Archive for the ‘General Health’ Category

Fauja Singh: World’s Oldest Runner

At 101, Fauja Singh is an inspiration for us all.  Don’t let your age in years make you feel – and act – old.

Read his story at  Be sure to scroll down for the BBC video!




The Pleasure Trap with Douglas Lisle

Here’s a great TED Talk that summarizes The Pleasure Trap. From the book description: “The author offers unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses, and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.”


The Divided Brain

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behavior, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA’s free public events program.


Heal Your Bunions

We’ve often worked with people to help decrease the torsion that occurs in feet creating bunions. However, the other half of the work is waking up the weakened muscles which stabilize and ground the big toe.

Check out the following video to learn two simple (though perhaps not easy) exercise to help with bunions!

Mary Bond shares more about bunions on her blog:


Wheat Belly

Dr. William Davis, author of the NY Times Bestseller, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, explains why the wheat of today is not the wheat of yesterday and why it has become so destructive to health. It ain’t wheat!

In 2003, when Amber first eliminated wheat from her diet, she experienced a dramatic shift in her overall well-being.  It may not be the answer for everyone, but it’s surely part of the puzzle for many!

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Saluting Our Veterans: Never Give Up!

So often we are told “this is the way it is and you will just have to learn to live with it” whatever “it” may be. Do we give up and give in to the despair? Or do we find hope by seeing those things that often seemed impossible turn out to be very possible indeed. Perhaps they are right some of the time. But sometimes, opportunities for growth and change are there and we just need someone who believes that life can get better. Watch this powerful story that will change your day!

This Memorial Day weekend we honor those who have died in service for this country by honoring those who are still living with the wounds of war and military service. On Saturday, June 9th, we will offer manual therapy service to our wounded warriors for FREE! Please call us in advance to schedule an appointment for you or a loved one.

They have paid their dues in more ways than we can imagine. We ask only one thing of them: that they not lose their hope in themselves, in their families, in this country, in this world and most importantly in the infinite healing Love of our Creator.

May you come to know this healing love intimately and may it fill you so much that you can no longer contain it. May it spill forth into the world, touching everyone you encounter!


Minding Your Mitochondria

At TEDx Iowa City, Dr. Terry Wahls speaks of her own experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how she overcame this “incurable” disease.

We are reminded of the words of Hippocrates in 400BC, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Those words are just as true now as they were then . . . . perhaps even moreso.



Our bodies and minds are beautifully malleable. . . .  Here’s a short explanation of how our adult minds are able to change in response to stimuli.  Thanks, Raj!


Enough Said. . . .


Fibromyalgia Sufferers Find Relief

More and more people who struggle with fibromyalgia on a daily basis are finding relief from massage and other manual therapies.  The article, Bodywork for Fibromyalgia: Alternative Therapies Soothe the Pain” by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, was featured in the May/June 2009 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine, a publication of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals organization.

If you or someone you love is searching for alternative treatments to ease the pain of fibromyalgia, please take a few minutes to call François Minani, LMT.  He has a heart for fibromyalgia and is specially trained in working with those who are dealing with condition.  He can be reached at 423-863-0390 or  He can help!

What do you have to lose. . . .  except the pain?

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