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MANOPAUSE: GOING FROM DAD BOD TO DAD BUFF

Manopause: Going From Dad Bod to Dad Buff      

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We Are Moving 10/31/16!

  We are moving to Kirkland on 10/31/16! 284 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033  (Inside McCraken Chiropractic/Next to Overlake Clinic).   Same phone number  (425) 999-4484 This is a Wellness Center offering:   Chiropractic Naturopathic Medicine Acupuncture Sports Nutrition Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Shiatsu Rolfing    

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Three Botanical Medicines You Can Use As An Effective Alternative To NSAIDs

NSAID is an acronym for a class of drugs known as “Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”. They include over the counter medications such as Aleve (Naproxen), Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen) and Aspirin. NSAIDs suppress inflammation and reduce pain. They are widely used for symptomatic relief of headaches,  joint pain and fever. While NSAIDs can be effective at reducing symptoms, they can have serious …

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Key To Nutrition Found in Pyramid

I recently came across a nutrition pyramid created by Eric Helms, PhD (Cand), a natural bodybuilder and PhD candidate, that succinctly summarizes what I would consider the foundations of how to optimize your nutrition for weight loss, weight gain, health and performance Energy balance/Calorie intake Energy balance is the foundation for weight gain, weight loss, performance and even longevity. How …

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Sugar and Opiods- Are You All Dopamined up?

    Palatable foods stimulate the brain to release addictive substances like opioids and dopamine in the limbic system (the emotional center in your brain). In addition, opioid and dopamine synapses in the limbic system may play important roles in the reinforcement of behavior by natural rewards, i.e. food Just like drug abuse can create dependency via this system, palatable …

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Tylenol- Short-Term Gain. Long-Term ADHD, Autism, Asthma?

Tylenol (Acetaminophen) was introduced in the 1950’s and is commonly prescribed for aches and pains or to reduce fevers. While considered fairly benign with respect to adverse reactions/side-effects by many doctors, there are some studies indicating that certain population are at risk for developing conditions such as ADHD, Asthma and Autism.   ADHD Acetaminophen exposure in pregnancy increases the risk …

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Inflamm-Aging

Scientists have proposed that inflammation is the forerunner of aging and central to the aging process, a phenomenon that has been described as “inflamm-aging”. Lin, L., et al (2016) looked at the association between certain hormones and aging, low grade adipose (fat) inflammation, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The Ghrelin Connection Ghrelin is a hormone that enhances appetite (orexigenic). …

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Do Your Trigger Points Keep Coming Back?

Trigger points are taut palpable bands in or around muscles that can result in either local or referred pain. Latent (“silent”) trigger points tend to accumulate over a lifetime and appear to be the main cause of stiff joints and restricted range of motion. Active trigger points can cause: headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, symptoms of carpal …

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The “BIG” 5

Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer Healthier Life The following five suggestions outlined in this week’s blog have been proven by a number of studies to increase health, quality of life and longevity (and they don’t involve expensive supplements or the latest diet fad): Drink coffee  Exercise regularly Add nuts and seeds to your diet Get …

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Do You Have The Guts To Lose Weight And Stay Healthy?

  In 2014, the World Health Organization estimated that there were half a billion obese individuals world wide. Considering this statistic, the obesity epidemic is a global issue with both health and socioeconomic ramifications. Obesity is defined as excess adiposity. The key drivers are thought to be: Excess energy intake Deficient energy output In addition to these components, there are …

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