Whether it’s a long-awaited vacation or an upcoming business trip, patients can often use advice on how to proactively reduce their risk of travel-related health issues. From increased stress to poor sleep to digestive disturbances, if a person is not prepared in advance, travel troubles can occur. When it comes to support during times of […]
With longer work days and increased work pressures, it can be difficult to find time to exercise throughout a busy work week. And it’s pretty normal to look forward to an active fun-filled weekend. After all, that’s what inspired the famous acronym TGIF. But when some people are inactive during the week and then too […]
For a long time it was believed (and we were told) that exercise or activity only a couple of days a week wasn’t good enough to truly impact health; that being a “weekend warrior” had high risk and no benefit. Well, a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine received a lot of media attention […]
I guess most people would agree that weekends are just too short! Whether a weekend activity list includes a few tennis games, mountain biking with the kids, yard work or reorganizing the garage, many of us pack in as much as we can- be it fun or chores or both. For everyone who likes to […]
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and almost everything we put on it, is absorbed systemically. When it comes to sunscreen, this fact is especially important because users are directed to apply liberally and reapply frequently. That can add up to a lot of exposure to the ingredients in that product, […]
With the obesity epidemic in American continuing to worsen, more and more patients are showing signs of compromised metabolic status. Finding ways to support healthy blood sugar balance is becoming a pretty big deal in clinical practice. In addition to diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, clinicians are looking for ways to complement their integrative […]
An over-active immune system can result in seasonal challenges. However, there are a variety of nutrients which may offer support for immune system balance. Bioflavonoids Bioflavonoids are great antioxidants which help stabilize mast cells and help balance histamine levels. Quercetin and luteolin, are two great options.* Note that luteolin has a half-life of less than […]
In a normal joint, local stem cells constantly replace damaged cartilage by differentiating into more cartilage cells. However, prolonged inflammation leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells present at the site of inflammation, and is characterized by simultaneous destruction and healing of the tissue from the inflammatory process. In other words, the […]
Several media outlets latched on to some new research published last year about omega-3 fatty acids that may have caused some patients to question whether or not fish oil supplements are even necessary. One of the papers that received a lot of attention was published in JAMA Cardiology. It was a meta-analysis of ten clinical […]
Lavandula angustifolia (formerly known as L. officinalis) is the most common species of lavender used to support health. Lavender is a staple in aromatherapy and is also available orally as a standardized lavender oil extract (SLO). Lavender is known for its relaxing fragrance and has been used historically to support sleep, stress management, and mood. […]
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