Fascia & Posture

by Dr. Eric Winder (as published in the May 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) In previous articles, I have written about fascia as a sensory organ. Now we’ll take a look at how fascia makes posture possible. Without this sheet-like connective tissue that covers muscles, bones, organs and other tissues, standing upright and well-aligned… Read more »

Posture and Mood

Traditional wisdom says “keep your chin up” or “hold your head high” to improve confidence and mood. Recent research strengthens this advice, including a study in the March issue of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Study author Elizabeth Broadbent found that depressed people changing to a more upright posture had “more energy, a less negative mood, and… Read more »

Sarasota Bob: 6 More Cooler Days

Sarasota, Florida – Reporting from his secret location somewhere on Siesta Key, the gopher tortoise known as “Sarasota Bob” regretfully told reporters that he saw his shadow today. Tradition says that Bob seeing his shadow on Gopher Tortoise Day (observed annually on February 2nd), means 6 more days of cooler weather. Bob apologized for seeing… Read more »

Back Pain? That’s Your Fascia Talking.

By Dr. Eric Winder (as published in the January 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings, Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte edition) Sam has spinal stenosis. Karen was diagnosed with bulged discs. Martin’s orthopedist informed him that his back is “full of arthritis.” All these individuals had x-rays or MRIs showing these problems. If we took new images again today, their… Read more »

GentleBay Chiropractic Monthly Special!

For the month of September 2018, a complete Chiropractic New Patient Visit with complete exam and initial treatment is only $35.  This is our best value of the year. All together, this is normally a $150 value, and includes a full one-hour history and detailed exam, with manual therapy/corrective treatment. This is a great opportunity… Read more »

Gluten-Free Help!

by Mira Winder Finding out that gluten has been affecting your health can be both the best and worst news of your life. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans are now estimated to be either gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. Many more simply want to remove gluten from their diets because of other health concerns…. Read more »