Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a medical system that has been cultivated over the last 2,500 years, is gaining popularity in the U.S. thanks to a growing number of studies that have proven it’s effectiveness.
Traumatic brain injuries have gotten a whole lot more attention in the past few years and for very good reason. Acute trauma to the head can have lasting effects, and repeated injury has now been clearly proven to significantly increase risk of several severe degenerative diseases, including dementia. It is absolutely vital that we do […]
New research has shown that aerobic exercise can be as effective at lowering blood pressure and *more* effective at reducing visceral body fat than commonly prescribed medications.
The statistics are staggering. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in the years between 2000 and 2015, while heart disease deaths have decreased by 11%, deaths related to Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 123%. Alzheimer’s currently affects 5.7 million Americans, a number […]
Contrast hydrotherapy is the use of alternating hot and cold water to boost the immune system and improve circulation. Contrast showers are an example of this. After taking a hot shower, step out from under the water, turn it to a cool temperature, and then rinse each limb under water, one at a time for […]
Today I donated blood to the American Red Cross. I feel great for a number of reasons. The holiday season brings an expected shortage of blood. This is because less people donate due to weather cancellations, higher frequency of colds, and people not wanting to leave their home (hibernation). The frequency of natural disasters have […]
The holidays are here! Time to enjoy them in a healthy fashion. I hope you made it through the candy-saturated Halloween celebration. Even if you do not celebrate this holiday, you were subjected to the marketing of sweet treats comprised mostly of milk and sugar, with (maybe) a little caramel coloring to call it chocolate. […]
Shorter days, cooler nights, and the very first flashes of yellows and reds across a sea of green leaves – these are the signs of the upcoming change of seasons. For many this means back to school – new teachers, new classes and increased exposure to the viruses that cause colds, ear infections and flu. […]
Iron is an important mineral for brain development in babies and children. It is necessary for the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are essential for regulating mood. Additionally it is needed to help produce myelin in the brain, which acts as a conduction system for nerve firing. When iron stores are […]