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Can Photobiomodulation Improve Bone Density?

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 10.2 million American adults have osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis have bones so fragile that they can break as a result of everyday mishaps, like coughing or bumping into something. Another 43.4 million people are on their way to osteoporosis. That’s how many the Foundation says have low bone mass, Read more…


6 Benefits of Floating

Men’s Journal is a monthly lifestyle magazine focusing on gear, health & fitness, adventure, style, food & drink, and travel — subjects that address the presumed interests of modern men. It publishes articles with titles like “The one trick that instantly upgrades your pushups,” “Caribou Crossing Single Barrel is an unexpected whiskey gem,” and “The Read more…


Seven Sources of Chronic Internal Inflammation

Externally, inflammation is a sign your immune system is trying to protect you. But sometimes you get inflammation inside your body even when there’s no obvious injury. This is the case with autoimmune diseases, in which your immune system attacks your own tissues or organs. Then you get all the damage of inflammation without any Read more…


Overtraining: Is It Possible To Exercise Too Much?

As a coach, I have always had to watch my athletes for signs of overtraining. People who get a taste of performance improvement often think more is better, so they sometimes overdo it. And overtraining is a real thing. A 1992 review (PDF) in the Journal of Athletic Training cites five common signs of overtraining: Read more…


Infrared Sauna vs. Heart Failure

Medical guidelines prohibit sauna use for heart failure patients. This is probably because an analysis of sauna deaths once showed “Most of victims were middle-aged men, 84% were under the influence of alcohol, and 27% had cardiovascular diseases.” To me, that analysis proves mainly that you shouldn’t use a sauna if you’ve been drinking. Nevertheless, Read more…


Photobiomodulation and Testosterone

You have probably seen the television commercials lamenting the condition they call “Low T,” a shorthand expression for diminished testosterone. The message is usually along the lines of “Not feeling well? Ask your doctor about low testosterone.” This is a powerful message to men because, in the words of WebMD, “During puberty, testosterone helps build Read more…



Recovery Is A Lifestyle

A July 12 feature article in The New York Times was titled “How to Recover Like an Elite Athlete” and described a hot new lifestyle trend. The writer visited a place called Recover, “which bills itself as New York’s first recovery studio.” Ahem. I just want to say, Welcome New York Times to the concept Read more…


Can Compression Therapy Help Prevent Venous Disease?

If you’ve ever attended a long-form triathlon (“half-iron” or longer), you have probably seen people racing in compression stockings or leg sleeves. I don’t know whether compression socks can make you faster or reduce the pain of a marathon run, but I do know there are significant, proven benefits in compression therapy for muscle recovery. Read more…


Parkinson’s Disease and Photobiomodulation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the part of the nervous system that controls movement. It can lead to muscular rigidity, tremors, or instability. It generally affects people over 50, but there are cases of younger people developing it. The most hopeful thing about Parkinson’s is that it isn’t fatal. According to Read more…