Nocebos: When Words and Beliefs Make Us Sick

Most everyone knows about or has heard of the placebo effect; the seemingly magical ability for our bodies to feel better or overcome illness from a belief in a treatment that has no effect. It’s one of the things in medicine that we are always wary of, especially when selecting treatments associated with alternative medicine. […]

N=1 Creatine Experiment: Big Gainz and Brain Games

I’ve been into weight lifting for about 20 years now. I started when I was a teenager in high school mainly because my high school baseball coach and the school’s weight lifting coach were the same person. Getting fitter and stronger was a necessary part of just getting better. I grew to really love working […]

Cervical Degeneration and Cervical Vertigo

Cervical Degeneration and Cervical Vertigo Cervical vertigo is a controversial entity in the world of balance and vestibular disorders. It has generally been a diagnosis of exclusion when a patient is feeling dizzy but has no diagnosable pathology in the inner ear or brain. The reality is that problems in the cervical spine are commonly […]