Home Remedy For Back Pain

Back Pain Relief Exercises

If you’re like me, you’ve probably suffered from back pain.  
 
I have had problems over the years with tight hamstrings and calves, chronic lower back pain and sometimes leg cramps during sleep.  At one point I had been considering back surgery to relieve the pain. 
 
Since I have been doing this exercise for the past year, my body feels great.
 
I created a short video to show you exactly how to do this stretch, so you don’t have to suffer like I did.
 
Check it out!  And let me know how you like it!  I would love to hear from you.

Sleep Apnea – A Silent Killer

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Sleep Apnea -- A Silent Killer -- Do You Have It?

Sleep Apnea is one of the most undiagnosed issues of men’s health. It might seem like an easily dismissed condition but having Sleep Apnea greatly increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes and give you headaches, feeling tired, sluggish or depressed.  Sleep Apnea puts you in the same risk category of having a road traffic accident as driving drunk!

If you are in great shape and think that you can’t get it, guess again.  Many high-profile athletes have sleep apnea which it is more common then you may realize.

Shaquille O’Neal has sleep apnea and he is raising awareness of this killer. William Shatner who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Quincy Jones who is a famous music executive, Anne Rice the author, Brett Favre who played quarterback for the Greenbay Packers all have sleep apnea, so you can see that it is not uncommon.  And by the way, I have sleep anpea too, so I know the importance, first hand, of treating it!

Find out if you are part of the club, answer these 4 simple questions and if you have it, I can help!  

This questionnaire was developed to quickly identify people who are likely to have sleep apnea

The STOP Questionnaire – Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

(1) Do you snore louder than talking volume, or loud enough to be heard through a wall or closed door?     YES           NO

(2) Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy through the day?          YES           NO

(3) Has anyone observed you stop breathing during the night?            YES           NO

(4) Do you have (or are you being treated for) high blood pressure?   YES           NO

If you have answered “yes” to two or more of the above questions, it is 90% likely you have Sleep Apnea. Do you often feel tired during the day? Do you have headaches when you wake up in the morning? Do you have difficulty concentrating, irritability or mood swings? These are often associated with Sleep Apnea. Great news, Sleep Apnea is easy to diagnose and it easy to treat.

If you think that you or someone you know may have sleep apnea seek immediate help, you may save a life.  I have been actively helping people with Sleep Apnea for years and I would be happy to answer all your questions and set you in the right direction.

Give me a call at our office any time, 312-789-4450 or send me an email, david@mens-performance-clinic.com

I love saving lives too!

What is your immune system’s first line of defense?

Proper nose breathing is a natural immune booster

Breathing through your mouth can open you up to potential infection.  Breathing through your nose is especially critical in times of stress or when you are exposed to potentially dangerous bacteria and viruses.

Your body’s first line of defense is nasal nitric oxide, produced in your nose.  It sterilizes the air you breathe, increases oxygen in the blood and has known anti-viral and anti-microbial properties.

If you breathe through your mouth, you are giving your body no chance to defend itself; microorganisms flood into the lungs unfiltered and undisturbed.  By breathing exclusively through your nose, your body has the opportunity to engage its infection fighting capabilities and keep you healthy.

You should ALWAYS breathe through your nose throughout the day, during exercise and while asleep.

Stress and illness create an impulse to breathe harder and faster through your mouth.  This is the reverse of how you should breathe and can actually worsen your blood oxygen level and feeling of breathlessness.  You want to slow your breathing down by taking long, slow, deep breaths through your nose, into the lower lungs. Remember – “LSD” –  Long, Slow, Deep breathing is the key. Feeling a bit of air hunger is beneficial – it means carbon dioxide is building in your system which will quiet your mind and relax your body.

In the above video I walk you through a simple exercise to boost your immune system and to strengthen your body’s natural disease fighting capacities.

To your good health!

The Multi-Orgasmic Man

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You don’t have to be a scientist to understand that sex can be beneficial for your overall health.  In fact, research studies have found that sex can:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of heart attack
  • Decrease your stress
  • Improve your sleep

WebMD has a short article “10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex” that you can read by clicking the link.

Most men don’t realize that it is possible to extend the duration of their sexual interactions by using simple breathing and mindfulness techniques.  You can not only last longer during sex, but you can actually use the sexual energy you create, to promote healing and improve strength in your body.

 In Mantak Chia’s book the Multi-Orgasmic Man, you can learn specific exercises to help you: have multiple orgasms without losing your erection; use your sexual energy to improve your overall health; and increase the strength of your penis through techniques that have been practiced and refined over thousands of years. You will also find testimonials from men just like you who have practiced these exercises and gotten results; it worked for them and it can work for you. 

The only way to benefit from these techniques, are to practice!

If you want to know more, leave a message or click this link to read the first chapter  

Be happy. Make your partner happy

Turbocharge Your Immune System

Turbocharge your immune system, with a Mega Dose of vitamin C.  Improve your chance of staying healthy with IV Therapy.

Taking vitamins orally diminishes potency because of your digestive tract. Get 100% of the benefit from your vitamins and micronutrients with IV therapy. Feel the difference right away.

Our immune system boost contains 25g (25,000 mg) of Vitamin C and Glutathione which are a powerful antioxidants. Plus Amino Acids which are the raw materials that your body uses to make proteins, including anti-bodies. And a healthy dose of Vitamin B Complex. Click here to see the complete list of vitamins and micronutrients.

Listen to the video above on how this doctor from Arizona thinks Vitamin C can keep you healthier.

How to Meditate

Meditation can reduce stress and fear which will help strengthen your immune system. It is free and you can do it anywhere.

There are numerous studies and articles on the internet that talk about all the benefits of meditating. There is a recent article in Newsweek on how meditating may reduce aging of our brain which is confirmed in many studies. This Forbes magazine article states that meditation rivals the results of anitdepressants for depression and anxiety.  They also state, “Just a Few Days of Training Improves Concentration and Attention”. 

With all these benefits, why don’t more people meditate? Two of the biggest excuses are “I’m doing this wrong” and “I don’t have time”.  The good new is, there is not one right way to meditate and if you have 1 minute a day, you have enough time.

This short video will give you the tools that you need to start meditating immediately and to start enjoying the benefits of meditating today.

If you have any questions, contact me.  I will get back to you.

ED can be the canary in the coal mine for heart disease

Erectile dysfunction can be the canary in the coal mine for the number one killer of men, heart disease.  Your body is letting you know that conditions may exist that could affect more than your sex life. New data actually shows that for men, erectile dysfunction is as strong a predictor of future heart disease and heart attack as smoking and family history. At Men’s Performance Clinic we see ED as a message from your body letting you know to seek help.  Check out this short video.

Revolutionary treatment for erectile dysfunction in the Chicago area

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Revolutionary treatment for erectile dysfunction in the Chicago area

Treat the root cause… low blood flow

Medical advances usually move forward in small steps, but sometimes discoveries result in large advancements that change the way an affliction can be approached. Acoustic wave therapy is one of those revolutionary treatments. Why? Because, unlike drug therapies, which mask the issue, acoustic wave treatment works in the realm of blood flow, which is a key factor to experience a full and hard erection. Things that affect your blood flow relate to your blood pressure, diet and exercise, as well as other health issues you may be experiencing like diabetes or heart disease. Medications you may be taking can affect your blood flow as well.

You don’t have to watch cable tv these days for more than 5 minutes before advertising for a pharmaceutical appears on the screen. The list of side effects isn’t in small print—but the ad quickly gets to the part of what can happen to you—if you take the drug. And it’s not pretty. That’s how it works. As long as they warn you, it’s not their fault. Here at Men’s Performance Clinic, we’re warning you. ED drugs have a host of unpleasant side effects—that quite frankly are not a good idea if indeed you do have heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.

Our mission is help you understand the root cause of the condition causing your erectile dysfunction. We also know that lifestyle changes take time, and to feel better in the mean time, you can transform your sex life, and your level of intimacy on your way to healing. Sure we all want to be healthy, but sex is a pretty fun part of life—that you don’t need to miss out on, with acoustic wave treatment now available in the greater Chicago area.

We’re easy to talk with and we want to hear about your unique situation in confidence.

ED can be embarrassing

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ED can be embarrassing

The most important step is to follow through on treatment.

You are not alone—many men suffer from the same problem. We can help you. Younger men are increasingly reporting ED too. The earlier you address the situation the more effective the treatment. The men that seem happiest are the ones that follow through on a treatment plan. Men’s Performance Clinic is able to offer an option that involves no pills, no side-effects, no surgery.

When you hide what you’re going through, relationship problems can emerge unnecessarily. Schedule a free, no pressure consultation either in person or on the phone.