Lowering cholesterol with superfoods


Inspiring interview with Jean Pierre Barral in the BOA magazine

Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT

I have just read the interview to Jean Pierre Barral in the BOA magazine Osteopathy Today. Barral graduated from the ESO in 1974 and since then he has practiced for 42 years in France. He sticks to the principles of anatomy keeping himself up to date studying the subject every week. He believes that the body is a self healing mechanism and that the osteopath should respect the concept of mobility. Therefore the osteopath shouldn’t refer to himself as cranial, structural o visceral because every part of the body is important. He also makes a reference to being humble as a practitioner, something that I have seen in Mervyn Waldman and Renzo Molinari. Respect towards the body and the patient is the key.

Scientists Discover Previously Unknown Cleansing System in Brain

Classical Cranial Osteopathic Techniques re Acute Neuropathic Herpes Zoster Pain

By Mervyn Waldman. For more info check Mervyn Waldman‘s channel on youtube.

My Last Days: Meet Christopher Aiff

Christopher Aiff was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his leg. The doctors told him he was cured, but then found 50 tumors in his lungs on his first check up. Chris is an extraordinary 21 year old that shares wisdom we could all use.

Physical rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease

“In terms of improving flexibility and range of motion for patients experiencing rigidity, generalized relaxation techniques such as gentle rocking have been found to decrease excessive muscle tension. Other effective techniques to promote relaxation include slow rotational movements of the extremities and trunk, rhythmic initiation, diaphragmatic breathing, and meditation techniques.

Illustration of Parkinson's disease by William Richard Gowers, which was first published in A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System (1886)

Illustration of Parkinson’s disease

Also, due to the forward flexed posture, and respiratory dysfunctions in advanced Parkinson’s disease, deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises are beneficial in improving chest wall mobility and vital capacity.”

Found in wikipedia, from the original source in:
O’Sullivan, Susan B, Schmitz, Thomas J (2007). Physical Rehabilitation (5th Ed.) “Parkinson’s Disease”. Philidephia: F.A. Davis. pp. 873 & 87

Heart attack – Symptoms. Vinnie Jones: Hard and Fast – hands-only CPR

Watch Vinnie Jones perform hands-only CPR to the beat of Stayin’ Alive. CPR is not as hard as you may think. Just call 999 and then push Hard and Fast. This video was produced by the British Heart Foundation