Author: Brian Fulton

Understanding the Placebo Effect
July 14, 2016 Practitioners Brian Fulton

  Some therapists shudder at the mention of the term placebo effect, others are curious as to what it might be, still others embrace the concept. Where do you lie on this spectrum? Sticking one’s head in the sand and denying that it exists in your treatments is actually not helpful to you or to
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Can Contextual Factors Improve Clinical Outcomes?
July 14, 2016 Practitioners Brian Fulton

  Years ago I heard about the impressive results from placebos in several clinical trials and decided to explore the subject further to see if it was something that I, as a massage therapist, should know more about. The first book I read was The Placebo Response[i], by Howard Brody. This was an interesting read
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Weight Management Lessons I Learned on my Health Journey
July 12, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

My Journey Maintaining one’s weight within a healthy target range can become increasingly difficult as we age. It would appear to be easier from some than for others. If you are one of those people whose body tends to pack on the pounds, then let me say that I truly empathize with your challenge on
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Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work
July 12, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Well, spring is finally here and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you could find yourself paying much longer than that due to a muscle spasm or strain.  To help
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Twenty Reasons to Not Eat Within Your Own Kingdom
March 17, 2015 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  There is now a mountain of evidence suggesting that eating more fruits and vegetables in your diet offers many health benefits. Most of the benefits come from the addition of whole food of plant origin, (fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds etc.) because of all of the increased fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients available in
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Fat- How Much Do We Need in our Diet?
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Fat affects the taste and texture of food in a manner that could almost be described as seductive. We are drawn to fats for ancient survival reasons. In nature, and in our bodies, fat is a concentrated form of energy. The body uses it primarily for energy storage in preparation for periods of food
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Understanding Carbohydrates
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  *The fact source for this article is THE STARCH SOLUTION by Dr. John McDougall. Roedale Inc. 2012. Dr. McDougall has written and lectured extensively on the role of carbohydrates in the human diet. There is no one with more knowledge or clinical experience in the area of carbohydrates on the planet. His 2012 book,
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How to Read Food Labels
September 22, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Label Reading 101 – Advice from Jeff Novick MS, RD, LD, LN The above picture is probably enough to scare anyone off of this topic. This is why I have created this post, which is a summary of label reading information presented in Jeff Novick’s DVD, ‘Should I Eat That?’  If you are interested
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Plant-Stock 2014
September 14, 2014 Uncategorized Brian Fulton

  My Weekend at Plant-Stock, August 2014 In August of 2014, I attended the third annual Plant-Stock weekend retreat on site of the Esselstyn Family farm, in the bucolic setting of the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in upper New York State. What is Plant-Stock you say? It is a two-day long, immersion gathering featuring
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Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
September 11, 2014 Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia, as seen above, is the flat band ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If your plantar fascia is subject to stress, it can become inflamed. (This is where the ‘itis’ comes in.) The inflammation typically begins where the fascia
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