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The aim of the Drs Orders website is to offer our visitors the information and services we feel are essential in helping to keep you healthy, happy and fit.

As they say, 'knowledge is power', and we want to empower you with the healing benefits of massage, excercise, physical therapy, and healthy living.

We'll try our best to update the site regularly, with tips, announcements and news - so check back as often as you can!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good News in the Daily Grind

To judge by recent headlines, coffee could be the latest health-food craze, right up there with broccoli and whole-wheat bread.
But don't think you'll be healthier graduating from a tall to a venti just yet. While there has been a splash of positive news about coffee lately, there may still be grounds for concern.

The Latest Findings on Coffee

[HEALTHCOLjp]Hector Sanchez for The Wall Street Journal
  • Diabetes: Many studies find that coffee—decaf or regular—lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but caffeine raises blood sugar in people who already have it.
  • Cancer: Earlier studies implicating coffee in causing cancer have been disproven; may instead lower the risk of colon, mouth, throat and other cancers.
  • Heart disease: Long-term coffee drinking does not appear to raise the risk and may provide some protection.
  • Hypertension: Caffeine raises blood pressure, so sufferers should be wary.
  • Cholesterol: Some coffee—especially decaf—raises LDL, the bad kind of cholesterol.
  • Alzheimer's: Moderate coffee drinking appears to be protective.
  • Osteoporosis: Caffeine lowers bone density, but adding milk can balance out the risk.
  • Pregnancy: Caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage and low birth-weight babies.
  • Sleep: Effects are highly variable, but avoiding coffee after 3 p.m. can avert insomnia.
  • Mood: Moderate caffeine boosts energy and cuts depression, but excess amounts can cause anxiety.
Source: WSJ research
This month alone, an analysis in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who drink three to four cups of java a day are 25% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who drink fewer than two cups. And a study presented at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting found that men who drink at least six cups a day have a 60% lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer than those who didn't drink any.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Health is more than vitamins


We’d like to put this back into your vocabulary. Soothing music, comfortable temperature, warm hands, calm rocking, long strokes, mild stretch, mixture of tempos, varying depths as needed, deep breaths, and great thoughts. Can feel good on the table, but most importantly, long afterwards. Releasing the current state of tension muscle fiber at rest or inactivity provides a beacon of where relaxed begins and ends. Plus a keen sense of tension looming.

Make an appointment with us and relax!

Drs Orders Massage

We provide a variety of massage techniques to suit your needs, including:
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • swedish Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage
We offer our services at 2 locations in San Francisco, and can provide in-home and workplace massage as well.