What Is Science When It Comes To A Disease That We Don’t Understand?

What Is Science When It Comes To A Disease That We Don't Understand?Man looking under light for his keys

an·ec·dote ˈanəkˌdōt/noun (from Google) a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. "told anecdotes about his job" synonyms: story, tale, narrative, incident; More an account regarded as unreliable or hearsay. Our Plantar Fasciitis Research Data, Just One Example Among Hundreds: "ANONYMOUS: Hello, I've been ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments Comparison, Benefit Over Risk Assessment – A Picture Is Emerging

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments Comparison, Benefit Over Risk Assessment - A Picture Is EmergingPlantar Fasciitis treatment data analysis graph

As there is no consensus on the cause of plantar fasciitis, and we had to fix mine twice (pain!!), we initiated our research program, using the only source of available data, people's stories on the Internet. Most of our research data come from Facebook, especially Monica's Site, Decoding Plantar Fasciitis, in addition to Plantar Fasciitis Support Help, Plantar Fasciitis Help And Support, and Plantar ... Read more

Running As We Age, Moving From Skill To Force And Back Again, Or Getting It Right The First Time?

Running As We Age, Moving From Skill To Force And Back Again, Or Getting It Right The First Time?Matthew, running

"Running form mistakes can aggravate injuries. The most efficient and gentle running form is a “shuffle.” The feet stay next to the ground, touching lightly with a relatively short stride. When running at the most relaxed range of shuffling motion, the ankle mechanism does a great deal of the work, and little effort is required from the calf muscle. When the bounce off the ground increases, the foot pushes harder and ... Read more

To Remain Active Into Old Age As An Athlete, Knock Off The Booze For High Quality Training

To Remain Active Into Old Age As An Athlete, Knock Off The Booze For High Quality Trainingbeetroot juice, red urine,

"Even if you’re not experiencing the symptoms of a hangover, elite sports nutritionist, Matt Lovall, adds that “exercising the day after drinking alcohol can mean you have an all-round lower quality training session or sporting activity." DrinkAware.Co.UK As I work my way into my 70s, trying to stay active into old age, I've noticed that my body does not handle alcohol so well, especially if I have a hard ... Read more

Reach Across The Generations To Stay Active Into Old Age

Reach Across The Generations To Stay Active Into Old AgeNigel's drone

If you want to stay young and active into old age, stay in touch with the younger generation, and your inner child will thank you for it. Great weekend in Asheville, NC, as I managed to visit with my youngest son, Nigel, a dentist, and his son Nolan (5 years old), a bundle of energy. You can see Nolan on the front cover of one of the books in the side bar of this blog, the boy with loads of blond hair, holding my ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Junk Science, Epicycles, Sample Bias, And The Ongoing Mystery Of Plantar Fasciitis

FitOldDog's Junk Science, Epicycles, Sample Bias, And The Ongoing Mystery Of Plantar FasciitisEpicycle math of planets

A friend of mine, a scientist I respect, took a look at my recent investigations of the underlying basis of plantar fasciitis, and declared that I was doing junk science, my data were riddled with sample bias, and there were better, scientific ways of doing this. He proceeded to cite an article on the subject, as an example of how the mystery of plantar fasciitis should be investigated, through logical experimental ... Read more

Spring Has Sprung, Do You Want To Be A 50 Plus Ironman?

Spring Has Sprung, Do You Want To Be A 50 Plus Ironman?Old guys running

The first time I sat on the beach in Lake Placid for my first full Ironman race, in 2007, at age 64 (I think I was 64), I was really nervous. In fact, scared might be a better term. Now, when I do these things, I'm just excited, but I still ask myself, as I wait for the gun to go off, "What the hell am I doing?" But I do it anyway, and never, ever, regret it. As I was rebuilding one of my websites the other day, ... Read more

Aortic Disease From The Patient’s Perspective, And Raindrops On Roses

Aortic Disease From The Patient's Perspective, And Raindrops On Rosessound of music cover with lyric

I love that line, 'raindrops on roses,' as it triggers all sorts of images of the beauty all around us. As I start to ramp up my training for the Western Australia Ironman, and feel my strength and resilience returning, I reflect on how lucky I am. I didn't have a crippling aortic dissection, just a whopping abdominal aortic aneurysm. It changed my life, making me appreciate today and all the good things in life ... Read more

Research Designed To Help You Choose The Safest Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For You

Research Designed To Help You Choose The Safest Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For YouPlantar fasciitis treatment data from 200 cases

This chart supports the following preliminary conclusions: (1) Treatment should be initiated to include stretching, massage, change of shoes, compression sleeves/socks, altered nutrition (will write about this later), and therapeutic exercises (most of this stuff is in our book), before considering more draconian approaches. (2) Avoid cortisone injections at all cost, as they are dangerous and generally ... Read more

Sculpt Your Life Philosophy By Removing Rather Than Adding

Sculpt Your Life Philosophy By Removing Rather Than AddingDeb

“It’s not the daily increase, but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee. Simplifying one's life is a healthy philosophy, but it's not always easy. Years ago, I read a wonderful book, entitled, 'Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business.' by Neil Postman. It is actually a long essay, on the impact of technology on epistemology. What are we surrounded and impacted by ... Read more

Disclaimer: this publication does not provide medical advice. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.