Tick Bite: How To Safely Remove A Tick. What to Do Next.

Tick Bite: How To Safely Remove A Tick. What to Do Next.

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk, ND

Summer is here. Do you enjoy spending your time at the beach or prefer quieter places, hiking in nature far from the crowd?

Did you know that you could get infected with Lyme disease after a tick bite? Tick are natural carrier of the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease and infected tick can not only found in the North east but now in many states including California. 

Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to ...

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Heart Love

Heart Love

 

By. Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

You don’t have to look far to find ways in which we can take better care of our hearts by improving our daily eating and exercising habits. From heart healthy foods to high intensity interval training, ways to improve heart health seems endless. As a physical therapist, it’s easy to point out what types of exercises should be part of your weekly routine. But as an integrative physical therapist, I’d like to go one ...

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

The slippery slope of lean muscle loss begins at a younger age than you would guess. The medical term for age-related loss of lean muscle is sarcopenia, and it starts in our 30’s. Sarcopenia occurs at a rate of 3-5% per decade. Less muscle means less strength, less stability, and less dense bones, which all increase the risk for falls and fractures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can fight against the loss of lean muscle ...

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Genetic Testing To Optimize Fitness

Genetic Testing To Optimize Fitness

 

Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD, ND

THE BASICS

WHAT ARE GENES?

Our genes are in our chromosomes. They contain instructions on how to build every cell in our body. There are thousands of proteins coded by these genes. Each gene has a code (made of bases/ letters). The millions of possible variations that can occur makes your genetic code unique when compared to another individual. Our genetic code gives the instructions to make the proteins required for proper development and function.

WHAT ARE GENE VARIANTS/MUTATIONS?

All ...

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

by Olivia Barry, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Ideally, in just eight hours following a meal, we absorb the good nutrients and get rid of the remaining waste matter through the colon. Often these processes take much longer than eight hours, which runs our guts into trouble. Imagine perishable food that sits on the counter on a warm day. After eight hours, it’s rotten. Same in our warm bellies. In fact, when the plumbing gets clogged down yonder, a sort of ...

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Intermittent Fasting: What Are the Benefits?

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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Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

Break Unwanted Habits With Mindfulness!

 

By Dr. Swati Desai

I remember getting really angry when I was doing my Akasha Cleanse and it required me not to have my morning cup of coffee. It is hard to let go of habits even when they are unwanted. It could be habits around food, alcohol, smoking, or some patterns of strong reactions which we regret later. We know we want to change them and yet we fall into the same hole again and again. How do we ...

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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

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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PAIN FREE Summer

PAIN FREE Summer

How PROLOTHERAPY Decreases Pain & Improves Mobility

By Bren Boston, MD

Also called proliferation therapy or regenerative injection therapy, prolotherapy is a non surgical injection treatment of a natural substance solution to relieve pain in a joint space and helps to reconstruct damaged tendons and weakened ligaments.

The Current Reality:

The U.S has an aging population that wants to stay active.  Between 2012 and 2050, the U.S. population aged over 65 is projected to nearly double to over ...

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Safety Tips for Summer Exercise

Safety Tips for Summer Exercise

By Bren Boston, MD

The longer days of summer are perfect for exercising outdoors. The benefits of exercising in the sun include:

  • Enhanced mood
  • Better sleep through optimizing the circadian rhythm
  • Fresh air
  • Activation of vitamin D
  • Breaking up the boredom of the gym
  • Decreasing the perception of exertion (it feels more fun)
  • The scenery can bring you joy
  • Skin eliminates toxins through sweat

To safely enjoy an outdoor exercise program, a plan needs to be in place for sun safety. Sun exposure can cause DNA-mediated ...

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