Artificial sweeteners can harm sugar levels, shouldn’t be assumed safe

Artificial sweeteners can harm sugar levels, shouldn’t be assumed safe Artificial sweeteners are a popular way to cut calories and sugar from your diet. They’re found in many products, from drinks to snacks and even some medications. But what do we really know about these chemicals? It turns out that there’s still a lot we […]

6 high-inflammatory foods

6 high-inflammatory foods If you’ve ever had an inflammatory condition, such as arthritis or psoriasis, you’ll know that it’s no fun. Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or infection and can cause pain, swelling and tenderness. In some cases, it can also lead to long-term illness such as heart disease or cancer. To lower […]

The Origin of Pain, the Mind-Body Connection

Did you know that about 85 percent of back pain and 78 percent of headaches don’t have an identifiable trigger? And, what if I told you that the origin of nearly all physical pain is repressed emotions.

How Sports Acupuncture treats muscle pain and tightnes

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How Sports Acupuncture treats muscle pain and tightnes “It feels like there are rocks in my calves,” my patient explained. “And no matter how much I stretch or massage them they never go away.” This is a common refrain in the clinic from my multi-sport athlete patients. Calves, quads, and shoulders are always hotspots. The […]

Stretching Is Good for Your Heart

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Stretching is Good for Your Heart We’ve all skimped on our post-workout stretches despite knowing how beneficial they are for avoiding injury. You’ve probably heard your trainer, doctor or coach stress how this practice not only helps restore your body, posture and muscles, but it also reduces post-workout recovery time, stiffness and soreness. But did […]