Yoga and Physical Therapy: The Twin Pillars of Pain Free Body!

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Yoga and Physical Therapy: The Twin Pillars of Pain Free Body!

 

By Olivia Barry, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

“It’s all in your head.”

This comment has become an example of all the different ways medical providers can be dismissive of pain that is frighteningly real. It suggests that if pain’s root has anything to do with our emotional or psychic life, that it is less important and less treatable.

Yet more and more it’s becoming clear that physical discomfort is intimately connected to the mind and psyche. If ...

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A Gift All Dads Could Use

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A Gift All Dads Could Use

 

By Dr. David Laramie

With Father’s Day approaching, would you like to know a guaranteed-to-be-appreciated gift for any father in your life?  Besides being fun, how about a gift that will make him live longer?  And to top it off, it’s a totally free gift.  Here is your answer – every dad could use serious encouragement and support to get out and spend time with his buddies.

Lack of social connection is a serious matter.  The former Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, ...

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When a Man becomes a Father: The Surge of Oxytocin – The Bonding Hormone in New Dads

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When a Man becomes a Father: The Surge of Oxytocin – The Bonding Hormone in New Dads

 

By Dr. Sari Eitches and Dr. Bren Boston

When a baby is born, so is a father. As physicians and as parents, we have gotten to witness the transformation that happens when a man becomes a father. We have noticed these incredible shifts in our husbands- a softening and deepening, and shifts in our patients- a sense of responsibility for their own, and their family’s, well-being.

We now know that new dads experience peripartum hormonal ...

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Rewriting The Definition of Strength For Men

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Rewriting The Definition of Strength For Men

 

By Kevin Kunkel

Awareness is key to making a change, especially with our health.  For optimal  health, we must be able to listen and learn from our body’s signals  in order to adapt and make the needed changes before these signals become debilitating symptoms or wreak havoc in our relationships.  Unfortunately many men are encouraged to learn skills of denial and toughening up rather then awareness and acceptance of how they feel and what they sense on the inside.

Men have an interesting ...

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An Integrative Approach to Pain Management

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An Integrative Approach to Pain Management

 

By Dr. Bren Boston

After my residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I completed a 1 year fellowship in Pain Medicine, becoming board-certified.  I was trained in what was, at the time, standard of care for treating chronic pain.  Unfortunately, after practicing pain management for a few years after my fellowship, I became acutely aware that the standard of care was not making people better.

By the time a patient gets to the office of a pain management specialist, they have ...

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Preparing for a new baby in today’s world

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Preparing for a new baby in today’s world

By Sari Eitches, MD

The last thing any pregnant woman needs is more unsolicited advice about how to gestate! That said, as a second-time pregnant mom and an integrative physician I can offer the following support for pregnancy and early motherhood in the modern era.

  1. Practice self care. You are taking care of your family when you take care of yourself. This may be most literal during pregnancy, but it remains true ...
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How Staying Healthy and Fit Helps Me as a Mom

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How Staying Healthy and Fit Helps Me as a Mom

By, Dr. Bren Boston

I’ve always had a bit of a Type A personality.  Probably most doctors do, how else can you make it through medical school?  Having a Type A personality means that my sympathetic nervous system, my fight or flight instinct, can make me a bit on edge sometimes.  It also helps me get stuff done.  But, too much of a good thing, is a bad thing.  Exercising is the main way I balance my sympathetic nervous system, ...

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Algal Oil versus Fish Oil     

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Algal Oil versus Fish Oil     

 

By. Dr. Edison de Mello

Fish oil is today one of the most highly marketed and used supplements for health and well-being. An impressive body of research has shown that fish oil provides the body with both of eicosepentenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-3s, which are essential for optimal brain function, cardiovascular health and healthy aging. But along with the explosion of the world population and global warming that have resulted in an unprecedented threat to our survival, the demand ...

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

By. Dr. Sari Eitches

One in ten Americans will have a thyroid disorder in their lifetime. The most common cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own antibodies attack its thyroid. This causes destruction of thyroid tissue which  impairs the thyroid’s ability to function properly and can result in hypothyroidism.

Hashimoto’s is more common in women than men, and incidence increases as we get older. Some of the susceptibility for Hashimoto’s can ...

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Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones

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Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones

 

By. Dr. Maggie Ney

There is been so much excitement recently about intermittent fasting, (IF), and for good cause. New research studies suggest that intermittent fasting helps optimize insulin levels, promote weight loss, facilitate cellular repair and even control gene expression to promote longevity and disease protection. People who practice IF report feeling more energetic and wake with a feeling of alertness and excitement to start the day.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a term used to describe an eating ...

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