Blog Monthly Archives: March 2015


In spite of the evidence, exercise is under utilized in the treatment of scoliosis in the United States. The three options most often provided to patients by the medical community are observation, bracing, or surgery. Research published as early as 1924 by Katharina Schroth, a German physical therapist, demonstrated the efficacy of specific exercise techniques in the treatment of this spinal disorder. Ninety years later, this approach has been validated by more sophisticated research. The time has come for exercise … Read More

Everyone knows that you should eat healthy foods, and that you should exercise. But should is really more of a must if you consider that eating unhealthy foods will get you sick. As in, really, chronically sick. Poor diet is one of the leading culprits of chronic diseases in the United States. Defined as not contagious and largely preventable, chronic diseases include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, and dental diseases. A healthful, varied diet and regular exercise are the … Read More

March into Nutrition

Happy National Nutrition Month, everybody! Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsor this month-long focus on nutrition education and information, with the aim of empowering people to make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.  This year’s theme—“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”—emphasizes that optimal health isn’t about a specific food or time of year, but is attained through cultivating a mindful, sustainable lifestyle. One of the most effective ways of becoming a habitually mindful … Read More