Is Your New Year’s Resolution To Break A Bad Health Habit?

31 Dec 2012
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A habit is a choice we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue making every day. A habit is a formula our brain automatically follows: when I see a Cue, I will do a Routine in order to get a Reward. We all have habits….good and bad. How can you begin to identify and modify those habits you want to change and improve your health and happiness? The core of all habits have been found to be three parts of a loop: a cue a routine a reward An Example: I take a break from work every day to go to the break room and.

Have You Had Your Vitamin D Level Checked Recently?

03 Dec 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency in America has become a widespread problem. A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report indicated that 1/3 of Americans aren’t getting enough vitamin D. One quarter were at risk for vitamin D inadequacy and 8 percent at risk for deficiency. Individuals with darker skin tones are even more likely to be low in vitamin D than those with lighter skin. Low vitamin D levels can occur when: The recommended intake is low over time A person has limited sunlight exposure The kidneys cannot convert vitamin D 25(OH) to its usable form The absorption of vitamin D in the gut is inadequate Vitamin D deficient.

Are You Suffering From Thyroid Dysfunction (Hypothyroidism) And You Didn’t Even Know It?

05 Nov 2012
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Millions of Americans suffer from the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction without ever knowing it. In fact, it is estimated that more than 30 million women and 15 million men have an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. Our endocrine system is made up of the glands that produce the hormones that circulate in our bodies that are responsible for growth, repair, metabolism, energy and reproduction. The thyroid is one of these glands that when underactive can affect our health systemically in a negative way. What are some of the less conspicuous symptoms of a low thyroid? Feeling blue or unmotivated. Constipation. Difficulty sleeping. Overweight and having trouble shedding pounds. Low body temperature,.

It’s Time To Get Vaccinated Against The Flu!

08 Oct 2012
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The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) tells us 20% of Americans get the “flu” (influenza) every year. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized every year from the flu. Anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths each year are flu related. Getting a flu shot is the first and most important step to protect you from the flu. Your protection begins within two weeks of getting the flu shot. Getting the flu shot does not cause the flu! Who should get a flu shot? Everyone 6 months or older. Those at high risk to develop serious complications from the flu, young children less then 5 years and especially less than 2.

Acupuncture more common for treating pain, other ailments

11 Sep 2012
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You may soon see a few needles next to your doctor’s stethoscope. The ancient art of acupuncture is gaining respect among western doctors who in the past haven’t recognized it as a legitimate medical practice. New research analyzing a series of studies on more than 18,000 adult patients shows acupuncture actually worked better than other types of pain therapy on several conditions from headaches to arthritis. Dr. Randall Snook of Advanced Integrative Medicine in Lone Tree says adding acupuncture is yielding successful results in patients who suffer from neck pain and other ailments. “There’s been evidence it can treat diabetes to a certain extent by activating the pancreas and the.