Health Management: The DeFabio Difference

September 30, 2019

Neck pain, headaches, back pain, numbness, migraines, and shoulder pain have all been related to a poor, weak posture called Tech Neck and can be both corrected and prevented with lifestyle changes and corrective exercises. Before we go to the video on posture exercises to learn how to fix the ...

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Canabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in plants and is also made by our body to fight inflammation and stress as well as balancing our immune and nervous systems. The cannabinoids our bodies make are called Endocannabinoids (ECS) and are short acting, not stored anywhere and ...

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Statistically, 50% of people seen in the emergency room with a heart attack have “normal” cholesterol levels. That’s right- normal cholesterol levels! Let’s look at the all the indicators in your cholesterol “number” to find out how this could possibly happen. First, prevention of cardiovascular ...

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Headaches, regardless if they are tension, migraine, cluster or biochemical in origin, are a significant problem for over 45 million Americans. Duke University in 2004 conducted a study to guide headache sufferers to find the best practices for the treatment of headache: read on for the ...

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Back pain is the second reason after the common cold for visits to the doctor: 80 % of the American public has back pain of sufficient intensity to seek care and treatment. Sciatica, pain shooting down the leg, is often related to back pain and is successfully treated with non-surgical and natural ...

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Plantar fasciitis and heel pain is debilitating, slowly resolving and can be fixed with non-invasive integrative procedures that treat the underlying cause.   The plantar fascia is a dense, fibrous connective tissue that must glide freely against adjacent muscles, tendons, ligaments and ...

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An anti-inflammatory diet is a lifestyle change for most people and is contrary to the classic food pyramid, a change that is actually quite simple to implement once you realize which foods to eat and which to avoid. As discussed in the previous article, grains are pro-inflammatory as are animals ...

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The misuse and abuse of prescription painkiller (opioid) medications in America has become epidemic. The answer comes in a March 2016 policy statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where a simple solution was presented - early intervention of pain management with ...

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Fit is the New Thin is all about making your health a priority and getting pumped on fitness is the perfect theme for the New Year as many of us make a renewed commitment to our health. Now is the ideal time to make lifestyle changes and embrace a wellness paradigm. The trend towards fitness and ...

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Ponce de Leon started the anti-aging trend and modern science has determined that his hypothesis was correct. The aging process on our bodies can be reduced; it is, however, more complicated than a single elixir. The first step to your personal anti-aging program is to embrace the attitude ...

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The Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award dinner is hosting the 7th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner Wednesday October 3, 2012 at The Primavera Regency 1080 Valley Road Stirling, New Jersey at 6:30 pm. This year the honorees are Hal ...

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Current research has established that proper nutrition before, during and after activity improves performance. In this article we apply these concepts to golf which will lead to better scores. Considering that walking 18 holes is the equivalent to a five mile walk and burns as much as 2,000 ...

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Perhaps it was learning to swim, or playing pick-up basketball, or summer camps, or an afterschool hangout, or daycare for your children, or somewhere you know you can always go for a workout when you are on the road, we all have memories of the YMCA. It actually seems that there is a YMCA just ...

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It’s the New Year and time to recommit to getting fit for 2012. Here are the Top 12 Ways to Lose Weight and Get Fit  for the New Year. Make fitness and health a priority in your schedule.  Look at your calendar now and set aside time dedicated to exercise 3-6 days a week. While every day ...

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For fitness, weight management, sports performance, or just overall health and wellness, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Let’s look at the importance of breakfast and some simple steps to help you get the most out of your first meal of the day. Breakfast sets your metabolism ...

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Hurricane Irene appears to be New Jersey’s “Perfect Storm“ as it rages up the coast in the next 48 hours. Not only is it bringing high tides, storm surges and perhaps a foot of rain, it is also flooding us with emotional stress, tension and anxiety. All of which negatively affect your health. To ...

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Foot or heel pain can be debilitating because we spend much of our lives on our feet.  Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and involves irritation to the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia.  The plantar fascia runs from heel bone ...

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Focus, diligence, perseverance and commitment are all essential components to the successful achievement of your goals. But, according to Branch Warren, professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2011 Arnold Classic, the most important part of his training is structure. Branch won the 2011 ...

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Silver bullets work on werewolves, yet when it comes to your health there is no magic bullet. Boosting your immunity naturally is best achieved by balancing nutrition, supplements, and everyday lifestyle  choices.  Contrary to the pharmaceutical model that health comes from a pill or potion, it ...

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Yes, real men can lose weight and keep it off with a few direct action steps.  So let’s look at how to drop those unwanted pounds and to aspire for those washboard abdominals. First, let’s get one thing straight - weight management is basic math: calories in vs. calories out.  It is that ...

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The New Year marks the beginning of our recommitment to our health and a New Year’s Detox will rejuvenate, cleanse and energize your body. Jump start your metabolism and neutralize the toxic effects of the Christmas season in a few simple steps.  First, get the pro-inflammatory junk food out ...

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The green revolution has arrived in our homes and workplaces to conserve our resources. However, to conserve your health and fitness, you need to go green with your diet. This is the key to stress and weight management during the holiday season. Green foods come in all shapes and sizes and ...

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  Psoriasis affects the skin externally as well as the joints internally and can be successfully treated with diet. Last month I had the opportunity to interview Dr. John Pagano, a chiropractic physician from Englewood Cliffs, NJ, who has been successfully helping people who suffer from ...

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Obesity is a serious health condition on it’s own and considering it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, cancer, inflammation, asthma, gallbladder disease  and liver problems it is obvious why it costs Americans $45 billion a year to ...

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Obesity is a serious health condition on it’s own and considering it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, cancer, inflammation, asthma, gallbladder disease  and liver problems it is obvious why it costs Americans $45 billion a year to ...

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Muscle cramps can occur with activity, while resting and even while sleeping. Often it is the "charley-horse" that grabs your calves in the middle of the night which is most troubling, but a muscle cramp when you are stretching or when you are just checking emails can be equally annoying. The ...

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One of the most frequent questions my patient's ask is "Should I use ice or heat?" and the answer is not "For the first 24 hours after an injury use ice and then go to heat."In fact, this simplistic formula frequently makes conditions worse and drives more patients to my office than any one home ...

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with approximately one million new cases annually. While it is agreed that recurring sunburn does contribute to skin cancer, there is no scientific evidence that sunscreens prevent skin cancer. In fact, some sunscreen ingredients may ...

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Running is a linear activity. Any motion that is not directly moving forward or causing you to move forward is wasteful and creates excess wear and tear on your joints and muscles leading to injury. To run better you need to change your running mechanics so you can run more efficiently. Yes, it is ...

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Motion is life. To live fully we need to be able to move freely and effortlessly. This requires a balance between joint motion, muscle strength and muscular flexibility. Stretching is essential for muscular flexibility and done correctly will reduce your risk for injury and keep you active as you ...

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