Foot Pain Relief Easily: A Plantar Fasciitis Strategy that is
Quick and Effective Patrick Malleret Head Therapist at Let it Heal
and co-owner of Barefoot Science
Foot ailments can hamper our whole
existence, and Patrick Malleret, author of Foot Facts, has seen
one particular ailment, Plantar Fasciitis, cripple the existence
of seemingly healthy individuals. With upwards of 2-million Americans
suffering each year, and a possible 10% of Americans over a lifetime,
feeling the effects of this particular foot pain, it can become
quite apparent why it becomes a big drain on family life and the
economic life of the country.
Malleret, who has been treating
a wide-range of musculo-skeletal ailments naturally for over 10
years, has found a particular strategy that seems to alleviate
the severe pain involved in Plantar Fasciitis. If you've woken
up one morning, hopped out of bed, and suddenly experienced incredible
foot pain, it might be plantar fasciitis. Pain is both physically
and emotionally draining, with plantar fasciitis being a particularly
difficult condition (think toothache in your foot!). One might
say, when one's feet hurt, one hurts all over. Just the simple
task of moving a short distance is agonizing, particularly on
rising in the morning. The typical medical treatments include
ridiculous night splints, orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications,
corticosteroid injections and surgery in some cases.
Malleret has found that by combining
a number of natural and holistic techniques, this condition can
be resolved quickly and effortlessly. First, one must address
the entire body with Bowen Therapy, paying particular attention
to the low back, knee and foot procedures.
Next one must consider the cause of the problem rather than the
symptoms; the foot foot muscles. The reality, according to Malleret,
is that the origin of Plantar Fasciitis is in the foot muscles.
What occurs further up the body is simply a cause and effect of
the damaged foot muscles. If you don't fix them the issue WILL
return one day in the future. The only simple way Malleret has
found to effectively fix the foot muscle issues is with a product
called Barefoot Science that stimulates, strengthens and rehabilitates
progressively foot muscles, the other way is to roll your arch
across a golf ball for 3 - 4 hours per day until your foot muscles
have been stimulated enough to begin working as nature intended.
Case History #1
is a 41 year old female. She is a massage therapist and a long
distance runner. Plantar Fasciitis kept her from running. Three
weeks after the first treatment, she had experienced 50% reduction
in pain. After the 5th week, she is back to running and running
further and faster then before.
Case History #2 is
a 48 year old male. He had suffered from plantar faciitis on and
off for over two years. He had tried orthotics unsuccessfully
and was now considering cortisone injections. One week after his
first treatment, he was 10% better. He was 30% better after the
second treatment and 75% better after the third. As a side benefit,
his knees are also 50% better. He has been able to increase work
out routines without pain. He loves the stretches and sees the
benefits as well as HIS responsibility in the healing process.
The holistic model of health includes
the commitment and compliance of the patient, just like any exercise
program! However, a well-selected modality administered weekly
for 3 to 6 treatments coupled with the use of Barefoot Science
insoles can bring about healing to the affected foot area. As
the patient continues their part of the program, success is achieved.
To receive a free copy of the article
explaining the treatment, visit
www.barefoot-science.ca, click on Contact Us and email a request
in the subject line (Plantar Fasciitis)
By Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC The Mojo Coach?
With 24/7 access to nutritionally
depleted, technologically created, chemically treated “food,”
many of us are taking in thousands of calories that do little
to sustain us, let alone nourish us and encourage us to thrive.
With so many of us existing this way today, is it any wonder why
we struggle with our weight and health?
It’s so easy to grab prepackaged,
convenient vending machine, drive thru or shelf food but what
price are you really paying for all that “convenience?”
Larger sized clothing, higher medical bills and a decreased quality
of life are just a few. Why? Our bodies are designed to eat fresh,
natural, whole foods that supply us with an endless array of vitamins,
minerals, fiber and incredible nutrients. Denying yourself of
what truly healthy food provides robs you of your health, youth
what also happens when you eat this way. Foods that don’t
nourish you also don’t truly satisfy you. So, we overeat
in a search to find that satisfaction that those unhealthy food
choices simply can’t provide. Of course all of this overeating
causes weight gain and when our weight starts to impact us enough,
we may severely restrict ourselves believing that deprivation
and discomfort is the only way to achieve lasting health and wellness.
When we simply can’t endure
the deprivation any longer, we go right back to eating the way
we were eating, only to feel we have somehow failed because of
a lack of willpower or compliance. These emotions often encourage
self-soothing behaviors and, if we typically use food as our drug
of choice, we’re looking at an ongoing cycle of mental,
physical and emotional upset that could largely be avoided by
changing the choices we make and the way we look at food.
Not only does this pattern chip
away at our confidence and self-esteem, it keeps us on a rollercoaster
ride of blood sugar, mood and weight fluctuations. It lays the
groundwork for insulin resistance (a pre-curser to diabetes) and
other chronic illnesses while keeping us frustrated, discouraged
and exhausted. It impacts our digestive health, our adrenal glands,
fertility, our skin, hair, immune system, sleep, our ability to
heal and so much more.
Now, before you get frustrated
with yourself and think that your current eating behavior is simply
the result of laziness or bad habits, give yourself a break. For
many, this eating pattern causes intense cravings, so your desire
for these high sugar, empty food feels almost drug like. The sense
of temporary numbing and calm you feel after overloading yourself
with these foods floods your body with hormones and chemicals,
which offer temporary relief-similar to a drug like state. Unfortunately,
eating this way only further depletes and desensitizes your body;
making it more and more difficult to achieve a healthy hormonal
balance, taste sensitivity and sense of freedom as well as preventing
your body from achieving a natural, healthy weight.
Can this be changed so you feel
a sense of peace and calm around food? Can food be used to nourish
your body and mind without fear? Can you change eating behaviors
that have left you overweight, undernourished and frustrated for
years, even decades? Of course! It starts with awareness and then
Silber, MS, RD, WHC The Mojo Coach®, President of
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Professional of the
Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Founder of Launch Sports Performance
and former competitive athlete with a passion for helping others
perform at their best.
Relates: through the profound personal experience of
her own injuries. Understands: the importance of participating
and excelling in sport and in life. Seeks: new discoveries in science and sports
medicine. Dedicates: herself to teaching and empowering
others. Believes: in the pursuit of dreams.
Dr. Wheeler is a physical therapist who specializes in sports
medicine – helping athletes with injury rehabilitation,
injury prevention and techniques to enhance their personal performance.
Her commitment to helping patients achieve their personal best
includes knowledge of disciplines that are expansive and not in
the typical range of protocol for physical therapists. She considers
advanced knowledge from a diversity of topics (such as nutrition,
neuroscience, and postural restoration) as important components
in helping athletes gain competence in “how to most effectively
and efficiently operate their own finely tuned machine.”
Raised in Colorado, where she gained a deep appreciation for the
mountains and outdoor activities, Dr. Liz is an athlete at heart.
She chose her field after significant back injuries almost ended
her sports career and the hope for a college scholarship. She
notes, “I was fortunate enough to have physical therapists
who didn’t just stick to protocol when it wasn’t working.
Trying some new and unique techniques helped me get back to volleyball
and to my life. I knew right then that I wanted to pursue a career
in physical therapy to help athletes achieve their dreams without
hesitation or anxiety from injury, too.”
Today, Dr. Liz brings her unique experience treating many different
levels of athletes to a practice based in Washington, DC. From
the fields of the NFL, MLB and Women’s Professional Soccer
to the track of the Penn Relays, her unique group of patients
is diverse but share a common goal: to be in the game performing
at their best. Dr. Liz has served as Team Physical Therapist for
MLB’s Washington Nationals, the Maryland Stingers women’s
rugby team and also serves as the Head Physical Therapist for
The Running School in New York. She has recently been named Advisor
to the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).
Dr. Wheeler received her DPT from the College of St. Catherine
in Minneapolis and vigorously pursues advanced education with
the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is
an engaging speaker and consultant on a variety of topics regarding
athletic performance including the Female Athlete Triad, Nutrition,
Weight Management, and Postural Restoration in Sports.
Dr. Liz's Professional Experience
•Owner, President of Launch Sport Performance
•Team Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball
Club, MLB – 2009
•Team Physical Therapist for the Maryland Stingers Women’s
•Touring Physical Therapist for 700 Sundays Theatre Show
•Staff Physical Therapist for Nike Track & Field Events,
2008 – current
•Head Physical Therapist for The Reebok Running School in
•Staff Physical Therapist, Precision Health & Fitness
in Bethesda, MD
•Physical Therapist for the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl
in Mobile, AL
•Staff Physical Therapist, National Rehabilitation Hospital
in Chevy Chase, MD
Contact Dr. Liz Wheeler
at her facility in Maryland Launch Sport Performance / 5420 Butler
Road / Bethesda, MD 20815 / www.launchsp.com
Workout of the Month:
Body Sculpting: Amazing
Six Minute Ab Workout
By Abs to Zen Trainer
The video features Natalie Jill,
one of the Abs to Zen trainers. Abs to Zen offers online workouts,
connecting people and fitness. They are now offering a free, full-body
sculpting workout and will have 3 new programs releasing later
in February. Check out Abs to Zen: www.facebook.com/AbstoZen,
“like” the page, and enjoy the free workout.”
Kids Health & Fitness:
USDA Says: More Fruits
And Veggies For School Lunches by Susan Weiner (Registered Dietitian,
Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist)
an effort to combat the problem of childhood obesity, the USDA
is changing the requirements for school lunches. These changes
will affect the nearly 32 million children who eat lunch at school.
The new guidelines call for twice as many fruits and vegetables,
more whole grains, less sodium and lower fat diary choices. Portions
and calories are based on age groups and the amount of saturated
and trans fats in foods will be limited. This is the first time
in 15 years that any changes or amendments have been made to the
school lunch program.
Michelle Obama created the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA),
which increases funding to schools to offset the cost of the menu
improvements. Only a few months ago, lobbyists fought for pizza
to be counted as a vegetable serving, due the tomato paste! So
although the new changes are seen as positive, it is clear that
the food industry still has a strong voice when it comes to deciding
what is on the menu for our nation’s youth.
about 17% of the children in the US are obese, these new guidelines
are a welcome change. The menu changes will go into effect July
1, and will be phased in over the next three years. Schools should
use the menus as a teaching tool. If the veggies are not offered
in an appealing way, kids probably won’t eat them. Although
children do not need to select fruits and vegetables, they must
An old menu might include: pizza, canned fruit, tater tots and
chocolate milk. Under the new guidelines the menu might include:
whole wheat pizza, baked sweet potato fries, carrots and low fat
ranch dip, applesauce and low fat milk.
years I taught nutrition at the college level. I told my students
who were designing menus to keep textures and colors interesting.
A menu with bland colors won’t be selected by a child or
an adult. Schools should work with chefs and dietitians to make
menus interesting, nutritious and tasty.
As a parent,
it is very important to speak to your child about nutrition and
good food choices. If possible, try to prepare lunches at home
(at least a few days per week), so that you know what your child
will be eating during the day. Children require guidance when
it comes to food selection. Encourage your child to eat a healthy
breakfast at home, and discuss better choices for food selection
if they are eating meals at school. Eating more nutritious meals
at school, followed by family dinners at home will go a long way
to keep our children healthy.
About Susan Weiner:
Susan earned her Masters Degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition
from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She
is certified in “Adult Weight Management”, through
the American Dietetic Association
Contact Susan: http://www.susanweinernutrition.com
8 oz red winter wheatberries
4 oz feta cheese crumbled or small dice
4 scallions chopped white and green
1 English cucumber, seeded and medium diced
4 oz dried cranberries
In a saucepan simmer wheatberries in 2 qts of
water until tender, 25-35 min. Drain and cool. Add the feta, scallion,
cranberries, and cucumber. Dress with champagne vinaigrette to
Ingredients for the Champagne Vinaigrette
(Serves enough for several batches of wheat berry salad. Also
good for pasta salad or green salad)
4 oz champagne vinegar
1 tbs honey
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs Dijon mustard
2 tbs of any combination of fresh or dried herbs (thyme, parsley,
basil, mint, etc)
Salt and pepper
8 oz neutral flavored oil
Method : Whisk to Dissolve the honey in the
vinegar. add salt, pepper, herbs, Lemon juice and mustard. Slowly
drizzle in the oil as you whisk.
Break is around the Corner: 5 Tips for Getting Fit for the Beach
by: Frank Rotella (CEO of Rofami Inc.)
Spring Break is a little
over one month away. Have you started to get in shape for the
beach? Here are five tips for shedding some pounds before your
3-5 meals per day – The key with shedding pounds
and maintaining your desired weight is eating 3-5 small meals
per day. Make sure you incorporate all the food groups into your
diet. Here’s a link to a great website with FREE Diet information
and sample menus. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Eat a Balanced Diet (No
Junk Food or alcohol) – Be disciplined. In most
dining halls there is a wide selection of all five the major food
groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, & dairy). For
recommended consumption amounts check out this FREE website. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/
Follow an exercise routine
(cardio & strength training) – Don’t
be afraid to change you current routine. Consult with a personal
trainer at you school’s fitness center for a detailed workout.
You should try to exercise at least 3-5 days per week for about
35-60 minutes depending on your fitness level. Don’t just
take a workout from a magazine or from a website, consult with
a professional trainer who can create a detailed workout for you
and also help keep you motivated.
Walk or Bike to Class
– Maintain an active lifestyle. Don’t be lazy. It’s
amazing how many extra calories you can burn throughout the day
if you were to walk or bike to class instead of taking a bus/train
or driving. If you have to drive or take a bus/train; consider
parking in a lot that’s not so close to your class or use
a bus/train stop that’s one or two stops away from your
Stay Hydrated (Drink Water..
not alcohol) – Water consumption is a critical
part of your healthy lifestyle. The Institute of Medicine determined
that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about
13 cups) of total beverages a day. The adequate intake (AI) for
women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. Every
system in your body depends on water. Water aids in flushing out
toxins from vital organs. It also carries nutrients to your cells.
If you would like to consult with
a trainer or dietician affiliated with the Rofami Inc. Health
& Wellness newsletter, contact Rofami Inc. for a complimentary
Health & Fitness
Can You Get Started Using Online Video Marketing in Your Sales
by Robert Weiss (President of MultiVision
Done right, video converts! From
lead generation, to pipeline development to differentiating yourself
during the sales process, online video marketing can provide your
business with a strategic marketing edge. And taking advantage
of video in your lead generation and sales efforts has never been
easier and does not have to be expensive.
A marketing video converts at a
higher rate than other marketing tools because a video posted
on a company's website, delivers a more engaging and personal
message. With 60% of business executives stating they would rather
watch a video than read text (Forbes Insight Study, Dec 2010)
online video's ability to captivate potential clients - turning
them in to qualified leads and paying customers - is second to
way companies can get the most out of their online video production
is for their sales teams to reference their online video after
that telemarketing call. Sending a video link to the prospect
as a unique way of grasping the potential client's attention and
educating them on the benefits your company offers. Simply put,
using online sales videos creates action that moves the prospect
deeper into the sales cycle. Research from Forrester, ComScore,
eMarketer, and other top research state between 40 and 52% of
the time prospects will move one step down the purchase funnel
after watching an online marketing video.
Given these impressive stats marketing
with web video is one of the best ways to engage and convert casual
browsers into leads and paying customers for budget conscious
companies. Most businesses understand the power of video but are
unsure where to get started…here are 5 types of easy to
create videos to help solve the question “how do we get
1. Product education /
demonstration – all companies sell either a product/service
and have this information on their website and talk about their
products and services everyday! Now do it in front of the camera!
You are the expert, show your stuff.
2. Post presentation objection
handling – record answers to the top three objections
your customers have and present them with confidence and conviction
that will build trust and more sales.
3. Customer testimonial
– your customers love you and most likely have relevant
stories of your team, product, implementation and service. Find
a customer for each product/service you have and start filming!
4. Key people behind your
sales team – don’t your customers love your
technical team and back office staff!!! Give your sales team videos
that shows prospects your talented team that will be servicing
them post-sale....taking the focus off the "sales person".
5. Thank you overview video
– send a video after that important sales meeting to remind
the prospect of your firm’s key value propositions and experience.
Video reaches out, informs and
builds trust with your customers quicker, easier and more effectively
than any other marketing medium. So companies that start using
video content marketing will gain a quick competitive advantage
and put themselves ahead of their competition.
And doing it sooner rather than
later will provide a marketing video production for your business
that will become a useful everyday tool in the life of your sales
and marketing processes.
Just like 10 years ago when your
needed a website to be competitive, soon every company will be
investing in video. Don’t wait until you have to catch up
to your competition… gain a competitive advantage today
and get your first series of marketing videos today.
I think your newsletter
is an easy read and I love the great health and fitness articles.
I'm getting back to the gym more frquently now and was looking
to purchase new fitness clothes. Would one of your contributors
have any tips for women purchasing fitness clothes?
Asked by: Diane G. (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Answered by Sharon A. Sears
O'brien (Owner of Active You Inc.)
5 Great Tips for Women
on Purchasing Fitness Apparel.
1. Fabric - What
type of fabric are you looking for? Mosture wicking, cold weather,
organic, rain gear, or cotton.
2. Qualtiy -
How long would you like the item you purchase to last.? How well
would you like the item to wash and wear?
3. Price Point
- Take all the factors into consideration: fabric type, manufacturer,
style, wearability, store or internet site that sells the item/s.
Remember the old saying you get what you pay for!
4. Color - What
color will you wear, not what color you think you will wear, or
like. Purchase only the color you will wear.
5.Try on - You
should always try on the item or items you are gplanning to purchase,
if you can of course. As most manufacturer and some styles run