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High School Dropouts

Nutrition & School Peformance
Here’s a recent airplane seatmate conversation. A school teacher comments on his work: “The high school dropout rate is set at an early age. If a child doesn’t read beyond the third-grade level, their likelihood of dropping out skyrockets.”

My response: “Could it be that many can’t learn because they are hungry?”

Injuries as Opportunities

Injury as an Opportunity
Injuries happen to all athletes. The best ones use the injury to return to sports fitter, faster, and stronger than they were before they got hurt. Our job is to help them do that. Here is how we counsel our wounded athletic warriors.

Weight Gain for the Too Thin

Weight Gain for the Too Think
Too thin, too little muscle, too lean, too stressed; all describe many of my most driven athletes. What’s the best way to gain muscle and improve performance? Here are my five top tips.

Supplements 2.0

Supplements 2.0 The Stone Clinic
“My veterinarian gave my horse (or dog) glucosamine, and the animal stopped limping, so I started taking it and I feel less stiff. But I sure hate those big horse pills!”

Protein and Water

Protein and Water The Stone Clinic
Diets come and go. Advice on water, supplements, energy drinks, and food choices vary like the wind. There are two key principles, however, that have withstood the test of time in our clinic: Protein and water should make up most of your diet. Here is why.

Aging Impact Score

Aging Impact Score The Stone Clinic
We have all become hypersensitized to the effects of the things around us, the activities we do, and the food we put into our bodies. If each activity has a negative and positive effect, can we score them? Here is my effort to create the “Stone Aging Impact Score” with each activity having a negative or positive effect on a scale of minus 10 to plus 10.

Mind, Body, Gut

Mind, Body, Gut The Stone Clinic
Celiac, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and their relatives are being diagnosed more frequently than ever. As a society, Americans are becoming both more mindful and more stressed. Could these be linked through the gut?

One and Done is Not Enough

One and Done is Not Enough The Stone Clinic
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?

Drop Dead at 100

Drop Dead at 100 The Stone Clinic
Drop dead in your 100s, playing some sport. This is our goal for our patients. If they can stay fit, recover from illness and injury, and keep their eye on the ball; dropping dead in action at 100+ is a great goal. Here is how to get there and how not to:

You, Inc.

You, Inc. The Stone Clinic
Ever consider presenting yourself to a Fitness Venture Capitalist as an investment? If you do, the investor will, of course, want to know what your “personal fitness business plan” is. Have you ever even heard of one? Now that you have, this is the time to get it together and invest in yourself.

Nutrition for the Brain

Nutrition for the Brain The Stone Clinic
Multiple times each day, we all reach for an upper. It may be a piece of chocolate, an espresso, a Coke, a candy bar. After a day of stressful work, we often switch to a downer: a cocktail, a beer, or a marijuana joint (now legal in at least eight states). All of these are brain supplements, neural nutrition, or attitude modifiers. And where do you think this constant up-and-down, unscientific brain modulation is leading?

Protein: The Missing Ingredient

Protein: The Missing Ingredient The Stone Clinic
While there are varying statements on how much protein a person needs each day, my observation is that those levels are far too low when you are injured or sick. And, they are probably too low to keep you from getting injured and sick.

Glucosamine Revisited

Glucosamine Revisited
Just what is glucosamine—and is the supplement really an effective treatment for arthritis? You may be surprised.

Fit Wishes for the New Year

Fit Wishes for the New Year
The daily goals we want to share with you in hopes they put sparkle in your life

Medical Myth Busting

Medical Myth busting
Some of our closely-held ideas about how to keep our bodies in shape actually ignore how the body really works, and can potentially do more harm than good.
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