Freeing Up Your Gut with Abdominal Massage

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Freeing Up Your Gut with Abdominal Massage

 

By Kevin Kunkel M.A.

The health of your body and mind relies on the health of your gut.  Consider:

  • nearly 80% of one’s immune system is in the gut, placing a large responsibility on our gut for fighting diseases, infections, and illnesses
  • Nearly 90% of the sleep and mood-regulating neurotransmitter Serotonin is made in the gut
  • the digestive system controls our metabolism and our ability to absorb the vitamins and nutrients critical for our health and energy level
  • the gut and brain are intimately ...
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Understanding a Woman’s Low Libido

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Understanding a Woman’s Low Libido

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

Having a low libido is pretty common. Moments of low desire are natural and normal. In fact, there is no normal frequency or set of behaviors that can diagnose a woman with a low libido. Low libido is an issue when the lack of desire is having an effect in her life and causing distress. It many ways, a healthy libido can be a sign of optimal health. All systems in the body need to ...

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Needle Away the Bugs!

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Needle Away the Bugs!

 

By Yi Qiao, LAc, OMD

Flu season is coming, so if you are prone to catching colds often or easily, or if you are seeking to boost your immune system to protect yourself from getting sick, consider some Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as Acupuncture before the cold weather hits.

“Prevention is more important than treatment” is an important point of TCM theory. “The Emperor’s Inner Canon”, is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal ...

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Green Up Your Immune System

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Green Up Your Immune System

 

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Scientific evidence confirms that which we already know: The more greens we eat, the less likely we are to develop chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease and more quickly fight off acute conditions, such as colds and flu. Yet, most Americans do not eat nearly enough nutrient-packed dark-green vegetables – and thus cannot take advantage of their rich health benefits, including fighting off inflammation, enhancing detoxification, and maintaining an optimal acid-base balance in ...

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Exercising Helps Keep the Bugs Away!

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Exercising Helps Keep the Bugs Away!

 

By Dr. Bren Boston

Ever noticed that your friends who exercise on a regular basis tend to get sick less?

Your immune system is in charge of fighting the germs that you encounter on a daily basis. A healthy lifestyle boosts your immune system. Healthy lifestyle includes a healthy diet, not smoking, getting enough sleep, washing your hands frequently, seeing your doctor annually, and getting regular exercise.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a bare minimum of 30 minutes of exercise ...

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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

 

By Dr. Bren Boston

For someone suffering from joint pain, prolotherapy can be a safe and effective way to get them back to their usual activities. My opinion is that a targeted treatment at the source of the problem is a better option than a systemic treatment that circulates to the entire body. Prolotherapy causes proliferative cells to migrate to the weakened area, targeting the problem.

Chronic joint pain is an astronomically common condition, especially given our aging population. In fact, ...

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Clear Up Brain Fog!

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Clear Up Brain Fog!

 

By Dr. Alicia Maher

Have you gone through times when you have struggled to think clearly? You know the information but can’t access it? Your brain just isn’t as sharp as before? Though there is no one medical term that’s used to describe this state, it’s a common condition that many refer to as brain fog. With this condition, you notice your brain just isn’t functioning at the level you are used to.

What causes brain fog? There are many different ...

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The Joy of Routine

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The Joy of Routine

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

I love the unstructured days of Summer – lazy mornings with my girls, no lunches to pack, no rushing to afternoon activities, and long warm nights. These days can be full of impromptu fun activities as well as chaos. But as Fall approaches, I actually look forward to the routine and predictability that inevitably settles in after kids go back to school.

We often hear how routine is so important for children. A child’s nervous system needs ...

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Mommy-Me-Time

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Mommy-Me-Time

 

By Sari Eitches, MD

My first mother’s day all I wanted was 2 hours alone. I went to a yoga class and got my hair done. I even took a shower. Alone. With the door closed. It was exhilarating. Every Sunday since I do something similar- a work out and a treat- and return to my family more content, more present and more patient. It’s a far cry from the care-free “spontaneous” life I didn’t even know I ...

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Thinking of Going Vegan?

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Thinking of Going Vegan?

 

by Sari Eitches, MD, MS                       

It seems that everyone is going vegan these days- from politicians to physicians, from Olympian medalists to Oscar winners. It used to be hard to find a vegan meal in most places. Today, vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere and it’s easier and more convenient than ever to be vegan. If you are considering a plant-based diet, here are 10 reasons to do it now ...

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