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Nutrition For Injury and Recovery

  Are you injured?  Do you want to recover faster? This week learn how to hack the healing process with these powerful tips on nutrition for injury and recovery.   Nutrition plays an essential role in: Reducing inflammation and pain Enhancing your ability to heal Reducing recovery time   Healing 101 When you have an injury, your body goes through …

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7 Chemicals That Can Make You Sick and Fat

Historically, the general consensus has been that obesity occurs because energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. The reality, however, is that obesity is a multifactorial and complex disease. The aetiology goes beyond the oversimplified energy equation, and ultimately involves the interaction between genes and our environment, chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system and lifestyle factors such a diet and activity. …

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What’s Your Type?

William Sheldon, PhD, MD, introduced the concept of somatotypes in the 1940s. Sheldon asserted that there were three primary categories to which people could be  assigned based on the extent to which their bodily physique conforms. We are all born with an inherited body type based on skeletal frame and body composition. Most people are combinations of the three primary …

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That Time of the Month Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

    Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) may occur immediately before or during a woman’s menstrual period. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea (common menstrual cramps) usually begins one to two years after a woman starts getting her period.  The pain typically starts shortly before or at the onset of menstruation and continues for one …

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Evidence-Based Alternatives For High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Blood pressure readings are given as two numbers. The top number is called the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure. One or both of these numbers can be too high. Normal blood …

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Evidence-Based Alternatives For Migraine Headaches

    A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days. Many people seek comfort in a dark, quiet place and attempt to sleep off the pain. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied …

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7 Evidence-Based Natural Approaches to Colds and Flues

While cold and flu season is mostly behind us, I am seeing a number of patients with upper respiratory infections. The common cold and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Conventional treatment recommends using over-the-counter cold medications to relieve symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and cough. Flu symptoms are similar, but include fever, headache and muscle soreness.   …

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Are You Living an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle?

Chronic inflammation feeds a smorgasbord of chronic diseases, including but not limited to the following: allergies, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease and stroke, migraines, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, obesity and osteoporosis. (Challem, 2003) While acute inflammation is the life-saving component of your immune system that initiates the body’s healing …

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Healthy News You Can Use

    Coffee Compounds Curtail Diabetes Risk Japanese researchers discovered that coffee polyphenols favorably influence blood sugar balance by increasing a hormone that reduces elevated blood sugar after a meal.   Yoshie Fujii, Noriko Osaki, Tadashi Hase and Akira Shimotoyodome.  “Ingestion of coffee polyphenols increases postprandial release of the active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1(7–36)) amide in C57BL/6J mice.”  Journal of Nutritional …

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Are You Suffering From Allergies?

  An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from spring allergies associated with trees, grass, and weed pollen. Airborne pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. http://www.aaaai.org/about-the-aaaai/newsroom/allergy-statistics.aspx An allergy is a damaging immune response by the body in reaction to a substance, such as pollen, dander, mold, a particular food, chemicals …

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