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Dry Needling- It could be the answer to your pain

  Lately I’ve been receiving a number of referrals from other practitioners (MD’s, PT’s and other Chiropractors) for a technique I learned about 20 years ago called Dry Needling. Dry needling is a procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at  myofascial trigger points. Myofascial trigger points consist of contraction knots, which are related to …

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Fat Loss: A Metabolic Perspective

  We spend billions of dollars each year on the health consequences of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. We know that these diseases are related to nutrition and are largely preventable, but what is the optimal diet and why are the current recommendations perpetuating the problem? Americans are eating what we’ve been told to eat …

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Juice Fasting: Why?

      So you’re feeling a little “toxic” and want to do a “cleanse”. Your friend told you about a juice fast she did. Should you do it? Juice fasting is a multi-million dollar trend purporting that one can detoxify the body through a nutrition plan that consists of juices made from fruits and vegetables and sometimes herbs with …

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Can you change your genes so you look better in your jeans?

    How many times have you asked yourself (or your significant other), “Do I look fat in these jeans?” A better question to ponder would be, “Do I look fat because of my genes, and if so, can I change them?” In the March issue of Cell Metabolism, researchers found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise, …

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