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Eat This for That- Using food as medicine

  Eyes (vision)- Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in Kale, Spinach And Collards, that protect and maintain healthy cells in your eyes. Ears (hearing) – Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant shown to protect brain and nerve tissue. It is found in Spinach, Potatoes, Broccoli, red meats and liver. Vitamin E works to make the blood vessels and nerves …

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The Science of Gua Sha

      What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is an Asian healing technique that is centuries old. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a reddish, elevated, skin rash (also known as petechiae). Sha indicates Blood stasis (poor circulation) in the subcutaneous tissue. Gua Sha is a technique that intentionally produces petechiae. It is commonly used for pain …

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Schvitzing for 30 minutes is better than 60 for weight loss

    Exercise is great for your physical and mental health. Many people use time as an excuse. Recent research published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that 30 minutes of daily exercise is just as effective  as 60 for weight loss. The results of the study found that the men who exercised 30 minutes a day lost 3.6 …

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Is a Calorie a Calorie?

    When it comes to weight loss, most health professionals base their program design on    the 1st law of thermodynamics, which is essentially, and energy in/energy out equation. If you consume more energy in the form of calories, than you expend through activity,   then you are doomed to gain weight. On the contrary, if you consume less than you …

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Are you scarred for Life?

    Scars (adhesions) are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal tissue after an injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair and is a natural part of the healing process in most cases. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. …

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Take Two Needles and Call me in the Morning

    Exciting new research on acupuncture, read on… Weight Loss A recent study found that acupuncture improves weight loss outcomes for the treatment of obesity. Using biochemical analysis, researchers discovered potentially how acupuncture stimulates fat reduction. Electroacupuncture controls the expression of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and metabolism. Leptin regulation  promotes weight loss by altering both appetite and …

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Are you on Acid?

      Over the years, I have had many patients ask me about acid/alkaline diets and if acidic foods  can affect their health. New research published in Nutrition and Metabolism, reviews evidence that there is a relationship between diet-induced acidosis and health, specifically the promotion of cancer from subclinical acidosis. In addition, there are a number of studies that …

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The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three

    Many people initiate an exercise program with good intentions, only to quit soon after they start. One of the biggest reasons for poor follow through is lack of time. Fortunately, new research has shown that three ten minute bouts of exercise 3x/day may be more effective than a continuous bout of thirty minutes, for health and wellness and …

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This week you get a mixed blog- Exercise, the Flu and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

         or      Study Shows That Exercise and Meditation Can Beat  Colds and Flu A small study compared the preventive effects of moderate exercise and mindful meditation on the severity of respiratory infections, such as cold and flu, during a winter season in Wisconsin. The researchers found that those participants who started a daily exercise routine …

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Are you getting the most out of you exercise routine?

    I work out at 24 Hour Fitness.  I see Larry and Suzie there on a regular basis. They are dedicated to their routine, which I can say from observation, is very routine, with little if any variation. Larry is so consistent that I can pretty much tell you what time he will be doing his sit-ups (or neck …

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