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January 2014

Cold Weather and the Human Response

The Hunting Reflex

With this recent bout of cold weather, it got me thinking about a phenomenon I learned about in chiropractic school called the hunting reflex. This is a primitive reflex of the body where prolonged exposure to the cold causes our brains to send more blood to the extremities to keep those areas warm. This was particularly useful in early humans when they would spend long hours hunting out in the cold.

This relates to chiropractic in the application of ice packs to reduce swelling.

Announcing My Weekly Blog

Hey, everyone.

I would like to announce that I will begin posting weekly blogs on my website. I tried this before on my old website, but it wasn't a true blog. It was really just a page I added to my site that I wrote on every week. I really didn't know what I was doing, but most people found it informative and helpful, which was the whole point.

What's cool about my new website is that I can actually post these blogs and they will be archived so you can go back and read the old ones. You can also post your comments, so I am pretty pleased with this feature.
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