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The FDA vs. Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

I recently completed an Ironman competition in Louisville with more than satisfactory results, capping off a hectic six months under constant threat of interference with my training. But in those six months, I exercised as much discipline as I could and became almost fanatical about recovery. Judicious use of the different services here at Peak Read more…


Infrared Sauna and Your Wrinkled Skin

Dermatologist Suzan Obagi, writing for Scientific American, says that after the age of 20, you produce about one percent less collagen each year. Collagen, which supplies firmness, is one of three primary components of healthy, youthful skin. As the supply of it diminishes, skin becomes thinner and more fragile. The other primary components are elastin, Read more…


Float Pod and Pain Management

WebMD distinguishes a dozen different kinds of pain, but I think most people are familiar with four: 1. Musculoskeletal pain. This is pain in the muscles, tendons, or bones, and it commonly results from trauma (e.g., a fall, a car accident, a fight). It can also be produced by overuse, bad posture, strain, repetitive movements, Read more…


Services to Relieve Oxidative Stress

Chemists define a free radical as a molecule with at least one unpaired electron. Stated that way, it sounds harmless, but an oxygen free radical in the body is anything but. Oxygen free radicals are unstable and desperate to return to stability. They attack our cells in an effort to find an element that can Read more…


Can Photobiomodulation Make You Look Better?

Image: The photobiomodulation bed at Peak Recovery & Health Center. Colin Cook Your skin begins to show your age in your late 20s to early 30s. It may wrinkle, become discolored, or lose elasticity. Spider veins are also a sign of aging skin. Unlike most health conditions I write about in this blog, aging skin Read more…


7 Tips to Avoid Sports Injury

If you have ever attended a party with triathletes, you know the conversations nearly always work their way around to personal injuries before the evening is over. Triathletes love to talk about their stress fractures, shin splints, runner’s knees, achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, pulled muscles, sprained ankles, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndromes, lumbar stress, and Read more…


Float Pod and Your Blood Pressure

Do you have a home blood pressure monitor? More and more people are using them regularly. They can help you keep an eye on your blood pressure, and they also eliminate the risk of a high reading resulting from anxiety over being tested in a doctor’s office (so-called “white coat hypertension.”) Hypertension usually has no Read more…


Can Cryotherapy Treat Tinnitus?

According to the Latin Dictionary, the noun tinnītǔs means “ringing, clanging, jangling.” In English, tinnitus names a condition colloquially known as “ringing in the ears.” To those that suffer from it, it may not be actual ringing. It can also sound like clicking, hissing, or roaring. Some tinnitus sufferers hear indistinct voices or music. The Read more…