Dr. Silverman’s Blog

7 Free Ways to Get Into Shape for the Summer

7 Free Ways to Get Into Shape for the Summer Summer is six weeks away. There are alternatives to exercising other than joining a gym, training with a personal trainer and spending on a whole new workout wardrobe. After a long winter, you can get back into shape for free with these seven healthy lifestyle hacks.   Do Tabata training, also called high-intensity interval training. This workout style uses short bursts—just a few minutes—of high-intensity exercise. It’s easy to do…
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silv, on April 20, 2017

Cascading relief – Laser therapy is better than dangerous drugs

TOO OFTEN, DCS SEE PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED powerful drugs to relieve the pain of joint and muscle injuries. These drugs can often have dangerous side effects, including digestive upsets and even opening the pathway to addiction. Patients come to you because you offer a better, safer way to relieve this type of pain. To meet their needs, consider adding low level laser therapy (LLLT) to your practice offerings. This approach uses light from a laser to relieve the underlying inflammation that can cause…
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silv, on March 22, 2017

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears (Part I)

Here is a recent article I published in newyorktennismagazine.com I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery—and to keep them there by avoiding re-injury. For fast, effective, non-drug treatment, I rely on some proven nutritional supplements that work extremely well to help painful shoulders heal. Treating the rotator cuff Most rotator cuff tears don’t fully heal on…
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silv, on March 22, 2017

Nutritional Protocols for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Joint Health

When an individual gets injured, the typical treatment response does not include proper supplementation necessary to help the body heal itself. In the times of physiological stress or injury, diet alone may not meet the body’s nutritional needs. The use of nutritional supplements in addition to a proper diet creates a physiological environment for healing. Therefore, understanding the role and use of micronutrients can improve the quality of your practice. The following article will talk about micronutrients and how they…
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silv, on March 17, 2017

integrative healthcare symposium protocol list

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silv, on February 27, 2017

5 Tips to Prevent Back Injuries from Shoveling Snow

You’re probably panicked and making snow removal preparations for this upcoming snowstorm that’s forecasted this weekend. More so than looking pretty, snow is also wet and heavy, and can be slippery. One of the most common winter injuries is back pain from shoveling snow and/or removing ice manually. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine published a 17-year study found that approximately 11,000 people were hospitalized per year due to accidents stemming from snow shoveling, specifically back injuries. Here’s what you…
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silv, on February 9, 2017

The Five Best Ways to Feed Your Concussion

Concussion Nutrition for the Injured Brain The brain is the most nutrient-dependent, energy-dependent and stress-vulnerable organ in the body. When it’s damaged by a concussion, providing it immediately with the right nutrients to maintain energy levels and reduce stress is crucial for speedy recovery without lingering symptoms. The standard medical advice for treating the acute phase of a concussion is rest, with a gradual return to normal activity. For optimal recovery, however, treatment of a concussion should also include nutrition…
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silv, on December 30, 2016

Major Breakthrough: SPMs, Resolving Inflammation in the 21st Century

Specialized pro-resolving mediators, or SPMs, are a portion of the omega-3 fatty acid spectrum that have been shown to have a powerful effect on reducing inflammation. In fact, SPMs represent a paradigm shift in how we regulate the inflammatory response in our patients. SPMs are poised to be the most effective inflammation treatment of the 21st century. They resolve inflammation very effectively, without compromising the immune response and without risky side effects. Stopping the Inflammatory Process Helping a patient resolve…
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silv, on December 30, 2016

The Fastest Way to Achieve Optimum Health

Some of the most dangerous culprits that inhibit a person’s ability to achieve optimum health also happen to be omnipresent. Environmental toxins are virtually everywhere given their almost global nature; for instance, people don’t think too much about the packaging their food comes in, the contents of their shampoo—or even the air they breathe. Yet, according to a 2010 article in Science, 70 to 90 percent of disease risks likely stem from environmental factors.1 Environmental toxins come in two categories—chemical…
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silv, on December 30, 2016