 2016

Yellow Pants

My dad had yellow pants. They were for golfing but occasionally they made an appearance off the course on social occasions. It was acceptable. It was 1976. These yellow fancies were crisp and “polyestery” and looked sharp, matched with a similarly pastel-colored golf shirt. I am confident that also hanging in his closet was an… Read more


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