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Preventative Health

Preventative Health

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5 Ways To Get To Your Goal Weight

Struggling to get back to your normal weight or to just lose a couple of pounds? I hear this over and over in my practice, I can’t even tell you how common it is!  “I turned 45 and now it seems like I can’t stop gaining.” “I really need to watch what I eat and…

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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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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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Fertility and Toxicity: The Powerful Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, is increasing. Fertility rates in the United States have been declining since 1980, reaching the lowest rate in 2009, at 64.1 per 1000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Vital Statistic Report published in 2010.  Genetic changes cannot explain this…

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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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20 Signs That Your Body Needs A Detox

20 Signs That Your Body Needs A Detox Fluid retention and/or bloating Congested sinuses Increased belly fat Cravings and/or blood sugar issues Gallbladder issues Overheating/ excess sweating Weight loss resistance Acne Low energy or fatigue that is not relieved by sleep Irritability Autoimmune conditions White or yellow coating on your tongue and/or bad breath Chemical…

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Finding Time To Eat Healthy

Most of us know what we are supposed to eat, but many of us wonder how to find the time to shop for fresh foods, let alone prep and cook them.  This is difficult with our busy schedules and is often what stands in the way of incorporating healthy foods into our diets.  Here are…

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