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Are you at Risk?

There are four key factors that can be used to identify risks for inflammatory based diseases: Insulin Weight and waist size Blood pressure Cholesterol Insulin Insulin’s job is to keep blood sugar at an appropriate level. Carbohydrates generate a rise in blood sugar. The pancreas secretes insulin into the bloodstream, which lowers blood sugar by storing it in cells. A …

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Do you use NSAIDs regularly? If so consider this

A survey of over 9000 patients published in 2005 concluded that over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), are widely used frequently by patients who are generally unaware of the potential for dangerous adverse side effects. Given recent concerns about use of acetaminophen products, and the potential that patients will turn to NSAIDs as an alternative, it is important …

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Are you in Alignment?

Optimum Alignment  allows for one’s posture to be balanced in relation to their center of gravity. This balance is achieved when all components of the kinetic Chain are optimal. This includes the combination and interrelation of: 1.  Soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) 2.  Joints 3.  The nervous system When the Kinetic Chain is optimally balanced, the neuromuscular system …

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What the Fat?

For the past 30 years, the  U.S. government has advised us to eat less fat. Yet despite the fact that Americans have reduced their intake of saturated fat during this time, the obesity rate has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country’s biggest killer. New research, which included an analysis of nearly two dozen …

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Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Inflammation is at the root of virtually all chronic disease. Food sensitivity reactions represent an important source of chronic inflammation that is fully within one’s control to address, with the accurate identification of their specific reactions. Millions of people suffer from food sensitivities. Food sensitivities represent an important source of inflammation in chronic inflammatory conditions like: Irritable bowel Migraine Fibromyalgia …

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Top Vitamins and Supplements For Anti-aging

One’s body goes through a variety of changes as it gets older: Muscles, blood  vessels and other tissues lose their elasticity The heart becomes less efficient Bones become weaker Metabolism slows down. The immune system is more easily compromised leaving one  susceptible to infections Digestion can become sluggish My general philosophy is that the best way to slow down the …

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Snake Oil?

Patients often ask me if the supplement they are taking works or if it’s “Snake Oil”. The following is a list (courtesy of my close friend, Gary) of what some of the research has to say. Keep in mind that this is a growing field and what may be shown to be ineffective today, may be the cure of tomorrow. …

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If you have chronic, unexplained symptoms, your doctor may be missing the point

Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules and shortened muscle fibers. The trigger point model states that  pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or a local twitch response. In prior blogs, I …

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Are you on Acid?

Our bodies have a buffering system that works through our blood, kidneys and lungs. This system of checks and balances tightly regulates our pH (or acid-base) levels through feedback loops. The various systems within the body operate within specific pH ranges. For instance, blood pH is 7.35-7.45, urine pH is 4.5-8.0 and gastric juice pH is 1.2-3.0. In general, pH …

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20(14) tips for a Healthy New Year

With 2014 around the corner, many people make New Years resolutions, such as adopting healthier habits. Here are some of my recommendations (not in any particular order):   1. Keep hydrated– drink a minimum of half your weight in ounces of water. If you active exercising, then increase your consumption. If your urine is dark, take  this is as a …

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