Entries by Dr. Adam Ball

Research of the Day – Nov 13, 2012 – Weightlifting and injuries, so You’re saying there’s a chance…

Hey Folks! Research of the day! I’m out a limb here – examining a paper reporting injury rates among Olympic Weightlifters. No one ever learned anything by turning a blind eye to the things they love just because they love them! Todays Paper: Injury Rates and Profiles of Elite Competitive Weightlifters What they did: They […]

Research of the Day – Nov 11, 2012 – Sleep your fat away!

Hey Folks! Todays post will be short and sweet because I don’t have the full study (they cost money… a lot) and because I need to go to costco and then study. Todays research paper: Impaired Insulin Signaling in Human Adipocytes After Experimental Sleep Restriction: A Randomized, Crossover Study What did they do: They asked […]

Blasting your mind… There is no spoon!

In search of providing the body with exactly what it needs – it isn’t hard to confuse yourself with all the recommendations IF we base our thought processes on the wrong paradigm. Make sure you eat fish twice a week for your heart! Eat blueberries for better levels of vitamins to help with memory! Grass-fed […]

Stop peeing in the wind…

Hey Folks! Do you suffer from IBS symptoms, acid reflux, varied energy levels, and/or various musculoskeletal aches and pains? You don’t need to live that way! We’ve all slowly wandered astray when it comes to our health, often wondering, “oh no, what’s WRONG with me?” when our health is less than optimal. I’m here to […]

Respect the Pyramid

Hey Folks! Sport-specific training is becoming the new hot thing in young children. The idea is that if little Johnny has already thrown 10000 curve balls by the time he’s 15, he’ll have it mastered and get signed to the big leagues before anyone else. Or if little Susie runs drills and clocks thousands of […]

Health, not anti-Disease

Hey Folks! So, at what point have we started eating, living and thinking in ways that are designed to avoid disease? I was just thinking the other day – there are so many “diet” books, and books on lifestyle interventions like exercise, stretching, meditation, etc. that are designed around preventing or treating a particular illness. […]