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Cold and flu season returns to join in the festivities of the holiday season…

Why does sugar depress the immune system and what will you do to offer yourself an added dose of immune system support?

Of course, it is known that sugar alone can significantly impair the immune system, but it is important to understand why that is the case.

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Golf and Other Related Injuries Addressed with Prolotherapy

Have you noticed a decrease in your game as an athlete? Are you rehabbing an injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Many injuries are very overt, they come while playing or training in our sport of choice or from accidents. Some are not so easy to recognize, like ligament laxity or osteoarthritis. This article is dedicated to all the golfers and others experiencing pain, as well as other athletes looking to improve their sport.

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Acupuncture for Longevity and Health

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. The list goes on. There are even protocols to increase longevity.

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Protein intake and kids – too much or too little?

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding protein intake lately. Many parents are concerned that their children aren’t getting enough protein in their diet. I’m a mom of two young boys who are vegetarian. Needless to say I’ve had plenty of people inquire about their protein intake and how I know if they are reaching adequate amounts. It’s an understandable concern, given how important protein is for growth and development.

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Slowing Down Cognitive Decline As We Age

A mild decline in learning and memory is a normal part of aging, and opinions will vary on what’s “normal” or not. But generally as we get older we tend to be a bit more forgetful, or it becomes harder for us to learn new things or concentrate. There are a host of things that can contribute to this besides aging alone. Some things that can affect our cognition are medications, diet, environment, and genetics (which drugs, diet, and environment can influence changes in out genes).

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Workshops with Dr. Ramsey!

We had such a high caliber exchange at the informal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) workshop last month. I was able to witness, in one room, the many people who have been lead to trust the numerous different conflicting beliefs about hormone replacement therapy, of which none have any factual backup data. The many questions that were asked mimic what I see in daily practice. The opportunity to educate the public about this essential subject is one of my dearest treasures.

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A New Practice For Welcoming the Serene Into Your Life

I’d like to start by wishing you a very successful summer and to share with you what I did on that 117-degree weekend we had that launched the idea that summer is here!

the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up-Marie-KondoI was gifted the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo – a New York Times best seller of which I didn’t even hear about before she gave it to me.

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Top 5 Supplements for Heart Health

Chinese Medicine texts dating back hundreds of years B.C. define the heart as the “ruler of the human body, the seat of consciousness and intelligence.” The heart contains the “shen” or spirit operating beyond the physical form. Today, this connection between the heart and the spirit is pervasive in cultures worldwide. Coupled with the great responsibility the heart has for driving our life force, I cannot think of any better reasons to nourish this precious organ.

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Jump-Start Tissue Repair & Healing of Damaged Joints with Prolotherapy

The human body is connected by a framework of connective tissues that make it possible for us to use our bodies— to exercise, to lift and carry our kids, to go for walks or play with our pets. This connective tissue also happens to be highly susceptible to injury from everyday wear and tear or from accidents and injuries. Most of us have experienced sprain and strain injuries, with ankle sprains being high on the list of common injuries. It is easy to recall how weak the injured area can be once it has been badly sprained and unfortunately it also sets the perfect stage for re-injury and arthritic changes to the damaged joint.

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Food As Medicine

We live in a fast, modern society. Just look how much as changed and improved over a decade or two. I can remember having to type in the DOS prompt commands on our Commodore 64 to tell my computer what I wanted it to do, now I click on a little icon and “poof” a calendar pops up. Along with these improvements come expectations for speed and efficiency.

The same expectations are applied to our thoughts on medicine. We want fast results, and if we don’t get them we tend to immediately dispel whatever we’re taking as useless.

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