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Is Immunotherapy the Cure for Cancer?

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Is Immunotherapy the Cure for Cancer?

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The battle against cancer seems never-ending, and cancer treatment is often almost as bad as the disease itself. Harsh chemicals pumped into the bodies of cancer patients cause devastating side effects that lead some to decide to stop treatment entirely. Worse, many chemotherapy treatments have become virtually ineffective, leaving some patients with advanced cancers very little time left to live. Immunotherapy, however, shows promise for cancer treatment, using the body’s own defenses to fight disease.  

  • What is immunotherapy? Also known as biologic therapy, immunotherapy is cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s defense systems to fight cancer. For some reason, our bodies don’t always recognize cancer as a threat. Some researchers have made the observation that cancer, like HIV, has a sort of “secret handshake” that allows it to get past t-cells, and immunotherapy seeks to disrupt this. To do this, medications are developed to improve, target, or restore the function of the immune system.
  • Why is there renewed interest right now? Immunotherapy has been in the works since the 1970s, but for many years the pharmaceutical companies were not interested, because they felt that other medications had more money-making potential. New trials, though, that combine a newly licensed drug called ipilimumab with a not-yet-licensed drug called nivolumab, have shown great promise. In fact the two drugs together shrank tumors in 58% of melanoma patients involved in the trials, and researchers are hoping for similar results with other cancers. These trials have inspired a great deal of interest and excitement in the scientific community. Another interesting development may be the use of aspirin to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy. In trials with mice, aspirin has been shown to help immunotherapy drugs to substantially shrink tumors; if the same results are seen in human trials, it could drastically reduce the cost of cancer treatment.
  • What’s the future of immunotherapy? As more research yields results, and our knowledge grows, immunotherapy will improve and become more effective in treating cancers. Targeted and personalized therapies are currently being further explored, as are combination therapies, and there are several avenues which show great promise for the future of immunotherapy.

In our clinic, we embrace an integrated approach to wellness, combining traditional Western medicine with alternative therapies, in order treat our patients’ whole bodies and avoid just treating symptoms. We also strive to offer our patients the most up to date information on medical treatments and therapies, to help them stay abreast of the best medical care available. For more information about what our clinic has to offer, visit our website or call today for a free consultation.


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Health Food or Hype?

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If you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, you may be confused by all the claims made about health food. It seems like every week a new food is touted as a “superfood”, and a new concept about how we should eat is introduced. How can you distinguish the truth about health food when there is so much hype? Relax. It’s easy to learn some simple facts about food, and determine the best things to eat for a healthy, balanced life. 

Some foods really are superfoods. 

  • Quinoa is at the top of our list, because it truly is an amazing food.Often confused for a grain, this versatile seed can be used in salads, veggie burgers, and much more. It’s a complete protein, and is high in magnesium, phosphorus, folate, fiber, and other important nutrients, and has a low glycemic index.
  • Chia Seeds can be used in smoothies, sauces, and more, without disturbing the flavor. They’re rich in fiber, thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin, and have more calcium than milk. They’ve also got omega-3 fatty acids, which make them a great health food choice. Unlike flaxseeds, chia seeds can be easily incorporated into food, with no need for grinding.
  • Wheat Germ has been on the public radar for a while, which makes sense, because it’s a legitimate health food.The inner-most layer of wheat, it’s high in fiber, with monounsaturated fats and protein. It’s easy to eat, because you can sprinkle it in foods like oatmeal, cereal, or salad, or even a peanut butter sandwich, but you can also use it as breading for meat. It’s crunchy with a mild flavor, and a great way to easily add some extra nutrition.
  • Avocados and Coconut Oil are both sources of healthy fat. Avocados are delicious and nutritious, containing vitamins K, C, E, B5, and B6, as well as potassium and folate, and they’re easy to eat in salads, sandwiches, or alone. Coconut oil is an antioxidant that can also boost your immunity, thyroid function, and blood sugar control. You can use it for baking, cooking, and even in salads or added to oatmeal.

Other foods’ claims are less impressive.

  • Spirulina is a dark green algae, usually dried and powdered. It’s extremely high in protein, and has beta carotene and iron. Unfortunately, it’s also expensive, and if you eat animal products, you can find easier sources of these nutrients for much less money. Unless you’re a vegan, it’s really not worth it.
  • Acai Berries are praised for their high levels of antioxidants. While this claim is true, but other berries, like blueberries and raspberries, are equally high in antioxidants, but easier to come by and cheaper.
  • Agave Nectar is billed as a natural substitute, but actually is comprised of 70-80% fructose. That’s more than what’s found in high-fructose corn syrup! Worse, agave nectar has no nutrients. If you’re looking for a sweetener to take the place of sugar, you’re better off with raw honey, which has anti-viral, antibacterial, antifungal properties, is an antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, and helps alleviate allergies.
  • Skim Milk doesn’t have the fat of whole milk, but it loses vitamins, protein and calcium in processing. It’s then fortified with synthetic vitamins to replace what’s been lost, but the body doesn’t absorb these as well. What’s more, it’s high in calories and sugar. A better option? Almond milk. Low in calories, carbs, and saturated fats, almond milk supplies calcium, as well as vitamins A, D, and E.
  • Margarine without trans-fats may not actually touted as a health food, but it has long been seen as a lower fatoption to butter. In reality, butter is a better bet! High in vitamins A, D, E, and K, butter also contains trace minerals like manganese, chromium, zinc, copper, and selenium, as well as iodine. It’s good for skin health, cognition and the immune system, and can even boost your metabolism.

The secret of healthful eating is to eat a well-balanced diet, not getting caught up in the hype of superfoods or diet trends. Opt for natural, whole foods, lean proteins, and plenty of fruits and vegetables, choosing a variety of colors to work in a wide range of nutrients. At our clinic, we strive to help patients live lives of balance and wellness. Embracing an integrated approach to healthcare, we work with patients to help them learn to meet their body’s needs, rather than just addressing symptoms and ailments. For more information on how we can help you achieve your wellness goals, visit our website or call for a free consultation.


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Boost your Immunity before Flu Season Hits

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The summer is over, cooler weather is right around the corner- is your immune system ready for cold and flu season? The chill in the air means the season for illness is not far behind, but you can boost your immunity and protect yourself from sickness. We have some tips for little life adjustments that can keep you healthier all winter long.  

  • Watch how you eat. First, manage your weight. There’s evidence to indicate that obesity lowers immunity, with at least one using mice finding that the obese mice were 50% more susceptible to the flu virus than lean mice. That’s only part of the puzzle when it comes to food, though; it’s important to choose healthy, immunity boosting foods. Try fresh produce, especially fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, and beta carotene. Nuts and whole grains provide vitamin E, beans, turkey, crab, oysters and beef offer zinc, and foods like salmon, tuna, mackerel, nuts, and flaxseed oil provide important Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Get some exercise. Numerous studies have confirmed that people who get regular exercise take fewer sick days than those who are sedentary. It makes sense, because exercise promotes overall health, and improves circulation, which can lead to a stronger immune system. There’s evidence to suggest, though, that moderate exercise is better than too strenuous; of course, you should not work out if you’re already sick.
  • Have good habits. Don’t smoke. As to drinking, moderation is the key: heavy alcohol can suppress the immune system, but some studies lend credence to the idea that beer and wine in moderation can actually be beneficial.
  • Prioritize sleep. The body uses sleep as a time of restoration and healing, so a regular lack of sleep can be extremely detrimental. Lack of sleep leaves you vulnerable to colds, flu, and other infections, but it also increases your risk of larger health problems, like obesity and diabetes.
  • Protect yourself from stress. Stress hormones can suppress your disease-fighting white blood cells or trigger a hyperactive immune system, increasing your susceptibility to auto-immune diseases. Interestingly, social stress has been shown to be more damaging than physical stress, so part of taking care of yourself should be building healthy relationships and finding outlets for your stress.

Have you noticed, the steps to take to strengthen your immune system are the same practices that make up a healthy lifestyle? At our clinic, we embrace an integrated approach to wellness, treating patients as whole people, and addressing medical complaints through natural therapies and lifestyle changes. For information about how we can help you live your healthiest life, visit our website or call today for your free consultation.


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Beating Insomnia Naturally

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It’s common wisdom that a good night’s sleep is important, but what if you have insomnia? Those who have trouble falling asleep, or fall asleep easily enough, but can’t seem to stay asleep, are missing out on a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Some medications designed to help you sleep carries some unsettling side effects, like hallucinations and walking, eating, or driving in your sleep, but don’t despair! There are some natural ways to promote better sleep, without risks to your health and well-being.  

  • Make your bedroom a haven for sleep. Your bedroom should not be a place to work, eat, watch television, or do other daytime activities. Rather, it should be an oasis of sleep, with soft lights and comfortable bedding- and no television. To create an even more relaxing atmosphere, turn your clock away from your view, and bump the thermostat down a few notches.
  • Get into a routine. It’s sometimes hard to stick to a schedule, but going to bed at the same time every night can make it easier to fall asleep. Another thing that makes sleep come more easily is to create a soothing bedtime routine for yourself, much like you would for a small child. You might have a light snack two hours before bedtime, then take a relaxing bath or shower, and read or listen to calming music to help get you ready to sleep. Avoid watching television, checking your smartphone or going online right before you go to bed, because the light from electronic devices can disturb your
  • Be smart about napping. If you start to drag in the late afternoon, it can be very tempting to take a nap. Limit your snooze time to about a 20 minute catnap, and it won’t interfere with your ability to fall asleep at bedtime.
  • Find ways to de-stress. It’s no secret that worries and stress can keep you tossing and turning at night. Work some downtime into your bedtime routine, and consider writing in a journal so that you can decrease your brain activity by literally closing the book on your day.
  • Watch what you ingest. Don’t eat heavily at night, and certainly not within 2-3 hours of bedtime. You don’t want to have anything substantial to digest when you’re trying to go to sleep. If you get hungry at night, have a light snack about 2 hours before sleep- mostly carbohydrates with a little bit of protein. You might choose half a bagel with peanut butter, a sliced apple with cheese, yogurt with granola, a piece of whole wheat bread with a slice of deli turkey, or something similar. Avoid caffeine and nicotine, because these can raise blood pressure and energy levels, and don’t drink alcohol too close to bedtime, either. While it may initially make you sleepy, it will also disrupt your sleep patterns.
  • Try a natural sleep aid. Herbal teas, like chamomile, help some people relax and sleep. Warm milk is another gentle and natural sleep aid. There are many supplements that people find useful as well, such as melatonin, but consult your healthcare provider before you give any supplements a try.
  • Consider a monitor. Especially if you go to bed at night and yet don’t feel rested in the morning, a monitor can be a tool to help you solve the mystery. Sleep tracking activity monitors can help pinpoint the problems in your sleep patterns, and let you know if you’re not getting enough deep sleep. They also act as tiny, electronic coaches, motivating you to take the right steps to improve your sleep.

If you’ve feel like you’ve tried everything, and you still can’t get enough sleep, it might be time to seek the help of a professional. At our clinic, we are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthy life balance, and that includes helping them figure out how to get the necessary sleep. To learn how we can help you, visit our website or call us today for your free consultation.


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Five Yoga Poses to do from your Chair

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Yoga continues to gain popularity, and with good reason. A practice that improves posture and flexibility, yoga has also been shown to lower blood pressure and relieve stress. But maybe you’ve decided yoga isn’t for you. It’s true, some people have physical limitations that prevent them from doing yoga, like chronic joint pain or acute injury or illness, but if your primary objective is a vague feeling that you don’t bend that way, you might want to rethink your position. Give these simple stretches a try, from the comfort of your own chair, and you might find you have more of an affinity for yoga than you thought you did.  

  • Start with some neck rolls. Seated neck rolls release tension from the neck, and can feel especially good if you spend a lot of time at your desk. (If you have a neck injury, or some issue with your neck or cervical spine, though, you might want to skip this one.) Sitting up straight in your chair, look at the ceiling, keeping your neck elongated. Bring your ear down to your left shoulder, hold, roll your chin to your chest, hold, and then roll your head to the right, bringing your ear to your right shoulder, and hold again. Repeat this twice, all the while inhaling and exhaling slowly, and in a controlled manner, through your nose. Be gentle with yourself, refrain from forcing your head lower than is comfortable, and stop if you experience discomfort.
  • The Seated Mountain Pose helps you to check your posture, release tension from your upper body, focus on your breath, and engage your core. Sit up straight in your chair, and roll your shoulder blades back and down, with your arms relaxed at your side. Keeping your feet flat on the floor, engage your abs by pulling your belly button in toward your spine. Inhale through the nose and raise your arms over your head, keeping them shoulder width apart while you relax your shoulders. Look up to the ceiling, between your hands, and stay in this position for five breaths.
  • Seated Eagle Arms is a pose that works on your wrist, and the hard to stretch place between your shoulder blades. As with the Seated Mountain Pose, begin by sitting up straight, with shoulders down and back, arms relaxed, feet flat on the floor, and belly button pulled to your spine. Extend your arms in front of your body, bent at 90 degree angles, with your palms facing each other. Next, place your right arm under your left, pressing the backs of your hands together.  Inhale while sitting tall, then exhale and tuck your chin to your chest, holding your pose for five breaths before switching arms and repeating for another five breaths.
  • The Seated Forward Fold lowers your head beneath your heart, which can have a calming effect, but should be avoided if you have high blood pressure, or eye problems like glaucoma or detached retinas. Sitting up straight in your chair, with your shoulder blades rolled back and down, feet on the floor, and belly button pulled in, spread your legs slightly wide apart than your hips. Exhale, and lower your hands slowly to the floor, bending from the hip. (If you can’t make it all the way to the floor, put your hands on your thighs or shins.) Next, slowly round your upper back while lowering your chest between your legs and relaxing your head and neck down, with your shoulders relaxed and rounded. Hold this pose for five breaths before slowly rolling up.
  • Seated Cat/Cow uses complementary poses to stretch the spine. In your usual starting position, sitting up straight with shoulders back and down, arms relaxed, belly button pulled in, and feet on the floor, inhale, and arch your back, leading with the chest and looking at the ceiling, with chin lifted. Exhale, rounding your spine, allowing your head to drop forward, then tuck your chin and let your shoulders roll. Repeat this pattern of cat (arched) to cow (rounded) five times.

Yoga is a practice that benefits both mind and body, calming the mind while improving health. At our clinic, we embrace therapies like yoga and acupuncture, incorporating them into treatment plans that also include more traditional western medical treatments. It’s what we call an integrated approach to wellness, in which we work to address each patient as a whole person. To learn more about how we can help you live your best life, visit our website or call today for a free consultation.


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Power up your Walk with Intervals

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Are you getting the most benefits you can from your walk? If you’ve gotten into a good walking routine, you may start becoming restless, and feeling like you’d like to push yourself a little further. The solution? Intervals! When you incorporate intervals and strength-training moves into your walk, you’ll not only make it more interesting, you’ll also challenge your muscles and give your metabolism a boost. Here, we offer some suggestions for making your walk a more effective workout.  

  • Begin with a warm up. Stretch before you get started, and then start your walk at a regular walking pace, in order to get your legs completely warmed up.
  • Intersperse your walk with fast and slow intervals. Start by walking as quickly as you can for two minutes, following it with one minute of a slow pace, repeating this sequence five times in a row. Later in your walk, alternate between one minute of fast and one minute of slow for fifteen minutes.
  • Break up your walk with some strength training. Try planking, lying face-down with your hands under your shoulders: push yourself into plank position on hands and toes, hold for 20 seconds, relax for 3-5 seconds, and repeat 10-15 times. Another strength exercise is the toe touch, in which you stand with your hands by your sides, then squat down, reach down with your hands, and touch your toes before swinging your arms up to the sky, jumping up to a hop, and then repeating this 10-15 times. Finally, try the hip bridge, lying on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground and arms extended by your sides and hands face down on the ground; lift your ups up and down 25-30 times, squeezing at the top of each movement. By inserting these exercises into your walk, you’ll be building your strength and stamina.
  • Finish strong with alternating walking lunges. For one minute, alternate between your right and left feet, lunging as deep as you can, before walking at a fast pace for four minutes, using your arms to increase your speed. Repeat this pattern four more times.
  • If you’re not up to a long walk, cut yourself some slack. You can get the benefits of interval walking by alternating three minutes of fast walking and three minutes at a more leisurely pace, for ten minutes at a time, three times a day.

Walking is an excellent exercise, and exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. At our clinic, we work to help our patients create their healthiest lives, traveling the path of optimal wellness. To learn how we can help you reach your wellness goals and live your best life, visit our website or call today for a free consultation.


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Is your Diet Ruining Your Health?

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With obesity at epidemic proportions, it’s not surprising that dieting is a huge national pastime. Whether they’re cutting out carbs, drastically reducing calories, eliminating gluten, or cutting out animal-based foods, Americans love to modify their eating habits to solve problems of weight or poor health. But could our diets actually be doing more harm than good? 

The problem with going on a diet is that it’s a mindset of temporary change. This can work, at least at first, but especially when the change is drastic, it’s difficult to maintain. So while you might initially see a drop in weight, when you revert to your regular habits, you’re likely to gain the weight back.

Even worse, diets can be harmful to your health. Repeatedly reducing your caloric intake in a dramatic way can weaken your heart, putting you at higher risk for heart attacks. Opting for a low-fat diet can actually encourage unhealthy eating, as people choose highly processed low-fat foods full of sugar over higher fat whole foods with important nutrients. Low-fat diets can actually lower your good cholesterol and raise your bad cholesterol, and they have not been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

What of diets meant to promote good health? The best way to improve your health is to make a permanent shift in your mindset, focusing on consuming real foods that fuel your body with necessary nutrients, rather than highly processed foods that contain excessive amounts of sugar, fat, and chemicals. Often, diets that eliminate a certain type of food are essentially a fad, and should be avoided. If you believe that you have health issues that warrant a change in diet, talk to a nutritionist for advice, or see an allergist to determine what’s best for you.

So how do you create real change in your body, without harming it through fad diets? The best way to build a healthy body and mind is by creating real change in your life. You can start out with small changes, like striving to eat more fruits and vegetables, or going for a walk three times a week. Set small but reasonable goals for yourself, which you can sustain over a long period of time. Seek balance in your life, working to nourish your body, mind, and spirit by connecting with things that bring you joy, rather than short-term pleasure.

At our clinic, we work with patients to help them find the kind of life balance that puts them on the path to optimal wellness. This includes helping them establish good eating practices, to build lifelong healthy dietary choices. To learn how we can help you reach your wellness goals, visit us online or call today for a free consultation.


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How To Make Running Easier

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If you’ve decided to up your healthy exercise by taking up running, you’ve probably noticed one thing: running can be hard! While sometimes you might feel unbreakable, like you can breeze through the longest run of your life, other times it seems impossible to even make it through your normal routine. How can you make running easier, so you don’t have to give up the healthy exercise it provides?  

  • Pay attention to your body. If you’re feeling fatigued or overtaxed, it may be a sign that you need to pull back your training, or change your diet. Try repeating your training routine two days in a row, rather than pushing yourself harder and further. Make sure you’re well-hydrated, and have a healthy, balanced, carb and protein snack 30 to 60 minutes before you run.
  • Don’t think you need to be a superhero. Even the best runners have bad days. It’s ok to slow it down a little bit, and even drop to a walk in the middle of your run. The key is to keep moving, and trust that the next run will be back up to your expectations.
  • Shake up your routine. If you’re running, a change of scenery can be beneficial in boosting your enjoyment. Remember, though, that there are plenty of ways to run without going for a run. If your normal runs are boring you, try soccer, softball, or a game of Frisbee, to get in some running time without just running.
  • Build up your strength. If you feel like your stamina is lacking, try using some strength training to increase your sticking power. Box jumps, squat jumps, lunges, and forearm planks are all examples of exercises you can do a couple of times a week, after your regular run, to make running easier. You can also do your pre-run warmup on a hard surface, to increase your muscle tension and make your legs feel more spring-like.
  • Use music to make it easier. While some purists insist that music detracts from the experience of the run, most people welcome the distraction of a good playlist. Load your playlist with songs that inspire you to get moving and keep going, and the miles will fly by.
  • Fake it ‘til you make it. Your attitude impacts your physical state, so try to think positively about your run. Think of a time when you really did well, instead of thinking about how much you’re not going to enjoy the run. Consider your future self, and how much you’ll be glad that you pushed yourself through the run. Having trouble finding your positive outlook? Find a running buddy, so that you can inspire each other to keep going.

Healthy exercise is a big part of living a balanced life. Whether it’s running, sports, exercise classes, or just taking a daily walk, incorporating healthy exercise into your routine benefits both your body and mind. At our clinic, we are committed to helping our patients find the right life balance, through an integrated approach to wellness. To learn how we can help you, visit our website or call today for a free consultation.


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Knee Surgery Alternatives

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If you’re considering knee surgery or replacement, have you looked into any knee surgery alternatives? While some people may require knee surgery to alleviate pain caused by an injury or arthritis, many are better served by options that are not as intrusive. The truth is, knee replacement surgery is major surgery, and carries with it some serious risks, so it’s best to choose it only as a last resort, when you’ve exhausted all other knee surgery alternatives.  

  • Lifestyle changes can help you avoid knee surgery. Weight loss is one of the best ways to improve knee pain. The good news? Each pound you lose takes four pounds of pressure off your knee, so even a small loss can make a big difference. Exercise can help too; not only does assist in weight loss, but exercise builds muscle to help support your knees.
  • Physical therapy is also among the least invasive knee surgery alternatives. With the help of a physical therapist, you can find an exercise regimen to reduce pain and strengthen your muscles. Physical therapists may recommend ice and/or heat, but they also have access to treatments like electrical nerve stimulation and other therapies that can help increase your cutaneous blood flow.
  • Knee injections come in many forms. 
  • Hyaluronic acid lubricates the knee, acting as a shock absorber to help the cartilage and bone move more smoothly. This type of injection helps improve knee function and relieves pain.
  • Steroid or Cortisone Injections can alleviate pain for several weeks. 
  • PRP injections use the patient’s own platelets to repair the knee. Concentrated platelets have been shown to stimulate growth factors and stem cells, repairing tissue in some cases, but also calming painful symptoms and reducing inflammation.
  • Prolotherapy uses a dextrose solution. Injected into the ligament or tendon, this sugar mixture increases blood flow and delivers nutrients, stimulating knee tissue to repair itself
  • Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive. Using a camera called an arthoscope, your surgeon can view and operate on the inside of your knee through a series of small incisions. This is a much less invasive procedure than traditional surgery, and you can typically go home the same day. Unfortunately, recent research also indicates that it may not be very effective.

At our clinic, we offer a variety of knee surgery alternatives, and our physical medicine experts can help you determine which one is right for you. We are committed to treating our patients as whole people, not just a collection of symptoms, so that we can help each patient along the path to optimal wellness. To learn how we can help you live a healthier life, visit our website or call today for your free consultation.


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Improve Your Joint Health & Your Life

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How’s your joint health? Many of us don’t even think about our joints, unless they begin to trouble us. When a joint or tendon becomes painful, however, it’s hard to think of anything else! How can you improve your joint health & your life? A few simple lifestyle changes can improve not only your joint health, but also your overall health and wellbeing.  

  • Stretch. You don’t have to be proficient at yoga, but it’s a good idea to get a good stretch at least twice a day. Stretching improves your flexibility and reduces inflammation in your muscles and joints.
  • Work your muscles. Strong muscles support your joints, reducing pain and stiffness. Focus on strengthening the core muscles of your chest, back, and abdomen, because these muscles support your frame and help you to balance. Aerobic exercise helps your joints too, because it can reduce joint swelling, as well as helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Fewer pounds amount to less stress on the joints, which means less joint pain.
  • Drink your water. You probably already know that hydration is important to your health and wellbeing, but did you know it’s important to your joints. Adequate water helps keep cartilage soft, and your joints well lubricated, reducing wear and tear.
  • Improve your diet. It’s a proven fact that processed and fatty foods are bad for you. Your joints suffer from the inflammation caused by preservatives, carbohydrates, and fats. Joint friendly foods, like those high in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as raw fruits and vegetables, which help you stay hydrated, can improve joint performance and reduce pain.
  • Stand up straight! Your mom told you, and she was right: good posture is important. When you use good posture, you protect your joints from your neck to your knees, as well as guarding your back muscles. It’s especially important to use good posture when carrying or lifting. If you’re carrying a backpack, use both your shoulders. When you’re lifting, bend your knees instead of your back, in order to utilize your body’s largest muscles correctly.

Improving your joint health is an important step down the path toward living your best life. At our clinic, we help patients care for their joints, along with the rest of their bodies, through a holistic approach to health that treats them like whole people, not a collection of symptoms. To learn more about how we can help you reach your optimal wellness potential, visit our website or call today to schedule your free consultation.


 
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