Tag: Inflammation

CBD – What it IS and is NOT

CBD continues to pop up everywhere these days. Whether it’s in the news or a local CBD shop on the corner, it’s quickly becoming a growing industry. So, what IS CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant and is thought to relieve many ailments including pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and may even reduce […]

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Some “food for thought” as many of us are baking and enjoying all of those holiday goodies… According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average American consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year. It is common knowledge that sugar can lead to obesity, heart […]

To Ice or to Heat … That is the question!

I cannot tell you how many times a day, as a PT I get asked if a patient should heat or ice. They get mixed advice which makes the decision even more confusing! So, let’s get into the science behind what heat and ice do to the body. Ice DECREASES blood flow to the injured […]