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Have you ever heard of the Dragon Boat Festival? Somehow I never did… until today. Apparently the whole country of China basically shuts down for this huge national shindig every June. Something to do with a patriotic Chinese poet who drowned himself when the king wouldn't heed his warning about an enemy kingdom next door … Read More

Filed Under: Inversion Table
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Tylenol and Motrin Total Recall

If you're a parent or grandparent, you've hopefully heard of the massive recall of children and infant medications from pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson earlier this month. As a father of 8, it certainly caught my attention. According to the related FDA news release, medicines involved may have too much of the act … Read More

Filed Under: Articles
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Menthol for Pain Relief

Menthol, one of nature's most effective natural pain relievers, can already be found in products throughout your medicine cabinet, purse, and even your pocket. Fully 3,000 tons of menthol are manufactured every year for products like mouthwash, toothpaste, breath-mints, gum, lip balms and on the list goes. Yet menthol reall … Read More

Filed Under: Rub on Relief
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Congress Threatens Your Access to Supplements… Again

Three months ago I sounded the alarm about dangerous calls in the media to repeal the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). I explained then how the DSHEA actually protects our rights as consumers and why supplements should not be regulated in the same fashion as prescription drugs. Now, Senator McCai … Read More

Filed Under: Supplements
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Arnica for Back Pain Relief

Arnica is a member of the daisy family native to mountainous regions of Europe and Siberia. Its flower has been used in herbal medicine preparations to treat muscle aches and inflammation for nearly five centuries. Although arnica is available as a homeopathic remedy to be ingested, most scientific evidence points to topica … Read More

Filed Under: Supplements
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Acute Inflammation vs. Chronic Inflammation

Short-tem, or acute, inflammation is one of your body's most powerful defense mechanisms. Swelling from increased fluids protects injured areas from further harm while the body goes into overdrive to fend off bacteria, viruses, and even parasites. It not only kills off the invaders, but damaged tissue as well, until your bod … Read More

Filed Under: Anti-Inflammatory, Video
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

BackJoy Core Reviews

Review of The BackJoy Core So, they call it a "back orthotic" and claim it can eliminate back pain in seconds. Well, it's really more of a seat or cushion that supports your pelvis when sitting on it. When used correctly it actually does help you to sit up straighter which improves posture and can reduce or eliminate bac … Read More

Filed Under: Backjoy, Video
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Heavy Metal: Dangerous to Your Health

Don't look now but heavy metal is threatening your health. Not the head banging kind floating invisibly across the airwaves (though prolonged listening may lead to some serious neck cramps). Instead we're talking about the more insidious kind of toxic heavy metals inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through your skin – or even pu … Read More

Filed Under: Supplements
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Heating Pad for Back Pain?

Heating Pad for Back Pain? If you've ever suffered from any type of back pain, you've likely reached for the electric heating pad to soothe your aching muscles. While heat therapy can be helpful at temporarily reducing pain, it doesn't come without some risk. Not only are burns possible, but nearly all electric heating p … Read More

Filed Under: Far Infrared Heat, Video
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,