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“When Exercise Accelerates Aging!” By Dr. James Stoxen DC

 

WGN Channel 9 Special Medical Report

 

When Exercise Accelerates Aging 
Dr James Stoxen DC
October 19, 2007

In preparation for Dr. Stoxen’s appearance on
WGN Channel 9 for special medical report

This special news report will feature Dr James Stoxen, D.C., President of Team Doctors, Chiropractic Treatment and Training Centers. Dr. Stoxen will talk about how mainstream research has confirmed that inflammation accelerates aging. Now, a growing number of experts believe as a result, in some cases, exercise also speeds the aging process.

Dr. James Stoxen’s Team Doctors patients, Cindy Pender and “Designed To Sell” (HGTV) host Belma Michael Johnson were interviewed by WGN News about their success stories related to slowing the aging process through a unique treatment and training program developed by Dr. Stoxen.

“How Some Exercise can Speed up the Aging Process” is the lecture subject Dr. James Stoxen has been asked to present to over 20,000 physician attendees at the China FDA, China-Pharm conference in Shanghai, October 29 – 31st. Immediately following, Dr. Stoxen has been asked to lecture again on his treatment approach for reversing fallen arches to more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, and hospital principals at the China Health Industry Forum in Dong Guan near Hong Kong, November 1 – 4, 2007.

“Exercise, like running or walking with feet which have fallen arches or those which have lost the elastic spring mechanism, produce abnormal motions throughout the entire body which cause stress and strain in the muscles ligaments and tendons, leading to wear and tear and the release of inflammation,” says Dr. James Stoxen, “and when this chronic inflammation is released from so many joints is released into the body, exercise doesn’t make us healthier, it makes us age faster” The Chicago doctor has lectured on this topic to over 20,000 medical doctors and scientists worldwide. He’s published over 20 articles on biomechanics and treated hundreds of champion athletes and top celebrities.

Belma Michael Johnson talks about how he did not realize that the chronic pain in his shoulder for 30 years was constantly releasing inflammatory chemicals. The problem is, inflammation releases peptides called cytokines that damage cells. The American Heart Association, the Center of Disease and Control, and most experts now warn that over time chronic inflammation contributes to a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s, some cancers, and even the aging process itself.

The expert says studies show that this inflammation of joints releases cytokines. “We walk 10,000 steps a day, and when we run a mile that is around 1500 steps,” he says, “and with each step with a frozen arch we help spread that toxic soup throughout our bodies. All the while patients are completely unaware this is going on.”

And just what causes “incorrect” exercise? Dr. Stoxen has found it’s usually the exerciser’s feet. Tests show the athlete’s arch has lost its natural elastic spring. The result is exercise produces unbalanced forces that travel up the body. At first, the leg muscles compensate, but eventually they become exhausted and those forces damage the knee, hip, back, all the way up to the head. The inflammation is body-wide.

The dilemma is that people sometimes don’t even know they have fallen arches or a frozen arch spring mechanism causing this multi-joint inflammation, and that makes matters worse. It happens slowly over tens of millions of impacts over the years.  Inflammation is most commonly associated with pain, but most of these multiple joint inflammatory conditions don’t cause pain. The inflammation is there, but it’s silent inflammation.

When someone walks or runs with vexed arch spring mechanism sometimes they feel pain and other times they feel just stiffness. You don’t feel pain, but if you press into certain muscles I have mapped along a predictable pattern related to a frozen arch the pain is excruciating to the patients. We feel that inflammation when our muscles get stiff and sore.

First, 60% of Americans are overweight or obese, which is an epidemic which is a serious concern for the increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. What about the overload to the arch spring mechanism? Second, Dr. Stoxen says that because we live in a flat hard world we no longer walk on natural undulating terrain, which is a natural stimulous for stimulating the development of the arch cuff muscles which maintain its springiness and strength. Third, because people walk with thick cushioning athletic footwear, which is really meant for running, this weakens the foot and its arch.

Finally, the expert says modern women’s shoes are usually too tight. “Years ago there were C and D widths,” says Dr. Stoxen. “Now everything is a B, leaving 60% of women with shoes too tight for their feet.”

All of which causes exercise to produce inflammation and aging: exactly the opposite effect people intend. Dr. Stoxen says the exerciser often feels fatigued, plantar fasciitis, suffers from nighttime leg cramps, kneecap pain, hip and lower back pain. Oftentimes, when patients come in with simple mechanical lower back pain when their gait is analyzed they really have fallen arches which vex the foundation and a pattern of painful spasms which are only found if you know where to look.

Dr. Stoxen has found the diagnosis of chronic inflammation is easy. “When I press on certain structural points on the arches, calves, thighs, and hips, patients feel intense pain. Most have no idea their muscles are so inflamed.”

My focus is to restore the entire foot’s  natural spring mechanism. This is vital to healthy walking to slow aging rather than cause multi-joint degenerative arthritis and an acceleration of the disease process and aging. It’s exciting to develop something so new and exciting for such a frustrating problem to treat. The approach also includes specially designed exercises to strengthen the arch making the relief more long-lasting.

“The goal,” he says, “is to allow people to exercise without inflammation. When done correctly, exercise is a wonderful gift that slows aging. The problem is in the real world, it’s sometimes having exactly the opposite effect.”

Dr. Stoxen will be presenting some of the most useful exercise prescriptions and program designs ever seen by anyone within the fitness industry. His lecture is filled with so much valuable information that your attendance at his presentation alone will be well worth your investment.

 

 

About Dr James Stoxen DC (290 Posts)

Dr. James Stoxen, D.C., owns and operates Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center. and Team Doctors Sports Medicine and Anti-aging Products. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame and appointed to serve on the prestigious, Global Advisory Board of The International Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker, internationally having organized and /or given over 1000 live presentations around the world.(full bio)Google


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  1. Dr, your articles are awsome…! thanks.

  2. Dr. Stoxen, this is a brilliant article, it really helps me to understand what has been happening in my pain ridden body for the last 6 years and it gives me hope great hope :)

    Right then, back to my chin-up bar ;)

    Cheryl

  3. Thank you, Cheryl and Physicians Costa Rica. If you like this post then you might like to review the posts that are coming regarding the Inflammation-Depression Connection presentation I did in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the 9th Malaysian and 2nd International Congress of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, SAAARMM.

    What my research of over 1,200 citations in PubMed and many books I have read on this stated that there is a strong connection between levels of inflammation and depression. Doctors and scientists have found that inflammation causes symptomatology similar to what you have when you have the flu or what is referred to as Sickness Syndrome.

    What confuses doctors and patients is that these symptoms of malaise, fatigue, listlessness (loss of spirit), loss of ambition for social interaction have parallels with depression and Sickness Syndrome. Therefore it is difficult to determine an accreted diagnosis if the patient is actually suffering these symptoms as a result from chronic levels of higher than normal levels of inflammation sickness syndrome or if the depression is coming from a different source.

    I think we all have experienced the symptoms of a cold or flu. We are not so happy and in fact we could say we are temporarily depressed in a way. Just think of how people feel when these symptoms extend for weeks or months without the common symptoms of a cold of cough, congestion, runny nose etc?

    We cannot be confused about what we feel and why. If we are more aware of the signs and symptoms what chronic high levels of inflammation feel like we can make better choices of what intervention can pull us out of this state.

    Sign up for updates so you don’t miss these posts on the Inflammation-Depression Connection. I will be lecturing in Bangkok at the 4th American Academy In Anti-Aging And Regenerative Medicine and 2nd Congress On Anti-aging and Aesthetic Medicine
    September 7-9, 2012 on Inflammation-Depression Connection as well.

    Thank you again!

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