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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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3Sep, 2018

Comfort Foods (that are GOOD for you!)

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If this weekend’s weather is any indication, the seasons are changing. Fall is slowly coming upon us, but winter won’t be far behind. As we say goodbye to the long days of summer, it’s time to plan our hibernation. Mainly, it’s time to start shifting our focus from light summer barbecues to comfort foods. But wait – not that kind of comfort food. I mean the kind of food that won’t only be delicious, but will be satisfying for your entire being, delivering not only satisfaction but health benefits, too. In the […]
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10Aug, 2018

Reducing Anxiety

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“I’m just not feeling like myself,” or “I feel like I can’t control my thoughts” – these are feelings shared by individuals who are likely suffering from anxiety. From mild to severe, the symptoms of anxiety interfere with daily life and everyday happiness. These symptoms can include sleep interference (difficulty falling/staying asleep), nausea, cold/sweaty hands, uneasiness, racing thoughts and shortness of breath (panic). If you have one or more of these symptoms, it’s important to determine what could be triggering your anxious reactions. While many triggers are mental/psychological, a lot […]
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4Jun, 2018

Reset After the Weekend

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From Memorial Day Weekend and onward, it feels like all the weekends of summer bur into one sun-soaked stretch. Sporting events, yard work, fun on the water; these activities keep us plenty busy, and with hectic schedules typically come poor dietary choices. In the glow of summertime, we tend to lose track of our fitness and health goals, and partake in eating and drinking things we normally wouldn’t cave in to during the week. Come Monday morning, I hear from friends and patients who regret some of the choices they […]
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6Apr, 2018

Which Supplements are Right for You?

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Our diets aren’t perfect. We can do our best to eat whole foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and natural sources of protein, but the truth is that our bodies are likely still lacking in nutrients. Vitamins and minerals improve cellular function. What does that mean? It’s not as complex as you think: when our cells are not functioning at optimal levels, we can feel fatigued, have poor memory, and become stressed or anxious. In addition to needing plenty of vitamins and minerals, our bodies also crave probiotics, omega-3 fatty […]
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2Feb, 2018

Fasting, Explained

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When we hear the word “fasting,” many of us probably think of starvation or the old meditative trick of forgoing food in exchange for spiritual enlightenment. In reality, fasting is a science-backed diet method that is extremely effective in helping you lose weight. The International Society of Sports Nutrition conducted a massive 2017 study that showed intermittent fasting is just as effective as caloric restriction (i.e. monitoring your calories each day) when it comes to losing weight and improving your body composition. The study actually proved intermittent fasting can be […]
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15Dec, 2017

The Youthful Skin Diet

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Total body wellness effects more than your weight. Your dietary choices are also visible on your skin! The face you show the world should is representative of what you put in your body day in, day out. Sure, skincare is helpful in keeping your skin healthy & youthful, but the real secret to having clear, glowing skin is to treat it through nutrition. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Our nutrition effects our bodies on a cellular level, and your skin woes are your body’s visible response to good […]
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16May, 2017

Fighting Age-Related Weight Gain

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Aging is inevitable, and so are some of the changes that come with it. Though you may still feel like you’re as mentally sharp as you were in your 20s and twice as wise, chances are you are noticing many of the physical changes that are difficult to counteract as we age. You probably grew up hearing your parents complain about pesky weight gain or loss of energy through the years and you may be slightly disappointed to find that you are now facing the same symptoms. But why? What happens […]
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24Mar, 2017

The New Non-Drug Guidelines for Low Back Pain

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The American College of Physicians has updated their guidelines in treating lower back pain. For the ACP to release new guidelines, this means that new studies citing hours, weeks, months and even years of research have proven past techniques less effective than originally thought, bringing new treatment options to light and to the forefront of primary care. Unsurprisingly, the new guidelines strongly discourage the use of opioids for the treatment of lower back pain. Instead, they highly recommend seeking conservative non-drug treatment through lifestyle changes, chiropractic and overall wellness. There have […]
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