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Holistic Weight Loss: A New Approach You’ve Never Heard of

Weight gain is ultimately a symptom of imbalance and this weight loss program is designed to address those imbalances. There are a number of physiological causes for weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Some of these imbalances are related to the endocrine system and involve stress hormones like cortisol, which affects insulin, glucagon and growth…

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Prolotherapy: What it is and How it Works

What is prolotherapy? Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates the body to repair inflamed and painful areas.  More specifically it involves the injection of dextrose, a sugar solution into painful areas to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms to strengthen and heal injured soft tissues.  In short, prolotherapy is used to strengthen ligaments and tendons. Ligament injury…

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Sleep Problems & Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

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What is Endometriosis & How to Treat it

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by endometrial tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) that is displaced outside of the uterus and is reactive to hormones such as estrogen. The most common places to find endometrial deposits are in the abdominal cavity where it can grow on the…

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How to Have a Healthy Heart

Did you know 50% of people, who have had a heart attack, have normal LDL cholesterol. 1 Cardiovascular disease currently affects 1 in 3 adult Americans. 2 Clinical trials have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event by only 25% on average, meaning that standard drug therapy fails to address 75%…

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Hard to Poop? Common Causes for Constipation

Not your typical constipation For roughly 15 years, Mary took laxatives or would drink senna tea to treat her chronic constipation. Even with the use of medications and supplements she only managed to have a bowel movement (with great difficulty) on some days. Mary was only 42 years old and sought help from various practitioners for her…

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Acid Reflux

Most of us have seen the commercials for antacids; you know the one which portraits a large man is sitting on a stool in café holding his chest in pain after eating his lunch consisting mostly of fried foods? Then someone comes to the rescue and hands him some antacid and he is instantly better…

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Top 6 Processed Foods to Avoid

Top 6 Processed Foods to Avoid In a time when convenience foods rule, and there are a variety of fad diets to choose from (or be confused by) it is nice to have a basic understanding of what truly is healthy and what absolutely should be avoided.  Have you ever heard the expression, “Shop the…

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Top 10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Naturally & Lose Weight

Balancing your blood sugar is important, not just for preventing insulin resistance, but also for losing and maintaining weight. Lowering insulin also has been shown to affect mood, sleep, appetite control, and prevention of chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Try introducing these 10 guidelines into your life and notice how much better you…

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6 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sleep

Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. This is the best way to train the internal clock of your body as to when it is time to be awake and when it is time to be asleep.  Whenever possible, avoid the temptation to sleep…

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