Because it’s so closely tied into a part of the body that experiences a ton of movement your IT band can become stressed for myriad reasons. Movements like hip adduction, knee internal rotation, and a tight TFL, gluteus maximus, and medius can all put strain on the Iliotibial.
This Wednesday, we're taking a look at Pelvis Stability, a super important function for balance, building strength, and maintaining control of your core and all it's elements.
Turns out that coconut oil is good for a lot of things. We've rounded up a few articles about what those things are and how to use coconut oil to maximize your health. Take a look...
- First, make sure you are buying the right kind of coconut oil for YOU!
- Turns out, it's really good for your teeth because it kills all that nasty mouth bacteria. It makes amazing toothpaste and is great for Oral Health. You can find out how and get started making your own with the recipe in this article.
- Also, "Coconut Oil may offer profound benefits in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease."
- And if you're not convinced, here's a bunch of other reasons why coconut oil might be magic.
Do you use a lot of coconut oil in your daily life? Have you ever used coconut oil as toothpaste? Do you think you might try? Did you read this post and then go try? Tell us about it in the comments!
Happy Wednesday! Wednesday, right in the middle of your busy week, seems like a great day to stop and do a little Pilates... We produced a series of videos demonstrating key Pilates poses and concepts and we're going to be posting a new one here each Wednesday through the summer!
To kick it off, Pilates Foundation ::
In just a couple months, our Danelle will be headed South on a new adventure! We will miss her tons but are so excited to see what this new chapter holds for her. Danelle will be with us and taking appointments until June - don't miss her before she goes!
If you've been practicing Pilates with Danelle and want to continue doing that good work on your own, we have a collection of videos demonstrating 16 different Pilates poses featuring Danelle to guide you through them.
Call now to get your final appointment(s) with Danelle and keep up the good work!
The journal Oncogene published the results of a study that evaluated several anti-inflammatory compounds. It found that aspirin (Bayer, etc.) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) are least potent, while curcumin is among the most potent anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative agents in the world. Turmeric’s primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component.
Inflammation as a bodily function is not necessarily a bad thing. When the body is injured or ill, the immune system springs into action, bringing the immune system’s army of white blood cells to the area of concern via increased blood flow. Inflammation, in a healthy body, is the normal and effective response that facilitates healing. Unfortunately when the immune system overreaches and begins attacking healthy body tissues, conditions such as arthritis, leaky gut, and altered blood sugar control have a greater chance of developing. Turmeric can be taken as a supplement or as part of your diet. A supplement allows you to regulate and maximize your intake to treat inflammation. If you don't already have it, you can pick up the supplement in our office!