In recent weeks, I've been sent a number of blogs posted by a number of bright men arguing the ideas that fascia is relevant. It's like arguing that your lungs aren't as relevant as your small intestines. It's the context and the point one is trying to make that can either enlighten others to think more, give rise to an emotion that will make them act and try something, or simply just confuse an already confusing topic.
I met a woman in December, 2012, who said she couldn’t lose weight – her doctor said it was impossible for her to do so. At least that’s what she said her doctor said. If that is true, I’d seriously like to have a conversation with any doctor who could claim such a definitive thing.
This past weekend was the first ever IDEA West conference. As usual, it was a wonderful experience to meet up with some of the very best educators in the fitness industry and share conversations, work, and have a little fun meeting new people.
When I first learned about connective tissue I was told it was an “accessory tissue”. What in the hell does that even mean? Why would my body have any accessory item in it at all? It’s like calling the tissue jewelry. You don’t need it, it’s just there to make things pretty. NOT TRUE.
Fibromyalgia affects 2-4% of the population – mostly women. I’ve spent many years helping people manage the acute pain and tenderness in the body that this troublesome disorder creates. Sadly, there are no blood tests or x-rays that are used to diagnose this disorder.
There are over 300 million people in the world who suffer from migraines. I’ve written blogs and have talked about how to help people with migraines resolve the missing link to ending this daily head pain. On the Dr. Oz show, I had about 1 minute to mention this issue and, quite simply how MELT helps to restore the missing link to helping this chronic issue amongst so many people. Migraines were thought to be a vascular issue for many years. Now, with new understanding and research, we understand this is partly true but there is more to the story.
People ask me sometimes why they can’t just drink more water if their connective tissue system, scientifically called the extracellular matrix is dehydrated? The answer is somewhat complex because to discuss this, we have to understand this issue is cellular thus, biology and chemistry must be discussed.
Now, those of you who know me know, when it comes to research I will seek out information far and wide to come to some relative conclusion about anything anti-aging. I have become over the past 20 years somewhat obsessed with the prospects of living a long, youthful, healthy, pain-free life.
When pain becomes chronic, life becomes awfully small. When you find yourself struggling to get out of your house in the morning because you hurt so bad, it not only physically feels miserable, emotionally it can change a person.
For those who read my blog or have heard me speak about aging and longevity, it’s obvious I have a cell obsession. As aging is not a disease, there will never be a cure for the slow entropy that occurs from daily living. I know I am going to age, I just plan to do it later in life.