True Omnivore Diet and Microbial Diversity

Microbial Diversity! You’ve probably heard the term, but what does it mean and how important is it, really? Well, if your health matters, this topic should matter as well. The gut plays a significant role in our immune system and overall health. In fact, much of our immunity resides in or derives from our gut. […]

An Important Lesson on Cognitive Biases

In an unusual incident that unfolded in Lee County, Florida, a woman was apprehended after she attempted to steal a car and, in a bizarre twist, called 911 to report her own crime. The woman believed that by informing the police of her intentions, she could somehow render the theft legal. This peculiar behavior highlights […]

The Dangers of Microplastics Are Getting Real

A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives discusses the alarming presence and effects of microplastics (MPs) in various human tissues. This research, which was funded by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), investigates how ingested polymer microspheres can cross the gut barrier and accumulate in organs such as the brain, liver, […]

Aligning Vision with Team Composition

I always say it: a leader’s vision must be compelling enough to galvanize action. Indeed, common wisdom suggests that a leader’s vision should resonate with the values and aspirations of the team, providing a sense of purpose and direction. In fact, it would be hard to find a leadership expert who might push back on […]

Physicians’ Ironic Disdain for Alternative Medicine

The rise in popularity of alternative medicine is often met with disdain by many physicians. However, I would argue that the blame for this shift lies squarely at the feet of the medical community. Patients aren’t turning to homeopathy, herbal supplements, or dubious online treatments out of preference but rather out of sheer desperation and […]

Doctoral Approaches and Timelines in Health

Are you considering a doctoral degree in health? Are you wondering how long it takes to become a doctor or what different doctors do in the healthcare field? There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to doctoral degrees. Hopefully, this article will help clear a few things up! Everyone should understand that embarking […]

The Power of Problem Perception

The word “problem” has a few definitions. What most people associate with “problem” is a situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand. However, if this is you, I would challenge you to see the “problem” as nothing more than a question to be considered, solved, or answered. This perspective reframes […]

The Consequences of a War Against Men

We’ve all seen the memes, marches, protests, and videos. The theme is that men are terrible. The patriarchy must fall. Feminism is the solution. Who needs men? The future is female. Men must pay! Ban men. Men are simps. Women rule! Etc. There seems to be a war against men being waged. However, that may […]

An Advanced Decision-Making Model

You may have heard that decision-making is an art. In many ways, that is true, but it doesn’t have to be. I would argue that it can and likely should be strategic. Making informed decisions is crucial in both personal and professional realms. However, the decision itself is not all we must worry about. After […]

Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Muscle Knots

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has emerged as a promising treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. It has shown great success in conditions such as shoulder tendinopathy, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, hamstring tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, knee osteoarthritis, and so much more. However, in this article, I will share why ESWT might be an excellent solution for […]