The image above is Dr. Michael’s daughter doing a pushup at six months. We are all born with a natural desire to grow and get better. The purpose of this section is to give you the knowledge and tools to take better care of yourself so you may enjoy a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.


Ice or Heat? Rest or Move?

Some of the most common questions we hear after an injury are, "Should I use ice or heat? Movement or rest?". While all rules have variations to account for individual circumstances, more often than not the answer will be ice and movement. Let's break that down. Immediately after an injury, there is inflammation. Like the name suggests, this is a ...
Dr. David Wells shirtless in an ice cave

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Dr. David Wells shirtless inside a glacier in Iceland, February 2019. Since the dawn of time, humans have struggled to get enough to eat, to rest and to stay warm. Naturally, we continue on this path despite most of us being over-fed, sedentary and completely climate controlled. The point of this article is to show the upside of being a ...
Red waterfall in Iceland

Blood Pressure

What Do The Numbers Mean? Blood pressure is expressed as a fraction, as in 120/80. What do those two numbers represent? The top number is called “systolic”. It represents the force of contraction of the heart sending a pulse wave down the artery. The bottom number (diastolic) measures resistance of the artery to compression, either due to the amount of ...