Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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Karen Malkin, AADP from Karen Malkin Health Counseling joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss the do’s and don’ts of intermittent fasting, different types of intermittent fasting, who is indicated for this diet, and helpful hints for incorporating the diet principles into everyday life.

The Basics: What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting, IF, is basically time restricted feeding where you eat during a certain window of time during each day. You typically fast with lots of water or non-caloric beverages for the remaining hours of the day. The most popular is a “16-8 IF,” which is a 16 hour fast with an 8 our window of feeding. The healthiest way to do this is to eat dinner early and fast for 12-16 hours then break the fast ie “breakfast” with a balanced meal including protein, lots of veggies, healthy fats and some complex carbohydrates. There are also extreme types of IF that restrict water and showering, require days without food, include alternating feast – famine days and some allow water and coffee with MCT oil during the fasting hours or fasting days. Click here to view the entire article.

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Advancements in Technology to Restore Knee Cartilage

Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairs

Dr. Robert Spiro, Senior Vice President, Biologics, Development, Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Aesculap Biologics, LLC joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss biologic challenges faced in treating damaged cartilage and the importance of restoring damaged cartilage in preserving joint integrity. They also discuss technology currently in development for cartilage injury treatment and eligibility in a current Aesculap clinical trial.

About Knee Cartilage

Your knee is under a lot of pressure, so it’s no wonder that just one false move can result in injury to the ligaments and cartilage in the joint. Cartilage is the surface on the ends of the bones in your knee that allow the joint’s surfaces to glide friction-free. Symptoms of knee cartilage injuries include pain, swelling, popping in the joint and locking of the joint. Daily activities such as sitting down, standing up, or walking up stairs may become difficult. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to help alleviate your symptoms.

Causes of Cartilage Injuries

Knee cartilage may be injured through activity, trauma, or a disease such as osteochondritis dessicans that affects the bone beneath the cartilage and causes the overlaying cartilage to “blister.” These types of injuries are called focal defects because they usually affect a portion of the cartilage in that joint.

Dr. Spiro received his BSc from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. His academic career included a Post-Doctoral fellowship and Assistant Professorship in the Department of Immunology at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA with research focused on cancer immunology and the extracellular matrix.

His industry career spans several start-up companies including Telios Pharmaceuticals, Orquest Inc., Fibrogen Inc., ISTO Technologies and Carbylan Therapeutics.  He has been involved in the design and development of wound healing, orthopedic and spine drug, device and biologic-device combination products including the Healos® bone graft substitute, the DeNovo NT® Graft for cartilage repair, and the InQu® bone graft substitute.

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Ask the Doctor!

This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing:

  • Proper use of the leg press machine
  • Proper Nutrition for Post-workout Recovery 
  • What is Cord Blood Banking?
  • How to safely exercise with sore muscles

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The Importance of Patient Compliance in Rehab

Dr. Alex Bendersky, Director of Rehabilitation at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss high versus low value physical therapy and the importance of patient compliance with the physician and physical therapist in post-operative recovery.

The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you’re overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just for you.

What Is Orthopedic Therapy?

Orthopedic Therapy is a form of physical therapy that aims to improve weakened or injured components within the musculoskeletal system through non-invasive treatments such as exercise and stretching. This type of therapy works with all of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles throughout the body. Commonly used in sports medicine to improve recovery, orthopedic therapy is an important part of post-surgery rehabilitation. Orthopedic therapy also helps ease symptoms of chronic joint or bone ailments such as arthritis.Ivy Rehab Network

Ivy Rehab’s physical therapists have expertise in post-surgical rehabilitation, overuse injuries, and inflammation from chronic conditions such as arthritis. Your visit begins with a complete assessment of your current condition so that our skilled clinicians can develop an individualized therapy plan to make the most of your rehabilitation.

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Selecting the Right Nutrition Bar

Karen Malkin, AADP from Karen Malkin Health Counseling discusses the difference the KMHC Transformation Bar and other nutrition bars on the market.

Karen’s Transformation Superfood bars contain 270 calories for a 60 gram, super heavy bar.  Most other bars are smaller at 45 grams in weight. Transformation bars contain 11 grams of organic rice protein, 12 grams of fiber, and only 5 grams of sugar from the dried cherries. YUM! Transformation bars are non-GMO, made with cashew butter, almonds, cherries, rice protein, 100% unsweetened raw cacao chunks (that taste like chocolate chips), plus superfoods such as flaxseed, spiralina, maca, and greens.

They are vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. They make a great pre or post workout energizer. They get me through my 3-hour bike rides, and they have enough protein and healthy carbs to be a recovery snack after a great workout! I take them with me when I travel and make a great mini-meal on an airplane or anytime I need some fuel. They are best kept refrigerated but are packaged and can stay out of the fridge at above 72 degrees until the expiration date set on each bar. If you refrigerate or freeze them, they will last even longer! Related-What to Look for in your Protein Bar.

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Ask the Doctor!

This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing:

  • Electronic gaming and problems associated with inactivity
  • Crossfit and injury rates
  • Vitamin D to reduce injury rates
  • Stretching before and after your workout

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