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Active Release Techniques

Active release technique (ART) is a treatment using massage that focuses on soft tissue systems and movement of muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves.  It can be used to treat many conditions, whether acute or chronic, such as headaches, neck or back pain, injuries or overuse conditions.  The goal is quick and permanent recovery. ARTView Article
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High Intensity Interval Training

If you don’t have time to exercise, then you had better make time to be sick, because so much of our health depends on getting the right amount and the right types of exercise. We all know it, but we get distracted with life, and guess what gets put off until tomorrow or someday whenView Article
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Bon appétit with healthy fats

“Hydrogenated” oils are stuffed full of hydrogen atoms and bad for your health. “Trans” fats are the result of heat and artificial hydrogenation, have an un-natural structure, and become incorporated into cell membranes and nerve tissue causing harm. Omega-6 oils lead to inflammation and Americans are getting too much omega-6 with not enough beneficial omega-3View Article
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The Language of Fats

Good fats, bad fats, trans fats, omega-3, omega-6, hydrogenated, unsaturated… it gets confusing trying to sort out which fats we are supposed to eat and which ones to avoid. With a little explanation and a little chemistry you will understand the language of fats – and more importantly know how and why to include theView Article
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Aftercare Instructions for Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) works over about 6 weeks to stimulate healing.  It is important to give it a chance to work so follow these directions closely! Immediately after PRP injection Keep your injection site clean, dry and covered with a Band-Aid the day of your procedure. You may shower at any time.  You mayView Article
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Wahls Protocol

The Wahls Diet is consistent with my long standing recommendation of following a Mediterranean type diet, emphasizing lots and lots of fruits and vegetables with limited meat and dairy. Limited amounts of gluten makes sense even for those without overt health issues.  Further limiting all grains and legumes lowers inflammation even further. I recommend theView Article
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Action Guide

You may be confused or have many questions about hormone replacement therapy.  Maybe your doctor told you not to take hormones.  Or you may have read in the news that hormones cause cancer.  Perhaps a friend told you they would cause weight gain.  Could be you want to avoid “medications” and replacing hormones seems unnatural.View Article
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Why am I so tired ~ Could it be Low Thyroid?

If you suffer from fatigue, sluggishness, or trouble losing weight then you might be low on your thyroid hormone. Other symptoms could include intolerance of cold or cold body temperature, brittle thinning hair, dry skin, constipation or indigestion. You might even be depressed, apathetic, have “brain fog” or low sex drive. Abnormal menstrual cycles orView Article
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Thyroid Tests

Thyroid tests are misunderstood by patients and doctors alike.  Here is a run down of the various options for thyroid testing.  We typically run the basic thyroid panel and/or thyroid antibodies panel.  The less helpful / more specific tests are not that useful and/or reserved for monitoring thyroid cancer, etc. Basic Thyroid Panel Thyroid StimulatingView Article
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Thyroid Hormone Chemistry

Thyroid hormones are combinations of the amino acid tyrosine and iodine.  Two tyrosines are linked to either 1, 2, 3 or 4 iodine molecules to create what are known as T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. T4 (levothyroxine) is the main thyroid hormone released from the thyroid gland, but is not considered significantly metabolically active. View Article
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