8 Ridiculous Nutrition Myths Debunked

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Curt Redd 8 Ridiculous Nutrition Myths Debunked From calorie counting to high-protein diets By Kris Gunnars/ Authority Nutrition Posted 05.23.2013 at 1:30 pm   There is a lot of incompetence in the area of nutrition and health. Even health professionals seem to constantly contradict each other. Here are 8 ridiculous nutrition myths, thoroughly debunked. 1. A Calorie is a Calorie It is a common myth that all that matters for weight loss is calories in, calories out. Of course, calories matter. But the types of foods we eat are also important. Here are 3…

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Let’s Talk Artificial Sweeteners

Let’s Talk Artificial Sweeteners Posted on August 19, 2013 by Curt Redd Let’s Talk Artificial Sweeteners (The Splenda Story) Nick Pineault August 19, 2013 Last summer, I met my long time friend’s new girlfriend Annie during a nice supper. And because she was interested in nutrition and health (and losing some pounds, of course), I had to do what I do best: be a real Nutrition Nerd and answer a series of questions on food and health. (I love it.) So Annie asked me about what I do, how can I reach so many people online and then what she should change…

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The Symptoms Trap

The Symptoms Trap Posted on August 13, 2013 by Curt Redd Myofascial Release The Symptoms Trap By Curt Redd, LMT, JFB Myofascial Release Specialist MFR Man Image – John F. Barnes, PT, Generally, efforts to relieve pain focus on the obvious, the places where we feel pain most acutely. More often than not, this is erroneous, and not effective.  Such efforts bring temporary pain relief, that typically lasts about as long as it takes to walk from the therapist’s office out to the parking lot. The reason being that a sore neck, or shoulder (even TMJ) is often only a…

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Sore Shoulders – Treatment Guide

Sore Shoulders – Treatment Guide Posted on August 13, 2013 by Curt Redd Treating Sore, Stiff and Frozen Shoulders By Curt Redd, LMT, JFB Myofascial Release Specialist I had a client a few years back, when I was still fairly new in the business, who would come in every week for a 90 minute massage.  We would always spend some time on her chronically sore shoulder.  But, being the lover of a challenge that I am, that shoulder became my favorite target.  I believed that I should be able to “fix” it once and for all if I just did…

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Life After Cesarian Birth

Life After Cesarian Birth Posted on August 13, 2013 by Curt Redd Life After Cesarian Birth: A Perspective Roughly 33% of women now give birth by Cesarian section and this number is on the rise. While it is a safe way to deliver a baby, many women complain of constant pain, numbness, or tingling in and around their Cesarian Birth scar. Some also complain of new digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and bloating, as well as bladder issues like pain in the bladder, incomplete emptying, urinary urgency (having to void immediately when the urge arises), and urinary incontinence…

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Infant Torticollis

Infant Torticollis Posted on August 14, 2013 by Curt Redd Infant Torticollis by Jennifer Spak, RMT What is it? Torticollis (wry neck) is a symptom that causes a child’s chin to be rotated to one side and his head tilted to the other. There are many causes of torticollis but the one most commonly affecting infants is known as congenital muscular torticollis. Congenital muscular torticollis is a condition that occurs at birth or up to 2 months of age. The postural change occurs when the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle on one side of the baby’s neck becomes tighter than the other.…

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Scar Healing, Alternatives to Invasive Procedures

Scar Healing, Alternatives to Invasive Procedures Posted on August 23, 2013 by Curt Redd BY JOHN F. BARNES, PT September 2011 Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa www.LNEONLINE COM TRAUMATIC OR SURGICAL SCARS can be a problem because they tend to grow inside the body of an individual, in a very unique pattern similar to a vine. Scars you see on the surface are just the tip of the iceberg. As scars begin to pull on pain-sensitive structures, they can create pain and deepen the lines of the face, making one look older than necessary. There are a number of reasons…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Often Misdiagnosed

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Often Misdiagnosed Posted on August 30, 2013 by Curt Redd By Curt Redd, LMT Recently a Facebook post by Anatomy in Motion appeared discussing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  It was based on an article written by Christian Nordqvist, ” What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? ” in Medical News Today (14 Aug 2013).  What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, progressive condition that occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed. The nerve may become compressed because it has swollen, the tendons are inflamed, or both. What appears to be Carpal Tunnel…

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Got Issues In Your Tissues?

Got Issues In Your Tissues? Posted on September 6, 2013 by Curt Redd By Joni Edmunds | September 6th, 2013 at 10:30 am How is it that with little warning, our body starts to hurt? We wake up during the night trying to get comfortable, and rise the next morning feeling tight, stiff and sore. We push through, organise school lunches, business meetings, attempt the gym, and pain becomes a familiar acquaintance. Maybe it is the mattress, the fancy foam pillow, or is this what it’s like to get old? Sitting for long periods is irritating, making our head pound…

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Educating patients on the Healing Crisis

Educating patients on the Healing Crisis Posted on September 18, 2013 by Curt Redd Sender:       Malvern PT Office <ptoffice@MYOFASCIALRELEASE.COM> Subject:      Educating patients on the Healing Crisis —————————— Sept. 11, 2013 Hi everyone The topic of the healing crisis, or how to talk to patients about the healing crisis, has come up a bit lately so I thought I’d share some of what I say to patients.  I’ve heard from many therapists coming for Skills Enhancement Seminar (SES) that having an example to work from has made them feel more confident when they go back and…

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