Category Archive for: ‘Naturopathic Medicine Chiropractic Acupuncture Nutrition Exercise Fitness’

GMO- The Right to Know

If you haven’t heard of GMOs or I-522, or just want to know more, this blog is meant to inform you (and if we’re lucky, it will inspire you enough to vote in the November election!). GMO is an acronym for “Genetically Modified Organism”. The basic idea is this: genes are the chemical blueprints that determine an organism’s traits. Removing …

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The foot bones’ connected to the hip bone

The Human Movement System, or Kinetic Chain, is composed of the: Muscular system  Nervous system  and ;  Skeletal system Under optimal circumstances, these systems work together to create neuromuscular efficiency (the ability of the neuromusculoskeletal system to produce force, reduce force and dynamically stabilize the kinetic chain in all three planes of motion. The human body is constantly bombarded by …

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Are you Clothes and Accessories Causing Your Pain?

  They say that the first thing a woman notices when she meets someone is their shoes. When I see a patient in chronic pain, I start with the shoes, but work my way up to the head. You would be surprised how what a person wears and the items they use to accessorize can affect or perpetuate their pain. …

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Coffee- The verdict is out

      Coffee has been around for thousands of years. It originated in the Ethiopian highlands, where the legend goes that Kaldi, a goat herder, discovered it after noticing that his goats, upon eating berries from a certain tree, became so spirited that they did not want to sleep at night. Kaldi reported his findings to the abbot of …

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Life is about Balance- So is Pain

    Your body is designed to maintain homeostasis or balance. It does this via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Numerous systems in the body are regulated   by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS has two components: The Sympathetic nervous system- is responsible for the “flight or fight reactions” or the stress response. In general, the sympathetic nervous …

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Pain- is it the Puppet or the String?

    Most of us have experienced some sort of pain. There is a tendency for patients and their healthcare providers to focus on the site of pain. Approaching pain from this perspective can often be frustrating for both the patient and practitioner. Hence the title of this week’s blog:                     …

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Is Horse Meat on the Mediterranean Diet?

    Unfortunately for Ikea and some schools in Europe, horse meat is not on the Mediterranean diet. Many other foods are, though, and according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red wine, helped those at high risk for cardiovascular problems …

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More on Fascia

    Fascia is a three dimensional sheet of firm tissue, that spreads throughout the body from head to toe. It has numerous forms, and essentially envelops the body beneath the skin, enclosing muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, arteries and organs. Fascia has the consistency of a trash bag or mesh, with both elastic and plastic properties. It can stretch, …

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Red Wine, Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes

  University of Leicester scientists have presented groundbreaking new evidence about how a chemical found in red wine can help prevent cancer. Experts from around the world attended Resveratrol 2012,  a major conference at the University to assess the latest advances in the study of resveratrol — a compound found in the skins of red grapes. The conference featured new findings based …

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Considering a Flu Shot?

Every year, millions of people across the country get a flu shot. Millions of others do not for various reasons. These reasons include concerns about thimerosal (a mercury-based compound used to disinfect the vaccine), Alzheimer’s disease, allergic reactions, Guillain-Barré syndrome , getting the flu from the vaccine, and whether the vaccine is up-to-date with the viruses going around at the …

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