Category Archive for: ‘Alternative Medicine’

Beauty is only Skin Deep (Or is it)?

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It can be affected by external and internal factors. External factors can include those from our environment e.g. sun, wind, dampness, as well as topical products such as soaps, shampoos, lotions and detergents. Allergies or sensitivities can also have an effect by causing inflammation and irritation. Internal factors are typically related …

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Why Does Your Back Hurt?

If you have back pain that started after some acute trauma, then the pain is probably due to a local sprain/strain of the muscles and joints. What about pain that is chronic and doesn’t seem to go away? Chronic pain is often due to  musculo-skeletal imbalances. The site of pain may not be the source, but in many circumstances is …

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Are You Tube Feeding Your Child?

When you hear the phrase tube feeding, most people think of a serious condition where food can’t be taken by mouth, so must be fed through a tube. Today’s Blog talks about another form of tube feeding- Ear tubes, i.e. Are you feeding your child a diet consisting of allergenic foods that is resulting in recurrent ear infections and ultimately …

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Got PMS?

PMS is thought to affect around 30-40 % of menstruating women. The symptoms occur 7-14 days prior to having a period. Stress can make PMS much worse. The most common hormonal imbalance is a high estrogen level relative to progesterone. According to Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D., a research gynecologist and endocrinologist, PMS can be classified into one of four types …

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Why Are You Still Fat?

A new study by the medical journal The Lancet (2011), has come to a startling conclusion: nearly 7 out of 10 Americans are either overweight or obese. Conventional guidelines for weight loss are based upon the calories in calorie out theory, i.e. if you take in less calories than you use then you will lose weight. The problem with this …

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What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins, excess mucus and congestion from the body. Many of these toxins come from our diet, drug use, and environmental exposure. Functionally, poor digestion reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, bowels, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system all add to increased toxicity. Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce intake …

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Ten Tips for Weight Loss and Optimum Health By Geoff Lecovin. D.C., N.D., L.Ac.

Eat a whole foods diet– foods that are closer to their natural form are more nutrient dense and do not have chemicals/additives that can be toxic and affect metabolism Identify potential food allergies/sensitivities– we can be sensitive or allergic to some of the foods we eat. This can slow down metabolism as well as cause water retention Eat small frequent …

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Health Topic and Tips March 2011

Weight Gain and Food Sensitivities Geoff Lecovin, D.C., N.D., L.Ac., CSCS Conventional ideas about weight gain revolve around the premise that when there is an imbalance between how many calories you ingest and the amount of energy you expend through activity, the surplus of energy (calories) will be stored as fat. However, what if you have restricted your food, think …

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