Ask The Expert: Health & Fitness Advice

Michael George on Keeping Fit in an Unfit Economy

Michael George is transforming the health and fitness industry with his innovative training philosophies and inspirational voice. As one of Hollywood’s most sought after Celebrity Trainers & Fitness Experts, his intention is to strengthen the spirit along with the body. He is the author of, Body Express Makeover: Trim and Sculpt Your Body in Less Than Six Weeks and the creator of the Revolutionary 2-IN-1 Training System. Body Express Makeover is a complete coach in and among itself and focuses on Core strength and balance, motivation techniques and commitment, while highlighting his unique 2-in-1 total body exercise programs that can...

Prevention of Insomnia with Natural Treatment Options

Insomnia is a general term used to describe the patient’s perception that the amount or quality of sleep he or she experiences is inadequate, despite that the fact that the opportunity for adequate sleep exists. The problems can range from having difficulty falling asleep, being too easily disrupted with multiple awakenings, or early morning awakenings with an inability to fall back asleep. It is important to note which particular symptom the patient expresses, as this may not only indicate the cause but also the possible treatment. As such insomnia isn’t really a disease at all, but a symptom that can...

Ask The Expert: Healthy and Fit Travelling Tips

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email info@fitnessgoop.com. This question was asked by Jennifer from Vancouver B.C, Canada. My work requires that I travel and spend time away from home. I am finding it very difficult staying healthy while travelling from one city to another. I am feeling fatigued, having a hard time making good food choices and having a hard time working out without my own gym. What advice can you give for avoiding getting sick and keeping fit while travelling?” Hi Jennifer, first...

Hormone Q+A

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email info@fitnessgoop.com. What are bioidentical hormones? Bioidentical hormones are hormones with an identical chemical structure to the hormones your body produces naturally.  Derived from plant sterols from soy or diosgenin (wild yam), these hormones mimic exactly the actions of the body's own hormones.  A prescription from your ND (with prescribing rights) or MD is required, and bioidentical hormones are dispensed from a compounding pharmacy, usually as either a topical cream or oral pill. Bioidentical hormones...

Ask The Expert: Exploring Naturopathic Medicine for Fertility Treatments

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email info@fitnessgoop.com. This question was asked on the topic of naturopathic medicine and fertility. My husband and I want to explore naturopathic medicine (we don't want to try IVF) as a way to help with our infertility issues. Can naturopathy help?" Naturopathic medicine offers fertility treatments as alternatives to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility medications.  Before starting treatment, it is important that both you and your husband be assessed for causes that may be contributing to why you...

Ask The Expert: Avoiding Low Back Pain in Golf

Whether it’s the sunny skies we have seen in late March, the recently re-crowned #1 player in the world wearing ‘Sunday-Red’, or the near approaching 1st major of the season on the PGA Tour, you must be getting excited for the beginning of the golf season! Research has shown that golf injuries do occur at high frequencies.  To no surprise, the number 1 injury associated with the game of golf is Low Back Pain.  Statistics show that 1 out of 2 golfers will experience some type of low-back-pain or injury during their playing career. Why is this so prevalent, you might...

The Powerful Benefits of Plyometric Training

Summer months are near and the warm weather brings exercise participants out into the sunshine, surf, and sand. If you are pressed on time and interested in changing up your workout regimen to reap the results of a complete body transformation for improving fitness levels, exercise experts weight in on the benefits of plyometric training, as well as the risks to prevent injury, and examples of exercises that can be done anywhere sans expensive gym memberships. "Plyometric exercise is a conditioning format that is designed to improve muscular force and power through quick, powerful movements. When done correctly, over time it...

Elbow pain causes, symptoms and treatment

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email info@fitnessgoop.com.   Lately, I have had a few people ask about pain that has developed on either the inside or the outside of the elbow. Their symptoms were pretty common such as tenderness on the inside or outside of the elbow and pain during any grasping, pulling or pushing of objects such as the following: Shaking hands Writing Lifting objects Holding objects Steering a car etc. Depending on the location, those people were suffering from either Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow.  Golfer’s Elbow (also known...

Ask The Expert: How to Avoid Running Cramps

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email info@fitnessgoop.com. This question was asked by Lori from Vancouver B.C, Canada. I am wanting to know why I get stitches in the side of my stomach when I go for a run. I have tried to keep running through the cramping, but they continue. A friend mentioned that it may be related to the way I am breathing while I run, if this is so, how should I be breathing to help eliminate these uncomfortable sensations?” Spring...