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New ebook on knee pain! ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome’

Finally, a major announcement! I’ve co-written the 2nd Edition of an ebook about Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome — a common knee pain condition also known as “runner’s knee” — with Paul Ingraham of SaveYourself.ca!

The book explains and discusses the condition in great detail, including every imaginable self-treatment option and all the available scientific evidence.

I’m very proud to have contributed to this ebook. There’s definitely a need for well written science translation, especially when it comes to common, confusing pain conditions like this. Continue Reading

Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Just Examine.com It

Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Don't ask me, ask them.

Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Don’t ask me, ask them.

I’m often asked about nutrition and sports supplements. It could be someone interested in the health benefits of a particular food, or a young dancer trying to find something to give them a competitive edge.

They’re always reasonable questions and I’m very interested in this topic myself, but I’d rather not write much about it. Nutrition is not my area of expertise, I’m skeptical of trendy diets and health gurus, and I keep my recommendations pretty simple. I just think a lot of it is nonsense.

Lucky for me, I don’t have to write about it. Instead, there’s another website that I’m not afraid to endorse on the topic (and I’m not alone). No, it’s not some next level guru – some trendy fool with clever catch-phrases, overly-simplistic answers, and questionable promises. In fact, it’s the lack thereof that’s earned my trust.Continue Reading

Book Review: The Running Injury Recovery Program by Bruce Wilk

For those of you who run – and suffer from running injuries (which I presume is most of you) – this book may be of interest to you.

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Ankle Sprains – Treatment and Recovery Explained Simply

Ankle Sprains – Treatment and Recovery Explained Simply

Last Updated: July 1st, 2013

Welcome to the ‘Understanding Ankle Sprains’ e-book.

This is an educational resource describing the latest in ankle sprain science, and a simple (yet research-based) strategy for optimizing recovery and preventing re-injury.

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Book Review: ‘Bad Science’ by Ben Goldacre

read this - stop believing stupid news stories

“Thousands of books are enjoyable; many are enlightening; only a very few will ever rate as necessary to social health. This is one of them.”
Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

That’s right. Necessary to social health. Not an exaggeration.

Plus, it’s hilarious.

The book is: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, the author is Dr. Ben Goldacre. Check out his blog at www.badscience.net.

I wish I could just re-write this book in it’s entirety for everyone who visits this site. Then you would understand why I don’t talk about every single trend in health/fitness/therapy on this site.

But that would be plagiarism.

I will, however, explain why this book is not only a great, entertaining read, but also one that is necessary. Necessary? That’s bold. Well, yes. It should be considered required reading before you even touch a diet or lifestyle book written by some health guru, no matter how nice and smart (or ‘natural’ and ‘holistic’) they seem.

Health care professionals should also read it, and I’ll explain why.

Of course, this is a book review, so I will have to criticize it a little to be fair.
So don’t worry, I will say something mean about it near the end.

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