Tag Archives: neurology

When I first saw that TV commercial I thought…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist There is a television commercial that stops me in my tracks every time I see it. It’s the one about an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish. The narrator declares that your brain is an amazing thing, but aging causes the loss of certain brain proteins that leads […]

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You and Your Brain Age Because…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Why does this seem to happen in your 30’s? Why do so many people fatigue more easily, lose muscle mass and have more immune issues after they turn 30? Is it from inactivity? Could it be from lifestyle changes? Research indicates that aging affects even those who […]

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New Discoveries Linking Scoliosis and Balance

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist While I was preparing for a recent neurology class I ran across an interesting article about scoliosis. The article* deals with scoliosis as it relates to balance mechanisms and muscle tone, hormones, and some of the most recent clinical applications and the human nervous system. Delicate Balance […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Men

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Preventing Heart Attacks: Is Exercise Important? A New Approach Shows Promise While aerobic exercise is appropriate for your heart and circulatory system it can easily be overdone, and you may be setting yourself up for heart troubles. By definition, aerobic exercise requires oxygen, and exercise movements generate […]

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Is All Exercise Healthy? A new approach shows promise

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Is this you? Do you feel good after your cardiovascular exercise? Upon exertion, does your heart rate jump to your target rate quickly? Do you sometimes go beyond your target rate just to work a bit harder? Does your heart rate get up to 150-160 beats per […]

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Nothing is Good About Bad Posture

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Virtually every musculoskeletal complaint can be linked to bad posture, and good posture is more than standing up straight. A healthy posture has to do with muscles and how they work together to keep you upright and move against gravity. Standing and moving about on two feet […]

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Why Do I Have Digestive Problems?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Your digestive problems probably relate to a one-way valve located between your large and small intestine called your ileocecal valve (ICV). It is a sphincter valve that is designed to allow the contents of the small intestine to pass into your large intestine but to stop its […]

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What Makes a Heart Healthy?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist The Cardiac Copycat I just treated a retired sheriff. She had a history of heart valve problems and tachycardia (fast heartbeat) so her MD told her to have an ablation (where the doctor burns out part of her heart’s electrical system). As an alternative she was given […]

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Functional Neurology and Heart Disease

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist What your doctor does not know about your heart can hurt you. Did you know that a heart attack can start in your brain? It’s true. The Brain Journal (2005*) discussed just such a possibility. And did you also know that the disruption discussed in that article […]

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Can “Monovision” Trigger Heart Disease?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Does Your Optometrist Have Monovision? Your eye doctor may study the eye and know how it works, but if he or she recommends that you have a surgery that gives you monovision, then ask them if they have it. If they don’t have it ask them why […]

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