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The following articles are written by me (Dr. Gangemi). These articles have been published in Running Journal, a large East Coast running magazine, and have been recently updated (2011).  Although the articles focus a bit more on athletes, they pertain to everybody, since in essence, everybody is an athlete to some degree or another.

You can learn more about all of the information in these articles throughout this web site under Health Topics, “Is It Normal?“, & Fitness.

  1. “LIGHT ON THE SALT, HEAVY ON THE PERFORMANCE”
    Here’s a good read about hyponatremia and electrolyte imbalances. A good overview of understanding the adrenal glands. Stay hydrated, for better health and fitness.
  2. “BREAKING THE INJURY CYCLE”
    The process of sulfation – rebuilding and repairing your joints. This article talks about how you may be destroying your joints and what can be done to repair them.
  3. “NAME THAT PAIN”
    Understand what different types of pain mean and what may be causing yours.
  4. “A GREAT GAIT”
    Poor posture? Walking funny? This article talks about understanding proper body mechanics and how your body functions in normal and abnormal situations.
  5. “A LOT TO SAY ABOUT GAIT”
    This further goes into gait at a completely new perspective. See how hormones and nutrition (the foods you eat) can effect your posture, your walking or running style, and your everyday performance.
  6. “THE POWER OF SLEEP”
    Most people do not sleep nearly as well as they should. They toss n’ turn throughout the night. They wake up and can’t get back to sleep. They lay there for hours trying to get to sleep or just get back to sleep. Even getting up to urinate is not normal. And if you take one of the many sleeping pills available to knock yourself out then you’re really depriving yourself of some quality zzzzz…..
  7. “CRAMPING YOUR STYLE”
    Understanding different types of cramps, from those that occur while working out to the unbearable “Charley Horse” while sleeping.
  8. “BREATHE BETTER: Understanding Asthma”
    This article looks into different causes of asthma from a totally different approach. See what your medication is really for, and what may be causing your asthma or exercise induced asthma (EIA).
  9. “TAKING THE BREATH OUT OF ASTHMA: Understanding Asthma – Part II “
    This is a follow up to article #8 to better understand asthma and how to properly deal with it.
  10. “NO NEED FOR KNEE PAIN”
    Knee pain is such a common complaint. Whether your knee hurts when it rains or when you walk, it’s not the brace or anti-inflammatory drug that is going to fix it. Take a look at the many types of knee pain and how to better understand them and fix the problem at the source.
  11. “INFLAMMATION INFORMATION – PART I”
    This article discusses how inflammation is affected by foods you may be eating, especially partially hydrogenated, “trans” fats.
  12. “INFLAMMATION INFORMATION – PART II”
    Part II of the inflammation article goes into the dangers of anti-inflammatory drugs and how they delay healing and many times can actually cause more inflammation.

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  1. Hannah permalink

    I just came across this article but could not click or get to part II on Gallbladder health. I’m most interested in the natural way if at all possible as I’m am celiac with Vitamin K deficiency since birth and hashimotos. Had endo as well and they found spots in the digestive track that remain.

    My question is since my sister’s doc told me to get in line when she had hers removed, is there a certain genetic factor? Also as a side note, I was hit by a car that was travelling 60mph when I was a teenager right where all the pain is occuring. Could this have affected gallbladder function? I do wake every evening between 11:45 and 1:00am

    • A lot of people have similar problems so they assume they’re genetic. Often they are not genetic, and even if/when they are you can improve function by taking care of yourself better.

      And yes, an injury to the area can sometimes result in organ dysfunction.

  2. hannah permalink

    Thanks for the reply. As for the genetic factor, yes, celiac has killed quite painfully (stomach cancer) a large number of the males in my family.

    I’m interested in the part two of how can I take better care of myself and maybe even restart this function. Can you link it?

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