HOT vs. COLD TREATMENT

by Liz Ruggles RMT My patients often wonder and ask me whether to use heat or cold after they feel pain. My general rule of thumb is to think about what each is designed to do. ICE is usually used to reduce inflammation, which includes redness, swelling, pain, heat, and/or loss of movement . Applying ice to the affected area will …

Planet Organic’s Cosmic Cookie Recipe

Blog by: Liz Ruggles I’m not sure about you, but I have a wicked sweet tooth. It’s very hard for me to pass on anything sweet, even though I’ve been trying really hard to exercise and eat right. Last month I went into a Planet Organic Health Food Store and they had some cookie samples. YES! Healthy cookie samples. NO! …

Tips To Prevent/Relieve Shin Splints ~ by Liz Ruggles

Ah, the dreaded shin splints. We’ve all experienced pain in the front of our lower legs before, due to exercise. Recently, I too fell victim to this pain, by literally jumping into skipping rope for a new workout routine without the proper shoes and not warming up my legs enough. So what are shin splints? Medically known as Medial Tibial …