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The Inflammation-Depression Connection Approach and The Science Based Natural Approach to Depression

Dr. James Stoxen DC Lectures in Bangkok 2012

Depression ICD-9 296.3 The Inflammation-Depression Connection Approach and The Science Based Natural Approach to Depression News You may have seen all the media on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, The Today Show, and many others about how Wiggle front man, Anthony Field, one of many celebrities with depression and feelings of depression, that was handicapped by chronic pain, chronic fatigue, misdiagnosed fibromyalgia and clinical depressive disorder during his 20 years on the road.. Watch … [Read more...]

VIP Invitation: Stand In My Shoes Film Kickstarter Launch September 20, 2012 Hollywood, California

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  Where: Hemingway's  Lounge 1st  Floor 6356 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 When: Thursday September 20th, 7PM RSVP! BY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2012 I'm happy to share with you a project I'm proud to be involved with: a new social change film project called Stand In My Shoes Directed by Kurt Engfehr (Bowling for Colombine, The Yes Men, Farenheit 9/11) about the "empathy deficit" in our culture, and how the world's most influential social entrepeneurs are out there using the … [Read more...]

Newspaper Article: “Going Barefoot, Not As Simple As It Looks” Adelaide Advertiser By Callie Watson

Dr. James Stoxen DC featured in the Adelaide Advertiser

  Going Barefoot Not As Simple As It Looks By Callie Watson Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper August 27, 2012 Adelaide Australia WE all did it as children, but for most of us, the older we get, the less appealing running barefoot becomes. But the trend towards walking and running sans shoes is gaining momentum as high-profile supporters encourage others to ditch their trainers. Among them is Dr James Stoxen, a US chiropractor who presented at the Australasian Academy of Anti- … [Read more...]

Wiggles Pickles n’ Foot Tickles By Jaya J: Running Feet Naked

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  Wiggles Pickles n’ Foot Tickles by Jaya J: Running Feet Naked May 31, 2012 BAREFOOT RUNNERS - TAKE NOTE  Jaya J, a journalist who interviewed me in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just wrote her second blog post on her efforts to try the Human Spring Approach and barefoot running. click here  to view the post 'Running Feet Naked",  on Jaya J’s blog site When I met Jaya, less than a month ago she told me that  her doctors told her she had to quit running with or without shoes! Now … [Read more...]

What Songs Do You Listen To When Running?

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    What are the top three songs you listen to when running? When you run barefoot, part of the analysis of form and technique is to hear the sound your foot makes on impact. By listening very carefully and making adjustments to the tension of your landing gear you can soften up your landing from a bang and a twist to a spring.... When it comes to running efficiency and reduction of injurious conditions... The "SPRING IS THE THING" As a reporter I met from the 'Malaysia Star', … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #97 On Your Feet All Day? Fatigued? Achy? Over Pronation? I Recommend Footwear with Extended Medial Counters

Shoe Safe and Unsafe Range

    Today i'm going to talk about shoes, specifically counters. A counter will help you stabilize or maintain your heel in a safe range in the rolling from supination to pronation. When your foot lands on the ground it starts on the outside and it rolls to the inside and springs off. If it starts too far to the outside then it could cause twisting of the leg. If it rolls too far to the inside then it could also cause twisting of the leg. Neither one is … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 99 What Is The Best Way To Lace Your Shoes?

Dr. James Stoxen DC shares tips on how to lace a shoe properly

    Today i'm going to talk about how to lace a shoe. That might sound kind of strange because most of them are already laced when you get them. You might think the company laces them correctly when you get them but that is not always true. I have a tricky way of lacing shoes that will make them fit perfectly, snug and make the shoe a better support mechanism when you need it.   What we have here is a Drew shoe and it has a lacing system that starts over … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod

Dr. James Stoxen DC Barefoot Running Coco Cay, Bahamas

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 The first piece of advice I can give you in barefoot running is keeping your second toe pointing towards the target. The second toe is the axis where your weight distributes across the foot during running. When the foot lands it's the mass times the acceleration equals the force of the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 162 How does the Human Spring Work to Absorb Impacts Without Cushion Footwear? My Research

Arch Spring

  These photos come from slow motion videos I did of a barefoot runner. The arch is like a spring; it has 26 bones in the foot, 33 joints and even a spring ligament. Arch “Leaf Spring” Bend Creates Energy When your body weight comes down it sits primarily on the first and second toe; the remaining three toes, number three through five work as guides. When the weight hit’s the arch, the arch bends as it descends a couple millimeters to a couple centimeters in the middle, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 154 Barefoot or Shod? Which one is better? The debate!

Current Standard of Care

  My presentation is titled 'Run For Life, Barefoot' because the shoe industry is promoting the various different high-tech implements and the adjustments to the human foot. The foot is perfect when we’re born and they’re making these claims that wearing their shoes will make you a better runner, it is safer and you will be able to run a for a lifetime. They market the shoes as some sort of anti-aging device or something that will allow you to prevent injuries. In reality 30 … [Read more...]

Dr. James Stoxen DC Will Be Speaking At The Barefoot Running Festival Symposium, April 14, 2012 Boston MA

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  Dr. James Stoxen DC Will Be Speaking At The Barefoot Running Festival Symposium April 14 1-4pm Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02216 The Barefoot Running Symposium is presented by the New England Barefoot Runners. This symposium is available to the general public at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. This FREE event occurs during (and is part of) the 1st Annual Boston Barefoot Running Festival. This event showcases well … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #157 Barefoot Running Is Normal. Shod Running Is Abnormal? Rationale Based On Solid Training Principles

Orthotic Arch Support which inhibits the arch of the foot

All footwear including running shoes are binding or motion altering devices!  Period!  Therefore these devices weaken the spring suspension system and absolutely weaken both the human spring ability to protect the body from the forces of the landings of walking and running. The only natural way to run is barefoot.  Therefore running with footwear should be considered unnatural running and should be considered an activity, which accelerates the aging process and puts at risk your … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #156 – “Some People Say Don’t Run Barefoot! It’s Not Safe Or Healthy For You!”

Dr James Stoxen DC Running Age 49

Your friend and maybe even your doctor might have said to you... "Don't Run Barefoot! It's Not Safe Or Healthy For You!" Is this good advice for everyone? Read this and decide for yourself what is right for you...   Don't Run Barefoot! It's Not Safe Or Healthy for People! It bothers me when I hear people are afraid to strive for a more barefoot lifestyle. Have they read the latest research conducted by Harvard University published in Nature in 2010? Why does this … [Read more...]

Was My Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia Cured with a Pair Of Shoes? NO!

Unsafe Range vs Safe Range

Depression ICD-9 296.3, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ICD-9 780.71, Fibromyalgia ICD-9 729.1 Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC Weather you have aggravated myofascial trigger points in the legs, sciatic nerve problems, a tight iliotibial band (ITB) or even cracking knees, it will not be cured with a pair of shoes. I personally had Chronic Muscle Pain, Painful Arthritis, Stress and Fatigue, Fibromyalgia disease and lower back pain.  This was all at the age of 27. … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #6 Important Functions Of The Human Spring Mechanism, To Protect The Body From Impact Forces

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The functions of The Human Spring: The Human Spring recycles energy through the spring mechanism The Human Spring is a protective mechanism The Second important function of the Human Spring is that is absorbs the forces of the landings. Therefore it is a protective mechanism that protects you from the impacts. Kids fall down and cry for a minute and then get up and run around like nothing ever happened. When we as adults fall down sometimes we have a hard time getting up. We … [Read more...]

African Track Athletes Have More Spring – Lessons Learned from the 5th All African Track and Field Championships

Dr James Stoxen DC at the 1988 All African Track and Field Championships

In 1988 I was invited to work at the fifth All African Track and Field Championships in Annaba, Algeria. I found that the most extreme difference between the African athletes and my patients back home, was the spring in their feet and legs. In the African Track and Field Athletes, their tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior and peroneal muscles (I call the landing  muscles or spring suspension system muscles) were highly developed. What I discovered was that many of these African athletes … [Read more...]

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