Does Obesity Begin In Kindergarten?

Fat Child

Is Obesity Caused By Bad Genes Or Bad Lifestyle?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  In past issues of “Health Tips From the Professor” I have shared some common sense weight loss tips. But what if it is all for naught? What if there is nothing you can do about your weight? You may have seen the headlines suggesting that ...

Is Fish Oil Really Snake Oil?

Fish Oil

Does Fish Oil Reduce Heart Disease Risk? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney One of my readers recently sent me a video titled “Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?” and asked me to comment on it. The doctor who made the video claimed that the most recent studies had definitively shown that omega-3 fatty acids, whether from fish or ...

Stop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Naturally

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Five Stretches That Relieve the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Author: Julie Donnelly, LMT Have you ever said in a half-joking voice, “I never felt these aches and pains before, I must be getting old?”  You aren’t getting old. You are just experiencing the results of repetitive strain injury to the muscles that you use every day. When ...

Does An Apple A Day Keep Statins Away?

Apple

The Latest On Diet And Heart Health Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney In a previous “Health Tips From the Professor” I talked about how difficult it has been to prove that statins significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or cardiovascular deaths in a low risk population group. Now let’s look at the other side of the coin ...

Does Leucine Trigger Muscle Growth?

Post-Workout Protein Shake

What Does The Perfect Post-Workout Protein Shake Look Like? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  If you work out on a regular basis and read any of the “muscle magazines”, you’ve seen the ads. “Explode Your Muscles.” “Double Your Gains.” They all claim to have the perfect post-workout protein shake, backed by science. They all sound so tempting, but ...

What Is Ergonomics?

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How Do You minimize Workplace Injuries? Author: Dr. Pierre DuBois  You’re not doing anything stressful at work. You’re just sitting at your desk in front of a computer screen all day. Yet you come home every night with a backache, headache or sore wrist. If this describes you, your doctor or chiropractor has probably told you that you ...

Could Omega-3s Improve Reading Skills?

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Can DHA  Help Johnny Read? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney If you are like most parents, you want to do everything you can to assure that your kids have the skills they need to succeed in school, and reading probably tops the list of necessary skills. If your child is reading below their age level, could something as ...

7 Easy Ways To Spot Fad Diets

Fad Diets

The FTC Finally Targets Deceptive Advertising Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney I think it was P. T. Barnum who said “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”. That’s particularly true in the diet world where hucksters seem to be all around us – especially this time of year. You’ve seen the weight loss ads touting: Pills or powders that suppress your ...

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