Entries by Mark Force

Why Chiropractic?

After all, all it does is crack your back. Right? Seems pretty weird and not really that useful. Couldn’t a lot of other things – massage, physical therapy, yoga, strength training – do a better job anyway? First, about that popping. It’s actually caused by a vacuum created in the capsule surrounding a joint when […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: New Science, New Answers

The Stress of Life Life is stress – we all have to deal with the stress of life itself. But, sometimes our ability to handle it all – to adapt – crumbles away and we are left exhausted and overwhelmed. Everything seems like too much to handle and we aren’t ourselves anymore. Foggy-headed, unable to […]

One In Five!: A Common Cause For Chronic Illnesses

One in five people seeking healthcare from a family practitioner have this cause for their condition! It is the “elephant in the room” that few doctors see or even know to look for. Peer-review medical research concludes – 20% of people seeking healthcare in a family practice setting have this as primary cause or significant […]

DRINK TEQUILA FOR STRONGER BONES! OR READING HEALTH CLAIMS CRITICALLY

“Drink tequila for good bone health!” “Love tequila? You might just have got another solid reason to drink up!” “This isn’t the first time tequila has been hailed for its health benefits either – it can also help lower blood sugar, aid weight loss and even fight cholesterol.” Dressing Up the Research Journalists have used […]

Cortisol – The Stress Hormone and Your Health

With high levels of stress, the body releases from the adrenal glands a hormone called cortisol to strengthen adaptation. Balanced functions of cortisol are essential to your health, but chronically high cortisol breaks your body down. It is a common cause for illness in people who are chronically stressed. Insulin is the body’s most anabolic hormone […]

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is an epidemic in the US. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 33.5% of adults high blood pressure. Your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, and brain are injured by chronic high blood pressure and the condition increases the risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke or TIA, aneurysm, kidney […]

The Elephant in the Room: Chemical Intolerance

People who have chemical intolerance can’t escape. They suffer from the air they breath, what touches their skin, and what they eat. Seemingly everything around them triggers suffering. Being in a moldy room, eating food with artificial colors and flavors, being in a room with new carpeting, being near someone with strong perfume, eating/drinking or […]

Intermittent Fasting: Reset for Body Function

Long-lived peoples characteristically eat in moderation and fast periodically. Caloric restriction has been studied extensively, and the results are convincing – lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those that intermittently fasted lived longer and exhibited fewer degenerative diseases as they aged. Feasting and Fasting – Our Genetic Heritage Caloric restriction (CR) is well researched and […]

Knee Pain: Answers Are Often Elsewhere

Knee pain can be a great and greatly frustrating mystery. Though a clear injury is often the cause, it’s not unusual for knee pain to start with no apparent cause. It’s common for people to go from doctor to physical therapist to trainer and back to yet another doctor attempting to find a solution. And, […]

The Fast Way To Better Health

Long-lived peoples typically eat moderately and fast periodically. Caloric restriction (CR) leads to an extended life-span and less age-related health decline (senescence) and chronic degenerative diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.). Intermittent fasting (IF) shows the same effect as CR – even without an overall reduction in caloric intake. Hormesis? Hormesis is a hot new concept in research […]

Aerobic Base Training

Aerobic Base Training – The Most Important Exercise You’re Missing? Pushing weight is fun! Then there is interval training – pushing and resting, again and again, feels great. Once you get into the groove of pushing your body, it makes you smile with the joyful physicality of it. Then there is aerobic training. You know […]

Genetic Testing

There is much buzz these days about genetic testing and its’ promise to provide answers for the many complex and chronic illnesses that are often difficult to diagnose and tend to respond poorly to care. Genetic testing can be profoundly useful as a clinical tool, given certain caveats. These tests do give us detailed information […]

The Neurology of Gratitude

We know that gratitude is good for us. But, how does gratitude affect our physiology? Our nervous system? Is there a neurology of gratitude? Your Brain’s Filter – The Reticular Activating System Yes! The reticular activating system (RAS) is a part of the brain stem (the transitional area between the brain and spinal cord) that […]