Fasting, Meat Eating, Plant Eating, What's Best For You?
March 11, 2020
Hosted by Joshua Cohen
There are so many eating styles and diets out there. Is there one that works for everyone? Not really. What we are finding is that there is no one optimal diet for everyone. Everyone's bodies react differently. In this episode, we hear my friend Shawn LaValley's odssey through going vegetarian and vegan back to meat eating, and intermittent fasting. Find out what these eating styles are, and whether one is right for you.
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This show is about practical, useful, functional information on how to reduce pain and inflammation throughout your body, while becoming more active. Learn how to exercise, eat right, and navigate your way through life so as to reduce your pain and discomfort, and live more comfortably. You’ll learn how to exercise and eat right, sustainably. If your exercise causes pain, then you won’t be able to stick with it for the long term.
Learn how to eat healthy in a way that you can stick with, long term. We discuss how to exercise (and why you should exercise) if you are in pain. You’ll learn how what you eat affects your pain. You’ll learn why you should exercise gently and easily, why high intensity exercise isn’t the best for you, especially if you are in pain, and why low impact, low intensity exercise is generally the best for you long term, especially if you are in pain, or out of shape.
Exercise smarter, not harder.
Eat intelligently, don’t follow fads.
I grew up surrounded by health care. My grandfather was a medical doctor. My father was a chiropractor who taught me the trigger point technique I practice today. I specialize in a specific form of chiropractic trigger point therapy called The Nimmo Technique, which I teach at New York Chiropractic College in upstate New York.
I have been specializing in nerves, muscles, joints and pain for the past 18 years. With the backing of a Masters in Nutrition, I counsel patients about pain and inflammation reduction by helping them to make simple modifications to their diet and exercise. I find it fascinating how nutrition and exercise both differently affect how slowly, or quickly, we age.
I've treated most types of people and their injuries, from pro football players at the Super Bowl to ballet dancers, boxers at the Olympic training center, desk jockeys and weekend warriors.
I know how to manage pain, and how to keep it from flaring back up. The more pain you are in, the less you move. The less you move, the more pain you are in. My goal is to keep people moving and feeling as good as possible, for as long as possible. I focus on how to exercise to reduce pain. You should feel better from exercising, not worse.
I practice what I preach. I have competed in several 100-mile mountain bike races, on a one geared bike called a single speed. I practice yoga daily, I regularly weight lift and use kettlebells, and I watch what I eat.