EBFA Year in Review 2014

Very special Happy New Year to all the health and fitness professionals and affiliates who have attended an EBFA workshop, supported our barefoot education and/or integrated our from the ground up programming into their practice!    We would not be where we are at today without YOU! As we say goodbye to yet another year I…

Preventing Collagen Crosslinking with Anti-Aging Science

Since the earliest stages of my career I had a fascination with the science of aging.   Accredit it to my mom giving us kids vitamins as birthday and Christmas presents, I have teenage memories of spending hours reading about the anti-aging benefits of different supplements. To satisfy this continual curiosity, in 2007 I joined the…

The Neurology of Aging & Movement Longevity

You have probably read at least a dozen articles advocating the benefits of protecting cognitive function as we age.   From exercise to crossword puzzles, there are many ways to keep your brain sharp as you age. But how much do you think about peripheral nerve health and age? Our ability to maintain an active lifestyle…

What does it mean to be BAREFOOT STRONG?

As a Doctor one of my favorite aspects of my job is educating and empowering patients to take their health and well-being into their own hands. Most patient complaints could have been prevented if they had a little deeper understanding of the way the body moves, how forces are transferred through the body and the…

Big Toe Biomechanics: Beyond Dorsiflexion

The average adult takes between 5,000 – 8,000 steps a day.   Often completely unaware of the complex motor programming that goes into each step we take, walking is one of most common movement patterns taken for granted. In today’s blog we are going to focus on an aspect of gait (or rather a joint) that…