After the recent nuclear accident in Japan, many people began searching for clear guidelines about how to protect ourselves from radiation. The risk of airborne radiation reaching the United States has been declared "low" by the National Cancer Institute; all the same, it never hurts to know the best preventative measures. The most common medical [...]
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Americans are chronically sleep deprived, and our population has a serious weight problem. Want to know the connection? If we do not fast at night for 12 hours, then a crucial hormone that regulates our lean body mass gets depleted: human growth hormone. Your body has a natural rhythm that can help you perform at optimum efficiency, if [...]
Written by Jeff Grimm, NP-C Number 1. Quit smoking. Smoking increases oxidative stress on the vascular membranes, contributes to high blood pressure, causes decreased arterial flexibility and is overwhelmingly linked to increased incidence of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Number 2. Normalize Blood Pressure. People with normal blood pressure are much less likely to die [...]
By Alissa Bagan, M.S. With the onset of short days, less sunlight, and the anticipation of a long time until summer, many people find themselves feeling apathetic, sluggish, and unmotivated. This is especially true for people who already have a tendency toward depressive symptoms. Consider this scenario: “I should get off the couch and do [...]
By Natalie Weintraub, LMT Let's start with the obvious question: Why is massage different for cancer patients and survivors? A simple question, but a tricky answer. There isn't a specific type of massage that's used only for the oncology population. In fact, any technique I use with my cancer clients I can (and do) use [...]
By Dr. Alisun Bonville Most women know that visiting your doctor yearly is crucial for early detection of female-related illnesses. The annual exam can help identify cancerous changes on the cervix, breast, uterus and ovaries, and typically includes a PAP smear, breast exam, and pelvic exam. In addition, the doctor will also assess your heart, [...]
Please Join Dr. Alisun Bonville for a Practical Wisdom Webinar, November 16th at 11:30am. How to identify the signs and bring back balance and energy to your life. Do you consistently struggle with “low energy” and feel less productive than you need to be? Women are often surprised to learn that such symptoms are related [...]
By Alissa Bagan, MS Our brains are truly remarkable! The adult human brain has about 100 billion neurons that create about 2 million miles of neural highways in our brains (Badenoch, 2008). Neuroscience is finding more and more fascinating facets of the mind and of consciousness itself. For example, did you know that there are [...]
The Need for a Better Pillow By Natalie Weintraub, LMT Step one: Establish a need for a better pillow Now that I don't spend the majority of my day in an ergonomically maximized cubicle, I need to be more aware of my neck. Massage therapy is hard on the body - it's truly the blue [...]
Reclaim Your Vibrancy! Restoring Female Hormone Balance At your annual checkup, after a quick examination, your doctor confirms that you are healthy. Despite the excellent diagnosis, you are still feeling tired all the time, and having trouble sleeping. Life is becoming a daily struggle. Stop feeling like you are going against the current – it’s [...]