One of the most common culprits for the pain caused in a shoulder with overhead motions, is rotator cuff tendonitis.  This can be the pitcher in a baseball game, or the person painting the living room over the weekend.  Many tasks can irritate the rotator cuff, so let me fill you in on the topic….

Question: I eat a low fat diet but still struggle with losing weight. I am tired of eating bark and beansprouts but still not losing weight. Answer: I can understand your frustration. You are making the correct choices with bark and beansprouts, but eating bland foods can make it difficult to stick with a diet….

Maureen asks: Doug, can you tell me what a typical day of eating consists of for a fitness guru like yourself? Doug answers: I strongly believe that eating baboon hearts is the key to weight loss and fitness.  The baboon is the only primate that’s metabolism actually increases with age.  This means that an older…

We have all been guilty of it at one point or another.  Doing a few extra ab exercises to help rid the fat that has accumulated over the midsection. Although your gut feeling (pun intended) may tell you that blasting the abs with exercise will burn the fat and flatten the midsection, reality is that…

Weight loss is not all physical.  It is mental.  Sure there is a large physical component, such as workouts and meal preparation, but it is the mental battle that is usually lost.  My advice today will cover many areas, but the mental battle is where I plan to steer you. This is how I helped…

We have all heard the phrase “no pain, no gain”, and the only time this applies is when you experience the delayed muscle soreness a day or two after a workout. There are many things can land you on your fanny, cuddling an ice pack, and popping an anti-inflammatory.  The mind is cruising full speed…

I seem to hear about them all too often.  Someone performing a “cleanse” on themselves.  These are surprisingly popular, but not with any medically educated professionals that I know. I have gotten many laughs with people talking about cleanses, especially the “Ortho Phos Liver Gallbladder Flush” which says you might have to “hunt” through your…

Misleading Food Labels Food manufacturers seem to mislead people into believing that their products are healthier than they really are.  How does an average person cut through the crap? While our government is supposed to stand up for the people and protect us, at times it seems that they allow us to be misled, and…

Personal Trainers Giving Bad Advice For the average person trying to lose weight, it can be overwhelming to choose the proper diet.  There are literally hundreds of diet programs out there, and they all can be rather convincing when you hear the philosophy that backs them and the testimonials that accompany.  This is especially true…

Helping Overweight Children As I have seen the physical and psychological damage that obesity causes a person, my heart goes out to the children who have the burden on their shoulders so soon. First, I need to say if a young child is overweight, only the parents should be “approached”, as it is their fault,…

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