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3Sep, 2019

Functional Fitness to Improve Daily Life

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Are you intimidated by the endless array of exercise equipment, machines, gadgets, cables and tools in the gym? You are not alone. While many of those prove very useful to just about everyone, the more advanced equipment requires assistance from a trained professional and often works by targeting very specific muscle groups, not full-body movements. For many of my patients, they look to fitness as a way of improving their daily lives. Hauling groceries to and from the car, shoveling snow off the walkway several times per year, raking leaves, […]
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29Aug, 2019

Exercise Improves Memory

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Exercise is great for us in a variety of ways. We reduce the odds of developing heart disease, reduce the chances of a stroke, help prevent depression, lower blood pressure, and even keep diabetes at bay. It also makes us feel and look better. With these impressive results, it’s no surprise exercise benefits another vital organ: the brain. Thanks to a study done at the University of British Columbia, “researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the […]
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26Jul, 2019

Intuitive Eating

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I talk with patients on a daily basis about their relationships with food. Many of you probably read that sentence and found it comical, as if we really have a “relationship” with food. While it’s funny to think about, it actually could not be more true. Eating is a necessity, a basic need, so naturally we structure our days (if not hours, minutes) around the very act of eating. Whipping up a quick breakfast, meal prepping our lunches, planning our “30 minute or less” dinners and dining with friends are […]
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9Jul, 2019

Drink this, not that! The new dangers of sugary drinks

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Drinks that are high in sugar (think soda, lemonade, artificially flavored fruit juice like fruit punch, and even some sports drinks) are already linked to weight gain, increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But that’s not all: a Harvard study from March 2019 recently linked sugar-sweetened beverages to an early death. Researchers conducted two large studies of more than 110,000 men and women “who responded to questionnaires about their lifestyle and health for about three decades or longer.” The results were simple but startling: the more sugary drinks […]
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23Jun, 2019

The Unexpected Benefits of Human Touch

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Thanks to the social media craze, one would think we are all closer than ever before. While that could certainly be true in some aspects, one important element is lacking when it comes to all relationships: human touch. What’s the big deal? Well, touch stimulates the vagus nerve which runs through our entire body, and its main purpose is to slow our nervous systems. According to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, when the vagus nerve is […]
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9Jun, 2019

Gaining Weight to Stay Healthy

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Most of the diet trends these days are aimed at losing weight and then (sometimes) maintaining your “goal” body. But what if your doctor tells you that you need to put on a few pounds to stay healthy? While most people think that gaining weight is easy (and almost unintentional!) doing it correctly can be challenging. It’s not just about eating whatever you want–it’s about eating what you need. For aging individuals, weight loss is very common and can be concerning. Weight loss can be associated with the loss of […]
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29May, 2019

Yes, Processed Foods Really Are That Bad (New Study Shows!)

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No matter the diet trend, there always seems to be one rule at the foundation of healthy eating: no processed foods. A recent study at the University of North Carolina discovered that this is indeed the golden rule of healthy eating. A team of researchers enlisted 20 adults (10 men, 10 women) to stay at the National Institutes of Health for two weeks and either eat a diet of whole foods or a diet of only ultra-processed foods. By the end of the test, the group that ate only processed […]
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1May, 2019

Chiropractic Care Emerges as “Front Line” Treatment Ahead of Opioids

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The Yale School of Medicine at Yale University conducted a study involving chiropractic care and the opioid crisis. Their findings (presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting) were startling: “Chiropractic care today is contributing toward an almost 50% reduction in opioid prescriptions issued in the United States.” This percentage is in comparison to other individuals who sought care from other, non-chiropractor healthcare providers. Conditions such as lower back pain and osteoarthritis of the hips, knees and hands are typically treated with opioids. However, chiropractors provide many […]
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23Apr, 2019

Take a Moment to Meditate

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The practice of meditation has been around for what seems like forever. It’s such an ancient practice and has so saturated popular culture that it is sometimes considered a joke or a relic. In reality, it is as relevant as ever. Meditation is timeless because its effects continue to impress and baffle scientists and practitioners alike. The results of meditation are astounding: One study found that meditation training improves focus and attention for as long as five years after mindfulness practices. By sharpening our focus and paying more attention to […]
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28Feb, 2019

Food for Fuel

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There are many “diets” people can choose between nowadays, many of which are quite limiting and, in turn, intimidating. Severely restricting your food intake is downright scary for many of us, not to mention impractical. For many, sticking to a super strict diet isn’t feasible between work, parenting and household duties. If you find yourself distracted or discouraged by the many rules in the latest fad diets, it’s time to go back to the basic principle of nutrition: food is fuel. You should be thinking of food as a way […]
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