Monday, March 29, 2021

Muscle Cramps

Those painful muscle cramps that awaken you at night will often be alleviated by magnesium (Mg). 

If you aren’t getting an absorbable form of magnesium----Mg citrate or Mg glycinate are good--- in your supplement regimen, and there are no contraindications, consider trying it.

The target dose is 400 mg / day, and it’s best to start with 100 mg / day, gradually increasing to  the target level. Slowly building to the target dose will help avoid diarrhea. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Tale of a Wayward Sacrum

  Persistent pain in the low back may be due to a tilted sacrum. When this happens, it puts stress on the ligaments of the sacroiliac joints, which are broad, weight-bearing joints in the pelvis on either side of the triangular-shaped sacrum. 

The resulting stress on these ligaments causes pain.

When attending to this problem, careful balancing of the pelvic region is critical, and the sacrum must not be overlooked.

Precise, directional adjustments with the Activator instrument solve the problem and relieve the pain.

Monday, March 15, 2021

An Untrustworthy Knee

Patients often come in describing their knee as “feeling like it’s going to give way,” or “fees like I might fall.” 

This is often noticed most when going down stairs or steps.

The problem is likely a posterior proximal tibia----a backward misalignment of the large bone in the lower leg at its articulation at the knee. When this occurs, it causes a pulling on the achilles tendon in the back of the ankle, stressing the heel bone upward.

The adjustment is made to the proximal tibia, and also to the calcaneus, or heel bone. Both must be addressed to alleviate the problem.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Farmer's Footprint

Exposing the human & environmental impacts of chemical farming is the mission of “Farmer’s Footprint,” an organization encouraging and educating about better, healthier ways of food production.


The guiding premise is thata century of monocrop farming and reliance on pesticides has damaged our nation’s once-fertile soils and the health of every American. The rapid increase in pesticide use over the past few decades has coincided with this explosion of chronic disease.”

Awareness is growing that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is implicated in many chronic diseases.

Watch a 20-min. film about one farming family who are abandoning chemical farming, nurturing their soil back to health, and working in concert with Nature:  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Pain in the outer side of the knee or hip can be caused by friction against the knee / leg / hip by a thick band of connective tissue alongside the thigh called the Iliotibial Band (ITB).

This is common in runners, weight lifters, and activities at the gym, etc., that involve repetitive bending of the knee with resistance. The ITB becomes excessively tight with repetitive use, which exacerbates the friction.

I address this by adjusting the hip, the knee, and releasing tension in the ITB with the Activator instrument. It is important for the patient to stretch before and after workouts, if running to stay on level surfaces, and to wear supportive shoes.

A distorted pelvis can contribute to this condition, so it is important for the patient to check in with me periodically for pelvic balancing.