Social Isolation is a Risk Factor for Premature Death

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Social Isolation is a Risk Factor for Premature Death

 

By Maggie Ney, ND

Our sense of community, and feeling connected with others, is one of the most powerful factors that affects our health. Most doctors do devote time to discussing the importance of diet, exercise and stress management as being essential for optimal health and disease prevention. Indeed, these are the foundations of optimal health. But the importance of human connection, community and our sense of belonging is equally important for our health.

Researchers have found that loneliness and social ...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common cause for chronic pelvic pain in women. An often-overlooked piece of the puzzle is pain stemming from laxity at the pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints.

The pubic symphysis is a joint at the front of the bony pelvic ring. It consists of a fibrocartilaginous disc wedged between the two pubic bones. There are 4 ligaments that reinforce the pubic symphysis.

These ligaments can ...

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What can Nutritional IV Therapy do for me?

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What can Nutritional IV Therapy do for me?

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk ND, MD Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

Vitamins are necessary for the optimal function of our bodies and minds. Most vitamins and minerals are not produced by the body but are absorbed from the food we eat, but intensive methods of farming, intense processing have reduced the levels of nutrients in food significantly.

Why Take IV Vitamin Therapy Instead of Vitamin Supplements?

  • Nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream and the cells
  • Only IV therapy can deliver high concentrations of vitamins and minerals
  • IV ...
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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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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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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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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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Intermittent Fasting: What Are the Benefits?

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Intermittent Fasting:  What Are the Benefits?

 

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been associated with weight loss, improved brain health, improved energy, enhanced tissue healing, and longevity. Intermittent fasting can mean fasting for 16 hours overnight while eating during the remaining 8 hours during the day, or it can mean reducing your caloric intake to 500 cals/day for two non-consecutive days of the week while eating a normal healthy diet the other five days.

Research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has shown ...

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