Cholesterol Medications--Do They Fix Your Heart Problem?

Cholesterol medications are one of the #1 profit generators for the Pharma industry.  Profits are in the 10's of BILLIONS of dollars.  PROFITS!  

But are they really saving lives?  Are there alternatives to taking these medications when you are told you have HIGH CHOLESTEROL?

Why do we get high cholesterol?  Is it because we don't eat enough Cheerios?

Watch this video and learn the in's and out's and why's of cholesterol, medications, and YOU>

How Can Breathing Change My Stress?

Breathing correctly can change your life!  A psychiatric-journal article discusses how controlled breathing can reduce anxiety and help your overall sense of well-being.  Great article!

I have observed that a lot of people carry more stress than is helpful or necessary.  I was just talking with a woman this morning, mother of 3 lovely daughters.  I asked her if she was under a heavy amount of stress.  She said shed guessed it was just all the activities and pressures of 3 daughters.  Makes sense!  

Yet there are some key things that people can do to decrease the stress even with the same levels of pressure and activities!  

Eric is a father of 2.  To say he has a high-stress lifestyle is like saying that the Pacific Ocean is wet.  He came in one day for his adjustment and had tears in his eyes.  "You've changed my life!," he said.  He told me this story that was so long I asked him to write it down...So this is an excerpt:  

“From being in the film and television business for many years with multiple lawsuits that stole our funds to nearly losing our son three times. Producing movie premieres with my wife around the world which raised $84 million dollars in glasses, hearing aids and college scholarships for families in need and working with 57 pro and college teams and over 100 top corporations to distribute 60 million meals as well as directing  and producing high demand live TV shows and being on calls and emails 12 to 14 hours a day with very tight financial resources, the stress has been high….Then after years of this the chest pains started. I thought I was having heart attacks.  I went to urgent care several times and to doctors and cardiologist and had tests. Everyone said it was stress related.  Inside my body I felt like a watchmen on the wall that could not lay down his defenses. After what felt like the injustice of so many losses and lawsuits that left us not knowing how to pay our bills for years I felt I had a second brain, one that was calm on the outside and one on the inside that was in constant fight or flight. My nervous system was shot and after multiple tests doctors could not find out what was causing it.

 

"Then I had the miracle of meeting Dr Todd. Not only did he help me with my neck and realigning my spine which I'm currently still doing and seeing a noticeable improvement but he also taught me how to breathe. I realize that I would go through meetings and power tasking all day long hardly breathing. He showed me that my shallow breathing told my brain that I was under stress. As I began to box breathe, I noticed that I would begin to slowly relax. Never realizing that I was literally on redline. Now when I begin to feel the weakness of the stress of the day I stop and breathe. I feel alive again!”

So what is this "amazing" breathing technique?  It's actually not very complicated at all... it can barely even be considered a "technique."  It's just normal breathing with a specific rhythm.

Watch this video.  I give a bit of a background on why it makes such a difference, and talk a bit about the scientific evidence.  Then, most importantly, I teach you how to do it.  But you gotta do it to get the changes!

Breathing correctly can change your life!

Can I Lose Weight And Keep It Off?

 

Over the last 25 years of coaching health and fitness, I’ve seen a LOT of people who are able to diet for a short while, but can’t keep weight off!

One of the more common questions I get is, “Doc, how can I stay fit?” 

The truth is, it IS possible to get and stay fit. 

It just takes some initial effort to change your habits.

A great coach of mine once said, “Everyone in the world is already 100% disciplined.”

To which I intelligently replied, “Huh?  If they were so disciplined, they wouldn’t be so unfit, so bad with money, so…” (you get the idea.)

He explained, “we are all 100% disciplined to our current HABITS.”

Which is true. 

Changing HABITS takes time and effort.  And it often takes support from someone who cares and who has seen it all and helped many folks do it.

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Mobility and YOU

Mobility and YOU

"Mobile, Agile, Hostile!"

It's not just a line from Remember The Titans.  And you may not want to be hostile.  But you DO want to remain mobile and agile throughout life.  When our joints are immobile, they don't work as well and they don't last as long.  Most likely you know someone who has had a joint replacement.  A knee, hip shoulder, etc...they will most likely tell you that it is a blessing.  And isn't that an AMAZING advancement?

What is Work Capacity?

What is Work Capacity?

"...And let us run with endurance the race that is set before us."--Hebrews 12:1 NASB

Who knows what will be thrown at us?  It is said that at the Zombie Apocalypse they'll eat the slow and the weak ones first.  I don't want to be either slow or weak.  I may not win an Olympic Gold Medal, American Ninja Warrior or the CrossFit Games, but I do want to be able to enjoy my life.  

So You Want To Make Me a Powerlifter...?

So You Want To Make Me a Powerlifter...?

Do I have to wear one of those super-tight lifting suits and those ugly shoes?

No, we don't want to make you into a powerlifter (though, if you DO want to become one, we'll definitely help you.)  We do find, however, that most people want to be able to safely pick up their children and grandchildren.  They want to be able to throw a ball around, walk easily, get through their day without pain, not have to constantly sit out of fun activities, and to remain independent as they age.  

The Cohen Perceived Stress Index

The Cohen Perceived Stress Index

It has been said, "The world needs more love and less paperwork."  

We agree.  So RHINOS use the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale because it is simple, quick, and accurate for measuring someone's recent stress levels.  It is important to know how much stress is affecting our lives, as stress has been implicated to cause or exacerbate nearly every negative condition known to man.  And regardless of what happens to a person, it is how it affects that person that matters.  

Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing

"Doc, wouldn't I know if I were allergic to a certain food?

My cousin Delroy is allergic to shellfish and OH MAN it's scary if he even comes near the stuff."  That's the type of question I get regularly.  The answer is, "Yes and no."  There are two types of allergies in the food world that a regular person trying to get healthy needs to understand.  One is the kinds Delroy gets, and the other is what all of us experience at some level every single day.

Posture And Health

Posture And Health

In any science, structure determines function.

Think about it...physics, mechanics, anatomy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, a slight change in the structure changes the whole system.  Your body is the same way!  It turns out there is an absolute normal for structure in the body.  It has been widely studied.