Mind & Body

Sleep On This...

Jul 9 | 2018

You’ve probably heard that poor sleep hygiene is associated with a whole host of diseases. Well, it’s true. I’d be an embarrassment to the neurosurgical community if I didn’t inform you of the well-documented association between lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s very real and thought to be specifically REM sleep deprivation (during which toxins are normally washed free from the brain thr...

What is it About "Keto?"

Jun 24 | 2018

I get a ton of questions on the ketogenic diet ranging from its merits to the purported dangers. “Going keto” is the latest craze. It’s all over the internet. There are websites dedicated to it. And Facebook forums. It’s a subculture not unlike that of modern-day obstacle course racers and that long-sock-wearing cult of exercise trainees. Although the latter gravitates towards Paleo as opposed to...

Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for Me?

Jun 24 | 2018

Another question I’m asked several times per week. Whether I’m in the office sitting across a wooden desk from a patient or behind my mask, instruments in someone’s brain, the questions are endless. Not wanting to scream, I asked the circulating nurse to lower the volume of the by-any-standard-loud trance music and answered, with a question: “Well that depends on your goals. What are they, Steve?”...

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Jun 4 | 2018

Some patients come into my office under the assumption that they’ve got it all dialed in, training-wise. Here’s the usual banter, “I’ve been lifting weights for 35 years, and so I don’t need any help in that department.” Fair enough. As I’ve always prided myself on being an exceptional listener, and well aware of the fact that patients, in general, will tell me exactly what is wrong with them – no...

It Holds True to This Day...

Jun 4 | 2018

Overtraining is spectral in that there are mild and severe forms. Walk into one of these WOD-based facilities, and you’ll likely see a bunch of weathered individuals jumping around wondering why they haven’t made the muscular gains as billed. They’re overtrained! Nearly all of them. Why? Because they subscribe to the “more is better” philosophy. Train more; train six days a week in fact, and you’l...

F.R.O.G.

May 20 | 2018

I have a question. "Are you spending countless hours scouring the internet for health-related information, information on strength training, nutrition, supplementation, you know the deal?” Well here’s the problem. There are very few reliable, pedigreed sources of information out there. And that’s where we come in. Former Navy SEAL Ray “Cash” Care of the History Channel’s, The Selection and the mov...

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