September 29, 2019

"Je pense, donc je suis.” I think, therefore I am. The famous statement made by French philosopher Rene Descartes has been a heavy topic of discussion since he first wrote his Discourse on the Method in the mid-17th century.  One may assume that these discussions would...

June 17, 2019

“You don’t need to worry about building muscle to get stronger; strength is all neurologic!” -somebody on the internet

Anybody else heard this before? I know I have. People will read a few out of context studies about untrained lifters and think they’ve got it all figur...

"Everything comes down to poo." -Dr. John Dorian. Well, that's not 100% true in all cases, and the nutritional importance of fiber is one of those. When a conversation about nutrition comes up, everybody gets really focused on calories and macronutrients. This isn’t wr...

At the end of February (yes, this has taken me almost 2 months to finally write), I had the incredible opportunity of working on the medical team for the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH for the first time. Imagine a group of less than 600 people responsible for...

March 16, 2019

Today is pretty exciting. I am happy to announce that I have officially teamed up with some awesome and strong ladies on #TeamUnicorn! If you don't know about Unicorn Strength Training, we (I guess I can say "we" now) are a team of coaches from varying background that...

January 31, 2019

Last month I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go on the White Coat/Blue Collar podcast with microbiologist and fellow strongman/craft beer lover Charles Brooke. We talked about a wide range of topics, from vaccines to foot and back health to strongman dr...

January 17, 2019

Motivation is nothing but the match to start the fire of discipline. That sounds like somebody important said it. Or not. In any case, today’s Meathead Minute is appropriate for the “New Year, New Me” crowd. It’s time to talk about discipline vs motivation, and what th...

January 6, 2019

We all get hurt sometimes. This is an inevitability of being a human being, whether you are an athlete or not. The key is not what the injury is, but how you approach it. It's very easy to apply a "woe is me" attitude or attempt to stupidly push through it, ultimately...

October 13, 2018

As I've gotten older as an physician, coach, athlete, and human I have learned and unlearned many things. Science is constantly in flux, and what was correct 5 years ago may now have strong data showing that it wasn't quite as certain as we thought. However, there is o...

April 7, 2018

As we all know from basic physics, "an object in motion will stay in motion." The joints of the human body are no different. Injured tissue needs mobilization for proper bloodflow, and the production of synovial fluid is directly affected by the motions a joint goes th...

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Harness the Mind, Heal the Body: An Introduction to Meditation and Mind-Body Medicine

September 29, 2019

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Meathead Minutes #5, 7/20/17:

"Mental Health IS Physical Health"

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