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June 30, 2021

I’ve often had patients, friends, and business consultants ask me why we don’t put before-and-after pictures on the Natural Healthcare Center website. They ask why we don’t post videos of chiropractic adjustments on YouTube. Someone once said to me, “I watched this video of a chiropractor on YouTube and the crack during the adjustment was […]

May 18, 2021

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I was reading an article about steady-state training on T Nation, a publication about high-performance fitness and health. Steady-state training or cardio is essentially exercise that involves performing the same activity for a long period of time, like running and biking. The article correctly pointed out that steady-state training is an ineffective way to lose […]

April 19, 2021

They’re not sexy. You can’t see them on the beach. Most people don’t know their names. But when properly trained, they can dramatically reduce the risk of spinal pain and injuries. They’re your core muscles – those small muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen that glue you together. Strong core muscles provide […]

March 27, 2019

Is your exercise helping or hurting your back

People often make the assumption that the best way to fix their back pain is to do exercises that they think will strengthen those muscles. Maybe they do dead lifts. Maybe they’ll try planks, bridges or stretching. Maybe they’ll do crunches to strengthen their core. None of these exercises are necessarily bad. The problem is, […]

February 14, 2018

Did you know running can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death? It can also improve body composition and help with stress management and anxiety. Maybe you’ve been hesitant to start a running program because you know runners dealing with serious injuries and chronic pain, or you’ve heard that running can cause joint […]

October 12, 2016

During the Olympics, we saw world-class gymnasts hurl themselves into the air and land on their feet. If the average person tried to perform these moves, their joints and discs could literally crumble from the force. Why doesn’t that happen to gymnasts? Well, they obviously train for years to learn proper form. But they also […]

July 16, 2014

For the better part of the last two months on this blog and my Proodian Healthcare By Design radio program, I’ve been discussing what we need to do to change our behavior and transform our bodies. At the center of change and transformation is the human brain. That little three-pound organ that rests between our […]

April 16, 2014

Last week, I discussed why exercise needs to be prescribed like medicine is prescribed, according to the specific needs of each individual. This is why it makes no sense to tell everyone who wants to lose weight to get on a treadmill or go outside and start running. In fact, I’ve never endorsed long-distance running […]

April 9, 2014

I never tell people to eat right and exercise. As a doctor, I’m not doing my job if I used such a vague expression. We need to undo the way we’ve been programmed our entire lives – programming that says the ticket to good health or weight loss is to simply eat right and exercise. […]

November 13, 2013

Most people think of bones as building materials. They just form the frame that holds our bodies up, much like wood or steel support beams in a building. Bone is actually living tissue in which nutrients and essential minerals are constantly absorbed and replaced by our bodies. Instead of thinking of bone as a 2X4, […]

About Dr. Proodian

Dr. Proodian is passionate about helping people achieve better health through natural methods by combining nutrition, exercise physiology, and education with his Chiropractic care. He partners with his patients, providing a collaborative and accessible doctor-patient experience. He stands for consistency, focus, and loving his work.

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