Wellness Blog

How to Practice Gratitude

By Dr. Joseph Cilea Study after study shows that people who give time, donate money or simply help others are healthier and live more fulfilled lives. Here are some things you can do. 1.) Volunteer. Volunteer your time, skills and expertise. Volunteering helps, you build and sustain your community, which in turn will give back to […]

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Swine Flu, Fact and Fiction

By Scott Beck With the 2009-2010 flu season in full force, many Americans are searching for protection for them and their families. This year is particularly scary since we are faced with the first pandemic (global outbreak) in over 40 years because of the H1N1 influenza virus. As growing controversy over the safety and effectiveness […]

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I Feel Better. Why Continue?

By Dr. Joseph Cilea The biggest mistake patients often make is quitting care too soon. Once symptoms resolve many patients feel they are fixed. This cannot be further from the truth. My years of observing relapses proves this. It is impossible to correct mechanical flaws in joints, break up scar tissue and adhesion and strengthen […]

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Herniated Disc? Now What?

Not so long ago a diagnosis of a herniated disc often had you heading for an open surgery with a long recovery. This is no longer the case. In fact, it is most important to always verify the true cause of your pain or symptoms  For example, in many instances it may not be the disc […]

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Back Pain to be Concerned About

By Joseph Cilea 90 percent of Americans will suffer an episode of back pain in their lifetime. It is important to determine when medical action is needed. Back pain can be categorized into radiating and non radiating or centralized back pain. Non radiating back pain is often caused by spinal misalignment, muscle spasms or facet irritation  This type of […]

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What is Functional Training?

The days of working out “body parts” are a thing of the past. For example, working out your back and biceps on one day and your chest and triceps on another. This methodology, although good for muscular growth, does not translate to real life activities. So what we create are muscular people who are not […]

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The Importance of Ritual and Routines

In in order to get more done in less time it is essential you stick to rituals and routines. Let me give you an example of some of my own 6am gym 7am read/check emails 8am breakfast with kids 10-7 office 730-9 family time 9pm read professional journals etc. Granted there are always life circumstances […]

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Make Your Own Rules to Lose Weight

By Joseph Cilea When is comes to nutrition you need to create rules and stick to them. Far too many times people consume an abundance of food on a Saturday night only to wake up Sunday morning and have another huge breakfast…and no gym in sight. If you want to play you must pay. How […]

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This One Nutrition Tip Can Change Your Life!

I recently participated in Tom Phillip’s Ultimate Body Transformation. Tom is my trainer and a group of his clients followed Tom’s program as he trained for a natural bodybuilding show. Always looking for a challenge I jumped in. Although I have always been a good eater I was amazed at the power these 2 P’s […]

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