Running for a Better Oakland is a local non-profit, founded by Oaklanders Tod and Jen Vedock, to bring together a diverse group of Oakland kids in the spirit of togetherness, fitness, and building a safe community. I’m honored to be named the team doctor and called upon to care for minor injuries that creep up as the kids participate in their new sport, running. We meet every Saturday morning, January through March, to run around Lake Merritt in Oakland. Over 150 kids from 7 to 17 years of age and nearly as many volunteers share the adventure of training for one of the Oakland Marathon races: 5k, marathon relay, or half marathon. It’s a site to see all these blue and yellow RBO t-shirts galavanting around the lake on these training runs. Please have a look at this local organization to get a glimpse of how many kids’ lives it is touching in our community:
The big day of the Oakland Running Festival is Sunday, March 24—fast approaching!
Next time you’re in for treatment, ask me about supplemental Magnesium instead of Calcium.
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At a time of year when sniffles abound and everyone seems to be armed with a pocketful of tissues, it is important to take special care in supporting your body’s natural defense systems. The essential function of our exquisitely designed immune system is to defend against the millions of bacteria, microbes, toxins, parasites and viruses that look to invade it. When the immune system is working optimally, our lymphocytes are able to engulf the germs we are exposed to daily. A strong immune system helps foster a healthier, more active and enjoyable life. However, when stressors exist, immune system helps foster a healthier, more active andenjoyable life. However, when stressors exist, they may disrupt this delicate balance, resulting in sickness or disease. Don’t wait until it’s too late—there are many simple and effective steps that you can take each day to build your immune system:
- follow a nutrient-dense diet
- exercise daily
- get solid sleep: 8-9 hours and try an Earthing sheet
- maintain a healthy weight
- drink plenty of purified, mineralized water
- avoid excesses
Superfood supplements can also boost your body’s defenses by providing powerful nutrients and cofactors it needs to ideal protection and rapid healing. Try a general multi-vitamin in addition to vitamin C (500mg), B vitamins, vitamin D (5000 I.U. daily), magnesium (400mg), and zinc (30mg).
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The training load for Ultra Marathons is rigorous and breaks the legs down. Having ran for almost two years with various nagging injuries and more recently, been plagued with frustrating IT band complications, I started to think my Ultra Marathon days were over. Since being treated by Dr. Johanna, my IT band issues and related nagging injuries have no longer been a problem. Every time I leave a treatment, I feel lighter, faster and stronger. My fire for running has been reignited as a result of the treatment performed by Dr. Johanna.