“Reverse Throw” move for back, hip, and shoulder health (a MUST for all throwers and racquet sports!)

Since I'm coaching 13 to 15 year old boys baseball this year, I thought I would share this "Reverse Throw" move I use a lot to help EVERYONE (not just throwers) get better balance, hip flexibility, and a nice open posture through the chest.  

All these things add up to less strain and less pain in your back, shoulders, and neck.

And hey I admit…it's challenging!  You can keep a chair or wall close by until you achieve better balance.

If you're a pitcher, thrower, or into racquet sports…you MUST master this move or you will end up with shoulder and back problems down the line.

Enjoy and share!

Dr. Steve

P.S.  We will be doing a TOUR OF LIVE TRAINING EVENTS at different locations in the U.S. this summer 2014! 

So if you resonate with what I'm teaching and would like to share it with your patients, yoga students, massage clients, personal training clients, or you just have an active group, club, or organization, send me an email and let me know if you're interested.

No definite details yet, just gathering interest.  I will post more info when we get locations and dates hammered out.  Email me now and let's help the world feel younger, lighter, and happier TOGETHER!




What shoes I recommend (and why), gut healing strategies, and how to clear brain clutter

A crazy "living with cats: report before today's content:  I'm recovering from a heel injury today after being awakened from a dead sleep to blood curdling screams from my wife, Rebecca.  

I literally skidded down our wooden stairs on my heel (expecting the worst) to find our 2 female cats (both fixed), suddenly at each other's throats after a front porch visit from a Tom.  (Finally got them back together without ripping and tearing).

So it's bite and scratch first aid for Rebecca, and crutches, ice, proteolytic enzymes and anti-inflammatory herbs for me for a while!  (Plus some cat psychology research :-)
But the show must go on!  So here's another "3 Pillars Episode" of Core Wellness TV!
I'm knee deep in a freezing cold, spring fed stream in this one and I hesitated to release it because there's a little wind at times and some background noise, but I know the content is worth it!
Here's what I share in today's episode…
In the MOVEMENT piece I share my favorite kind of shoes and why "taking responsibility for you feet" is important for less pain and strain…not only in your feet, but also in your knees, low back, and on up the chain! 
Hint…it's all about the "incoming information" that a mobile, functionally moving foot gives to your brain.  It's called "afferance" and it's also what makes chiropractic so powerful. (But it's also what can make you DEPENDENT on adjustments and I share how to avoid this in the video!)
In the NUTRITION piece, I revisit the basics of healing your GUT!  
This simple protocol, in addition to helping primary gut issues like constipation, irritable bowel, colitis, etc., can also balance and improve your immune system and the way your brain works (or doesn't work) as well!
In the MINDSET piece, you get an interesting metaphor for all the damaging beliefs and perceptions you have "wired" into your brain as well as a powerful "water flow" strategy for "clearing the clutter" and making space for new, creative, and healing brain pathways!
Enjoy and please share!

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Proven 4-Step Program To Cleanse and Detoxify Your Gut

Natural Allergy Relief Strategies – Part One: The Leaky Gut


Products Mentioned In this episode:

Candibactin AR – Herbal Anti-Microbial

Candibactin BR – Herbal Anti-Microbial

Ultra Flora Balance – Probiotic (my usual first choice)

Ultra Flora Spectrum – Probiotic (if have loose stools with antibiotics or just to provide variety)


The Best Shoulder Pain Exercise (Part 2) and Getting Up Off The Floor

2 Big Things To Talk About In Today's Episode Of Core Wellness TV!

FIRST:  An Exciting Announcement:

As you'll see, I'm standing along the beautiful Current River in Missouri during this episode.  And as you'll discover when you watch the announcement, I'm finally overcoming my resistance to doing live events on the road.

So if you like the way I explain movement, posture, and wellness and would like to host a live event in your part of the country (yes, we will keep in the U.S. the first time around!) then shoot me an email at drsteve@gettoyourcore.com.  

This is just to gather interest.  We will talk more about details when we connect.

If you are a chiropractor, physical therapist, MD, DO, nurse practitioner, naturopath, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, rolfer, or other type of bodyworker, and you would like to share what I teach with your patients or clients, that would be the perfect fit.

OR…if you have an active group or association that would like have a live exeperience using the Core Wellness Institute methods for pain free, strain free living, that would work, too!

Again…just send me and email at drsteve@gettoyourcore.com and we'll get the discussion rolling!

SECOND:  An Important shoulder and core exercise that you may be tempted to pass over because it looks too simple.  But it's ALL about the DETAILS on this one.  (Especially when I talk about the "Hand Pillars" and  "The Magic Moment") 

Although I present this shoulder and core "Push Away Lean" exercise as an important "remedial" move for people who have lost the strength and stability to get up and down off the floor easily, EVERYONE needs to try it.

This really hit home during baseball practice last night (I'm coaching a 13, 14, and 15 year old team this year) that over half of these young teen athletes needed this simple "peel back" instruction to understand how to stabilize their shoulders and core!

Enjoy today's episode and if you know someone who would benefit from this free training please share using the share bar at the bottom of this post and of course, hit the facebook "Like" button below!

Other resources mentioned in today's episode:

-The Sit To Rise Test

-The Best Shoulder Pain Exercise That Fixes The #1 Cause Of Shoulder Pain



Changes at Core Wellness Institute And A NEW Hip Move That Stretches AND Strengthens

I've got a special "Q&A" Coaching edition of Core Wellness TV for you today with a new functional exercise that both improves flexibility AND strength and stability in your hips!
But first…as Neil Young's song (and album) goes…"Comes A Time"!
That's right, I'm kicking my premium coaching program up a notch at www.corewellnessinstitute.com and things are changing.
Here's the  scoop…ON MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 20TH, I am removing the bonus 3 months of "Direct Access Coaching" where you can ask me individual questions in the comments section on the site and get private coaching over video Skype, audio Skype, or phone twice a month during open office hours.
In fact, after March 20th, the doors to enrollment will be completely closed as I improve the coaching program and change the pricing infrastructure.
So, if you want some guidance, support, and accountability to make mindset, movement, and nutrition changes so you can keep actively doing the things you love, AND be "grandfathered" in to the new and improved program, now is the time to enroll…
Because I'm DOUBLING the coaching program time to 6 MONTHS instead of the normal 3!  But you have to get ont the bus before Midnight on Thursday March 20th!
NOTE…If all you're interested in is the videos and PDF's to reverse crossed posture and NOT interested in mindset, nutrition, support, and accountability, then  please don't take this offer. You'll be better off if you wait till I re-open.
But if you want my individual help and want to learn from other people's questions as well, now you get 6 MONTHS of coaching ($582 value) 
If you recently enrolled, don't worry, I will take care of you, too!



Exercise for the Deep Hip Muscles, Probiotic Tips, and a Simple Mind/Body Stress Relief Tool

Resources From This Episode

Tapping World Summit

Mike Reinhold Blog

Nutrition Store For Probiotics: Ultra Flora Spectrum, Ultra Flora Acute Care, and Ultra Flora Balance



(Real Case Study Lessons) Nutrition for better sleep, posture for heart rate problems, relaxation strategies at the gym and beyond

Today, while taking a cold, snowy hike I took time out to record a new episode of Core Wellness TV (below) to share 3 important lessons from this past week's patient (and online student) interactions.
MINDSET:  The first case study is a story of a woman who could not relax her muscles.  I share the strategy I gave her to use at the gym plus another simple trick you can use anytime, anywhere to calm your nervous system and release muscle tension.
MOVEMENT:  This story is an amazing example of how a German osteopath used the unique upper back posture techniques and rib cage positioning taught inside the Core Wellness Training Course to finally fix his severe abnormal heart rhythm issue when other techniques had failed.
NUTRITION:  This woman came in the office with foggy thinking, poor sleep, morning stiffness, and just "feeling old and stiff" in general.  You'll learn the simple diet changes and supplement strategies she used that has her thinking sharp, sleeping better, and feeling young again!
I love being able to share strategies inspired by real people with real challenges.  I hope you get some tangible benefit from today's episode!
Talk soon!
Dr. H
P.S.  I don't promote it strongly enough, but the comprehensive training course that helped my online student above fix his heart rate issue really can have profound effects and help you get rid of pain and fatigue by bringing you into what I call "Peace Physiology" instead of living life in "stress and protection" mode.
I would love to have you join the hundreds of students already on board and help you feel lighter, stronger, and younger.
It costs less than a 1 hour with me in person and contains my entire education and training program I use in my office that costs over $2000!
That's it…promoting is over :-)