Avoid Feeling Guilty after the Holidays with these Victorious Tips

Avoid the holiday and new year’s guilt-trip this year by focusing on success rather than failure. Below we give you a different perspective on getting through the holidays so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and not feel like you have to set yourself up to fail. (Eat right, & avoid skipping your exercise) Set Yourself up for Success Living a healthy lifestyle is meant to happen year-round but many people struggle with it during the holidays and end up with ...
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Inflammation: The Good and the Bad

Inflammation Acute inflammation is a healthy part of your body’s defense system. You need it to manage injury, infection, and the healing process. On the other hand, excess, long-term, or chronic inflammation is a major cause of disease in the modern world. Modern health science pays careful attention to signs that your body is in an inflammatory state. There are key mediators, or “biomarkers,” that you can find in the blood that accurately measure how well you’re aging and whether ...
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Metabolic Conditioning Exercise

Most people who want to burn fat and lose weight falsely assume that going to the gym and doing traditional aerobic exercise, like jogging on the treadmill, is the best way to see results. But recent research is proving that long distance cardiovascular exercise is NOT the fastest way to burn fat and lose weight. If you’ve been spending hours on the treadmill and not seeing any results, it’s because long distance cardiovascular exercise can decrease testosterone and raise your ...
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An Introduction to Detoxification

Your body is self-cleaning just like it is self-healing. Fall is a great time to clean the self-cleaning pathways we label as detoxification to get you running in clean and tip top shape.  We have 6 detoxification pathways for you to focus on in aiding you to eliminate fatigue, weight gain, decrease immunity, hormone issues, skin problems and much more. Nervous System Fall cleaning would be incomplete without discussing the system that makes it all happen. Your nervous system is ...
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Cell Phones Linked to Back Pain

Poor posture, neck and back pain linked to cellphones Your cell phone keeps you connected to the world around you. Most of us feel lost without the constant contact with family, friends and our social media outlets. Most people are not aware of the toll cell phone use can take on their spine. If you are reading this on your cell phone, you may be contributing to the problem right now. Poor posture, neck pain, and back pain are linked ...
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Breast Thermography

Thermography is probably the earliest detectable screen for tumor formation, but how does it work? The best way to explain thermography is to break down the word. Thermo- is for heat. When tumors start to form, they need the formation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. This process gives off heat that is detectable with a special camera. Graphy- is a picture that is taken with the special heat detectable camera, thus, thermography. Breast thermography is one of ...
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Digestive Issues

Whether you call them bowel problems or tummy troubles, digestive issues are one of the top complaints of Americans. If you don’t believe it, just think, how many advertising jingles you can hear in your head…”Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is”; “How do you spell relief?”; “Tum ,ta-Tum, Tum , Tums”; “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea”…sorry, now you will be hearing them in your head all day. The fact remains, if digestive issues weren’t such ...
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Functional Neurology and Movement

There is a growing emphasis being placed on movement patterns from coaches, trainers, physical therapists, and chiropractors.  The question is, why do we care about movement patterns? Needed for optimal athletic performance Injury prevention Shows recovery from injury Brain health Many people would have guessed the first 3.  When movement patterns are appropriate we can assume the muscles are coordinating together.  This is needed for activity to be performed at the highest level.  If your muscles are not contracting and relaxing ...
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Food Allergies vs Food Sensitivities

Everyone has heard about someone with a severe peanut allergy in which they have to carry an epi pen in case there is exposure. This is one type of immune reaction. There are other types of immune reactions that occur to foods that pose risks to your health. While they don't seem to be life threatening like a severe allergy; they are contributors to many chronic diseases. We are going to focus on food allergies and sensitivities. We will look ...
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Leaky Gut? Look No Further Than Your Diet

Over the past few years the term "Leaky Gut" has been used more and more. It has been tied to depression, inflammation, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, neurodegeneration, cancer, and autoimmunity to name a few. All of these conditions are continuing to grow, but why? The Western Diet Hippocrates once said "let food be they medicine". Unfortunately while food is able to provide our body with many vital nutrients, it is also responsible for many negative things. Food has become something ...
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