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Chronic Stress

Don't Let Chronic Stress Steal Your Health Has stress become a constant reality in your life?  You’re not alone.  Chronic stress has become an epidemic in our society and its effects upon the body could be the subject of several books alone.  When it comes to navigating illness, stress has a profound impact upon immune function and regulation. Clinicians and researchers have long known that stress has a strong influence on blood sugar and belly fat.  When you are under ...
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Essential Oils

Essential oils have gained incredible popularity in recent years. While some view essential oils as a new trend or fad, they are really an age-old remedy that have become popular again. Plants contain non-water soluble compounds within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. Non-water soluble compounds are concentrated phytochemicals that are distilled to produce essential oils. Not all oils are created equal and the quality of essential oils is important. This is determined by the ...
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Physical Health is More Than Physical

Our clinic empowers and treats so many patients who are battling severe physical health issues, but physical health does not struggle on its own. Wise patients realize that their mental, relational and spiritual health have a profound affect upon their physical pain and recovery. When you are fighting for your health, partner with trained professionals/clinicians to address the following areas: Physical. Assess the physical aspects of their brain and body and how they function together, as well as developmental issues ...
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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Lateral Edge (Ulnar Nerve) Ever have the lateral edge of your hand go numb and/or tingle? Is it happening more easily and more often? The numbness and tingling could be caused by physical and/or metabolic factors. Physically, when patients complain of numbness and tingling along the lateral edge of their hand, we suspect compression/entrapment of the ulnar nerve. When the ulnar nerve becomes entrapped common symptoms can include pain, numbness, or tingling in the ring and pinky fingers, as well ...
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Foot Detoxification

We are living in the most polluted environment in Earth's known history. Our bodies are exposed to toxins and pollutants from food, water, and air. Environmental toxins include: heavy metals such as mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium, chlorine, pesticides, PCBs, mold and fungal toxins, dioxins, chloroform, phtalates etc. The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. Toxins create havoc within our bodies by mimicking hormones in ...
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Median Nerve Entrapment

Do You Have Numbness or Tingling in Your Hand and Fingers? The numbness and tingling could be caused by physical and/or metabolic factors. Physically, when patients complain of hand and finger tingling, we suspect compression/entrapment of the median nerve. When the median nerve becomes entrapped common symptoms can include pain, numbness, or tingling in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Weakness can also be present which can make it difficult to perform certain tasks such as sewing or even writing ...
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Fatigue and Mitochondrial Health

Are you struggling with Fatigue even after a Good Night’s Rest? Have you considered the Health of Your Mitochondria? What are mitochondria? Mitochondria are the power factories inside of each of our cells, responsible for converting food and oxygen into energy. Each cell in our body contains hundreds or even thousands of these energy producers with over 100,000 trillion mitochondria located throughout our body. Mitochondria is the place where metabolism happens, so mitochondrial health is essential to having good energy ...
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Genetic Testing for Chronic Pain

Do you Suffer from Chronic Pain? Make Genetic Testing Part of Your Recovery Plan! Multiple factors contribute to our body’s pain response in addition to the actual insult itself. Some people’s bodies respond strongly to pain with an excessive immune response that is slow to calm down. Others have difficulty metabolizing pain medication or clearing out cellular debris from healing processes. Those who have been suffering from pain for many years may find that their neurological function has become highly ...
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How to Thrive at Optimizing Your Diet

Functional medicine and neurology are focused upon optimization, giving patients a science-driven opportunity to improve their own health and wellness. One of the functional strategies we commonly use at our clinic is to help our patients optimize their diets. We show them the power of nourishing their brains and bodies with healthy proteins and fats, colorful vegetables and fruits. We also guide them on elimination of all of the potential troublemaker foods that could be causing negative reactions in their ...
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Carbohydrates and Cognitive Decline

Diets High in Carbohydrates May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairments, High in Protein and Healthy Fats May Decrease Risk When it comes to brain function, what you eat matters. A Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that seniors who eat food high in carbohydrates were four times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. And when their diet was especially heavy in sugar, then their risk of cognitive difficulties increased even more. On the bright ...
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