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Scar Tissue Release And Integrated Therapies

Scar Tissue  – The Damage and The Release

Marjorie Brook is an internationally-recognized bodyworker and pioneer in the field of Scar Tissue Release. Marjorie travels globally offering seminars and lectures on the Scar Tissue Release on Best In Health RadioS.T.R.A.I.T. (Scar Tissue Release And Integrated Therapies) Method, an innovative and ground breaking therapy that works with the body, not against it.  It is her mission to bring awareness to the public about the damaging effect of scar tissue and adhesions.





scar tissue starts in childhood Best In Health Radio
A kiss and a bandaid on a BooBoo does not prevent future implications from falling off that bike!

Recognizing that a simple scar from a childhood fall to major surgery as an adult can have a lifelong physiological and psychological effect on the body, yet is the most ignored and misunderstood part of recovery. Marjorie Brook designed a scar tissue release system that approaches the multi faceted matrix of fascia three dimensionally.





Scar tissue from Mastectomy Best In Health RadioAccording to the CDC last year in the United States there were:

  • More than half a million heart surgeries;
  • Approximately 50,000 women a year mastectomies;
  • 307,000 breast implant surgeries;
  • More than 465,000spinal fusions;Scar Tissue from Spinal Fusion Best In Health Radio
  • 498,000Hysterectomies;
  • 1.3 million Cesarean sections;
  • 719,000Total knee replacements;
  • 332,000 Total hip replacements.


Despite the high number of surgeries, most patients are never given pre or post surgery protocols to prevent scar tissue formation. A recent study found that 9 out of 10 people who’d had a routine surgical procedure within the past 6 to 12 months were unhappy with their surgical scar, while 7 in 10 felt they were “more concerned than their surgeon was about the scar.”

Scar Tissue Release Best In Health RadioFor many people, Scar Tissue Release therapy is the last chance to avoid surgery or the answer to pain free recovery after all other therapies have failed.  Most are unaware that their body’s functions are being altered by scar tissue or that their ailments and physical limitations can be remedied without the need for surgery or pills. The reason for this is because you’re essentially held together by one huge single sheet of connective tissue, or fascia. This fascia wraps around your entire body like an intricate spider web and influences the way you function — from your muscles and your bones, to your organs, nerves, veins and arteries.  Any kink, pull or restriction in one area can affect everything else. If your movements are restricted, your muscles and your organs will be forced to work harder. If your nerves and vessels are trapped, your circulation can be restricted.


“[I] wanted to quickly share the Marjorie Brook love. After attending a seminar I shared my ‘cancer thriver with long term jacked up-ness’ story with Marjorie. It took about 2 seconds for her to invite me back to their room where Marjorie worked her ‘special brand of magic’ on my neck scar and jaw. After 16 1/2 years, I can once again feel cold and heat on my neck. My nagging left SI joint is now happy. I can speak like a ‘normal’ person. My face is thinner. My nose is back to the center of my face. My sinuses are clear. I can HEAR out of my right ear (had no idea I wasn’t hearing well out of that ear for 16 years). In short, Marjorie changed my life. Excuse me while I go bawl like a big ol’ baby . . . Again. If you or anyone you love (or even remotely care about) needs scar tissue work, Marjorie is the one to see.” Karen Rossler, Washington D.C.


Marjorie works with all ages and professions (from the corporate desk bound to serious athletes).  Issues such as breast reconstruction/implants/reductions, childhood injuries, C-sections and all surgeries, no matter the age of the scar (3 months to 50 years old)  can be released. Utilizing the S.T.R.A.I.T. Method, she is able to focus on releasing restricted tissues Scar Tissueto restore full range of motion and eliminating pain and congestion in the body. Marjorie’s private practice is located on Long Island and she travels throughout the US, Europe & Canada  sharing her work so others can learn this beneficial technique.
A previous client with arthritis in both shoulders came for treatment once she had tried all other types of therapy ranging from shots, exercises and acupuncture. She had this to say about Marjorie’s scar tissue work:


“I did not know that my life was about to change. I went to a vascular specialist and an acupuncturist, neither could alleviate my pain. Then I met Marjorie. Marjorie saw the condition of my leg and explained to me about scar tissue therapy and how it worked. She concentrated on my leg during the first massage and I was amazed at the immediate results. The pain had subsided and it was easier to walk. After a year of coming every other week I am completely pain free. The results of her treatment changed my life. Not only for my leg but because of the overall stress relieving therapeutic experience. This therapy was the best gift I ever received!” Donna Tally, Long Island, NY

Marjorie Brook, International Educator, Therapist, Author and creator of the STRAIT MethodTM is one of the most dynamic instructors in the manual therapy world today. Leaving the high-pressure, low fulfillment world of network television, Marjorie found her calling in health and wellness. Forever the innovator, Marjorie began blending some of the most proven and successful therapeutic techniques, eventually developing her own system for alleviating the trauma caused by scar tissue and fascial issues. Seeing a void in materials and information concerning proper stretching Marjorie released Flexibility First: A Fitness Approach for Life. Two series of stretching manuals which provide easy user-friendly guides for stretching oneself and clients to achieve balance throughout the body. Included are protocols for working with major diseases and injuries. A sought-after speaker, consultant and practitioner, Marjorie’s seminars have received glowing reviews from attendees of all experience levels. Her articles have been featured in Massage Today (USA), Massage World (UK) and American Fitness Magazine. Scar tissue is one of the most common, yet perplexing issues faced by massage therapists and other healing professionals. While several methods may work around the problem, Marjorie Brook will show you how to clear scar tissue with instant results.

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A few ways to reach Marjorie:

https://www.facebook.com/flexibilityfirst/      https://www.instagram.com/brookseminars/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/user/Brookseminars                https://twitter.com/marjoriebrook

Shira Litwack Medical fitness, Corporate wellness, Radio talk show host
Shira Litwack Medical Fitness Professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Corporate wellness Provider Industry expert cancer exercise
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Shira Litwack, Medical fitness professional |Cancer Exercise Specialist|Personal & Corporate Health Coach | Fitness For Disease Recovery| Industry Expert Cancer Exercise| Health and Fitness Professionals’ Educator|Speaker

Director of International Relations Cancer Exercise Training Institute Master Trainer

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BSc Psychology & Chemistry| Medical Exercise Specialist|Holistic Nutrition| Addiction Recovery|Total of 18 exercise designations

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The Many Health Effects of Alcohol

The Many Health Effects of Alcohol – Learning with  4 Health Specialists

Alcohol is the #2 cause of death worldwide.

The effects of alcohol reach every system of the body. Stats courtesy of CDC:

  • 88,000 deaths/year attributed to excessive alcohol use
  • 100,000 persons die each year from alcohol-related causes: drinking and driving crashes, other accidents, falls, fires, alcohol-related homicides and suicides.
  •  Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
  • Because of the astounding 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, alcohol abuse is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
  • Approximately 7,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 16 take their first drink every day, which is a major problem because those who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006. This amounts to about $1.90 per drink, or about $746 per person
    • Chronic Disease: High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.
    • Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon.
    • Learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance.
    • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.
    • Social problems, including lost productivity, family problems, and unemployment.
    • Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism.
Effects of Alcohol Best In Health Radio
You don’t have to be an “alcoholic” to suffer from the health effects of alcohol

Alcohol kills tens of thousands yearly consuming health by many insidious routes through out the body. The effects of alcohol are far reaching, operating on many levels. A glass of alcohol a day is NOT good for us, it does not relax us, and yes even a small amount can have numerous, detrimental health effects.

The Many Effects of Alcohol was assembled to bring together health specialists from a number of different perspectives, to educate the public on the facts, and dispel the many myths associated with alcohol consumption. The effects of alcohol start with the very first drink.

Our goal is to educate. Alcohol is justified and rationalized into lives constantly. We all make decisions. Let’s base our decisions on scientific fact, not rumours and here say. One does NOT have to be an “alcoholic” to suffer the many debilitating effects of alcohol.

 Health Effects of Alcohol – our panel:
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Cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen


Castle Connolly and New York Magazine have selected Dr. Andersen as one of New York’s Best Doctors every year since 2010. She speaks extensively on preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease in athletes and in women. Holly Andersen is a medical advisor to the Ladies’ Home Journal. She has been an on-air medical consultant to ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Fox Television Network, The Fox News Channel, The British Broadcasting Company, and MTV.


Effects of Alcohol on Best In Health Radio
Dr. Andrew Siegel, Surgical Urologist

Andrew Siegel, M.D. is an honor graduate of Chicago Medical School and completed a residency in urology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He pursued a fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine in voiding dysfunction, incontinence, and female pelvic reconstructive surgery prior to entering private practice. Dr. Siegel is dual board-certified in urology and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro area and Top Doctor New Jersey.

He is passionate about wellness advocacy and educating the community about healthy lifestyle measures. He is the author of many scientific articles and four books: THE KEGEL FIX: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual, and Urinary Health (www.TheKegelFix.com) ; MALE PELVIC FITNESS: Optimizing Sexual & Urinary Health (www.MalePelvicFitness.com), PROMISCUOUS EATING: Understanding and Ending Our Self-Destructive Relationship with Food (www.PromiscuousEating.com), and FINDING YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Health, Wellness, Fitness and Longevity (www.FindingYourOwnFountainofYouth.com).

Health Effects of Alcohol Dr. Jennie Connor on Best in Health Radio
Dr. Jennie Connor Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist

Dr. Jennie Connor,  Chair in Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is a public health physician and epidemiologist, involved in teaching epidemiology, and in research about the health effects of alcohol, injury prevention, and sexual health. She has led two New Zealand studies on the health burden of alcohol in New Zealand, in collaboration with the Global Burden of Disease alcohol group, and is an advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy. In July 2016, Dr. Connor was with us on Best in Health Radio sharing with us the details of her extensive study released in July 2016 …”Alcohol Causes Cancer


Michael Diamond Psychiatrist Effects of Alcohol Best In Health RadioDr. Michael Diamond, Psychiatrist: Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Western Pennsylvania Institute and Clinic. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has been listed in the Washingtonian Magazine annual list of top doctors for the past two decases. Dr. Diamond maintains a private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He treats the full spectrum of psychiatric illness using his skills as both a psychopharmacologist and a psychotherapist. His areas of special interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders and psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury. Dr. Diamond has a longstanding interest in meditation and Chinese Medicine. He collaborates with a wide range of Western and non-Western practitioners in the D.C. area. Dr. Diamond is also a poet and has published a poetic translation of The Song of Songs. He is a passionate advocate for finding the spiritual component in his patients’ recovery.

Points of Discussion

  • Understand why the myths of a “glass of wine a day is good for you” is a MYTH
  • The Many ways Alcohol destroys the heart
  • The Realities of Resveratrol……
  • The social dynamics of drinking
  • Alcohol causes cancer
  • 1/3 people die of heart disease, more women die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined
  • Younger women and heart disease
  • “Holiday Heart” Binge drinking over the holidays
  • Alcohol and the Liver….fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, liver scarring, scar tissue
  • Alcohol  and sexual function, “Brewer’s Droop”, reproductive hormones, testosterone levels, Urinary frequency
  • Alcohol – NOT a good anti anxiety drug
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Alcohol and sleep disruptions, REM sleep,
  • Alcohol and cognitive impairment
  • The harm of the alcohol can be even greater on those people around them
  • personal and social damage
  • fetal alcohol syndrome



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Shira Litwack Medical fitness, Corporate wellness, Radio talk show host
Shira Litwack Medical Fitness Professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Corporate wellness Provider Industry expert cancer exercise
Radio talk show host

Corporate Health Programs – What an Incredible Way to Make the World A Healthier Happier Place…..so we make them affordable to EVERYONE……Shira@BestInHealthRadio.com

Shira Litwack, Medical fitness professional |Cancer Exercise Specialist|Personal & Corporate Health Coach | Fitness For Disease Recovery| Industry Expert Cancer Exercise| Health and Fitness Professionals’ Educator

Director of International Relations Cancer Exercise Training Institute Master Trainer

Radio talk show host/Guest/Producer Health & Fitness Radio

BSc Psychology & Chemistry| Medical Exercise Specialist|Holistic Nutrition| Addiction Recovery|Total of 18 exercise designations