Chronic pain often makes people mad. It's not fair. You don't deserve it. Chronic suffering gets in the way of everything we do and no one else can really ever understand what we're feeling. It just never ends. Having chronic pain creates a void and loss in our lives. In some ways it's similar to… Continue reading The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain
Why is everyone so angry? Everywhere I go, everywhere I look, I see angry people ready to explode. Don't get me wrong, anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It allows us to vent our frustration and blow off steam. But then we're meant to move on. Not allow it to fester, unresolved until it becomes… Continue reading Why Is Everybody So Angry?
Patients ask me all the time how many calories they need daily. I'm not a big fan of counting calories but clearly knowing the boundaries is important. Your weight is a balancing act, and calories play a big role. Knowing how calories impact your weight and ways you can best cut caloric intake is a key… Continue reading How Many Calories Does A Person Need Daily?
Using dumbbells while on a stability ball instantly adds a new element to the exercise. This week's variety of exercise is a simple bent over, one-arm row while on a stability ball. Grasp a dumbbell in one hand and position yourself so the exercise ball is under your stomach and hips. You'll know the ball… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: One-Arm Dumbbell Row With An Exercise Ball
Summertime brings renewed activity of desert life activity, including bees. Honey bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. Many plants wouldn't produce flowers, seeds, fruit or vegetables without them. According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 30% of the food we eat would not exist if it were not for bees.